DJ SNAKE? N0, CALL ME DJ BUTTER CHICKEN
Disturbed at the Paris attacks, France’s DJ Snake made sure the show went on at his Gurgaon gig. He talks about his love for all things Indian
Aday after the Paris terror attacks, French DJ, rapper and producer, DJ Snake, who was performing in Gurgaon, didn’t seem too keen to talk about what happened in his city. We were told to steer clear of questions about the incident as he has been “very disturbed” about it. All that he managed to say towards the end was, “I want to be with my family when I get to Paris next week.”
However, on stage, the show went on! The 29-yearold couldn’t stop raving about India, and he wasn’t the only one to be high on the country! While DJ Chuckie, who played before him remixed Tum
Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2, for fans, DJ R3hab waved the Indian flag and expressed his love for the country. However, spinning his hit tracks — like Lean On, Get Low, Turn Down For What and You Know You Like It, for the crowd, DJ Snake greeted with a ‘namaste’, thanked with a ‘shukriya’ and wished everyone Happy Diwali.
“I’ve almost lost my voice now, trying to match up to the crowd’s energy,” said the DJ, chatting with us backstage at the Sunburn City Festival.
Clearly in love with the country, DJ Snake made sure he soaked in its flavour and culture. “I just loved the food. It was so spicy, I almost died three times but it was so good that I was like ‘keep going’. And oh my God, I tried Butter Chicken. I ate so much of it.. I’m now going to change my name to DJ Butter Chicken and the cheese naan and samosas.”
Talking about his shopping escapades in Delhi, he said, “I went to the market (Connaught Place and Chandni Chowk we hear) to feel the vibe of the city, see its people and learn their culture, and shop a lot, of course.” He was also quick to pick up a few Hindi words. “I also learnt some bad words but I’m not gonna say that. As for shopping, my mom wanted me to buy everything. She called me at least 10 times to remind me to pick up scarves (and dupattas) for her, which I did. I also bought a sherwani for myself. It’s a black one with small details on it. I’m going to wear it in Las Vegas and be like a maharaja,” he joked.