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KSHMR Journey From A Ghost Music Producer To #1 Superstar DJ

root | December 8, 2019

KSHMR is the man behind many successful big artists. He has ghost produced a lot of tracks for very known artists. Ghost Production helped him to become a superstar artist from a producer. He is an Indian-American musician. He produced many Pop, hip-hop, and also other genre tracks under the artist name of  The Cataracs. Its a team of a duo producers. His real name is Niles Hollowell- Dhar. He got into the spotlight after tiesto brought him on the stage for the very first time, in 2015. There have been rumors that Tiesto supported KSHMR because he was a ghost producer of Tiesto. After producing a lot of tracks for another artist. KSHMR produces many tracks for Tiesto and also for many other known artists.

KSHMR Ghost Produced Tracks

1. Tsunami By DVBBS & Borgeous
2. Like a G6 by Far East Movement
3. Slow Down by Selena Gomez
4. Secrets by Tiesto & KSHMR himself.
4. Thomas Gold & Borgeous – Beast
6. Borgeous – Celebration
7. Borgeous – Invincible
8. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs DVBBS & Borgeous – Stampede
9. Borgeous – Wildfire

Official Writer for the songs.
1. Chris Brown’s Better With The Lights Off
2. Sweat by Snoop Dogg
3. Heart Attack by Enrique Iglesias.

The very first ghost produce tracks of KSHMR came into the light after a leaked contract got viral. This contract was between John James Borger (Borgeous) and Niles Hollowell-Dhar (KSHMR). In this contract, it is clearly visible that Spinnin records that provide proof of payment to Niles Hollowell-Dhar. For Ghost Production on at least two of Borgeous’ songs.


Leaked KSHMR Contract

This contract is shared by one of EDM news blog YOUR EDM, Which has also provided an official Recording Agreement between Borgeous and Deep Dish Inc, a company of which KSHMR is the president, as well as an amendment to the agreement that allows Borgeous to sign with Spinnin’ Records and also disallows KSHMR from receiving any credit on recordings released under Borgeous’ name … otherwise known as ghost production.

Like a G6 by Far East Movement

This track is written and also performed by Far East Movement, and the production credits also go to The Cataracs A duo group of KSHMR & David Benjamin. KSHMR explains in the video that one of his 2010 hit track which sold over 5 million records is made accidentally.

Slow Down by Selena Gomez by KSHMR

In 2013, after producing a lot of tracks He also produces a track for Selena Gomez. Which was another hit track of KSHMR. He produced for a while for big artists but still difficult to come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. KSHMR had the most complex and also best-sounding songs. But some time later his waiting for music listeners outside of the tight-knit EDM community starts to appreciate his bangers and what he brings to the table.

Secrets by Tiesto & KSHMR himself.

This track helped KSHMR a lot to get into the EDM industry spotlight. Tiesto & KSHMR is the official artist for the track secrets. But Tiesto has nothing to do with the track. KSHMR understands that releasing tracks under the Tiesto brand is likely to get more attention from the EDM fans.

After people started recognizing KSHMR he started to release the song in collaboration with many known EDM artists. He gave a lot of hit tracks such as Secrets with Tiesto, Memories with Bassjackers, Karate with R3HAB, No Heroes with Firebeatz, Burn with DallasK, and many more. In 2015 he appeared in DJ Mag top 100 DJs.



Collaborating with other big artists helped him to get a strong fan base. Which helped him to get a big festival DJ gigs. His tracks become to appear in the top chart of the digital stores and also got more popularity. He then used his own techniques to build an artist band. Which made him a successful DJ In 2017, the number of gigs KSHMR performed markedly declined, as he presumably wanted a hiatus from the public life to focus again on production, most likely a mix of ghost production and also producing tracks for his own brand. It’s evident that ghost production provides talented producers with a solid option for when they want to shy away from the limelight and just focus on making music that sounds great.

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