DJ | Turntablist | DJ COACH
How do you mix the music?
we can mix pre-recorded music using a DJ software, if it’s for a live purpose like making people dance at an event or social gathering. In the case of mixing music in terms of music production we can do that by using a DAW software and help compose, program and mix original musics
What motivated you to choose this career?
I don’t have to wake up early anymore :)
What role did your educational background play in your career?
I have a diploma in sound engineering, yes it’s given me an extra advantage.
How much does it cost to start DJing?
What are the 3 things every successful disco-jockey must-have?
a great personality, a good outlook and a willingness to learn and evolve.
How do you see your job evolving in the future?
Describe a typical day at work for you?
What's the advice you would like to give to an aspiring disco-jockey?
How did you rise in your role as a disco-jockey, what career hacks can you share?
What is your biggest concern at your job? How do you manage it?
Sleep patterns. I make sure I sleep 8 to 10 hours a day after my show so I can recover. quality sleep, rest and recovery is important if someone wants to succeed in the long run.
Is DJing a good career?
Yes! if you are willing to wait at least 3 years, it’s all about persistence like any artform.
What’s the average DJ salary?
Well, now that would depend purely on the DJ’s reputation, an average salary for a DJ working as an employee in a nightclub in India might be around one lakh. A reputed freelancer can paid more in most cases which could be around 4 lakhs per month.’
Do you use party props?
Yes, all the time! sometimes it can be crazy huge things like a colourful dancing elephant prop or dope 3D visuals on stage with me or sometimes small and subtle like wearing a light up customised mask! :)
What are the different kinds of DJs?
1) Battle DJ’s : The who make a living out of participating in DJ competition like DMC, IDA, Redbull Threestyle. 2) Resident club DJ: The one who is more of a employee or a contract holder of a nightclub and makes sure that the place has good music playing out almost every day and gets paid monthly or according to his/her contract terms. Mobile DJ’s: The freelancer who mostly plays out at wedding’s and private events and social gatherings. The Turntablist: The musician who creates music from a DJ equipment and treats it more like a instrument rather than a device to just play music. The producer DJ: The one who makes original tracks and becomes really famous and plays out a huge concerts.
What are the biggest struggles of a DJ?
firstly it’s finding a good mentor and the next is getting good exposure.
What made you interested in becoming a DJ ?
I heard the sound of scratch and that’s what got me into the world of DJ’ing. It all began when I saw DJ Q-Bert and DJ Bally Sagoo on TV.
How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?
I’m a people pleaser when it comes to my performance style.
What is the best DJ controller?
Pioneer DDJ -1000