DJing is a profession that is as fun as work. With a serious penchant for music and a passion for mixing tracks, disco jockeys rev up every party. No wonder famous DJs are adored and celebrated so much by their fans. Here are the top Indian DJs who have taken over the country with their knack for churning out some really electrifying music-
One among the most encountered names when it comes to top Indian DJs is Udayan Sagar, better known as Nucleya. Indian street sounds fused with bass heavy elements amkes Nucleya’s many musical dishings instantly recognizable. With his huge fan following and unique musical sensibilities, Nucleya has also made it big in Bollywood. He is the man behind the electronic dance anthem ‘Let’s Nacho’ from Kapoor and Sons before making it big on thw eb with Amazon Prime’s series The Remix.
An Indian DJ who has made it big at the tender age of 23 not only in the country but also internationally is DJ NyK. Nikhil Sahni’s enthusiasm and verve translates very effectively in his musical stances. The King of Remixes for two consecutive years, DJ NyK’s remixing talents have been amply manifested in Bollywood, with hits like Dilli walli Girlfriend, Chammak Challo and many others attributed to him. No wonder he makes it matter as one among the top Indian DJs.
Aqeel Ali aka DJ Aqeel is another feature in the list of top Indian DJs who has been dominating the DJ scene in India for almost two decades now. The only DJ in the country to have his own record label Power Play Records, Aqeel has also played twice at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The 42 year old’s immense credibilites on the world stage sure puts him up front as one of the foremost among DJs in India.
Awarded the Best Female DJ for 2018-9, Mumbai girl Paroma Chatterjee’s musical leanings had her learning the tricks of the trade from the best in business- Bob Omulo. A former flight attendant, Paroma’s DJing credibilities range from delivering the best of Bollywood and UK Bhangra smack in the middle of commercial and Hip Hop stuff. With her unconventional leanings, Paroma sure packs a punch as one of the top Indian DJs.
Another well known name in the Indian DJ circle is DJ Suketu who is as much a name to be reckoned with in Bollywood as in his freelancing ventures. The winner of the Disco Mixing Club in 1999, Suketu went on to represent India in the World DJ Mixing Championships in New York. Now almost two decades into the DJ business, Suketu still commands the elite position among top Indian DJs.
The youngest DJ to play at the international music fest Sundown Goa in 2010, Shaan started out early on the scene at just 15 years of age. Also the first Indian DJ to play at Tomorrowland and at The Box @ Ministry of Sound, London The Saturday Sessions, this 24 year old also has to his credit performance alongside the likes of acclaimed international artiste David Guetta.
Sahil Sharma, known by his moniker DJ Zaeden is yet another of those Indian DJs who started out quite young and emerged to be among the top most artistes in the country. With his claim to being one among the few Indian DJs to have performed at Tommorowland, Zaeden is one among the more prominent presences in the Indian DJ circuit. He has also done opening and closing acts for Justin Bieber and David Guetta and believes in keeping it simple while furthering his passion with some really class acts.
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She started out as India’s youngest DJ way back in 2005 and having made it to the National Finals of the Times War of DJs stomped her authority with her presence behind the console. Her intense capacity of getting entire crowds grooving and rocking has firmly established her as one of the top Indian DJs in the ensuing years.
The first Indian to win an award for Best Electronica/Dance Single for his track Starry Night feat. Zach Sorgen & Kelechi, at the Independent Music Awards in New York, Anish Sood stands ground among the top Indian DJs. Not only music, DJ A nish also has his fashion sensibilities totally on point. Featuring in GQ India’s 50 best dressed Indian men list for three consecutive years, Anish has even endorsed brands like Levi Strauss in various events including at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.