Philadelphia producer / songwriter ash.ØK weaves disparate threads of genre — electronica, trap, hip-hop, folk, blues, and ambient — into a fine tapestry of sonic innovation.

Straddling cultures as a first-generation Indian American, ash.ØK was as influenced by gritty boom bap of artists like Nas, Pharcyde, and Notorious B.I.G. as by the ancient music of his parent’s Indian Catholic heritage. The incongruity of continental divide and generations is what forges ash.ØK’s distinct sound, merging traditional Eastern themes and chord progressions with rich urban compositions of layered complexity.

His album, The Unraveled, examines themes of melancholia and the dissolution of love within intimate relationships. Through the use of opposing perspectives, ash.ØK embraces polarized storytelling as relationships shatter, deteriorating from internal conflicts of the individual and their character. This theme is brought home in deftly crafted, artfully arranged, and lushly layered textiles of sound.

The Unraveled begets critical mass in its fusion of disparate genres with orchestral and urban instrumentation, haunting vocals, and synth production. The album, which ash.ØK produced over a period of two years, features collaborations with artists including Tina Guo (Ellie Goulding, John Legend, Hans Zimmer), Rianjali (A.R. Rahman, Shawn Mendes, Kaly), Anna Yvette (Machine Gun Kelly, MiTiS, Rootkit), Chrysanthe Tan (Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Justin Beiber), and Kid Moxie among many others.

The album was engineered by Grammy-winning Jeff Chestek (Kanye West, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake) and Ryan Schwabe (King Britt, Baauer, RJD2).