International DJ and music producer Megha Kawale is busy playing tripping tracks at the world’s most prized hotspots, making time to record her first Bollywood production, the Munni Badnaam Hui remix.
musical stylings Megha KawaleIndia’s first woman DJ, Megha Kawale cracked into the male dominated DJ circuit 12 years ago. Her tryst with DJing began at the discotheque at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. Kawale was trained on the job. “I never went to any DJ school,” she reveals.
“Climbing up the popularity charts was a tough task. Initially, I was on probation for three months. I took what I got and it wasn’t easy. Luckily, my father’s best friend used to frequent the night club at Taj and therefore he convinced my family that I was wasn’t playing tracks at any seedy joint,” adds Megha.
Megha shares that taking up a career as a DJ wasn’t easy, especially when her family wasn’t very convinced about her decision. “Working till the wee hours of the morning was a huge challenge. But I made my choice and watched my senior colleagues play, soak in the ambience and how they tried to figure out the pulse of the audience. My golden chance came when one day, both my colleagues were unwell and I had the opportunity to pour my heart out by playing all by myself. It was an unbeatable high!” she recalls.
Shilpi Madan in conversation with Megha Kawale
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