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

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shruti Dargan ■ shruti. dargan@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

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.

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