DJ Paroma started off her career as a cabin crew at a tender age of 18 for a very reputed airline. That’s when DJ Paroma flew international for a while and visited a lot of clubs around the world and came across so many different kinds of music. She, then, decided she would be taking up DJ’ing in her near future and was sure she would excel in it! The sense of beats and rhythm came straight from within, naturally!
Taking absolute pride in representing two renowned brands as their Brand Ambassador, V-Moda and UDG Gear (representing India on their worldwide website amongst the top djs of the world), featured in 3 television shows as DJ Paroma, having done several official remixes for Bollywood, Dj Paroma has definitely come a long way and climbed the ladder of success, not to forget, always being thankful to her fans for their love
What inspired you to be a DJ?
Well, I am someone who sure dreams but I never have a concrete plan for the future. I take each day as it comes. The pressure then, to make a right career choice after giving up on three different fields before, led me to choose something that I found close to my heart, which was music! Djing was not with an intention of keeping it as a hobby. I wanted to make a living out of something I really liked and gave me the space to be creative. That is how I gave myself a deadline to explore in this industry and by God’s grace, it all worked well. The idea arose out of a need, to feel content with what I am doing, and giving an objective and a goal towards my passion and profession.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
I’ve been following (Dutch DJ, remixer) Armin van Buuren. He’s been around for a really long time. I also like (Norwegian music producer) Kygo. In India, I have been blown by artistes like Nucleya. Though I’m not inclined to drum and bass or dubstep (genres of music), I really get inspired by Indira Kanawade aka Smokey. She is an absolutely great talent and it’s a treat to watch her play live.
How would you describe your style?
A lot of DJs specialize in one genre. I am not one of those people. I like to play lots of different styles in my mixes. I play mostly Electronic and Bollywood but I also like to throw in hip-hop, RnB, disco into my sets.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
As a performing artist, it’s your job to entertain the crowd. Along with your musical talent, you need to know how to engage your audience. Without an energetic crowd, people won’t be able to connect with your music. The only way a gig is going to be a triumph is if the crowd digs it, and you’re not likely to get them pumped if you’re just there to boost your own ego!
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
I think the connect that I have with my fans and audience is very pure and genuine, could be live at gigs or on my social media. I can never fake my happiness. If I am having a bad day, it clearly shows on my face. There have been times when the audience has uplifted my spirits. Djing is very sacred to me. I hate those who become Djs only for the sake of it and sadly there are many. My fans know my genuineness and I will always do my best to keep them entertained until the day I am in the industry. I wont say there are no artists like me, but I am who I am ☺