When did you start DJing , tell us about your journey ?
I started Djing in early 2000’s. The journey wasn’t all that great initially as it was difficult to convince my parents. They could not accept Disc Jockey as a career and were not supportive. But as time passed by they saw my dedication towards it and finally accepted it. Then there was no looking back for me :)
Does a Dj have a genre preference?
Yes of course, there are a lot of djs who have stuck to the genre they love playing and have done exceptionally well. However it is important to have knowledge about other genres as well, it helps.
How do you make use of technology?
Technology has gone way beyond one could ever imagine. It has definitely made work a lot more easier for the djs. But making use of it in the RIGHT WAY is the key. Some often think that now since the technology is so user friendly it’s ok to be a dj and get behind the decks. Trust me there’s a lot more to it.
Do you think DJing is an Art?
YES IT IS! DEFINITELY AN ART THAT NEEDS TO BE DEVELOPED. THE ART OF PLAYING MUSIC IS NOT AN EASY JOB. TO MAKE SO MANY PEOPLE HAPPY WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT PREFERENCES OF MUSIC IN ONE NIGHT! YOU NEED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THE RIGHT MIND SET.
Future of your industry post covid.
It’s very difficult to say what the future is going to be as of now. Looking at how it was 8 to 9 months back, and how it is now, all I can say is we are all thankful with things slowly and steadily getting back on track.
How important a role UAE has played in your career?
Whatever I have learnt and achieved is in my stint in the UAE. From Catering to people from around the world, for opportunities to play in the biggest venues,to get to travel extensively and finally to get an award for the best Asian DJ in the Middle East. I owe it to this country and to a lot of people who were friends and are now like family to me.