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S.O.N.R. is a project of Rishi Handa from New Delhi, India. Rishi initiated his electronic journey while living on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Rishi was a part of a collective of DJ’s and artists that organized and performed at events all over the island from nightclubs to bars to Full Moon Gatherings on the star lit beaches of Honolulu.
Since moving back to India in 2005, Rishi has performed at a number of prestigious events across the country. S.O.N.R. was signed on by DadA Music as their resident DJ from 2007-2008. In 2008 Rishi delved further into his own music production – creating ring-tones for DadA Music and background scores for advertisements. In the summer of 2008 S.O.N.R was invited to Norway to perform and explore the Scandinavian sounds. On returning he joined forces with Audio Ashram. In September 2011, S.O.N.R. was signed on by Occulta Records & in February 2014 by Maia Brasil Records and July 2014 by BackFlip Records.
S.O.N.R. has performed with artists such Atmos, Sensient, Tetrameth, Grouch, Talamasca, Slater, Lish, Olive Tree Dance, Parasense, Hellquist, Loopus In Fabula, Silent B, Sun Project (Marco Menichelli), Ace Ventura, Liquid Sould, Emok etc.
S.O.N.R. is known for his intuitive ability to captivate the dance floor space. S.O.N.R’s DJ sets are atmospheric, bass responsive and intensely groovy. Each track represents a chapter in a story culminating into a high energy, elated flight through sound. He strings together a range of diverse styles of Electronica with creative subtlety. A typical S.O.N.R. set begins at a slow pace from relaxing ambient sound-scapes, moves through funky bass-lines and evolving grooves progressing into a flow of transcending sounds.