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Rutu Ballal(Rohit), grew up in a musically inclined Bombay household.Classical music formed the ethos of his growing up days with his mother being the main influence. The elder of the 2 sons, his brother is a renowned performing artist in the field of Kathak, Odissi, Western and Bharatnatyam but Rohit, had other a… Read More
Rutu Ballal(Rohit), grew up in a musically inclined Bombay household.Classical music formed the ethos of his growing up days with his mother being the main influence. The elder of the 2 sons, his brother is a renowned performing artist in the field of Kathak, Odissi, Western and Bharatnatyam but Rohit, had other artistic avenues to explore. Deriving influences from Drum & Bass, Asian Underground, Indian Fusion, Chill out & Psytrance, he is better known in the DJ circuit as Chromaderma.
‘Chromaderma' meaning Color of the skin in Greek, defines him now, as he dabbles in Digital Art too. Music comes naturally to this painter, graphic-artist, rhythmist who has no formal training other than his own tastes and a voracious appetite for all things new.
Turning tables since 2003, he has been a resident DJ at KIR – Andheri and played at uptown suburb party spots like The Club, Abyss ,Club Escape Rain Lounge, Wink ( Taj Residency) and in Goa, Pune, Himachal Pradesh etc. He moves town when the music beckons and was on the lineup at the First "ELECTRO HOLI FESTIVAL", "BEYOND SPIRIT FESTIVAL 1 and 2", "FLOWER POWER FESTIVAL" ,''MAGICA FESTIVAL'' and most recently the the "MOKSHA FESTIVAL'' ( International Event , Israel ) which was hosted in the hills of Kasol. Having shared stage with the likes of Younger Brother/Prometheus, Abomination, Pixel, Psysex,Pixel, Shameless, Panayota, Beathackers, Ma Faiza,DJ Whosane, Breed, BBC and has also been featured on the SHAANTI, EASTERN ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL UK 2012 as a new and upcoming talent in CHAMPION SOUNDS FUTURE PIONEERS 2012 ONLINE SHOWCASE. His DJ sets and sessions find themselves an audience not only on the dance floor but also on online Radio channels like Radio Schizoid and Tenzi.fm.
Taking his pseudonym a step further, he is currently learning the art of inking. Making indelible impressions with the needle on skin, he is in to doing tattoos too. And if this was not enough, he also does Graphic Designs which include Logos, Flyers and other collateral.
Eagerly awaited is his track on Ma Faiza's upcoming album. Audio editing for live performances and achieving a techno-bent, he now wants to produce his own sound. If music be the color of Life, Rohit is a prime example of this and his appetite for all things artistic, takes him to new artistic boundaries every day. Read Less