Techno Lofting with Vachan Chinnappa
DJ Night .
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Playing a collection of tapes at small venues in a small town doesn’t sound like a career plan, but that was how my musical career first began, then morphed into a full-time profession andbecame my raison d’etre, so to speak.
A small-town boy from South India, I’d already shocked the family and opted out of the mainstream when I picked being in a hard rock band called Z Axis over a conventional career. For five years, I sang covers of 1980’s heavy metal bands at small gigs, and had a great time doing it till, like most other garage bands, the financial crunch did us in. I hung up my (salvaged and home made!) leather bands but not my love for music, which is what kept me looking for other ways through which I could explore sound, and led me to deejaying.
In the 13 years that I have been spinning records, I’ve held court at some of the country’s best clubs and happily, provided the aural memories to many, many celebrations.
And in many ways I think I have my short attention span to thank,I moved on quickly from playing the funky house music that I began with to electronic music, when I felt like I was over it, and more importantly, I felt my audience was as well. When House music began to feel a little stale, I moved on to electro house much before anybody else did, then onto some hard techno way and more recently, ever since that’s become ubiquitous, I’ve begun playing more Drum & Bass and dubstep and it’s been the same ever since.