Speeding down a futuristic highway and spanning realms of glimmering electronic pop, the world of Kavi is both sentimental and euphoric. The project of Gadigal-based pop artist, DJ and model Karvesh Pillai, Kavi’s music fuses the grit of club dance-floors and pop sensibilities to backdrop his lyrical explorations of introspection, love and identity. Charting the trajectory of a crush, Kavi’s debut EP KRUSHED! traversed the high-octane to the ethereal, drawing comparisons to the work of hyperpop pioneers Charli XCX, Shygirl and Doss. The project saw Kavi nominated for ‘Next Big Thing’ at FBi Radio’s 2022 SMAC Awards, alongside praise from PAPER Magazine, VICE, Rolling Stone and more. Across broadcast, the release saw support from MTV, triple j, triple j Unearthed and community radio, plus Spotify playlisting on Fresh Finds (Malaysia & Singapore) and Nina Las Vegas’ Track IDs. Most recently, Kavi has featured alongside Jamaica Moana on HANDSOME’s track ‘EGO’ – part of her newest mixtape Every Second We Try.

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