Catch Up with DJ Neev
By Ninder Kaur
The KISS FM presenter who has her own mid-morning show is already one of the most listened to British female’s in the UK.
Neev commented about her recent gig supporting David Guetta: “It was a real honour to be on the same stage once again after successfully supporting David in India. I’m very proud as a female DJ and as a British Asian who is always proud of her heritage, I’m trying to push boundaries in mainstream and giving it my all is my aim in life!”
We quickly caught up with DJ Neev now that she is back in the UK.
How were you approached to support David Guetta on his Mallorca gig?
I supported David in India last year and he was so happy he asked me again!
How did you prepare for a gig on this scale?
Taking my time with my music and making sure that I do what a good support act does and not make the set about me but more about building towards David’s main set is what I focus on. There is a fine art to being a support DJ, you have to really THINK about what you play.
How long have you been DJ-ing?
I have been DJ-ing for seven years now and I have been on radio for over ten years.
What is it about DJ-ing that you love the most?
Seeing peoples faces light up when I play a song. There’s no feeling quite like it.
Are you always learning new things when it comes to DJ-ing or does it come naturally?
I am always learning and furthering my talent. You have to otherwise you will get left behind.
Who is your inspiration?
My father and mother are my inspiration. They are such hard working, kind people and I consider them as my heroes.
What is your favourite genre of music?
Dance. It’s got to be dance.
Have you ever been star struck?
Yes, with my teen idol Keanu Reeves.
You are the first female to ever present Kisstory and the first British Asian in commercial radio, how does that make you feel?
I feel so proud! I’ve broken down barriers and plan to continue doing so!
How is it being a female DJ in a very male-dominated industry?
It’s tricky at times and sexiest too but it makes you fight harder to prove you have what it takes. I’m not one of those female DJs that plays a mix cd that someone made for them and stand there lifeless in a bikini, I work damn hard for my success!
What advice can you give aspiring female DJs?
Master your craft, find your niche and don’t let anyone tell you how to dress or how to behave. Be yourself and never lose your integrity.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to chill out when I can and make music. I also try and find time to catch up with family and friends.
If you could have someone to support you at a gig who would it be and why?
DJ EZ because he’s my favourite DJ of all time.
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?
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