INTERVIEW WITH DJ BOBBY
Edited by Zehra Ali
How did you decide to become a DJ?
I have been deeply interested in music since I was a child. I have learnt to play the keyboard and guitar. I also happen to have a keen interest in singing and dancing.
While growing up, it was intriguing to notice how the mere press of the “Play” button had the power to make people move and sway. Since then I have wanted to have the same impact on people; to make them move the way I want them to. The job of a DJ helps me achieve just that.
What is the significance of your name DJ Bobby? How did you get that name?
My grandmother loves the name Bobby. When I was born she started calling me Bobby and over the years the name grew on me. Since I adore my grandmother, this name given to me by her was the name I chose to keep in my profession as a DJ.
What has been your biggest gig yet?
A gig I performed at Trilogy and Zinc club in Dubai in 2007.
Who has influenced you the most throughout your life?
My parents. It is the fact that they continue to pray for my success and welfare that I have had such success.
How would you describe your sound?
My music can simply be described as a fusion of club mixes. It contains a variety of house, progressive & tribal house, electro, hip hop and RnB and Desi mixes. I also play several popular club mixes and remixes.
What images and emotions do you want your music to evoke in the listener?
My aim has always been to try and make my audience forget about all their problems and worries and get trapped in a state of complete bliss. I wish to take my listeners, with the help of my music, on a journey across the galaxy. A journey free from trouble and far from the harsh realities of this world into the oblivion where they are at peace.
Do you like to play for big events or in-house parties?
Looking back into my history, you may find a number of small and big events, as well as many national and international gigs that I have played at.I am a music lover as well as an artist hence, I want to cater to my audience without making any discriminations whatsoever.
What genres do you enjoy playing the most?
My personal favorites are house, tribal and hip hop.
How was your experience playing in Dubai and how would analyze the Pakistani audience as compared to your International audience?
It was awesome. Trilogy and Zinc holds a very strong position in the international market and many popular DJs played there. They own top of the line equipment, they provide an excellent service, the environment is great and the even management is very continuously helpful. I don’t want to sound biased here but there is definitely a huge difference between the Pakistani and international crowd. Having said that, I still love my country and playing for my audience here in Pakistan.
Do you think your music can act like a Universal Language?
Yes definitely! I play all genres of music from every part of the world and I have noticed that no matter where I play, the audience’s reaction to it is instantaneous. Everywhere in the world, people love to dance and enjoy. The funny thing is they lip-synch even when they don’t know the exact words to the song and their meaning. They can’t understand the lyrics but they love to dance on my tunes nonetheless.
Where do you see yourself in the next ten years?
Well, I have been a DJ on earth for the past ten years and now I feel it is time to expand my horizons and perform on the moon. Just kidding! I just hope for the best when it comes to my future. Presently, I am working on some projects which will be out in the market soon. I have played with Akcent and am also doing a Live TV show on the channel Aag, so my future seems promising.
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