Ex­pect DJ Kshmr to spin desi songs dur­ing his In­dia tour

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukherjee shreya.mukherjee@htlive.com

I have some­thing in the works with Sonu Nigam. He is a favourite of my Dadaji and one of the nicest peo­ple I’ve ever met NILES HOL­LOW­ELL-DHAR AKA DJ KSHMR

Af­ter con­certs by Cana­dian pop sen­sa­tion Justin Bieber and Amer­i­can mu­sic duo, The Chainsmok­ers, now Niles Hol­low­ell-Dhar aka DJ Kshmr is set to per­form in In­dia. Talk­ing about his solo six-city maiden In­dia tour over 10 days, he says, “Words can’t ex­press how ex­cited I’m to be re­turn­ing to In­dia.”

The Amer­i­can DJ ear­lier per­formed at Sun­burn (2015 in Goa and 2016 in Pune). This time around, his date with In­dia be­gins on Oc­to­ber 20 in Delhi, and af­ter per­for­mances in Ben­galuru, Chennai, Kolkata and Hy­der­abad, his tour will cul­mi­nate in Mum­bai on Oc­to­ber 29.

Kshmr’s In­dia con­nect is strong and he hopes that fans will make his act spe­cial by be­ing the “most en­er­getic crowd” in the world. “I’m half In­dian (his fa­ther is In­dian) and still have a lot of fam­ily in In­dia. The last time I was there, be­ing on that stage and hav­ing my Dadaji (grand­fa­ther) there to see the crowd was the high­light of my ca­reer,” says the DJ, who re­cently per­formed at To­mor­row­land and Ul­tra Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

So, when in In­dia, will he do what In­di­ans do? We mean, spin In­dian num­bers. “In­deed, I’ve made some spe­cial remixes of In­dian songs to play along­side my own,” says the artist who will do­nate pro­ceeds of the Delhi con­cert to Child Rights And You (CRY).

Known for his pop­u­lar tracks such as Se­crets, Bazaar, and Me­ga­lodon, Kshmr is some­one who has col­lab­o­rated with the likes of En­rique Igle­sias, Robin Thicke, Se­lena Gomez, R3hab, Tiësto, Car­nage and Dim­itri Ve­gas.

Fans can ex­pect a col­lab­o­ra­tion with singer Sonu Nigam, con­firms the DJ. “I have some­thing in the works with Sonu Nigam. He is a favourite of my Dadaji and one of the nicest peo­ple I’ve met,” says Kshmr.

As part of his solo six-city maiden In­dia tour, the Amer­i­can DJ will per­form in Delhi on Oc­to­ber 20

Sonu Nigam

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