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Dancing the nights away at Vizag

At a recent event, Vizagites grooved to music by Rhea who has been a DJ for the Kolkata Knight Riders’ after-parties

Saturday nights at Vue bar at Novotel is all about partying and revelry. And the glass dance floor with its neon lights provide the perfect setting for the merrymakers. The last Saturday night was extra special as along with EDM and Moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton), DJ Rhea from Bengaluru kept the tempo up. From Kolkata, she has been a DJ for several of Kolkata Knight Riders’ after-parties.

The DJ had a cocktail of music to keep everyone on the dance floor moving. From Bollywood blockbusters like Kar gayi chull and Punjabi ones like Suit suit karda along with her remixes, she ensured no one left the dance floor.

Rhea has four years of experience as a DJ and specialises in Bollywood, commercial and old school hip hop. Everyone loves Bollywood music, she says and it never fails to work its charm. Be it in Bengaluru or Visakhapatnam, people love the item numbers. “In major cities one can go on with only EDM or techno but in some places that kind of music has to be blended in with Bollywood music. If you play EDM for too long, you can see the crowd thinning on the dance floor,” she observes.

Opening the floor for her was DJ Bobsy, the resident DJ of Vue Bar for the past four years. “The concept of DJs has been around in the city for quite some time but it has picked up only in the last four years. In between the number of clubs in the city had gone down due to a license-related issues. But now the night life of the city is catching up again,” he says.

Many hotels like Novotel and The Park are hosting regular DJ nights by roping in national and international DJs to jazz up the city’s night life.Many youngsters club-hop on weekends.

“We host club nights and urban nights. For club nights we rope in DJs from across the country while for urban nights we try to get acclaimed international DJs to play for us,” says Akshay Lokrey, the restaurant manager. Lokrey says that the club gets lively after 10.30 pm. The crowd is usually youngsters aged between 21 and 35 years who come along with their friends and dance the night away.

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