Final year Veterinary Medicine Student Anish Kumar lives a double life as a sought-after DJ and producer, having performed at multiple high-profile events such as Four Tet’s All Dayer and Warehouse Project Manchester.

Anish has recently been unveiled as part of the line-up for the Shangri-La area of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, playing on the brand new ‘Arrivals’ stage which is dedicated to South Asian talent as part of a lineup which also includes artists such as DJ Ritu, Gracie T, Manara and Nabihah Iqbal.

Anish’s music has previously been played on BBC Radio 1, with recent track ‘Little Miss Dynamite’ being added to the BBC Radio 1 playlist.

You can check out some of his music below:


Sunday Mix

Anish has a new single ‘Everything Blooms Around Her’ coming out on 3 May, which has been supported by Four Tet



About Anish:

“Kumar wishes to deviate from the often over-finessed tropes of modern electronic music, breathing a new lease of life into the scene with undeniably soulful and forward-facing productions.
Kumar’s distinctive and boundary-pushing sound has continued to turn heads since his inception. 2021 saw the release of “Blackpool Boulevard” on Ninja Tune’s Technicolor imprint, a collaborative effort between Kumar and Barry Can’t Swim, became a surprise underground hit, with massive specialist radio support including Pete Tong making it his “Essential New Tune” and Danny Howard presenting it as the “Hottest Record in the World”, eventually going on to BBC Radio 1’s coveted playlist. He is no stranger to surprise radio support, a self-released single he released unofficially, without a promo team, in early 2021 would very quickly be named ‘hottest record in the world’ by BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac.

Kumar’s DJ performance at London’s Earth, part of the South Asian-focused festival ‘Dialled In’, exemplified his unique abilities when he surprised a sold-out crowd with an impeccable set, alerting audiences to his rising talent. With DJ performances so far including a breakout set at BBCR1’s Big Weekend and forthcoming at Four Tet’s curated All-Dayer At London’s Finsbury Park, Kumar has undeniably strong co-signs from all echelons of dance music.” (Resident Advisor, 2024)

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