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Interviews |  09 Dec 2017 11:25 |  By Kavita Yadav

I think Arijit Singh is incredibly talented: Nucleya

MUMBAI: Nucleya is one of the finest music producers in India and there is no doubt about it. This 39-year-old did not need Bollywood to make him famous, his two decade long contribution to the music industry has earned him his late stardom. Today, he is headline many Indian acts and has been successfully doing gigs internationally. Nucleya is a brand and EVC (Enchanted Valley Carnival) 2017 brings him to you.

In conversation with Radioandmusic, the DJ-producer opens up about his set at EVC, future plans and more. Excerpts.

What are your EVC plans?

The set will be about 90 per cent my own original music, a combination of older releases and newer stuff. The show overall has evolved quite a bit and features new visuals, SFX and hopefully some pyro. Also, looking forward to playing out my new track Paintra which is a collaboration with Divine for Anurag Kashyap’s new film Mukkabaaz.

How different will this performance be from the others?

Every show is different. It’s a different city, different audience, different time slot, that’s what keeps it fresh and exciting.

Will you be releasing any new material on EVC?

No, I will be saving debuting new material for my 31 December headlining show at JioGarden BKC in Mumbai.

There are many other artistes performing on Day 2 of EVC with you. Will you be attending their performances too?

I haven’t had a chance to watch a full blown Arijit Singh show yet, so I’m really looking forward to that. I think he’s incredibly talented and I love his voice in recordings, so cannot wait to see him perform live.

What do you think of EVC as a festival, given the fact that you've attended many Indian and international performances?

I think it’s done a really incredible job of catering something to everyone. It’s a proper multi-genre festival in the truest sense which I think is great because I think genres are kind of pointless in music anyways. Looking forward to seeing the setup and production now that they have shifted to Mumbai.

What are the things that you take notice of when at a concert?

The first and most obvious one is the sound system, how it feels and if it delivers the punch that is needed. After that it’s just the general vibe and ambience and how that lends itself to people enjoying themselves and having a good time.

Do you also, try interacting with the attendees post the concert to get a feedback?

We do this after every show. I always make it a point to meet as many fans as I can after a show. Of course, sometimes that’s not possible and there are just too many people or we are running on too short of a schedule to make time to have a proper chat and hang out, but we do make it a point to hear from the fans and take pictures after every show.

What kind of an audience do you prefer at your concert?

That’s not really the right question. I think every audience is special in its own way. The ones who know all your songs and the never heard your music before too are special in their own ways. I think it is my job as a performer and especially as a DJ to read the crowd and adapt my set to their sensibilities. At the end of the day, I am there to make them have fun and enjoy themselves, so I take that onus on me and do my best at it.

Are you working on any new projects?

Yes, I am currently working on my next full length album that will be out in the latter half of 2018. This will be the follow up to Raja Baja. Also, there are a few possible collaborations we are exploring and of course the ongoing SUB Cinema tour.