Top 15 DJs ruling the live event scene in India

Top Djs in India

Indian artists putting the dance floor on fire with their groovy music

We all have been to a club and danced out hearts out, and we also know that it won’t be possible or as fun without the magicians of the music, also known as Disc Jockeys (DJ). They are true magicians became they have the skills to make a large crowd dance to their beats in a dark room with just music.

India has many smashing DJs, who knows what they are doing, and while they certainly have a charm and talent for their art, they all are different and unique in their own ways and style. This individuality and distinctive features makes them all stand out and on top of their games.

If you are a music lover and cannot help but groove to your favorite tunes, this is the list of the famous artists whose music will make you go crazy-

1. DJ Notorious

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Also known as the king of Bollywood remixes, DJ Notorious is one of the premier Bollywood DJs, with an experience of more than 15 years. He is a music magician who performs live globally at music festivals and nightclubs and has a great following. He has provided music in movies including, Main Tera Hero, Heropanti, Bang Bang, Mary Kom and many more.

2. DJ Chetas

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Chetas Shah, popularly known by his stage name DJ Chetas is a renowned DJ, and a pioneer of Bollywood Dance Music. His ability to incorporate Bollywood vocals into his music with a never-ending supply of mash-ups in a very unique way is hailed by his fans. His performances are something which every music lover must experience as he has an ability to create an atmosphere which takes the audience into a trance like situation while dancing their hearts out.

3. DJ Suketu

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DJ Suketu is another smashing artist that can pump the dance floor with his stunning remixes. He is one of the best Bollywood music DJ in India and has given the music industry some critically acclaimed hits like, “Bin Tere Sanam”, “Pyaar Zindagi”, and “Woh Lamhe”. He is the only Indian music producer to have collaborated with Flo Rida, Iyaz and Sean Kingston. He tours extensively all around the world, performing his music at some of the biggest venues.

4. Vyas Brothers

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Vyas Brothers is a brainchild of Sandeep Vyas and DJ Sanjeev Vyas. They are known for their energy which is transferred to everyone on the floor where one cannot help stop dancing. They travel and perform all around the globe making the crowd feel at home and blending in with different genres of music.

5. DJ Aqeel

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DJ Aqeel has been a part of the music industry for more than two decades. He has carved out a niche for himself and has made an impact on the electronic music scene in India. He started his career as a DJ, when it wasn’t that popular. His remixes have gained immense popularity and have also been included in Bollywood movies and his music for the dance floor has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe.

6. Kary Arora

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Kary Arora is one of the names that made an impact on the Indian music scene. She began her career as a DJ in 1997 and made a mark on all parts of the Indian music industry. In 2014, Limca Book of Records also honored her as India’s first woman DJ. Kary also became the 5th female music composer in Bollywood and produced many remixes which were added in the movies. She still performs at different clubs and events and is a big hit among the music lovers.

7. DJ NYK

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DJ NYK whose real name is Nikhil Sahni is an Indian DJ, music produce and the owner of the music label Play Life records. His Bollywood remixes are a big hit and he is widely known for his live sets in locations like Lake Pichola and Kerala backwaters. He has created his own name in the music space with his talent and experience. He performances are not less than any party, making him one of the best DJs in the Indian music industry.

8. Bally Sagoo

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Bally Sagoo is a DJ and musician who has managed to carve out his own unique style of music. He is the man behind numerous platinum selling albums and one of the originals from the Asian underground scene that exploded in the 80s. He has worked with some of the biggest artists in the industry and his prominent albums include Aby Baby which featured Amitabh Bachchan. His career spanning more than 3 decades in the music industry has had a monumental success which continues till today.

9. Akbar Sami

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DJ Akbar Sami is one of the pioneers of DJ music in India. He began his career as a choreographer before turning to become a DJ and musician. He has a career spanning more than three decades and has many hit albums like Jalwa, Jalwa 2 and Jadoo to his name. His live performances are quite dreamy and mind blowing.

10. Nucleya 

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Udyan Sagar, better known as Nucleya is one of India’s most popular and influential Independent artists. He has been making music since 1995 and was part of a band till 2007 when he began his solo journey as a DJ and producer. He has performed at some of the country’s biggest music festivals and the world. Nucleya has made his mark as an Indian music producer, producing music that is the soundtrack of a new Indian generation.

11. Zaeden 

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Zaeden’s real name is Sahil Sharma. He’s a famous DJ and singer who began his career at 14. He has played at many international concerts and festivals including the Tomorrowland and Marenostrum Festivals. Zaeden has also tied up with various international brands and played at clubs like Pacha and Ushuaïa to name a few. Zaeden is perfect for a concert-like vibe. He has a breathtaking voice that is loved by the audience.

12. Lost Stories 

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Lost Stories is an Indian DJ/producer duo composed of Prayag Mehta and Rishab Joshi. They are well known for their ability to blend Indian folk sounds with electronic music. Some of their most popular tracks are Mahi, Bombay Dreams, Faded (Remix), Mai Ni Meriye, and many more. Having performed at many international festivals and worked with various global artists, they have a massive following and their talent and performances speak for themselves. Their live shows are filled with power-packed songs and soul-thrilling music which is why attending their shows or concerts is nothing less than a breathtaking experience

13. Nikhil Chinapa

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Nikhil Chinapa is a well known Indian DJ, often credited with popularizing EDM (Electronic Dance Music) in India. He popularized DJing as a profession, while also leading the music scene at the Sunburn Festival. He also founded Submerge, which was one of the largest EDM companies in India. He also co-founded VH1 Supersonic which is one of the India’s biggest dance music festivals. He is a prominent face in the industry, who often appears on reality shows like Roadies and Splitsvilla.

14. Progressive Brothers

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Progressive Brothers is a Indian electronic music duo namely Sunny Sharma and Karan Bhalla. They have played at some of India’s biggest music festivals like Sunburn, Enchanted Valley Carnival and VH1 Supersonic. They have an experience of performing with great artists from around the world including, David Guetta, Tiesto, Martin Garrix etc and have a way of making people groove on their beats.

15. Anish Sood

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Anish Sood also known as Anyasa is an Indian DJ and music producer. He has gained recognition in a very short time and is one of the best upcoming DJs in the country. He is signed to British deep house label Anjunadeep and has toured around the world with prominent artists. He has played at Sunburn Festival in Goa, NH7 Weekender and Enchanted Valley Carnival and has also performed with global artists. Anish has released various singles and EPs and is that emerging artist who has everything it takes to become globally known.

16. DJ Pearl

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DJ Pearl is one of India’s leading female Djs who has managed to conquer the scene of electronic music which is a male dominated space. She co-founded Submerge with her husband which is India’s premier electronic music event. She is the only Indian DJ to have played at the famed Ministry of Sound in London, as well as the Pacha in Ibiza. You can’t think about the electronic music space in India without DJ Pearl.

17. Sartek

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Sarthak Sardana aka DJ Sartek is an Indian DJ and music producer. He is the first Indian DJ on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings to have all the releases on Beatport Top 100 charts. He has also opened for international artists like Justin Bieber, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki and many more. He lights up the stage with his music making the crowd groove to his electric beats.

These are some of the most famous DJs in India, who have performed not only in India but also at the global stages. These music magicians can make anyone sway to their beats. You can also play the fun quiz and learn more interesting facts about the Indian Djs.

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