Bit of Both is the live electronica project of Ash Roy and Ashvin Mani Sharma – two of India’s prominent producers and founding members of the now erstwhile Jalebee Cartel – one of the most successful live underground music acts in the country. Their groovy and dancefloor friendly music merges live percussive elements with house and techno sounds over layered vocals. The duo also founded Soupherb Records, an independent music label to promote their brand of techno and house.
Their debut album Prequels & Sequels released in January 2016 on Soupherb Records topped Beatport charts: #1 on the Minimal Top 100 Releases, #7 on the Electronica Top 100 Releases, #12 on the Deep House Top 100 Releases, #17 on the Techno Top 100 Releases, #58 on the overall Beatport Charts. This album features collaborations with producers like Grain and Kohra, singers Anushka Manchanda and Possilago and New York based guitarist Bhrigu Sahni.
Bit of Both have played at sold out venues and festivas across India such as Big Chill Festival, Sunburn, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Enchanted Valley Carnival and GO:Madras to name a few. The duo has performed around the globe including the prestigious Burning Man in the USA; Fusion Festival, C/O Pop Festival, Love Parade Germany, Amsterdam Dance Event, Future Music Festival in Malaysia and Chill Out Festival in Dubai. Ash and Ashvin have also headlined festivals and venues alongside the liked of The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Modeselektor, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Ambivalent and Nic Fanciulli.