Having started his career at an early age in Delhi, Teenu Arora's been a top DJ and producer for over a decade. He's also the cause of many worn shoes during his residencies at leading clubs. After winning various DJ Championships including World DMC, he shifted base to Mumbai and has been producing some banging tunes. He's produced, composed and remixed many chart topping tunes for various artists, albums and Indian feature films.
After working endlessly on his maiden house music compilation Dreams, the album recently hit stores! We caught up with Teenu to talk music, what inspires him and the video of the main track of the compilation, Dreams.
This is how our chat went down,
1. Your musical influences include...
My musical influences include a whole load of musicians/artists, basically decades of music, so, I cannot count a few on my fingers, as some are legends, and some might be still unknown, but I have still gathered elements from everywhere. Plus, one tends to unknowingly prefer different sorts of music in different moods, its all a huge mix-up of artists who have inspired me and continue to do so.
2. An Indian & foreign musician you really look up to?
Midival Punditz, is one duo, which has been consistently coming out with great experimental music in their genre, hence I have been following them for a very long time. Internationally, I am a huge fan of BT. The one thing that excites me the most about him is his ability to constantly surprise the listener. It’s like a constant thrill, every time you listen to a different track by him. His production is brilliant, and overall, listening to each track can be branded as an, ‘experience’.
3. What genre does your album fall under?
House / progressive.
4. Any interesting collaborations in there?
Oh, absolutely, I have had the privilege to collaborate with a lot of extremely talented singers/song-writers, which include, Megha Bhardwaj, Aditi Singh Sharma and Ramya Iyer, all from Mumbai.
5. When does it hit stores?
It’s in stores now.
6. Best Red Bull event that you have attended & what you liked about it?
I attended a Red Bull event at Canvas a couple of month’s back, where Ash was doing a great job behind the decks.
7. A song you can't stop listening to is...
‘Every other way’ by BT.
8. An artist you would do ANYTHING to meet...
BT of course! And besides him, DeadMau5.
9. What's next?
I am currently working on some new singles, will share details soon.
10. When did you know that music was your calling?
Music is the only thing I recall, that I ever wanted to do.
11. What is your most memorable moment in the industry?
Truthfully, I’d say, when I got my first residency in a club in Delhi called ‘Oasis’, soon after I finished my schooling.
12. A normal Teenu Arora day includes...
My usual day starts and ends with me in my studio room producing music, besides catching up with friends over a drink or a coffee and of course a Red Bull (laughs).
You can get social with Teenu on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube.
For more on the world of Red Bull, catch us on