Candolim (Goa), Dec 30 (IANS) Come 2016 and Deorro plans to give a ‘desi’ spin to his international discography. The Mexican-American DJ says he is a “big fan” of the tunes and rhythms of old Indian songs, adding that he is already working on creating a soundtrack infused with Indian musical elements.
If all goes well, he hopes to come up with something as soon as next year.
“Right now, I am working with a vocalist and we are working on a genre mixed with Indian music with Hindu scales… It is so beautiful. I have gone to listen to real oldies and lot of new stuff. But I’m more a fan of old Indian music because I believe it is more authentic and classic.
“I’m hoping to come out with an Indian song next year,” Deorro told IANS on the sidelines of Vh1 Supersonic 2015 here.
Starting at an age of 14, Deorro, whose real name is Erick Orrosquieta, has come a long way with his music. His book of music is full of collaborations and remixes with globally popular names like Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Chuckie, Axwell, Diplo and R3hab. And he also started a musical affair with India by his debut performance on the third day of Vh1 Supersonic 2015 on Tuesday at Candolim beach here.
Seeing his inclination towards Indian music, one would imagine that he is well-acquainted with the sounds of India. But the Los Angeles native says the diverse nature of Indian music makes it tough to grab the essence, but he is eager to learn more.
“I tried to listen to a lot of radios here. But it is really hard because the variety is so wide and I don’t know how it is divided. When it comes to that, I think I need to study more. As a producer, I want to study as it is hard to find what are the artistes we should be looking for,” he added.
Deorra feels the “scale and world” of music in India is different.
“It’s like singers sing over there (in the US) by following certain notes, but Hindi music has a different scale. The way they sing the melodies are different from the melodies back in the US and that makes Hindi music so unique and diverse,” said Deorro, who loves the “food and music” of the country.
At the Vh1 Supersonic, Deorro regaled music aficionados with panda funk, adding his spin to tracks like “A party without me” and “You are my wonderland”.
He says it’s his way of symbolising that one should stop talent in the music industry from vanishing.
“Pandas were going to go extinct at one point. They were disappearing, and the world saved them. We want to do the same thing in music because a lot of talent is going to go extinct and lot of people are buying fame.
“So, we want to save the music, art and the beauty behind the music the same way we saved the pandas,” said the musician, who started early as his father played at a church and he used to accompany him.
He also mentioned that his dream is not just to grow individually. “My dream is to help others. I’m not working for myself. I try to help people as I have enough for my familya.”
Deorro is presently working on an album, and will start releasing singles soon.
(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd. Sugandha Rawal can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)