DJing Name:-DJ Notorious
DJing Since :-1999
Influences :-Bon Jovi , Bryan Adams , DJ’s Paul Van Dyk , DJ Gareth Emery
Favourite Clubs:-Armani (Dubai), Stage 48 (New York), Privee (Delhi), Cloudnyn (Bangalore) many more
DJ Notorious has played in 318 different nightclubs in 63 cities in 19 different countries which include Ibiza (Spain), USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Nepal, etc. & across all of India.
What inspired you to be a DJ?
DJ Notorious said that I was always into music since my school days. I used to play percussion for my school band & later when I got to college I got more interested in DJing. My trip to the party capital of the world Ibiza (Spain) inspired me to be a professional DJ.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
If I had to switch my genre it would surely by to Euro Trance because that’s what I originally started off with in UK in the year 2000. This is one genre I really enjoy playing.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
I have the highest respect for DJ Paul Van Dyk. He’s one of the very few DJs who have been around for so long but stuck to their genre and made sure they don’t deviate. He’s one of the God’s of Trance music and currently, he plays an all LIVE set with midi controllers, etc which is a very difficult thing to do.
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
I have been DJing for the last 20 years and one thing I have learnt is to make sure the crowd has a good time on the dance floor. I would say I adapt to the situation very quickly and I am not stubborn in terms of music. I an open to diversifying my skills in different genres of music.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as rather simplistic to the point where my main goal is to make sure people have a good time. I don’t over complicate my music or style of playing.
DJ Notorious is widely known for his Official remixes for Bollywood films and is one of the premier Bollywood DJ’s in India with an experience of 20 years in the circuit. He has done 30 Official remixes & 16 Official Mashups for 31 Bollywood films which include Gullyboy, Raees, Baar Baar Dekho, Veere Di Wedding, Dhadak, Udta Punjab, Bang Bang, Rustom, Flying Jatt, OK Jaanu, Main Tera Hero, Gabbar is Back , Singh is Bling, Shaandar, Mary Kom, Holiday, Heropanti, Shaukeens, Happy Ending, Raja Natwarlal, Action Jackson, etc.
He’s is the one of the rare Indian DJ’s to have played in the party capital of the world Ibiza (Spain), spinning at the world famous Bora Bora Beach Club for 2 years in a row.
His prominent shows include playing for post parties of some of the most high profile events like Filmfare Awards, Miss India, MTV Style Awards, Zoom Holi Party, Radio Mirchi Awards, World Economic Forum, Economic Times Business Awards, etc. for a list of celebs like Amitabh Bachchan , Salman Khan , Shah Rukh Khan , Hrithik Roshan , Akshay Kumar , Shahid Kapoor , Saif Ali Khan , Varun Dhawan , Katrina Kaif , Kareena Kapoor , Deepika Padukone , Priyanka Chopra & the who’s who of the Bollywood film industry as well as business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani , Sunil Bharti Mittal , Azim Premjee , Adi Godrej etc. to name a few.