DJ Jasmeet thinks nostalgic tunes are huge this party season
In conversation with the DJ before the fetsival season kicks off
DJ Jasmeet considers it lucky that his passion for music and his profession lined up. He started his career by playing at parties while he was in his alma mater, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, and later, at Christ College.“I was a house and hip-hop DJ,” he reminisces, adding, “With the growth of FM radio and people from different regions settling in, I moved to Bollywood. But yes, I still stick to playing English dance music whenever I am at a private event or at special club nights.” The DJ even passed on an opportunity from the merchant navy to continue playing music.
Jasmeet classifies the Bengaluru party crowd as restless, unsettled and wild.“Bengaluru’s knowledge of music is vast compared to most cities in India. From rock music to the latest in trance, our crowd knows everything well.”
The DJ is all geared up for the party and festive season. “This year has been big on old music coming back as new versions. That is what has ruled the dance floors,” the DJ says. For his upcoming gig, he plans to dish out lots of Indian remixes and some hip-hop. And of course, since it will be Christmas season, there will be a lot of happy dance music. “Reggaeton and Latino music are also huge this year,” he adds.
For New Year’s Eve, the DJ has planned something big but he cannot reveal much, “I promise you it will be the biggest New Year’s eve party Bengaluru has ever witnessed. But the venue is a secret for now.”
TOP 5 on the dance floor
Havana by Camila Cabello
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
Banja Tu Meri Rani by Guru Randhawa
Ittefaq Se Raat Baaki by Ittefaq
Mere Rashke Qamar by Baadshaho
Entry free. December 15, 8.30 pm. At Sanctum Club, Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road. Details: 30405400