Groove to Olly Esse’s electronic dance music numbers in Kochi this weekend
Many international artistes have fallen in love with India and its culture. Italian DJ Olly Esse, who shifted her base to Mumbai four years ago, is one of them. According to her, the choice to live here was easy because of the cultural similarities between the two places. “Italian people love food, good music and nature as well,” she adds. Having started DJing at the age of 18, she has left the crowd wanting more at venues across the world—including Sunburn Festival, VH1 Supersonic, Sound Nation in Nepal, and Sunrise Festival in Poland. A fitness vlogger in her free time, Olly says that its all about doing what you love and keeping your passion alive. In Kochi this weekend for an electrifying gig, she will be playing at the Big Room Night alongside city-based DJ Savyo.
Going all out
At her upcoming gig, partygoers can expect dance music and influences of Melbourne bounce, deep house and future house music. She will be playing mashups and originals, including her high-octane collaborations with UK-based Koost project that has visible Indian influences. “It is not the kind of music that one needs to study or know of. You just have to jump and dance,” she adds. The artiste who has opened for big names in the clubbing circuit—including Nari & Milani, Bob Sinclar and Robin Schulz—has also picked up inspirations from German DJ André Tanneberger and his use of multiple genres and sounds to play live sets. She has performed in almost every district in Kerala, including Malappuram and Kozhikode, and believes that language barriers do not matter when it comes to music. “Music has just one language—love. There’s nothing like the feeling I get while on stage and playing my music for a fun crowd,” claims the Milano, who’s currently working on an album featuring regional musical instruments and local rappers.
Tickets available online.
At Holiday Inn.
On October 26, from 7 pm.