Genre:-Bollywood, HipHop, Progressive House, House & now Moombahthon.
DJing Since :-1999
Influences :-Hardwell, Bassjackers, Tom Staar, Major Lazer, Diplo & and many more.
Favourite Clubs:-Far too many to list.
What inspired you to be a DJ?
Love for music since I was a toddler. There was a time I wouldn’t eat a morsel without the LP being turned on.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
Uplifting Trance strictly.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
Biggest inspiration has been Dave Seamen / Judge Jules / Armin Van Buuren & Major major Respect for Hardwell (Love the way his set flows).
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
It’s my varied knowledge of music, ranging from 50s RockNRoll to Now trending Hit Bolly tracks..So in any gig, depending on the kinda crowd that’s there, it becomes easy to spin.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
By playing what they want to hear rather than focusing on my likes. Once you have them grooving, then you can spin whatever you want to.
One of the finest DJs of Kolkata – Dj Richard started Djing since 1999. One of the few DJs who is renowned for his versatility with multitude of genres such as such as, mainstream Bollywood (BDM), Retro, House, Progressive House, Electro House, Techno, Trance & Progressive Trance. Associated with Radio Mirchi, 98.3FM (TOI group) as Promo Producer and DJ, he is the only Dj in India to have his own weekly show with national coverage. Club Mirchi is a widely acclaimed show which airs every Saturday night 9pm-1am. First of its kind, Club Mirchi is a favourite among the masses and enjoys unparallel popularity since 2003. DJ Richard has previously been a Resident DJ of SOHO and I-Bar popular night clubs in Kolkata (2009-2011).
DJ Richard regularly performs at various shows as a guest artist like: Guest DJ at Times Music War of the DJs 2000 – 2001. Back to the 80’s, Tantra, The Park, Kolkata 2000. Romanov Party Mania, Incognito, Taj Bengal, Kolkata. Smirnoff Green Apple Twist Club Mirchi Live, Soho, Kolkata. Smirnoff Green Apple Twist Club Mirchi Live, Tantra, The Park, Kolkata. Q’BA, Delhi, 2009. Nokia Freshers’ GIG at Tantra, KOLKATA (4.10.08). Bacardi Night Patna (27.9.08). Blenders Pride Style Party, Patna Golf Club (21.9.13). Swissotel – Pool party (2013). Project Sunshine, a collaborative initiative undertaken by the biggest DJs in Kolkata. Mirchi Music Awards, After Party (2011-present). Mirchi Retreat, The Zuri White Sands Resort and Casino, Goa
One of the pioneers of the music industry, DJ Richard has collaborated internationally as a consulting DJ for Radio 4, Dubai and Radio Foorti, Bangladesh. He has also worked with popular Bangla rock band Fossils as a Music Producer for the songs. Friendship Chai and Harina from the album MissionF. His collaboration with Tollywood includes Baro Mash Official Remix from Kidnapper (2012). DJ Richard, one of the most respected and noted DJ in the country has curved a niche for himself. He has kept the nation grooving to his music for over fifteen years. His constant endeavour to produce fresh, edgy and foot tapping music for his listeners has made him an icon and a household name.