SRIKANTH DEVARAJAN

SRIKANTH DEVARAJAN

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Srikanths Bio

Srikanth Devarajan was born and brought up in Chennai, India, a picturesque metro that is never at a loss for good music. His first love, right from his school days, has been popular music, followed closely by Indian classical music. At 17, he started training in Western Classical Piano under Mr. John Jacob, of M/s Musee Musicals Chennai. He completed musical grades from Trinity College of Music, London. His family friend and mentor Mani Sharma, a popular music director in Southern India, later trained him in advanced music concepts for commercial music production.
Srikanth, being a computer engineer by profession had a natural inclination towards PC- based music production. He was a pioneer in Chennai in using computers for music production in the early 1990s. During this period, Srikanth, along with his friend and music director John Peter, started producing music for advertisement jingles and background scores for various Tamil Television serials. He also performed on stage with the band named “Alaapana”. Later in 1996, he moved to the United States to pursue his computer science career.
After moving to the United States, his music versatility grew further. He had easier access to learning and understanding various forms of world music. In 1998, Srikanth started producing and publishing instrumental singles via MP3.com. All of his instrumentals tracks topped the Indian charts in mp3.com.
Later in 2000, his state-of-the-art studio “Studio1234” came into existence. He started publishing singles using various local Indian talents. All of his vocal singles were released thru MP3.COM and his own website. Over a period of time Srikanth built his fan-base and was reviewed and interviewed by various Indian media. Slowly but surely, his Studio and Music Production grew in size.
In 2002, his first commercial album Mahaakavi was released by Kriya Kreations, Chennai, a recording company owned by the renowned classical dancer, Dr. Srinithi Chidambaram. This music album featured top play back singers like S.P.Balasubramanian, Sujatha and Srinivas.
His music is a product of his wide ranging musical tastes and ethnic background. 2003 saw Srikanth entering the world of scoring music for short films, thanks to many Indian movie-makers who teamed up with him to score original background music for their films. These films have been featured on triggerstreet.com, a website owned by Academy award winner Kevin Spacey. His background score for the short movie Noose received rave reviews from the trigger street community.
In 2005, Srikanth teamed up with his close friends Shankar Nagarajan and Srivatsa Srinivasan and formed a music production company “H1Bees Inc” and released the music album titled “H1Bees”. H1BEES was a huge critical and commercial success, and was featured worldwide on NPR, NBC Universal, BBC, BBC Asian Network, Radio France, CNBC, The Baltimore Times, Washington Post, Voice of America, Public Radio International and India Abroad besides major newspapers in India including The Hindu, Times of India and Indian Express etc. This album also featured playback singers Tippu and G.V.Prakash. Srikanth also contributes various articles on music and music appreciation.
Today Studio1234 has state-of-the-art production capabilities to handle medium sized audio and video productions.