Its been a long journey for Dj Chico from being a kid with a set of cassette decks to being the official Dj for Kingfisher and the IPL, playing with Akon, Bob Sinclair and The Rolling Stones and having his very own radio show!! Read on and the story shall unfold.
It all began for Dj Chico a good 20 years ago when he was just a kid, messing around with some records. He knew then, as he knows now, that that was love at first sight! As a kid in the UK he had plenty of opportunities to hone his dj-ing talent, beginning at small private parties and getting bigger & better with every weekend.
In the years that followed he played with musicians and performers – big and small and fell in love with the art of making people dance. If its one thing he swears he can do it is getting anyone, or anything to move. For an entire year in the 90’s he played at Swigs, the former Earthquake in Mumbai and toured with Media companies like Channel V, partying with and playing for large crowds and TV stars.
When the time came for a challenge, he was all up to it, winning the famed ‘War of the Djs – 2000 & 2001’!
Dj Chico stopped at nothing there on, entertaining artists like Akon, Eddy Grant, Deep Purple, Enrique Iglesias, Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones, & The Scorpions at their post show parties.
He has opened and closed for several performers and artists such as DJ Judge Jules (London), DJ Spencer (MOS), DJ Eddie Lock (London), DJ Ray Davis (London), Viva, Shaan, Remo Fernandes, Louis Banks, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Shivamani, Mansi Scott, Sunita Sarthi and Priscilla Corner amongst many others.
He even had the privilege of performing alongside Lionel Richie for Vijay Mallya’s 50th Birthday celebrations.
Let’s put it this way – There is hardly any Indian city or club that has not been host to Dj Chico at some point in the last 19 years!
Earthquake, Enigma, Avalon, Rock Bottom and Velvet Lounge in Mumbai. Sparks, Treasure Island, Bottle and Chimney, F bar, 10 downing street, Liquid, Under deck, 6th element, Twister, Afterlife and Dublin in Hyderabad. 10 downing street , Chrome, Woltaire Club in Vizag. Titos, Zanzibar, Club Cabana, Blue, Loungefly, Paradiso in Goa. 10 downing street, Polaris and Sphinx in Pune. Tantra, Underground and Aqua in Calcutta. – That’s just naming a few, among many others in cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Manipal and Mangalore & many more.
As for Bangalore, every club and every partygoer knows his name and screams it out loud when he plays! Dj Chico has played at gigs at various clubs in Bangalore such as NYX, Athena, Zero G, Taika, ICE, Blue Bar, I Bar, Noir, Fusion Lounge, 1912, Sparks, Urban Edge, 180 Proof, I Bar, Mars 2211, Dublin Pub, Club X, Hipnos, Insomnia and Pebbles.