Aghori TanTriK is a psychedelic trance music project from India since 2003.
The title of the project, Aghori Tantrik is also the name of an ancient Indian cult of Sadhus known as Aghoris.
"It is said that Aghoris drink liqueurs, smoke ganja, eat meat (in some rites also human meat); they use a human skull as a bowl, they wander among the funeral pyres, meditate at night and don't have any sex inhibition. This path seems to be detached completely from hinduist philosophies and it deceives the true nature of this little known reality in the indian sadhus (ascetics) panorama. The ritual practices of the Aghori are symbols of their non-dualistic beliefs. The corpse upon which they meditate is a symbol of their own body and transcendence of the lower self and realization of the Supreme Self.
They are also known for their knowledge of magic arts; many people believe they owns magic powers and it is not difficult to hear histories of miraculous recoveries. Among the people, the word Aghori always arouses a mixture between respect and suspect" - Baba Govindadas Aghori.
True to the name and the path of aGh0Ra, the aGh0Ri TanTriK music project is famous for creating an altogether different type of music with vibrations never felt before, very dark, but also intelligent, hardcore and astounding. Powerful driving bass-lines, atmospheres which throw you into fantastic surreal dimensions and beautifully crafted dark tunes twist and liberate the listener into groovy mental dimensions.
There is a lot of attention to detail in making the many layers of sounds that flow in this music. Here you find utter astounding beauty because here there is crystal clear madness and extreme intelligence hijacking your mind using your sense of sound. Temporary or Permanent synesthesia might occur!
Sid started producing music since he was 14 years old (1997), with techno and minimal house music. Before that since he was 10 years old(1993), he was a newbie computer programmer and was already teaching in his school in Mumbai, how to make games with "BASIC" computer language.
He did a few shows as a DJ in commercial music scene in his home-city, Mumbai in his formative years (14 - 17). Over 500 CDs sold online on mp3.com of his first techno album titled "Journey to the Unheard" at the age of 17 (2000-2001). He was interviewed by Zee Music Channel in India, about his music , what is electronic music and what is the future for it in India. Sid gained confidence and respect from the field of music production and sound design.
His next step was to go deeper into the theory and practice of sound design and become an expert and that's exactly what he did. He completed his degree in Audio Engineering from SAE, Byron Bay, Australia in 2005 and started his professional career as a Sound Designer for Games, Television, I.T and E-learning industries. At the same time, he never forgot the music, his passion of creating experiences that move the soul always kept him busy in his home studio.
Following a balanced path of spirituality and positive use of technology and a heavy influence from the ascetic and hippie culture which was sort of based on similar foundations of self liberation by travel, music and a positive vibe party scene, Sid exploded in the Indian underground music scene in late 2005 and 2006 with his project, aGh0Ri TanTriK.
There after, as and when he gets time or opportunity, he performs in private and public events to share his music and vibe with everyone. With crazy sets that sometimes lasted upto 12 hours, he has played as a headliner in most events.
In 2005 he also launched a record label, Sonic Tantra Records, whose sole intention was to pump mind and Kundalini blowing music into the scene. Also the label's interest is to find and nurture talented artists from all over the world. Sonic Tantra has been responsible for the very 1st releases of artists such as Enichkin, Hishiryo, Noized, Cosmic Iron, Kiriyama, Oil, etc. This label continues to introduce fresh crop with every new release!
In 2012, he has launched, Flying Woofer which releases ambient, down-tempo, progressive psytrance, full on psytrance and many freestyles of music!