DJ Paroma is a complete clubbing soul, a night life lover, a bling freak crazy from Mumbai. Recently we found opportunity to interact with her. Here’s excerpt from an interaction with DJ Paroma.
From cabin crew to such a renowned DJ – this indeed is a huge career shift. What were the initial challenges that you faced?
DJ Paroma: Yes .. I often get that from a lot of people about this huge career shift. The reason why I did not face any grave challenges at least in my djing career was because, my 5 years with the airline, a few months in retail and client servicing before I became a DJ, did teach me a lot. To face situations, interpersonal communication, confidence and a lot more. If I was not a DJ today, I certainly would have put my hands in something and would have tried my best even there to achieve the most. My challenges were absolutely basic and not very difficult to handle . And by God’s grace, there hasn’t been anything that’s gone drastically wrong. Having said that, I am truly blessed.
What do you love most about your job? OR rather I would say, does it even feel like a job?
DJ Paroma: Hahaha.. Now that’s my fav question !! I LOVE LOVE LOVE MY JOB ! Well, it is a job, as a job does not necessarily mean going to an office for 8 hrs and walking out. A job means being responsible for certain duties and also getting paid for it, both of which happen in the life of a DJ… LOL ! But what’s interesting is .. This is one of those jobs where you get to wear what you want, approve a venue that you want to play at, charge a professional fee according to you, play the music that you like and flash the best of your outfits in the wardrobe.. !!! Now that’s cool isn’t it?
Who has been your epitome of support up until now?
DJ Paroma: My epitome of support would be none other than my mother who has had immense faith in me, who has always trusted me with all my choices and always believed I will shape up to be someone worth a lot of respect. I also cannot forget to mention my beloved fans and all my clients without whom I wouldn’t have been able to reach this far. It’s them who entrusted me with so many gigs.. big, small, private, ticketed ..be it any.. They knew I would never let them down and I have done my best to keep up to their expectations. So yeah… 😄
You represent India on the international platform. How do you feel about that?
DJ Paroma: Oh well, if I have the liberty to say that I really make myself proud in a lot of ways.. then this would be one of them. Very rarely do you get a chance to outdo yourself and when that happens I feel great about the place that I am in.. Representing India whether for my gigs or brands gives me a feeling that I am definitely worth all of it considering the trust they all have had in me. And I am forever grateful about it.
What music genres do you love? Also any top favorite DJs from around the world?
DJ Paroma: So, though I am popular for dropping Bollywood and commercial tracks, what I love listening is deep and progressive house. There certainly are a few of them who I absolutely admire. Djs like Dash Berlin, Armin Van Buuren, Cral Cox, Eric Prydz, Tiesto, Kygo etc.
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