DJing Name:-Akbar Sami
Genre:-Bollywood, House & Reggeton.
DJing Since :-27 years
Influences :-Sarid, Satish Aman, Late Chetan Karmarkar, DJ Suku, FrankieKnckles, Carl Cox, MixMasterMike, Kid Capri, JamMasterJay, Africa Bambaataa, GrandMasterFlash, Lil Louis, Tod Terry, Loco Dice, Tony Humphries & Masters At Work.
What inspired you to be a DJ?
Love for music, I used to dance in my teens and Djing got in my way, I intentionally didn’t become a Dj, i was asked and requested to be a Disc Jockey and I at that point of time didn’t have much to choose from, I had lost my father and had to earn a living, I was highly inspired by many legendary musicians such as Ray Charles, Prince, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Gulam Ali, Pandit Hari Prasad, Nusrat Fathe Ali, Mehdi Hassan & Quincy Jones.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
It would be Funky House/Tribal/Tec. By the way this is the music I started my Dj carrier with, just to let you know.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
My Parents and my Biggest Inspiration is Imam Ali and his teachings.
Why should I choose you as my wedding DJ?
Because i have done the best’s of destination wedding in and around the world and I understand the wants of the very easy dancing elders and the jumping teenagers, the tracklist and the music menu has to be created keeping all the family members in mind, especially a Indian wedding because there are guest who do not often go to a club and so they need a few original mixes to dance to, every song has to be a smasher as at a wedding theres no time for experiments, the ladies are all dressed up head to toe and wanna dance on songs they can sing along and do the act too. It’s a very different game playing at a wedding and I love it. I have done way too many weddings and now I completely understand the plot and that’s the reason you probably would choose me as your wedding Dj.
ABOUT Akbar Sami
DJ Akbar Sami who shot to fame with his first remix album Jalwa has since gone on to produce a number of other hit albums like Jadoo and Jalwa II with popular remixed songs like Raati baaki and Dhagala lagli kal. om shanthi om.. He has mesmerized crowds globally and music lovers have always had their evening’s excitement and thrill up to the last minute of the show. His passion for the artful chemistry of mixing Rap, Jazz, Folk, Rock and contemporary music with traditional melodies have had ensured that he is always the most preferred DJs in the Industry.
He has been credited with number of awards like All Asian DJ Championship and Channel [V]’s Best Indian Club DJ. With his Bollywood Hits like JALWA, PAISA YE PAISA ‘Just Chill’ & ‘Ashiq Banaya Aapne. DJ Akbar Sami has retained his no. 1. position and one of the best in the industry. He has introduced remixes and Djing to India.
Akbar Sami also served as a judge for “All India Folk Mix Competition” in September organized by Radio Mirchi and Kingfisher. He is also being esteemed Jury member for Mirch Music awards. You can watch Akbar Sami in guest appearance in an upcoming flick called “QUSAMSE QUSAMSE“
Wanted (Tera hi jalwa and love me love me. touse payer karte hai), Just Chill, Laga prem log – Maine pyar kyoun kiya, Aashiq Banaya & Aapki Kashish remixed – Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Dil keh raha hai – Kyoun Ki, Kiss me Baby – Garam Masala, Jhalak Dikhalaja – Aksar, Zara Jhoom Jhoom – Tom Dick & Harry, Aashiqui Meri – 36 Chinatown, Aapka Suroor – Himesh Reshammiya Debut & QUSAMSE QUSAMSE ft JAL band (upcoming).
Won the All Asian DJ Championship in 1989
Won The DJ Awards “92″, “93″, “96″
Won Channel [V]’s Best Indian Club DJ “98″, “99″