Tanvi Bajaj is a DJ. With a pair of headphones around her neck, she mixes progressive house, deep and electric techno tracks on the DJ deck as crowds sway to her tunes.
She’s been making people move to her music for two years now, and is among the few female DJs in Bangalore. But being a woman has hardly been an obstacle in her path to the dance floor. “It is true that in the beginning people might think that you are here for wrong reasons, like glamour and fame. You have to wait and keep working hard. Once you get established, they do value you. I get paid as much as my male DJ friends,” she says.
Tanvi believes that deejaying is part of her personality. “Deejaying is a part of me for ever. This is what I always wanted to do and I will keep doing it all my life,” she says. A lover of all genres of music, Tanvi started collecting and appreciating music since the age of 12, and never looked back. “I started off pretty early. My parents got me a pair of denons when I was 12. My first deejaying experience was with DJ Shan. After years of practice, I reached where I am today,” she says.
The artiste loves to play at all clubs across the city, but the centre certainly holds its charm. “Every place has its own kind of crowd and flavour, I love each of them. The centre of the town draws crowds from almost every part of the city, so you see a mix of all [kinds of people] there. It is highly accessible and people can go back safely at any hour of the night,” she adds.