Nirmit Shah (keyboardist/producer) and Ambika Nayak (vocalist) are Mumbai based musicians. They formed the electronic duo Nothing Anonymous in 2019. The duo established themselves as a genre- defying live duo that integrates electronic music with Pop, R&B, Jazz and Hip-Hop. Previously, a part of R&B/ alternative act Kimochi Youkai, Nayak and Shah are jazz aficionados and alumni of The True School of Music, Mumbai. Nothing Anonymous has immersed in years of exposure to old-school jazz, modern jazz and other contemporary genres and gain inspiration from legendary musicians like Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, Jacob Collier and Hiatus Kaiyote, to name a few. Despite various electronic elements in their music, the duo maintains jazzy chords and melodic interplay intertwined with aspects of RnB throughout their music.
Keyboardist Nirmit Shah, who is also a part of Indie duo Ape Echoes; in Nothing Anonymous stacks layers of synth and beats to create an envelope of ranging sounds to foil around Ambika Nayak’s soaring vocals. Furthermore, Ambika and Nirmit hold the ability to perform live and DJ sets, in which they play a broad spectrum of music from Ambient to Drum and Bass.The duo released the five-track EP, Here to Stay, in 2019 taking real-life experiences and directly channelling the emotions into organic songwriting and the structural process of the EP. Tracks in the EP include a very Future Bass inspired Where Do I Begin, Jazz and Funk-infused Say Hello, and a closing track Find You. The pair also performed their most popular song from the EP, Pieces, on famous YouTube comedian Abish Matthew’s talk show, Son of Abish.
Within the first year of their inception, Nothing Anonymous has performed in clubs across India and festivals like Nh7 Weekender Pune, Echoes of Earth, Sula Fest, VH1 SuperSonic (2020), and have previously opened for International Electronic act, Bonobo.