Playing a collection of tapes at small venues in a small-town doesn't sound like a career plan, but that was how my musical career first began, then morphed into a full-time profession and became my raison d'etre, so to speak.
A small-town boy from south india, i'd already shocked the family and opted out of the mainstream when i picked being in a hard tock band called Z Axis over a conventional career, For five years, I sang covers of 1980's heavy metal bands at small gigs and had a great time doing it till, like most other garage bands, the financial crunch did us in. I hung up my (salvaged and home made!) leather bands but not my love for music, which is what kept me looking for other ways through which i could explore sound, and let me to deejaying. In the 14 years that i have been spinning records, i've held court ar some of the country's best clubs and happily, provided the aural memories to many, many celebrations, and in many ways i think i have my short attention span to thank, i moved on quickly from playing the funky house music that i began with to electronic music, when i felt like i was over it, and more importantly, i felt my audience was as well. When house music began to feel a little stale, i moved on to electro house much before anybody else did, then onto some hard techno way and more recently, ever since that's become ubiquitous, i've begun playing more Drum & bass and dubstep and its been the same ever since.