Anish Kumar is a 23-year-old British-Indian producer whose Northern roots have given him a keen distinctive duality to pursue a veterinary sciences degree as well as wanting to become an artist. Kumar is influenced by a variety of genres from Northern Soul to classic Bollywood, all drawn together into melodic, anthemic productions. Last year’s release, ‘Blackpool Boulevard’, became a surprise underground hit, earning massive specialist radio support from Pete Tong and Annie Mac. ‘Steamroller’, from his debut EP ‘Postcards’, was released in June and made Radar: First Look on Spotify. Anish’s follow-up EP, ‘Bollywood Super Hits!’ came out in October, and the lead track ‘Sadhana’ received spins from Gilles Peterson (BBC R6) and Clara Amfo (BBC R1).