Q2. Gokul and Tao are like synonyms! And what came out of it is definitely a Bangalore legend. What made this partnership so special?
I love playing music, and I love what we built at Tao. But you see, there are all kind of artists. My role at Tao, for which I guess I’m known the most, was way more than that of a DJ. Working closely with the owner Naren, we built the whole place and its experience and Tao’s loyal fan base from ground up. Deep House wasn’t high on the crowd’s wish list back then. There were a few early adopters. The strategically located DJ booth at Tao, gave me a good overview of the flow of people coming in from the left, what’s happening on the ground floor, as well as the numbers clocking at the bar. A club is first and foremost a business, and for me what mattered most is that the business is doing well. I wasn’t focussing only on my music, I was completely involved in everything. The next track I’d play at a key point in the evening would depend on the energy on the floor, as well on how the business is doing.
It was a project of passion, and something I will cherish forever, and Bangalore as well, for a long long time. And this was not possible without the freedom and belief I got from Naren, the great location he garnered for Tao, and the way the space was themed and designed.