DJ Nucleya: I Love The Old Tunes Of Shankar-Jaikishan & Kalyanji-Anandji
Udyan Sagar, better known by his stage name Nucleya, turned the Bollywood music obsessed industry upside down with back-to-back hits like Koocha Monster, Bass Rani and Raja Baja, but at the back of his mind, classic ghazals by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan and Ustad Ghulam Ali play on a constant loop.
“I definitely take inspiration from Bollywood but that’s not it. I grew up listening to a lot of film music and my father has always been a huge fan of it, straight from the 60s to the 90s. And even though I produce more of dance music, I love the old tunes of Shankar-Jaikishan and Kalyanji-Anandji and ghazals by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan Sahab, Ustad Ghulam Ali Sahab. I listen to everything from old film music to folk music,” the 39-year-old DJ told IANS in an interview on the sidelines of Sunburn 2018, arguably Asia’s biggest electronic music festival.
He was one of the headliners at the first day of the 12th edition of Sunburn, which saw DJs like Axwel..