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Get rid of noise issues at this party!

After success in Goa, two British DJs bring quiet disco bash also called headphone party to city.

entertainment Updated: Dec 14, 2011 14:23 IST
Nirmika Singh
Nirmika Singh
Hindustan Times

After success in Goa, two British DJs bring quiet disco bash also called headphone party to city.

There won’t be any noise complaints following this gig for sure. Two British DJs are hosting a Silent Party, also called a Headphone Party in Mumbai this week.

DJ Justin and Dan spearheaded the Silent Noise bash scene in India. As part of the concept, revelers wear headphones and dance to music that is be streamed directly into the wireless devices.

“Back in 2007, the noise pollution laws in Palolem (Goa) had become very strict. During this time, the concept of silent parties had been gaining popularity in the United Kingdom too. So we thought of introducing it to Goa. Now we’re excited to bring it to Mumbai,” says Justin.

At this No Noise party, three DJs spin different consoles simultaneously and the people are allowed to choose from the music available. They even have the option to switch from one genre to another.

A coloured light on the headphones denotes the channel one is tuned in to.

“This also sparks off a mild competition among the three DJs because they’d like maximum number of people flashing their channel colour,” informs Justin.

Usually, the Blue channel plays house, club and commercial, while Red streams progressive and techno. Indie-rock and alternative genres are available on the Green channel.

DJ Justin and Dan along with DJ Breed will play at the Smirnoff Silent Noise party this Friday at Mehboob Studio in Bandra West.

Ask him if he faced any initial inhibition from partygoers since dancing to music is considered a communal experience, and he says, “Initially, I was a little worried about the atmosphere and whether it’ll become lifeless, but I was pleasantly surprised. Also, people who are tuned into a particular channel form some clusters. That’s fun too!”

First Published: Dec 14, 2011 11:29 IST