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Mumbai native: Sandunes (Sanaya Ardeshir) is known for her diverse blend of electronica which combines jazz rooted, eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements.

Her upbringing as a pianist and keyboard player allows her to create emotive beds of sound pertaining to an indie electronica/dance music space - a fusion of London inspired ingredients tied together with a unique South Asian feel.

Sandunes also plays synth in the popular electronic/rock outfit The Dualist Inquiry Band, alongside Sahej Bakshi AKA Dualist Inquiry and RBMA alumni and beat poet Jivraj Singh.

In 2013, Sandunes released 'Ever Bridge', an independent art and music project for which she worked with several graphic artists and illustrators from South Asia to portray interpretive freedoms within music. She worked with stage production and 3D mapping duo Wolves to develop an audio-visual concept with which she toured the country to promote the album.

Sandunes attended the Red Bull Music Academy "Bass Camp" held in Dubai in 2013.

She currently tours regularly as a live performer, with an intelligent and engaging live set that incorporates organic synth playing and new technology using various pieces of musical and multimedia tools.

She has just released her latest EP, 'Slybounce', to positive reviews.

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