Music can’t be separated from life. For every occasion, for every mood, for every emotion, there’s a song that just about matches your sentiment. Diwali is no exception. For the hectic party days ahead, we asked two celebrity DJs to put together a playlist to help you plan your dos better. So set up your iPod, find those CDs and line up those MP3s. And dance on!
DJ Suketu: One of the country’s top DJs with best-selling mixes of songs. Here are his picks.
Card party with friends
1. Besharam from the eponymous film sung by Shree D and IshQ Bector. When friends get together, they get up to some sort of shamelessness – in collecting their wins and losers delaying their payments.
2. Subha Hone Na De from the film Desi Boyz sung by Mika Singh. Winners and losers both would hope for this. Winners as they want to win more and losers because they will want to play more to win back their money.
3. Party All Night from Boss sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh. Of course friends want to be together and party all night long anyway.
4. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke and Pharrell.
5. Turn The Night Up by Enrique Iglesias. The last two tracks are a party hit!
Traditional Diwali party
1. Lungi Dance from the film Chennai Express sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh. It’s one of the most popular tracks in the country right now and has to be played at any party, traditional or otherwise.
2. Tere Mohalle from the film Besharam sung by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya Nigam. It’s got a nice traditional video and has the element of upbeat songs like Ainvayi Ainvayi (from Band Baaja Baaraat). 3. Balam Pichkari from the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani puts everyone in a good mood.
4. Tu Mere Agal Bagal from the film Phata Poster Nikla Hero sung by Mika Singh. The track is really doing well and is a dance floor packer all over the country.
5. Lat Lag Gaye from the film Race 2 sung by Shalmali Kholgade. One of the best tracks of 2013 and a must-play if you want the ladies to get on to the dance floor.
Sunny Sarid: One of the first DJs of the country and the DJ for Delhi’s oldest and now reopened hotspot, Ghungroo, at the Maurya. His picks:
For the party
1. Tu Mere Agal Bagal from Phata Poster Nikla Hero.
2. Party All Night from Boss.
3. Besharam from the film Besharam.
4. Tum Hi Ho, the Aashiqui 2 remix.
5. One Two Three Four from Chennai Express.
From HT Brunch, October 27
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