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Wooing Delhi with hip hop

music Updated: Jun 11, 2010 00:39 IST
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DJ Stanley from Shanghai was recently in the Capital to perform at The Love Hotel. We caught up with him to chat about his passion for music, the reception Delhi’s music lovers have given him, and more...

How was your musical encounter with the Delhi crowd?
I’ve heard about the clubbing culture in Delhi. The crowd went berserk as I started performing and I loved the way they extended their love to me. I put together multi-genre beats with some Hip Hop and R&B sounds, with some scratching and beat juggling techniques thrown in. It is my first visit to Delhi and so I am pub hopping to know how people love to rock here in Delhi. I will go back home and brag about everything I see or do here.

What’s your signature style?
Hip Hop is the fundamental sound I base my shows on. I always try to add key elements that I love about Hip Hop, then add plenty of scratching and beat juggling in my club set, and finally balance it with some dance floor-friendly tracks.

Which Indian DJ/musicians would you like to work with?
I always liked The Rishi Rich project, although he is born in the UK.

Your take on Bollywood music?
I have only had a chance to see the hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, but I would love to explore more.

Today DJs are all over the place — be it wedding functions, parties, fashion shows or music reality shows. What do you have to say about this?
I’ve seen the growth of DJs from the days when they were often overlooked to now being in the spotlight in the entertainment industry. A lot of DJs have made a career out of it.

What places do you plan to visit here?
I’ve seen some spectacular photographs of the Baha’i House of Worship (Lotus Temple). I’ll also explore the Delhi nightlife.