Sohail Arora is the founder and managing partner of KRUNK, one of India's finest events, artist management and booking agency based out of Mumbai. Founded in 2009, KRUNK has been responsible for producing and elevating some of the biggest and most prolific music talent in India. KRUNK’s wide roster of artists include some of the most forward thinking DJs, producers and bands in the country.
In addition to running India’s only bass heavy electronic music festival - BASS CAMP, KRUNK holds residencies at most clubs and festivals and has been responsible for getting over 500+ international acts to India.
Sohail Arora (KRUNK) also curates music for Echoes of Earth Festival, India's greenest music festival with an aim to use music as a platform to spread the message of sustainability. The festival is now in it's 5th year and has featured artists from across the globe like Acid Pauli (Germany), Squarepusher (UK), FKJ (France), Stavroz (Belgium), Awesome Tapes from Africa (US), Agents of Time (Italy), Dusky (UK), Fur Coat (Spain), Nolah (Spain), Tennyson (Canada), BeardyMan (UK), Youngr (UK), Submotion Orchestra (UK), Hilight Tribe (France), Jordan Rakei (NZ), Susheela Raman (UK), Talvin Singh (UK) & many more.
KRUNK also produced a TV show on MTV Network – Superdry Krunk Live Sessions (SKLS) where some of India’s leading live / electronic acts collaborated with upcoming visual artists. Artists included Nicholson, Madboy Mink, Alo Wala, Studio Moebius, Wolves, Transhuman Collective and more.
As an artist, Sohail Arora was a full-time member of the iconic + Mumbai-based collective, BBC (Bay Beat Collective) from 2007 - 2012 along with friends, Raffael Kably and Kris Correya. BBC opened for and toured with acts like The Prodigy, Netsky, Noisia, Alix Perez, Calyx & Teebee, LTJ Bukem, Dub Phizix, Pendulum and Klute. BBC played an important role in the rise of the bass music culture in India.
Sohail Arora launched his solo moniker EZ Riser in 2012 which focuses on pushing cutting edge electronic music with a heavy emphasis on bass. He aims to showcase newer forms with particular attention to jungle, footwork, drum & bass, 160, dubstep, breaks & more. A self-confessed Music geek Sohail takes inspiration from artists such as Alix Perez, Mala, Om Unit, DJ Rashad, Sully, Fracture, Ivy Lab to name a few.
In the last five years, Sohail Arora has also been playing under the moniker Rafiki focussing on pushing forward the best in cutting edge techno, breaks, house, disco and afro beat from across the globe.
Sohail Arora has toured all across the world performing in places such as UK, Germany, Croatia, Norway, Netherlands, Slovenia, Srilanka, Canada and has also played at leading festivals like Outlook Festival & Dimensions Festival, Bass Coast and many more!
His latest venture into the NFT space sees him handle strategy & business for AssetMantle, the latest new marketplace for NFTs outta India.