Sometimes offering mellow and poignant journeys to lead reflections into the deepest crevices of the mind and the universe, and other times providing escape and upliftment through the elixir of raw and visceral dancefloor experiences, Kiss Nuka is the genre-bending uncensored outlet of Anushka Manchanda. It is where she distils the world around her – with all its injustices and capacity for compassion, its chaos and natural tranquillity, and its eternal undercurrents and immediate concerns – into stylistically boundless and immersive musical experiences.
A well-established creative polymath based between Mumbai and Spain, Anushka Manchanda has an artistic legacy that spans from editing and directing to Bollywood playback singing and screen performances. With Kiss Nuka, she asserts total control of her artistic voice and presents it at its most unabashed and all-encompassing.
Blends of ambient soundscapes, four-on-the-floor rhythms, electro-pop vocal lines, drum and bass frenzy, groovy bass thumping and poetic lyricism co-exist on works like the cinematic and haunting ‘Don’t Be Afraid’, the subtle and sombre ‘Kashmir’, the socio-politically bold and blazing hip-hop number ‘Ayo Burn’, and her latest EP ‘Serpentine’, which fluidly traverses across the spectrum of dance music with a gritty energy. Her recent releases also include the single ‘I Love The Drive’, which dropped on the seminal UK label Ninja Tune imprint Ahead Of Time.
Bringing together all her creative roles, Kiss Nuka elevates her musical offerings with audio-visual pieces dealing with themes like the rise of the feminine, animal rights, and environmentalism to create cinematic storytelling for both the screen and the live setting.