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DJ Suketu
Since we last spoke to him, DJ Suketu’s career has skyrocketed and he’s a very busy man! We catch up with him to see what being a hit DJ is all about.

The Record: Tell us what you’ve been doing for the past year…
Suketu: The first album did really well and then my life just turned upside down. I suddenly started travelling, I suddenly started getting more live shows and calls from people who I never even thought would call me. I never expected the song (Pyar Zindagi Hai) to do so well. I’d get emails and text messages from people saying they loved the song. I went and played in cities I never even thought I’d play. Of course my charges for playing also increased [laughs].

TR: How was the experience of the first album?
Suketu: The launch party went really well. Zayed Khan graced the launch. He jokes that he was the lucky one who made my album run. So he says that when I do my second album he’s going to do the release. That was great. I also had some DJs like Aqeel, Nasha, Nikhil and Pearl, all of whom played for half an hour at the launch. That was really amazing. So the launch went off really well and the album did brilliantly. We thought Pyar Zindagi Hai was non-mass and very club single but everybody loved it.

TR: What did you have to do for the promotion of the album?
Suketu: I had to do 12 cities tour – Indore, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Calcutta and a couple more. At times I played at music launches. Once the album started doing well I played at The Economic Times party, and Bombay Times party as well.

TR: What was the biggest surprise for you?
Suketu: My biggest surprise was getting an ‘sms’ from Abhishek Bachchan saying that Bombay In My Soul from my album was the best track he’d heard and then he invited me for the launch of Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost. There was a party for it and I played for it.

TR: So what are celebs like at a party?
Suketu: They actually go totally wild. Like Abhishek really knows how to rock, he actually gets behind the DJ console and mixes with the DJ. It’s great fun as the then the crowd goes berserk. I did a party for Anil Ambani and he was telling me which songs to play next and he really knows how to work the crowd and knows how to make them rock.

You can read the rest of our feature on DJ Suketu in the April 2004 issue of The Record Music Magazine available at your local newsagent.


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