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Turning tables from crowd to console

Turning tables from crowd to console
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14-year-old Clement used to sneak out from his house to go out and party. He soon transited from being a face in the crowd to being that guy behind the console. Clement’s lessons in DJing began with him observing his DJ friends play on the console. This continued until the day he finally got behind the gadget himself when the DJ who was performing at a club left after a squabble with his partner.

DJ Clement D’souza, who is set to perform at MTV Bloc Party - 2015 at Over the Moon, Jubilee Hills, on Saturday, gets talking about his career in DJing, the house genre and the type of crowds he prefers

14-year-old Clement used to sneak out from his house to go out and party. He soon transited from being a face in the crowd to being that guy behind the console. Clement’s lessons in DJing began with him observing his DJ friends play on the console. This continued until the day he finally got behind the gadget himself when the DJ who was performing at a club left after a squabble with his partner. Ever since, Clement knew that he wanted people to groove to his beats.

Clement began his career in the late 90s and since then he has been delivering. While speaking to The Hans India, Clement talked about his evolution as a DJ and the type of audience he loves to perform to. A DJ who is more into house music, Clement opines that the genre has many subgenres. “You need to sense the pulse of the audience and give them the right music. Once you do this, people will go crazy on the beats.

DJ Clement D’souza

There’s no denying that,” the DJ said. He also added that house is rapidly gaining popularity in India. India has been inviting some of the biggest DJs across the globe and most of these sell out amazingly fast. Like the recent Blasterjaxx concert in Hyderabad. Speaking about the DJing scene in India and how good it is as a career option, Clement says that people back in the 90s used to go to DJ parties only at night clubs.

“Now we have exclusive concerts and people crave to dance to DJ beats. DJing has now evolved to being one of the best paid and respected professions,” he added. We see gigs happening all across the country, some in metros and the others in towns. Clement admits that he prefers performing in towns to metros.

“While people in metros grab a drink and enjoy the music, those in small towns come just to get down on the dance floor and fill the space with a massive amount of energy. Most DJs would prefer performing at places where there’s such a burst of energy. It gets us excited when people go crazy on our beats and I hope this will be the case at OTM on Saturday,” the DJ said.

By:Tushar Kalawatia

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