Lauded as the ‘Raja of Bass', Nucleya, the on-stage identity of musician/DJ/electronic music producer Udyan Sagar, is arguably the hottest artist on the Indian alternative music scene today. He's known for his signature sound that blends potent percussive elements from Indian street music with fat bass lines and club-friendly drops. He's also described his music as "Global bass drawing from Dubstep, Trap and Moombahton". But before any lasting labels or descriptions are affixed, it's best to wait for the next creative endeavour of this ever evolving and dynamic artist.
With nearly two decades of experience in producing music — Sagar was part of the influential electronic fusion collective, Bandish Projekt, which started in 1998 and was known for its experiments with electronica and Indian classical — it was in the last few years that his fame skyrocketed as Nucleya. His EP Koocha Monster put him on the map. He launched his first album, Bass Rani at a Ganpati visarjan procession in Mumbai. Then, just a couple years later, he carried the desi-bass torch further by releasing his second offering, Raja Baja, to the cheers of a packed stadium.
These days he continues to be in huge demand, regularly plays big sold out venues, headlines festivals, collaborates and records with a range of Indian and international artists, and more. You could say both his profile and career have gone, well, Nucleya.