Very often, the ratings we give to a club, restaurant or an event is decided by the type of music that’s played there. Music decides the mood of a place and since today’s generation loves partying and is obsessed with music- both contemporary and old, different places try their best to have disk jockeys who will be able to play music that appeals to the masses. India has some great DJs in store but some of them have become very popular and made a name for themselves among the Indian youth. Know about them here!
An internationally recognized DJ, Udyan Sagar is one of the most popular Indian DJs across the world. He is known for his unique mixes of Indian street sounds and contemporary music. No one creates Indian music fusions like he does and with a huge fan following in and outside India, Nucleya continues to be the favorite DJ who has taken the DJing industry by storm.
2. DJ Chetas
The first Indian DJ to get listed in top 100’s of DJ Mag, DJ Chetas is a Bollywood DJ who has performed at numerous significant events and has also worked with some of the leading artists of the industry. Every Friday and Saturday, he hosts a 2 hour show at prime-time on 9XM called “House of Dance”. Producing numerous Bollywood mashups and having an understanding about audience taste, DJ Chetas has promoted Bollywood music like no other DJ.
3. DJ Ma Faiza
A well-known name in Indian EDM, Ma Faiza plays at some of the biggest and most happening events across the world. Born in Africa, grown-up in London and based in Pune, she aims to bring a revolution in the party scene of India with her music. One of the most high-profile DJs in India, having a very unique approach to music, Ma Faiza has truly empowered the aspiring DJs (specifically Female DJs) in India.
4. DJ Suketu Radia
A Mumbai-based DJ who started his career over 15 years age, DJ Suketu has remixed many popular songs, the most appreciated being “Bin Tere Sanam”. His debut album “440 volts” was appreciated across India and proved to be a great commercial success with hits like “Bombay in my soul” and “Pyar Zindagi Hai”. Remixing numerous Bollywood hits and entertaining the masses since years, DJ Suketu is a treat to listen.
5. DJ Nyk
Nikhil Sahni, popularly known as DJ Nyk, has received enormous recognition for mixing traditional music with unexpected sounds. Playing at numerous Club MTV parties and MTV Bollyland concerts globally, DJ Nyk has gained massive admiration in India as well as abroad. He has also been awarded as India’s best Bollywood DJ by VH1 MyFav Awards twice in 2012 and 2013.
6. DJ Aqeel
Having performed for almost every popular celebrity, DJ Aqeel is among the first few to create Bollywood remixes and dance music in India. Beginning his musical ride in 2000, his taste in music and reputation as a DJ has evolved many folds. He is also the only Disk Jockey to perform at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Swiss) twice, representing India and entertaining some well-known industry professionals. He has, in true sense earned international recognition for Indian DJing industry.
7. Progressive Brothers
An electronic music duo from Delhi, progressive brothers is made of Sunny Sharma and Karan Bhalla who are singers, songwriters and DJs as well. Having played at some of India’s biggest festivals like Sunburn, Enchanted Valley Carnival and VH1 Supersonic, these two have gained great fan-following amongst the Indian youth. They have also shared the stage with very popular professionals like Martin Garrix and David Guetta; and were awarded as the best trance DJs at MyfavDdj Awards, 2012-13.
DJing as a profession has evolved in India and these disk jockeys continue to rock every event with their astonishing music taste and DJing skills. Let us know about your favorites!