DSPG was put together by Dr. Prakash Sontakke to harness the collective spontaneity of seasoned musicians to create original music that could then be performed and enhanced through live collaboration. The band’s first album, Progressive Raga, attempts precisely this, with each of the seven tracks created collaboratively and tracked immediately. Additional layering was again done in a collaborative manner. The band welcomes musicians to bring in their ideas and inputs for any of the tracks to leave their signature on it. Our aim is to showcase how Indian Classical music can coexist and blend with any other musical genres, playing varied roles and at different levels, not necessarily the topmost every time. The band’s music also aims to present musical complexities like unusual time signatures in groovy, ear friendly formats.
Dr. Prakash Sontakke – Grammy Winner & internationally renowned lap steel guitarist. Has performed and collaborated with musicians all over the world, over 23 years.
Karthik Mani – Drummer & classically trained percussionist, known for his versatility and improvisational expertise. Has performed at venues and festivals world wide over the past decade.
Shadrach Solomon – A veteran keyboardist of the Bangalore circuit over twenty years. Has performed world over with acts across genres.
Kedar Nayak – Bass player from a Rock & Metal background in music. Active in Bangalore’s music circuit in the late 1980s & 90 and part of bands like Aftermath & W.A.R.D.E.N., he is the Founder of a Bangalore based music venture.