DJ Kim aka Kim Thomas is a DJ, Musician, Producer, Pianist, Enthusiast, Geek, Fanatic & Kleptomaniac.
A complete Nightlife music soul, DJ Kim has mastered almost every genre of music. However, specializes in Bollywood, Commercial House, Club Music, EDM & Progressive Trance Music. Having spent many years performing at all of the major local night clubs and despite all the challenges and hurdles of understanding the audience need DJ Kim evolved as an extremely versatile artist mastering the art by himself as a self-taught DJ.
What inspired you to be a DJ?
I am musician from my childhood, keyboardist in the Church, I still perform in the choir so I do have music knowledge. Once I visited a club called 10 downing street in the year 2010. I was so mesmerized by seeing one person taking control of the entire audience in means of Music. I came back home, tried to watch some videos, practice for two years and then I started to seek opportunities in various clubs, I believe the kind of effort I put for my passion was so intense that I have been awarded the best DJ in Hyderabad in Bollywood Music in less than 7 Years. Yes off course I did have my struggling days in the initial two years, But I believe consistency and self-motivation was my strength to pull it off to the next level.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
I believe I have spent enough time in my current genre and experimenting a new one will be another ball game and acceptance by the audience would be difficult at this juncture. I would like to be a People’s Artist and I am enjoying the current genre Bollywood and EDM. If you ask me personally what I would enjoy in my Studio, it would be Progressive Trance.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
I respect every Artist who are being real for sure as Human Being. A tenured artist, who has grey hair and seen the industry for more than 3 to 4 decade is the one and can be anyone’s inspiration. ‘Respect the Grey’ from the Music industry with respect to Music there are so many artists that I have learnt so many things. I believe I am Unique at the moment.
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
I am top world 6th certified ethical hacker, I completed my Masters from Oxford University, London on Information Security, Risk and Compliance, worked for NASA & NSA as Wireless Ethical Hacker and Information Security Consultant. Audited on Security Technology for all the Big Firms in the World, including World Bank. I still work as a Global Technology Head in IBM managing a Team of 2500. Still I pursue my Passion for music as a DJ and stand the best in Bollywood and EDM in Hyderabad. I shared the other side of me. On the Contrary with respect to Music, I am a Peoples DJ, key strength is I talk to them during Shows, connect with every situation, I believe there were so many DJ’s before me and after me and I had the will power to keep it consistent, just coz I love Music.
How would you describe your style?
Absolutely Unique, I do not copy, I am just being me in the Console. To keep it very short, I am just me when I am performing.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
Quite a Task and I learnt this with experience and making mistakes. After a period of time, you read the pulse of crowd and audience. This is sheer experience which teaches anyone. It’s not a rocket science. Any tenured artist would learn the skill on the go with experience. I am no exception, just the style is different and unique.
Why should I choose you as my wedding DJ?
I have been performing for multiple weddings over 100+ across India. I have been performing for celebrity weddings and private shows. I can vouch I can be the one who can really connect to the couple irrespective of the various wedding culture.Every wedding is culturally different and I have performed for all types of wedding. Again this is something I learnt through experience and making mistakes. To be honest, I am so capable and confident ensuring the wedding is cherished and memorable.
Do you have a specialty?
Bollywood and EDM is my Music Specialty and I am a Peoples DJ. My Key strength is understanding the Pulse of the Crowd and Interacting with them. Microphone is my Strength.