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Jocks caught in a web

New portal helps budding Indian DJs showcase their work.

music Updated: Apr 30, 2010 02:18 IST
Rajesh Ahuja
Rajesh Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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It’s a first for the Indian music-mixing sultanate. MyFavDJ.in, a website aimed at giving budding disco-jockeying talent a face, is registering hits in bulk. Within days of its institution 1,048 mixing artists have signed up as members.

The brainchild of Mumbai-based DJ Vishal Shetty and entrepreneur Eddie Cruzet, the website gives both professionals and amateurs an opportunity to interact with their international counterparts, and upload and receive feedback on their music.

“The Indian music industry is bustling with talent. So we thought of coming up with a user-friendly forum that allows Indian DJs to showcase their indigenous talent,” says Cruzet. “We want the profiles to act as a directory, thus allowing vendors to scout for new talent.”

While majority of members are amateurs, names such as Aqeel Ali, Nasha and Akhtar Fazel also figure in the list. The site is also hosting the MyFavDJ Awards 2010, where music enthusiasts can vote for the top Indian DJ through an online poll.

The winner of the poll, being carried out across different genres, will be announced on the site on May 21. “The winner will take home a designer trophy. We also plan to host interactive workshops for members,” says Cruzet.