If you like film scores, you need to check out ‘Adavi’ by Kalmi
Named after the Telugu word which means “the jungle” or “the wild,” Adavi is a thrilling listen that packs a tale of magic and adventure into 3 minutes and 25 seconds. It is the latest track from Kalimireddy Nikhil AKA Kalmi, released via nrtya.
Originally meant to sound like a modern game score, Adavi took a more cinematic direction when Kalmi realized it didn’t give him goosebumps, starting with a bass guitar riff that a whole story was built around. The flute composition enhanced the energy of the track, giving it an anthem-like feel. Perhaps the grandiosity can be attributed to the kind of music Kalmi listens to: scores by legends like Hans Zimmer, Brian Tyler, Alan Silvestri, James Horner and more. But he also follows a lot of electronic artists like Flume, What So Not, Mura Masa and Arty.
Kalmi wanted to do something different from how most electronic music sounds, focusing on a story rather than just the sounds or emotions. His future tracks are also going to be story-based. The young producer, who’s from Visakhapatnam, is currently doing engineering in Hyderabad. But that’s not going to stop him from following his passion. He already has a ton of collaborations lined up with Buki, Nieh, Karan Kanchan, Robu, Puru, The Silent Scream, Dolorblind and Mystery Touch.
When asked about what he envisions for himself, Kalmi says, “I don’t know where my music is going to take me. I would love to compose music for games and movies some day. I’d also love to perform a show which is highly based on visuals and stories going along with my music.”