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Ketan s love affair with music began at the age of 16 when he stumbled upon his sisters’ music collection. For a while he had the likes of Chicane, Fatboy slim and Faithless on repeat mode devouring everything that these musical geniuses had to offer.
The pivotal point came in at 17 when he saw one of India s pioneer DJ spin a magical spell with electronic music at a famous club in Goa. He sought the help of a mentor Claudio and learnt how to beat match on the classic Denon2500 and hasn’t looked back ever since. When he received his birthday gift, a pair of Technics 1210 combined with numerous records bought from the narrow lanes of Soho, London it was time to spread his wings and soar high into the realm of music!
Starting with a residency in a club in South Goa he simultaneously played at numerous hotspots in and around Goa like Tito’s, Mambo’s, West End, Venom, Margerita’s, Radissons and Velocity in Mumbai. Not restricting himself to a single genre of music and with the help of house, minimal techno and tech house he soon had the sweat dripping from the ceilings on dance floors.
His influences are Way out West, Claes Rosen, Midival Pundits, The Swedish House mafias, Martin T Velden, Liquid soul, Underworld, Funkagenda Calvin Harris and specially Jalebee cartel, DJ Inferno Navin & Farokh who have stood by him through thick and thin.
Fast Forward: Age 22 and the next step production !!
Currently pursuing his MBA in Bombay and giving ample amount of time to music productions and mashups which have seen support from various international djs who feature it in their mixtapes and radio shows.
He can’t sing and he doesn’t write lyrics but he unleashes innovative cutting edge and ultimately good fun tracks like ‘Taikutsu’, ‘soul souffle’, ‘sunburnt chords’ and his latest addition ‘simply spiritual’ (to name a few) and boy does he know how to use these as weapons on the dance floor!!
DJ Ketan is truly raising the bar with his creations that elevate the musical experience and he proves that DJ s are truly the new Rockstars!!