One of the most explosive tracks of 2013 that left its mark at nearly every big room festival set across the globe has always had a bit of a mysterious side as far as who actually produced the track. Rumors spread that DVBBS and Borgeous contracted the infamous Maarten Vorwerk to write the track for them and even some fake contracts circled the blogsphere. Maarten Vorwerk promptly denied any involvement with the track and since put the rumors to rest. So who is responsible for the track then? Are we left to assume DVBBS and Borgeous wrote the track themselves? I was not satisfied with this answer.
Upon some further digging the Tsunami story gets much more interesting. It turns out there is another writer credited with the track. According to the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the writers of Tusnami are; James Borger (Borgeous), Alex Van Den Hof, Chris Van Den Hof (DVBBS) and Niles Holowell-Dhar with the performers being Borgeous and DVBBS. The last credited writer, Niles Holowell-Dhar, may not be a familiar name, but is one half of the group the Cataracs who when the duo split began producing under the name KSHMR. Though this is still a theory as KSHMR has done his best to remain a secret, there is plenty of evidence to support that Niles Holowell-Dhar is in fact KSHMR.
Niles Holowell-Dhar is credited as a writer on every KSHMR track as well as all of the Catarac’s tracks. Even more interesting, is that Niles is also credited with tracks like Stampede (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, DVBBS and Borgeous), Invincible (Borgeous) as well as tracks for the likes of 50 Cent and the New Boyz. People have generally assumed KSHMR was a ghost producer for may big room tracks that has remained in the background until recently with some of his own releases including a collab with DallasK, Burn, that hit the #1 spot on BeatPort. It turns out, the rumors are correct and the evidence lies within the writers credits. The truth will always reveal itself and though KSHMR has done a great job remaining behind the scenes, the people who are purchasing and supporting these acts would like to know who is really behind the music. For a full discography of Niles Holowell-Dhar (KSHMR), check his list of writer’s credits here:
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