DJ SR (real name Shomik Raha) is a professional London Disc Jockey who has been djing in London bars and clubs every weekend since the year 2000. The genres of music he plays varies on different nights and crowds. DJ SR started playing in London clubs at the age of 18 and has been in the scene ever since. Having built an established reputation with many bars, nightclubs and event companies over the years, he now regularly rotates at between clubs and bars in London and private parties. DJ SR is frequently booked week in, week out.
Having an older sister who’s teens were in the 80s. DJ SR was continuously listening to Madonna, Prince, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, the Cure and all of the 80s pop classics played from his sisters tapes from a young age. In the early 90’s his sister’s tastes moved to Jungle which lead him to hear a lot of Jungle in the house. The Jungle movement era was so influential to him that he made his choice in 1994 to be a DJ.
DJ SR started djing at the age of 14 in 1996 mixing Jungle on vinyl and by 1998 he wanted to move the genres and style of djing further by moving onto RnB / Hip Hop & Top 40s. By then he was also listening to hip hop DJ’s such as Funkmaster Flex, DJ Premier and scratch artists such as DJ Q-bert, DJ SR then created his style of own style of mixing with scratches and quick drops along with fluent clean mixing. The years between 1998-2000 were the years that DJ SR properly learnt how to open format DJ (i.e cross between genres). He has spent many hours – like a hermit in his bedroom, learning how to seamlessly mix Jungle, 80s, 90s, R&B Hip Hop and at also that time garage in to a set – this was all with vinyl (no software or computers or digital bpm mixers).
The London nightclubs and London bars that DJ SR plays at usually are of a commercial Top 40’s, R&B, 80s, 90s and popular sing along songs nature – DJ SR plays songs that crowds know and is not an obscure genre DJ. If DJ SR is hired for a private event such as someone’s birthday or corporate event, he can vary his set from 80s, 90s, R&B, Hip Hop, cheese, disco, funk, garage, pop, rock, house, 90’s house, soul to anything the asked for.
DJ Shomik Raha’s personal music taste varies from jazz, motown, funk, 80’s pop, rare groove, 90’s original hip hop, rap, house, jungle to many more genres. Having said this DJ SR knows what and how to please peoples tastes when they are out and about to party! DJ SR London is all about making your head nod and your feet stomp!
DJ SR is available to hire through Party Night London DJ Agency: www.partynightlondon.co.uk