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  • Indian Oceanis a Contemporary fusion rock band formed in New Delhi in 1990, who are widely recognized as the pioneers of the fusion rock genre in India. The musical style of the band can be at best classified asjazz fusionandfusion music. It is an experimental genre, fusingraga(traditional Indian tunes) withrock music, guitars and drums, sometimes using Indian folk songs.It has also been described by some music critics as "Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integratesshlokas,sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution". Since 2010, the band has moved against the lines of record labels. They released their latest album16/330 Khajoor Road online for free. The main reason for this move was the frustration over negotiating contracts with record companies and fighting over copyright issues.They have turned to concerts and sponsorships for generating revenue rather than playing in the hands of record labels. For a brief amount of time they had the sponsorship ofJohnnie Walker. They are also a part of the world's first Music Personalisation Initiative named DRP as one of the five Featured Artists. In its 2014 listing of "25 Greatest Indian Rock Songs of the last 25 Years", "Rolling StoneIndia" featured two songs,Ma RewaandKandisafrom the album,Kandisa(2000) Indian Ocean is one of the biggest Indian indie acts and has played gigs around the country, and has toured internationally as well. Their unique sound of Contemporary Rock mixed with classical, jazz and fusion have earned them a cult following.Currently the band is working on their seventh album titled "Tandanu" comprising seven tracks and seven collaborations.
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