Who wants to be a Remix Raja/Rani?
By Bandook - March 9, 2018
The Remix premieres on Amazon Prime Video India today as a new Prime Original which pairs DJs and singers to compete in the ultimate music spin-off challenge. The show will have a 10-episode run, with an episode dropping each week.
How it works is like this: a singer and a DJ get paired battle each week to rejig, reshuffle and remix popular songs and win the coveted prize.
Who decides their fate? Sunidhi Chauhan, National Award-winning music composer, Amit Trivedi and mass-favourite DJ-producer, Nucleya.
The winner gets the title and Rs 50 lakh! Get to know the DJ/producers spinning and scratching for the big prize right here…
REAL NAME: Kiran Kamath
NEED TO KNOW: Since 2011, has been Bollywood’s uncrowned #MashupKing, receiving significant airplay online. In fact, his Mashup Of The Year became the first mashup to hit Bollywood charts. Has several hit productions to his name
PAIRED WITH: Prakriti Kakar
REAL NAME: Nutyas Surya Gumilang
NEED TO KNOW: He is a music producer, songwriter, performer and owner of a digital independent label based in Jakarta, called NSG Music Recordings.Raised in London, he graduated from Kingston University and took a major in music. NSG has also appeared on the original The Remix and came fourth on that series.
PAIRED WITH: Thomson Andrews
REAL NAME: Megha Kawale
NEED TO KNOW: She’s a Mumbai-born globetrotting disc-jockey. Her passion for DJing landed her a residency at the prestigious nightclub 1900s at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Besides deejaying at nightclubs and for private events, Megha forayed into modeling by signing up with Ford Model Management brought to India by Meher Jesia Rampal.
PAIRED WITH: Anirudh Bhola
REAL NAME: Candice Redding
NEED TO KNOW: She’s a French-Canadian DJ/Producer born in South Africa, currently residing in India. Has shared stage with the likes of Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kygo, Jason Derulo and more. Has performed at several prestigious music festivals. Also, she made her Bollywood debut in Salman Khan-starrer Sultan.
PAIRED WITH: Sreerama Chandra
REAL NAME: Nawed Khan
NEED TO KNOW: He was chosen to be the opening act for The Swedish House Mafia in India for their ‘One Last Tour’ and has performed with international DJs like The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Zedd, Axwell, Disclosure, Rudimental, Paul Van Dyk, Dada Life, Seven Lions, Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond, Wolfpack, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Dannic, Sander, Van Doorn & Benny Benassi to list a few.
PAIRED WITH: Rupali Jagga
REAL NAME: Rupesh Pant
NEED TO KNOW: The turntablist, DJ and sound designer has played at some of the biggest music festivals in the country He mixes his own signature sound, with his unique trickery on the decks. He fuses his innovative scratching techniques with diverse genres.
PAIRED WITH: Akasa Singh
DJ Akhil Talreja
REAL NAME: Akhil Talreja
NEED TO KNOW: Widely known as Tapori King of music. Has been DJing for 15 years. Has remixed songs for over 13 Bollywood Movies, in Marathi and Kannada movies too. Co-founded his own institute called Party Map DJ Academy in 2011. Today, the institute has over 10 branches across India with five in Mumbai and others in Pune. Surat, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and most recently, he opened an exclusive studio for teaching sound engineering in Hyderabad.
PAIRED WITH: Manasi Scott
REAL NAME: Snehal Shah
NEED TO KNOW: Been on the scene since 2005 with over 2000 Bollywood remixes to her credits. She is the only female DJ to perform on national television for 54 days on Sony Max IPL Season 6 in 2013. She also represents and supports the DJ Rights Association of India in Mumbai as a Joint Secretary. And the plethora of music related achievements in tow she has been a certified Sound Engineer and also has her own DJ School, label and web channel all bannered as her very own ‘Sound Factory’.
PAIRED WITH: Sonam Topden
REAL NAME: Suhrid Manchanda
NEED TO KNOW: Su Real is a New Delhi based DJ / producer whose name has become synonymous with Trap, Hip Hop and urban dance music in India. In 2016, Su Real released his critically acclaimed ‘Twerkistan’. The full-length album boasts 16 dance tracks fusing the latest styles of Western dance music with Eastern motifs and melodies. A fixture on the domestic DJ circuit, he has shared the stage with the virtual who’s who of dance music today: Skrillex, Diplo, Major Lazer, Nucleya, Yellow Claw, NGHTMRE, Borgore, Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, Alo Wala and many more.
PAIRED WITH: Rashmeet kaur