Filter Coffee

Brewing Classics with Electronica


Filter Coffee is an Ethnotronic (Ethnic and Electronic) collaborative, the brainchild of flautist Shriram and percussionist Swarupa, who organically combine virtuosic improvisation with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic grooves, brewing a signature sound that offers a new look at classical/folk music through a modern electronic perspective.
Shriram Sampath specializes in playing the Indian classical bansuri and has a penchant for experimenting with various flutes from across the globe.

Apart from being a sought-after session artist for films, ad jingles, documentaries, and TV serials, he has collaborated with Talvin Singh and the State of Bengal.

Swarupa Ananth-Sawkar is a percussionist, a disciple of Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain, who has been playing the tabla for over 20 years. She plays instruments, from the Djembe & Darbuka to the Cajon and Timbale, and is known for her signature & inventive style of blending beats with fiery tabla bols & konnakoll.

Swarupa has worked alongside music director Ram Sampath on Coke Studio and has performed with & in the presence of A.R. Rahman, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Taufiq Qureshi, Shankar Mahadevan, Sona Mohapatra, Kailash Kher, Hariharan, George Brooks & Salim-Sulaiman, to name a few.

After being acclaimed at several prestigious tours and music festivals, the duo released their debut album Raggatronic which was ranked at No. 1 on the iTunes India music charts.


Awards and accomplishments

Awards and accomplishments

Filter Coffee combines virtuosic improvisation with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic grooves which creates melodious euphony. The mix of Indian Ragas with electronic music that delivers folk music through a modern electronic perspective shows them as unique and creative but also showcases them as a powerhouse of energy and entertainment.

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