Last December, six out of the world’s top 10 DJs were in India. And for a lot of them, it wasn’t their first visit. With India having emerged as a hub for EDM (Electronic Dance Music) over the last five years, many superstar DJs have come down for multi-city tours.
The Stereo Love hitmaker has gone on record to say he feels at home in India. The Romanian DJ is a big fan of AR Rahman, Shah Rukh Khan and Raj Kapoor (he once performed live to Mera Joota Hai Japani). We can’t think of any other DJ who’d feel as much at home in India.
The Grammy-award winning musician debuted in India in 2012, and has been back twice since then. The audience, at his multi-city tours in the country, never fails to show its love for the French DJ by singing his songs out loud at gigs.
One of the first few superstar DJs to visit the country, he made a low-key India debut in Hyderabad in 2007. Returning in 2013 and 2015, the Grammy-award winning Dutch DJ is all praises for India’s dance music scene.
The American producer-DJ’s love for India goes back 15 years, when, as a 20-year-old, he travelled to Gujarat, for relief aid work, in the wake of the earthquake. He recently visited India again to tour as Major Lazer, and also to shoot for Leon On. This Friday, he brings his record label’s signature event, Mad Decent Block Party to India.
The Dutch DJ’s love for India led him to play a charity concert here last December. He even walked about through Mumbai’s slums without the paparazzi capturing it. We think he’d be quite comfortable living here.
What: Edward Maya will perform on February 19, 7pm onward
Where: Dublin Square, Phoenix Market City, Kurla
Entry: Rs 500 onward on bookmyshow.com
What: Mad Decent Block Party will take place on February 19. Gates open at 4pm.
Where: Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi
Tickets: Rs 1,725 onward on bookmyshow.com