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People in the city: Arjun Vagale

music Updated: Apr 24, 2012 01:17 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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Arjun Vagale, 33, musician, Vasant Vihar


Hometown:

I’ve lived all over the country growing up, but I would imagine Bangalore as home


College:

SAE school of audio engineering, Singapore


Occupation:

Music Producer / DJ / Label owner Favourite website

http://www.residentadvisor.net/


Favourite book:

The Alchemist


Favourite quote:

It’s not the gear, it’s the ear.


Arjun Sexual Preference:

Strength


Music you enjoy:

techno / house and most forms of alternative music


Sandals or sneakers:

Slippers


Beer or Wine:

Both


Who Does Your Hair:

Dessange


One Indian DJ who inspires you:

The whole roster at my agency


UnMute Your Last Regret Purchase:

I have no regrets


Best thing that has ever been gifted to you:

My first iPhone gifted to me by my wife


Delhi summer or Delhi winter:

Summer


One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming:

Would never do it!


Pet cause:

Animal welfare


Favourite spot in Delhi:

TK’s at the Hyatt & my studio's at ILM Academy


Pet peeve:

Egoistical people


Practical learning or theoretical learning:

Practical always


Would love to have dinner with:

Richie Hawtin


Money in your wallet at the moment:

3210!


One musician you are inspired by:

Way too many and they change every week


The one thing you can’t live without:

My wife


Street side eating or proper dine-in:

Proper dine-in


Facebook friends:

4943


Favourite film star:

Christian Bale


can’t live without:

My family


Listening to music or playing music:

playing


Favourite cuisine:

Vietnamese at the moment


Hollywood or Bollywood movies:

Hollywood


Dieting or working out:

Working out


If not music, you would be doing?:

Something creative for sure.


Favourite food item:

Chorizo


Your website:

www.ilmacademy

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Craziest thing you’ve ever done:

I rather not say :)


One memorable moment of your life:

Winning the DMC in '99. It really kicked my carrier into high gear.


Was music always a passion?:

Always! I played my toy guitar along with the band at my dad’s hotel at the age of six and have never looked back since.



-As told to Vaishali Bhambri



More on Vagale


Has recently opened a branch of his music school — I Love Music Academy (ILM) in Delhi, after Bangalore. The Academy is set up to help individuals realise their dream of being a DJ or an electronic music producer. What sets them apart? “The fact that we teach practical knowledge, taught by seasoned professionals, who have been in the scene for years” Where: A-24/14, Deodar Marg, DLF City Phase 1, Gurgaon.