About Dipanjan Dey
Dipanjan Dey’s drumming career has been a fledgling one so far, but during his relatively short time as a drummer, he has made quite a name for himself. Known primarily as the drummer for Cluelessly Sorted, The Monkey's Smile, The ASD Project, Hallusutra, Funkiz Junkiz, Diya Ghosh Live, DA Project, a former member of SHRAP. Dipanjan has firmly established himself as one of the city’s most promising young musicians. Having spent most of his childhood days listening to bands of substance such as Dream Theater, Havok, Korn, Pantera, Slayer, Sepultura, and Slipknot, etc. Dipanjan took his first steps in pursuit of a career in drumming in 2008. He enrolled in the renowned Calcutta School of Music, hoping to hone his skills and imitate the success of his favorite drummers. Growing up listening to the likes of Mike Portnoy, Joey Jordison, Igor Cavalera, and Roy Mayorga, Dipanjan acquired a taste for groovy drumming. The hard-hitting styles of old-school thrash metal and ‘90s born were his comfort zone. In terms of individual accolades, Dipanjan’s first milestone came in 2013. His playing at Calcutta Medical College’s annual band competition earned him the Best Drummer award. What followed was an endorsement with Hybrid Sticks, well and truly confirming Dipanjan’s arrival as a top musician in the making. In 2014, he made the top 5 in Foxy Drummer’s World Drum Solo competition and bagged yet another endorsement, this time joining hands with Kolkata-based drum maker Bronz. He also represented India in Drumoff Singapore 2017. Currently, Dipanjan is a music faculty at Pancham Art and Culture Organisation.