Tiesto, Avicii, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke — sound familiar? These are some of the top DJs in the world, and Rishab Joshi, all of 23, has already shared stage with the heavyweights of EDM, which is no mean feat.
Rishab is a part of the famous DJ duo, Lost Stories, along with Prayag Mehta. Though he hails from a musical family, their acceptance of his career path was a rocky affair to start with.
He shares, “Initially, my parents were against me pursuing this as a career, but once the recognition started pouring in, with Lost Stories having gained massive credibility, they came around.”
The appreciation began following their association with none other than DJ Tiesto’s record label having snapped up their tracks. “It’s great that we have the support of such big names behind us,” smiles Rishab.
In the city for a performance at The Blue Blazer here on Saturday, Rishab clarifies that there will be no Bollywood remixes in his set. “It’s just not my style. I will find alternate tracks that have the same kind of energy and beat, but no Bollywood for sure,” insists Rishab, adding that a DJ has to play with the mind of his audience.
When we ask him the story behind the name Lost Stories, he says, “There is no real significance to it. I just wanted the kind of name that people would ask us about, and well, they’re asking!” he exclaims.
Rishab credits Prayag for being the practical one and keeping his creative process in check — something that he gets too carried away with. “Apart from the music, Prayag handles everything else. We didn’t want a manager and prefer to handle things ourselves,” he further says.
The duo is currently working on a track with sufi singer Kavita Seth. “I want to infuse a lot of poetry into songs and Kavita is helping out with the poetry part as well as lending her voice,” he concludes.