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People in the city: Arjun Vagale

Arjun Vagale, 33, musician, Vasant Vihar

music Updated: Apr 24, 2012 01:17 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times

Arjun Vagale, 33, musician, Vasant Vihar


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


SAE school of audio engineering, Singapore


Music Producer / DJ / Label owner Favourite website

Favourite book:

The Alchemist

Favourite quote:

It’s not the gear, it’s the ear.

ArjunSexual Preference:


Music you enjoy:

techno / house and most forms of alternative music

Sandals or sneakers:


Beer or Wine:


Who Does Your Hair:


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:


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:


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:


Favourite film star:

Christian Bale

can’t live without:

My family

Listening to music or playing music:


Favourite cuisine:

Vietnamese at the moment

Hollywood or Bollywood movies:


Dieting or working out:

Working out

If not music, you would be doing?:

Something creative for sure.

Favourite food item:


Your website:



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.

First Published: Apr 23, 2012 17:47 IST