Everything you need to know about the Sunburn Festival in Goa this year, you will find here. In fact I witnessed one of the DJs on tour at Blue Frog on Thursday and DJ Sean Tyas was kicking it (right after one of the Jalebee’s from the Cartel warmed things up.) Seriously, I haven’t jumped around to music without lyrics in the longest time :) I kinda like that the Mumbai DJ community sticks together and I had a nice chat with DJ Clement D’Souza outside who was telling me there are some exciting times ahead for China House and how he thinks its funny that people always ask him what his DJ name is! DJ Nawed Khan of the Submerge family was there too, smiling as always and ruing the fact that some of the most amazing DJs at Sunburn only get a couple hours to spin and that’s just nowhere near long enough! But hold everything you’ll never believe who else was there! Jacke Shroff!
Yup the man himself and he is just the biggest sweetheart ever, calls everyone “dost” (that’s friend in Hindi) and didjya know almost every kid in the slums of Dharavi has his personal mobile number in case of emergencies? Then of course there’s people like TV actor Rohit Roy who I find endlessly entertaining (remember way back in 2007 when I posted his head-to-toe Ed Hardy outfit in the MidDay and he emailed to say something along the lines “why do you hate me?” and I printed that too? Lol.) Well he obviously doesn’t remember me which is why he agreed to give me a byte for my video :)
Oh and I hear Jackie Shroff was also spotted at Elbow Room last night and was true to form being a really nice guy. Also spotted Brit-Asian singer Juggy D. who as it turns out is a bit of a tool. He’s apparently starting his own t-shirt line, which is fine except that he makes no bones about the fact that he’s poaching the entire concept from a line he used to endorse for somebody else! Oh Juggy, shame shame puppy shame; now put that on a tee shirt.