The Hakkasan res­i­dent DJ tells us about mak­ing mu­sic, cooking and Tabasco sauce

Infusion Magazine - - DJ BOOTH: ARNAV -

One thing you might not know about me is... I can swim faster than most other peo­ple.

My worst job ever was… I’ve only ever had one job be­fore now which was with OHM Records, and I loved my time there. I’ve al­ways just been free­lanc­ing mak­ing mu­sic for me­dia. Now I have a full time job as Founder & CEO of 909 Mu­sic. I guess I’ve been lucky that my pas­sion has be­come a ca­reer.

DJing is much like…

Cooking for guests. It is about mix­ing the per­fect in­gre­di­ents to cre­ate a sump­tu­ous meal. And, in the same way as cooking, you want to make some­thing that you en­joy while en­sur­ing your guests have a great time too.

Dubai’s club­bing scene is… Grow­ing ex­po­nen­tially ev­ery year. There are a lot of pro­mot­ers now book­ing qual­ity artists with great con­cepts and that makes me re­ally ex­cited.

I’m re­ally proud of … My de­ci­sion to move to Dubai. I’ve been here a lit­tle over five years and I love it more ev­ery year. The city is re­ally well planned with amaz­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties ev­ery day. The tech startup scene is rapidly grow­ing, the nightlife is flour­ish­ing, it’s got a great mix of peo­ple from all over the globe.

What track could you drop in ev­ery set?

One I’m play­ing a lot right now is called “Mz Sun­day Luv & Nu & Christo­pher Sch­warzwalder - Choose ( Orig­i­nal mix)”. How­ever, it’s not one that I would play ev­ery night as you have to pay at­ten­tion to the mood of the au­di­ence and di­rect your choices on their re­ac­tions. At Hakkasan Dubai, the mu­sic is cru­cial to the over­all am­bi­ence and I need to con­sider the dif­fer­ent spa­ces – the restau­rant, the bar, the Ling Ling Lounge and the ter­race – as you want to carry the night but not over­power some­body who is there for din­ner.

I can’t live with­out… Tabasco sauce.

My big­gest DJ achieve­ment to date is… Well, I’m pri­mar­ily a mu­sic com­poser and pro­ducer so get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to be the res­i­dent DJ at Hakkasan Dubai is def­i­nitely my big­gest.

Ar­nav plays Hakkasan ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 9pm.

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