As two-man legion from Kolkata, India, Soumajit and Aneesh joined forces in establishing Hybrid Protokol in 2015. Progressive electronica blended with breaks, acid and techno has become their main speciality over the years.
Inspired by 80s & 90s electronic acts, including the likes of Junkie XL, Chemical Brothers or Underworld, as well as modern acts including Nina Kraviz, Scuba or Stimming, their productions stigmatize aggressive bass lines, funky breaks, and melodic arpeggiations.
In addition to leveraging field recordings and ambient soundscapes within their primarily analog studio setting, the boys also perform live using an array of synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers. Aneesh’s feel for the manipulation of Soumajit’s distinct sounds has led to a unique mix of skills responsible for the punchy, dynamic sounds HP is known for today.