The original ”Vinyl rider”, ”God father of House music”, ”Beast from the East” are some of the ways to describe the long running legendary figure of dance music. Sanjay Dutta needs no introduction to the club loving circuit of india and he takes the onus of a career which began in 1990. A master of Progressive/ Tech-House to Techno, he fulfills every clubber’s outing in spades.
With humble beginnings to holding residencies at the hottest nightclubs in Kolkata such as Someplace Else, Tantra, Incognito of those times have been breath-taking to witness. His early influences of electronic dance music came through the global stalwarts of the industry such as Paul Oakenfold, Sasha, John Digweed, Nick Warren, Dave Seaman and Danny Tenaglia to name a few. Thereafter Sanjay forged an unequalled revolution in Kolkata during the 90′s when his explorations made him travel overseas…returning with those wonderful records and turning his residencies in to musical, warehouse capers, very much reminiscent of the West. Not only did he play those tunes but also created many musical journeys, which he alone is synonymous with. Sanjay Dutta’s brand of electronic dance music is fresh, fun and versatile, ensuring every outing has a fantastic build up, a bright crescendo and a magical ending. There isn’t a club console or festival in India that Sanjay Dutta hasn’t graced in his illustrious career.
Sunburn for example, one off Asia’s biggest electronic music event has featured his artistry from it’s very beginning in 2007 until 2012, a huge achievement to say the least, Sanjay has featured at the VH1 Supersonic festival in the year 2013 and 2014. He has been billed on numerous occasions playing alongside John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Nick Warren, Dave Seaman, Sander Van Doorn, Judge Jules, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, J00f, GuyJ, Norman Doray to mention some. Sanjay’s tech-savvy and music supremacy stands as a testament for all time. In his enviable stride, is the opening act for Armin Van Buuren’s ‘A STATE of TRANCE -ASOT 600′ tour gig held in Mumbai in 2012… all of which shows his prowess, of being one of the most sought after Djs in India. Sanjay was the unanimous choice for the JURY award for Best Electronic Music Dj at MyFavDj in 2010, an online poll dedicated for artists in India, rests on his name as well, clearly making him the Dj’s Dj.
Sanjay spearheads Eastern India’s biggest dance music festival called D.U.S.K (Deejays United to Serve Kolkata). It is held twice a year and has become one of the most prolific dance music extravaganza in all of India. Launched in December 2009, D.U.S.K is a collaboration with friends and close associates. The festival features the best talents of Kolkata alongside nationally renowned names as head lining acts.
On another front, Sanjay has initiated a weekly podcast by the name of COALITION MUSIC which is dedicated to bringing cutting-edge underground sounds presented by some of the best talent pool of India as well as featuring the most celebrated names globally as guest Djs. Sanjay has recently taken over as the Director-Entertainment & Nightlife at M-Bar located on Park Street, Kolkata, where he plans to re-introduce his famous nights of the yore.
The future abound with a busy gig schedule, opening up his own label that’ll release not just his own productions but will also be a platform for upcoming Djs and producers to get their work released under the label. Having garnered all the attention over the years, Sanjay Dutta is unstoppable and knows exactly how to rip a dance floor apart. His musical diversity and hypnotic sets are powerful, breath-taking and surreal.
Welcome to the fabulous and euphonic world of SANJAY DUTTA!!!