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Amidst the excitement and anticipation building up to his headline performance at the iconic Ministry of Sound, we had the rare opportunity to sit down with the globally-renowned and multi-talented DJ KSHMR. From his recent beachside show in Cancun to his latest collaboration on the chart-topping single 'Major Lazer,' KSHMR shared his unique insights on his journey as an artist and his creative process. Additionally, he offered us a glimpse into his love for Indian and Mexican cuisine, and how his approach to live performances has evolved over the years. With his upcoming set promising new tracks and surprises, KSHMR continues to prove why he remains one of the most exciting and dynamic artists in the industry today.

Where are you in the world right now?

I’m in Cancun, Mexico and I just played an awesome show on the beach.


What was the last club you played at and which country was it in?

Story Nightclub in Miami, it was a fun time.


Could you speak more on your newest single?

Yes of course, ‘Major Lazer’ is a collaboration with Quarterhead. They had the vocals and I thought it was so catchy and wanted to develop it.


In three words, describe the minute before you walk on stage.

Exciting X3


It's been a while since your Dharma Worldwide label launched. Did things go as planned or did you have to steer off course a few times?

That's an interesting question. There were definitely times where we had to chase down records and hustle to get the songs we wanted to release. It wasn’t as easy as people sending us content, but nonetheless, I wouldn’t say that we steered off course - I’m really happy with how Dharma is turning out.


I want to ask 1 non-music related question, with you being on the road so much, you get to taste so many unique foods. Where is your favorite food from?

Indian food is 100% my favorite food, but I also love Mexican cuisine. I mean, there are a lot of similarities like tortillas, beans, and rice. So yeah, Indian and Mexican cuisines are definitely two of my favorites. 


How do you wind down after a gig?

It kind of depends on the show. Sometimes I come right back to the hotel and go to sleep, and other times, I feel like partying and keeping the moment alive. Typically, I’ll  go out and try to catch the vibe of the city I’m in.


You’ve played different venues and spaces all around the world but what do you prefer playing at, festivals or clubs and why?

You know, they are really different. But I guess I’ve been enjoying playing clubs more, as I’ve been experimenting with my set list being less rigid. For a long time I wanted the set list to be “set in stone” before I go on stage, as I wanted to be perfectly prepared. Right now I'm letting go of that little bit, and it has been especially fun when I play club shows. 


What projects do you have coming up this year?

I am currently working on a hip-hop album featuring all Indian rappers, and I am super excited about it! Apart from that, I’ll be releasing songs here and there, and really just having fun and living my best life.


Finally... What can you promise fans ahead of your set on Friday 21st April, will you be playing any unreleased music?

Absolutely. I’ll definitely be playing some new songs, new edits, and new mash-ups. I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve, it’s going to be a great time! 

Grammy-nominated DJ KSHMR, known for his high-energy beats and electrifying live performances, is set to take the stage at the iconic Ministry of Sound on Friday 21 April. With a career spanning over a decade, the globally-renowned artist has built a reputation for his infectious sound and unique creative vision. KSHMR's upcoming set promises to deliver the kind of immersive and unforgettable experience he's become known for. Don't miss out on the chance to witness one of the most exciting and dynamic performers in the industry today. Get ready for a night of pure sonic bliss.

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Ton Mazzone

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