Spinning a dream

The Royal Stag MTV Bollyland concert held recently had a lot to offer to all music lovers.  There was a mix of emerging and established musicians from home and abroad. The packed audience were seen grooving to Bollywood tunes and other popular numbers.

One of the artistes was the well-known DJ Chetas, who shared the stage with a few big names from the world of music.

The DJ, who also has family business back in Mumbai, has been spinning tunes for a long time now. He is known for fresh tunes and mash-ups such as ‘Love’ mash-up, ‘House of Dance’ and Illahi remix. 

Recalling the enjoyable experience here, he says, “It is always good to perform with big artistes like Edward Maya, Ankit Tiwari, Kanika Kapoor and DJ Badshah. In India, people do not respect DJs like they do abroad and performing with artistes gives us an opportunity to showcase our talent.”

He started his career with the movie ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ 11 years ago, after which he took a break for six years.

He recalls, “I am from an orthodox Marwari family and my parents were against me being a DJ, I was about to give up the profession but DJ Aqeel forced me to continue. Then, I met  Bhushan Kumar and composed the Salman Khan mash-up. Since then, there has been no looking back.”

He says that he likes spinning tunes that the crowd enjoys.

“I play according to what the crowd enjoys. I was surprised to see the Bengaluru audience grooving to Bollywood music although they are interested in Electronic Dance Music. It is always great to visit the City as  it gives out positive vibes.”

When asked about his journey till date, he says, “It was a struggle throughout. I had to wait three to four hours outside one studio but hardly got any good opportunities. I always wanted to be a DJ. It was a hobby and it still is.”

He considers the ‘The Break Up’ mash-up as one of his best compositions, till date.
Humble as he is, he says that he still has a long way to go. His faith and belief in himself has kept him going so far. “I have been doing a good job and I am hoping to continue.”  
His future endeavours include making good music and he will be coming up with a Bollywood song, very soon.

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