Oceantied aka Ketan Bahirat is a Bangalore based producer associated with genres like Hip-Hop, Footwork, Juke, Breaks, Jungle and Drum n Bass. Known for creating experimental sounds/samples from his immediate surroundings,Bahirat’s music moves from lush downtempo numbers to skittery footwork cuts . Oceantied is known as one of the few Indian artists to be a part of the legendary Red Bull Music Academy Class of 2016 (Montreal). His first music video Let You Go, was produced by Red Bull Music and ranked over two hundred thousand views. It is a house track filled with smooth chords, catchy vocal loops and lush melodies featuring the stunning landscape of high altitude Ladakh. Bosco Bhandarkar directed the stunning music video.
Oceantied’s first release was a 4- track EP called Tribes, followed by a 2-track EP Paradise/Closets (2016) on Indian record label Knowmad Records7 (India). Oceantied has contributed to tracks on compilations by Aeronema (Czech Republic) and Juke Bounce Werk (Los Angeles, USA).
He initiated a mini project called #1beat1week, which is an audio-visual collaboration project where producers from across India and the Globe collaborate with visual artists/animators/filmmakers. He also hosts a monthly night in Bangalore known as Ripple, pushing boundaries of the local club music scene in Bangalore, introducing the city to new sounds and music.
Oceantied has shared the stage with legends like AMIT, Sam Binga, Zed Bias, Pangea and Lapalux, to name a few. He has toured at top-drawer clubs like Cross Club (Prague) and festivals including Dimension and Outlook festivals in Croatia. Oceantied performed at the first-ever Boiler room session held in India, Boiler Room session (2016) and for BUDX Mixmag Lab and the biggest Indian festivals like IndiEarth Xchange (2017), Nh7 Weekender, Vh1 Supersonic, Magnetic Fields and various editions of Krunk Bass Camp Festival India (2016-2019).