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Kush Arora

Musician / Producer of Electronic and Reggae
A.k.a. Only Now

Kush Arora is a music producer and dj from the San Francisco Bay Area. His path of music started as a drummer in a variety of punk projects, and soon thereafter he started producing electronic music in 1997 around the East Bay. With 17 years of experience and a ten-record discography, Kush Arora has branded his own imprint on forward thinking cultural music. All shades of dub, african dance, industrial, dancehall, and Indo-Caribbean influences merge into his percussive and angular aesthetic. The last few years of collaborations have been alongside the likes of Stereotyp, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Mega Banton and Dreadsquad , and he's done remixes for folks like Gyptian, Elephant Man, Cutty Ranks,Spoek Mathambo, Gappy Ranks,MC ZULU, Balkan Beat Box, and Nickodemus. Kush’s releases can be found on a diverse group of labels, including Record Label Records, Top Billin, UrbanWorld Records, Dutty Artz, J Dub and Subatomic Sound. In 2005 he became a core member of the still active San Francisco collective and club night Surya Dub, alongside the likes of Maneesh The Twister. This evening included everything from early era dubstep , bhangra, dancehall, tropical bass sounds, and cutting edge electronics. Guests included the likes of The Bug, Flying Lotus, 2562, The Gas Lamp Killer, and countless others. in 2007 they were awarded Best Club Night by SF Weekly, and 2008 by the SF Guardian. In 2013 he produced baile funk/carioca vocalist Zuzuka Poderosa's debut EP Carioca Bass which was a venture in a Carioca and Baile Funk that took him on the road alongside her playing around the US and Canada. It also granted him his first music video (see with the energetic Poderosa. Recent remixes in 2014 include Gappy Ranks, an azonto dancehall record with Blackout JA (London) and Pops Jabu (Zimbabwe), and upcoming releases with Deejay Theory.

  • Electronic
  • Reggae
  • Folk
  • World
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Money Bags on Money Bags by Gappy Ranks & Kush Arora
International Currency - Dreadsquad Rmx on The Riddim Machine by Dreadsquad
Definitely (Cocotaxi Remix) on Definitely by Various Artists
Alley Ghost on Alley Ghost by Kush Arora & HMXGOD
Anything A Anything on Anything A Anything by Gappy Ranks, Kush Arora, Kush Arora & Gappy Ranks
Pon Top on Cobra Riddim by Various Artists
Definitely (Deejay Theory Disco Remix) on Definitely by Various Artists
Anything a Anything (Swing Ting Remix) on Anything a Anything: The Remixes by Gappy Ranks, Kush Arora, Kush Arora & Gappy Ranks
Lost Soul on Alley Ghost by Kush Arora & HMXGOD
Constructing The Absence on Boiling Over by Kush Arora

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
Last TuneDreadsquad X Kush Arora X Blackout Ja2016Single
DefinitelyKush Arora, DeeJay Theory, Jahdan Blakkamoore2015Album
Witch DoctorKush Arora2014Album
Rasta Azonto Riddim EPKush Arora2014Album
International Currency (Kuduro Blast)Kush Arora, Jahdan Blakkamoore2013Album
Wid Dem (Remixes)Lady Chann & Kush Arora2012Album
Dub ArrestLukeino, Dubsworth, Kush Arora, Jstarr2012Album
Gunshot RiddimKush Arora, Mega Banton, Juakali2011Album
Dread Bass Chronicles RemixedKush Arora2011Album
Spanish Street RiddimKush Arora2011Album
Voodoo SessionsKush Arora2010Album
The Dread Bass ChroniclesKush Arora2009Album
Boiling OverKush Arora2009Album
Jihad Years Retrospective Pt.2Kush Arora2008Single
Jihad Years Retrospective Pt.1Kush Arora2008Album
Dub Elements: OceanKush Arora2007Album
From Brooklyn To SFKush Arora2007Album
Bhang Ragga: Dancehall Bhangra In Future DubKush Arora2006Album
People Are Dead / Sex + ViolenceKush Arora Featuring N4SA2005Single
Underwater JihadKush Arora2004Album
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