We determined what’s on Nikhil Chinapa’s playlist, the artists he’s been monitoring, and more on this interview… That apart, right here’s a sneak peek into what he’s paying attention to and what brought him to SulaFest final weekend…
The number of times I’ve heard that humans have grown up watching me… phew! I’m just gonna call myself DJ Dinosaur. I assume I will get an at-blouse made that asserts DJ Dinosaur.
I’m very energetic on Social Media… in truth, I handle all my social media profiles myself. I suppose it’s stupid for human beings to deal with social media handles for them. It’s speculated to be social, therefore personal…
I by no means ruin hearts… by no means, ever! Do an internet search, “How many hearts has Nikhil damaged” and the Internet will crash.
The great piece of a system I possess is listening to protectors. I’ve had my ears mapped with silicone molds, and I’ve positioned filters in them. Because I paintings in such a lot of loud places, it’s essential for me to protect my listening. I would really like to concentrate on tune after I’m very, very vintage.
If you’re a DJ… get yourself an amazing pair of headphones. I use one by this Danish employer referred to as AIAIAI. I like them coz it’s proper sound, all black and no branding on them.
Another piece of advice I’d provide to DJs would be… invest in your track, spend money on your craft, exercise loads, and of a path, spend money on an awesome pair of headphones.
Music is subjective… it’s no longer about retaining up with the tendencies; it’s approximately genuine to yourself. As a DJ, you ought to be playing tracks which you consider and that actions you. As a producer, you shouldn’t make the track just because you think it’s going to be successful. You must make a tune because that’s the kind of song you need to make. I even have so much admired for an artist referred to as B.L.O.T. In India. He makes a tune that he believes in, regardless of what’s taking place in the market. That’s the equal reason I actually have so much respect for Pearl. She will never, ever play a song that doesn’t pass her emotionally.
People connect with me because of MTV, and I blame them for loving me so much. I don’t understand whether I depart a mark or no longer. However, it’s been a splendid journey with MTV thus far. I preserve listening to feedback like they’ve watched MTV Select with their mothers together. It’s genuinely funny and touching to listen to those tales.
Mama Mia is my preferred track, primarily based on the film. I turned into on a flight, and I had a large smile on my face, and I wept during the film like a sissy… I cried from beginning to cease. I am a child you not. I don’t have any shame in saying that, however, it’s a beautiful film. Meryl Streep is a goddess as an actress, and Abba’s track is undying.
Finding your niche in one of this crowded marketplace is difficult! It’s now not a easy answer to that, however, the handiest one – exercise, exercise, exercise. There are not any shortcuts. And correct luck… it’s a completely tough career to live on in and to make it in.
This turned into the first time I performed at SulaFest. I came to play because I notion this might be amusing. Jehan is an old friend. We’ve labored together loads for the reason that times he worked at Blue Frog. He referred to as and requested if I’d like to play, and I’m like, why no longer? I’ve heard so many excellent matters approximately SulaFest, and we had been weeks far away from (VH1) Supersonic, but our outstanding team and crew are working on that, so I’m now not wanted 24×7.
The SulaFest is regarded genuinely nicely laid out. It’s in the lap of nature… the degree and people appearance satisfactory, the reality that we’re no longer surrounded by using a town and plenty of homes… simply that! Living in Mumbai, you experience the metropolis is once in a while final you down and trapping you. Just getting out within the outdoors and open spaces have been top-notch.
The artists at the top of my list are… Billie Eilish… every other very interesting new artist I’m presently tracking and attentive to is a techno DJ known as I_O. All-time favorites encompass John Digweed and Fatboy Slim.
The toughest question you could ask me is what’s on my modern playlist. That’s a, without a doubt, hard one… (after wondering long and difficult). On my playlist right now’s an artist known as Jason Mraz. He’s a singer/songwriter, writes a beautiful tune, and it’s no longer the form of track you’d generally accomplice with a person like me. I in no way… take over the console at a chum’s celebration if some other DJ is playing…