DJs or Disc Jockeys are people who churn out different musical renditions of recorded songs. I don’t think party-goers need any further explanation on DJs! They are actually the life of a party, people go out there to dance and have fun and that demands not only good but a great musical atmosphere with foot-tapping music! Here is a list of the eight best DJs in India:
8. DJ NyK
One of the best DJs around, DJ NyK or Nikhil Sahni, has not only gained national acclaim but international success as well – touring 25 cities like Hong Kong, Dubai, Malaysia to name a few! All at the tender age of 23! He is known to be a bundle of energy and showing extreme passion toward his art! No wonder only four years in the industry and he’s one of the most sought after DJs for remixes in Bollywood! His genres include ambient, chill out, euro trance, house, drum & bass and Breakbeats. His big Bolly debut happened with Shah Rukh Khan’s production Billu and continued to 11 more films! Recent remixes by the ‘King of Remixes’ are Dilli wali girlfriend, Mera Mann, Aao Na! His signature EDM or Electronic Dance Music delivers great numbers now!
7. DJ Aqeel
The only DJ from India to have played internationally more than any other is undoubtedly DJ Aqeel aka Aqeel Ali! His ‘Shake it Daddy Mix’ in 2000 brought him instant fame and made him another most sought after DJ in India. The World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) has seen him play twice with audience comprising Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan! He has his own record label named Power Play Records and is the only one in India to own one. He is also a business tycoon building luxurious night clubs in Mumbai, Delhi, and Goa to name a few!
6. DJ Suketu
Based in Mumbai, DJ Suketu started his career as a disc jockey more than 15 years ago with his music album ‘440’ Volts, a chart-topper including hit numbers like ‘Pyaar Zindagi Hai’, ‘Bin Tere Sanam’ and ‘Bombay In My Soul’. You will also know him as one who remixes popular Bollywood songs like ‘Aadat’, ‘Baras Jaa’, ‘Beedi’, ‘Ya Ali’ to name just a few! He’s also delivered hits for many movies like Awarapan, Race, Zeher, Omkara, Don, Golmaal3, Garam Masala and Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani to name a few!
5. DJ Akbar Sami
DJ Akbar Sami is also one of the most preferred DJs in India and has a huge number of Bollywood remixes to his credit! His first album Jalwa brought him instant fame and success which led him to produce other albums vis-à-vis Jalwa II and Jadoo! He has this amazing talent of mixing peppy beats with traditional music ensuring him a topmost position as a DJ!
He is known for incredible passion and energy which are automatically spread out to the crowd! Major remixes of the films done by Salman Khan are delivered by him!
4. DJ Praveen Nair
A successful DJ, DJ Praveen Nair is actually an engineer! He is also credited by representing the Indian DJ scene internationally! He started his career as a disc jockey in the year 2002 and has eventually turned out to be another one of India’s most sought after DJs! His international audience includes a range of countries like Egypt, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, Moscow, South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and Italy to name a few! Many know him for the famous ‘Bhangra mix’ of ‘Summer of 69’, but he too has numerous remixes to his credit! He is also the only DJ to have his own radio show on weekends! One is the ‘Saturday Nite Fever with DJ Praveen Nair’ on FEVER 104 FM (Delhi and Mumbai) and the other being ‘Club HD’ on HUMDESIRADIO in the USA!
3. DJ Gaurav
Very passionate about his profession, DJ Gaurav is known to have a fresh approach towards music! He is quite new in the music industry but is surely making his mark and how! He has performed in various international events and in more than 15cities in India! 20 remix albums have been his offer to the industry with peppy numbers! DJ Gaurav is also known to be a terrifically energetic person!
2. DJ Ravish
DJ Ravish started his music career at the age of 17 after being exposed to music at 15! He is now, at 20, one of the most liked DJs in India! His passion for music grew by leaps and bounds after spinning at a friend’s place. He is quite a hotshot on the Electronic Music stage. Banging on the speakers and funky basslines are his USP and it’s a sensation now! His Bollywood numbers include ‘Dhan te Nan’ (Kaminey), ‘Twist’ (Love Aaj Kal) and ‘Om mangalam’ (Kambakkht Ishq) to name a few! The star of any party, he is simply any party animal’s favorite!
1. DJ Nasha
Ritesh D’Souza aka DJ Nasha is an iconic experimenter of Bollywood and Indian dance music. He too has amazing energy which is transferred to his audience both in India and worldwide! He was the first Indian to feature in the famous album Budhha Bar VII with his remix of ‘Flute fantasy’. The ‘Commonwealth Games 2000 Closing Ceremony’ has seen him perform. He has worked alongside various famous artists like Sonu Nigam and Ismail Darbar to name a few. His famous remixes include ‘Yaara sili sili’, ‘Jawani jane mann’ and ‘Bagon mein bahar’. He is considered one of the best artists in the industry!