DJing Name:-DJ Karan
DJing Since :-2000
Influences :-Roger Sanchez, DJ Snake, DJ Qbert, DJ Craze
Favourite Clubs:-Ushuaia Ibiza | Printworks London |Omnia NY Cavalli Club, Dubai | Armani, Dubai | Sensation, Dubai | Bombay Cocktail Bar, Mumbai
What inspired you to be a DJ?
Let’s say, It all just fell into place like it was bound to happen without me knowing about it. I love music and everything to do with music. In my Childhood, I was attached to my Radio Cassette Player, It was a prized possession which I would not let people touch. Moving on my parents enrolled in music classes where I learned to play the Piano and then the Drums. But then came the time of Remixes and that’s what exactly sparked my interest and ultimately led to DJ’ing.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
Nowadays, Bollywood music has a lot of elements from different Genres, ranging from EDM to Hip Hop, especially the remixes I make or the ones out there, so I believe indirectly we are catering to a lot of different genres. However, if I totally had to switch, it would definitely be RnB & Hip Hop.
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
There are a lot of People who I feel inspired by which are not limited to DJ’s. People from my daily life, my parents, friends. But coming back to your question, Roger Sanchez, DJ Snake, DJ Qbert & DJ Craze have been very inspiring.
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
I feel my USP is that I involve a lot of music from all over the world in my sets. Be It Hip Hop, Reggaeton, House or anything other genres, you will definitely get to hear a lot of stuff which you haven’t heard anywhere else before.
How do you get the crowd pumped?
By developing a connection with the crowd. Crowd reading & Interaction plays a very big role in that. Understanding them and giving them what they want gets it going in my case.
ABOUT Karan Bhatia
A trailblazer, pioneer of new trends and Versatility in his music style, it is no surprise that Karan Bhatia (DJ Karan) has become a key player in the Nightlife scene in Dubai, U.A.E. He is known as a performer who transcends different musical genres to create an experience for his audience. Recognition of his talent comes from his understanding and respecting different genres of music, the venues and the crowds. “I love playing off the crowd, using my music as an outlet; the music everyone can feel and relate to; its the thread which holds the venue together.”. He has won the Best Asian DJ – the Middle East at the Masala Awards 2017. He has performed for Indian, Pakistani and multinational weddings in U.A.E, India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon to name a few. The hotels in Dubai include Burj Khalifa, Address Montgomerie, JW Marquis, Atlantis, H hotel and many more.