One of New York City’s most celebrated DJ Aaron James is all set to perform at the Rodeo Drive, Mumbai on 24th August.
His dynamic repertoire, unique sound, and consummate professionalism are sought after by some of the most influential personalities and organizations in the world.
He’s opened for performances by Elton John, Eminem, Pitbull, Lil’ Kim, Sheryl Crow, Eve, TV On The Radio, Santigold, Bootsy Collins, Talib Kwele, Jack Johnson, Kid Rock, Groove Armada, The Wailers, PM Dawn, Michael Franti (Spearhead), Poet Named Life (Black Eyed Peas), Graeme Hamilton (UB40 / Fine Young Cannibals), Jan Kindcaid (Brand New Heavies), House legends Barbara Tucker, Joey Negro, and Danny Rampling as well as performed along with some of the top producers on the planet such as John Digweed, The Chainsmokers, Mark Ronson, Tomcraft, to name just a few.
What’s on your set list for the gig in Mumbai?
For the Rodeo Drive event on Thursday, 24TH I’m playing all the newest RnB, Hip Hop, Twerk, Dancehall, Latin. Basically it’s a Ladies Night and all the stuff that keeps them on the dance floor and you know, shaking it. Club bangers basically, all the new hotness.
If you have the chance to perform with some here, who would they be and why?For this tour all my bookings are for solo shows, but had there been any collaborations I’d certainly have loved to tie up with any of the aforementioned acts. I’ve known them for many years now and are like family.
Tell us about your upcoming projects
Your message to upcoming DJsDon’t be lazy and do your homework, practice your craft religiously, research and adapt to new technologies and techniques that keep your performances exciting and fresh and also keep you always learning and growing. Don’t ever assume you know all there is to know and stop challenging yourself to try new things. Prioritize from the very early stages marketing and branding including logo design, a sharp looking Press Kit and website. Be your own social media guru if you can’t afford or don’t yet have management be in the game for the right reasons and not just for the spotlight and perhaps most importantly. Watch that ego of yours so it doesn’t inflate beyond the scope of your talent and consume you, let your music and good work ethic speak for itself stop hating on other artists to prop yourself up and just be cool man. And please do take care not to fall victim to the occupational hazards of alcoholism, drug use, and crappy diet. Take care of yourself and keep a mind’s eye towards the long term think about longevity and future goals. Shine bright and don’t let the light burn out before it’s time. And for sure don’t be shortsighted and spend money beyond your means save, plan ahead, work on building your nest egg to get you through the slow periods and unforeseen events that inevitably pop up.