A DJ is the heart and soul of a party and no wedding is complete without grooving to the beats on the dance floor. Spinning tunes by adding twists and turns to it is also an art and is not everyone’s cup of tea. Here is a list of five most talked about electronic masters of the town that have the ability to keep the crowd dancing all night.
DJ NYK aka Nikhil Sahni
DJ NYK is a rare combination of a great DJ and a great producer. He not only rules the industry in New Delhi but also the globe’s dance floors. At the age of 16, he started by mere jockeying at local parties and within a few years escalated to being branded as the “King of Remixes” by the critics. His music is not only restricted to one genre and he has already experimented with ambient, chill out, bass, euro trance, break beats and always keeps discovering more enthralling music for his listeners. His vibrant energy and passion for music make him one of the finest DJs in the country.
NYK was awarded India’s #1 Bollywood DJ at the 2012 VH1 MyFav Awards.He is the first DJ to introduce the concept of podcasts.
Progressive Brothers aka Sunny and Karan
They are the most energetic and promising DJ duo. After winning India’s Best Trance DJ’s 2012 – 2013 by VH1 Myfav DJ Awards their career escalated to new heights. The stars signed on Tiesto’s Black Hole Recordings and released their debut track Veda which was immensely appreciated. Their creativity during their live sets is commendable where they play more than 150 tracks in a 2-hour set, the set featuring a cocktail of Progressive/Electro House, mixed up with Trap and Hard Style. After the release of Progressive Brothers Bootleg Pack 1 & 2 they were nicknamed as “MashupMasters”.
They have shared the stage and played alongside big names like David Guetta , R3HAB, Carnage, Nari & Milani, Above & Beyond etc. Not only are they known for good music but also their strong connections with the fans as they frequently give away their bootlegs/remixes/edits as a free gift.
Arjun is commonly known for intense, driven and atmospheric techno sound. His experiments with drum machines and samplers create a raw, electrifying and a twisted set. With the release of “Kill the String” in 2010, he became popular among the people. Recently, he was voted India’s best DJ in the coveted DJ Mag India poll. Over the past few years, he has toured in more than 100 countries and also has successfully built his reputation in Europe and the USA as well.
He believes in discovering and promoting fresh talent and thus runs India’s premier electronic music school, The ILM Academy which manages the finest talent in India.
DJ Khushi Soni
Looking for some good Bollywood remixes? You ought to listen to DJ Khushi—“The Bollywood Remix King.” He has created remixes for many Bollywood films like Ra One, Desi Boyz, Tume Mile, Boss, Student of the Year, Aashiqui 2 and much more. Besides being the official DJ of SRK, he was also the official DJ who opened for Tiesto and LMFAO at their Indian tours. He has played at events like Bollyland, TOIFA, Zee Cine Awards, Filmfare Awards, and Stardust Awards etc. Recently, his international release ‘Unleashed’ which hit the Beatport charts at No 4.
He believes in spreading the love for music through his works. The DJ is also a foodie and owns Fat Ninja, a Pan Asian at Hauz Khas Village.
Midival Punditz aka Gaurav and Tapan
The Punditz, Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj are known for their ‘Indian Electronica’, which is a mix of edgy electronic music with Indian sounds. When they fuse electronic music with Indian folk it is an audio- visual treat. Their live acts are what their fans are crazy about. Their live set comprises of blending electronica with live percussion, vocals and Indian elements like the flute and tabla. The live act has room for jamming, re-mixing and innovating on stage. The Delhi- based duo’s “Twilight” won the Best Electronica song.
If you are still wondering the reason behind unique name Midival Punditz, the duo has a story behind it. The MIDI of Midival stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a technical term that’s used in making electronic music. They also wanted something that can be ancient and contemporary at the same time and thus came up with ‘Midival’; both of them being Brahmins decided to be called Midival Punditz.
So, keep yourself updated about their performances and dance on their beats till you drop.