Music is the universal language that has no boundaries and is enjoyed by people regardless of age, race or gender. Yet, when it comes to Disc Jockeys in most countries, men typically dominate the field with very few women DJs getting equal recognition and praise. In India, however, we today are blessed with many talented women DJs, who are as much in demand as their male contemporaries. Here are five of the most celebrated women DJs in our country today.
DJ pearl comes from a family of music lovers and was bought up by vinyl-collecting parents. This was the foundation of the glorious career she has had. Considered to be a pioneer in the electronic dance music (EDM) genre, she one of the co-founders of ‘Submerge’ -India’s premiere electronic music party along with Nikhil Chinappa and Hermit Sethi. One of the most established DJs in the country today; DJ Pearl has inspired many young women to follow her footsteps.
Having started her career at the age of 17, DJ Megha has been a part of the industry for about 16 years. She is a versatile jockey and experiments with different genres of music, including electro and tec house, commercial club, progressive and Bollywood; which has led to her performing extensively in India and abroad. She is mostly known for her signature style of blending progressive music with a minimalist sound.
DJ Kamya is the only female DJ in India to play live dhol and plays Bollywood, commercial house and progressive music. One of the top DJs in the country, Kamya, not unlike DJ Megha, has travelled and performed in many countries along with India. DJ Kamya has also been featured live from India radio to Dubai radio, the American radio for L.A & Houston radio and Washinton DC and again Houston radio.
A former model, she currently performs in some of the most popular clubs in India and abroad. Hailing from Delhi, earlier this year, she won the best female DJ in India award at the Live Quotient Awards. The music genres that interest her most include Commercial Bollywood Music Mixed with Electro House. She is highly interactive with her audience while performing which makes her one of the most popular DJs in the country.
DJ Shireen started her music career at the age of 19 and has never looked back since. Her mixing of commercial house, progressive and electro music keep her audience hooked, and in a short span of seven years, she has become one of the most popular DJs in the country. Apart from being one of the finalists at the National Finals of the Times War of DJs; she is also a professional emcee and rapper.
[Featured Picture Courtesy: Magnetic Magazine]
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