Ask any international celeb about their Bollywood quotient and they will thrill one with their knowledge, especially after the success of Slumdog Millionaire. But world-famous Swedish DJ Yves Larock says he knows zilch about Indian music or artists here.
“I know nothing about Bollywood or its music. To be honest I’ve not really heard of any Indian artist. I guess I need to catch up,” the 33-year-old confessed to us during a recent visit to the Capital. A self-confessed studio junkie, he wouldn’t mind collaborating with Indian musicians.
“May be in the future it’ll be a good idea to do something with Bollywood music. I’m always open for collaborations,” said the DJ, who was here for a day long visit to play at the Johnnie Walker-Jet Black pre-F1 party.
Larock was seemingly upset for not being able to play at the Indian Grand Prix after-parties. “It’s a shame I won’t be able to be present at that time,” said the artist, who has fallen for India despite being a regular at the biggest clubs around the world including those in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“The last time I came here, I had so much fun that I always want to come back… Next time I come here, I want to visit Mumbai,” said Larock, who is known for popular numbers like Rise Up, Zookey, Say Yeah, Girls, Until Tomorrow. And the first thing, he said, he is going to try next time is “Indian food but a little less spicy.”
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Full name: Yves Larock Cheminade
Occupation: DJ and producer
Known for: Rise Up, Zookey, Say Yeah, Girls, Until Tomorrow