Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE- I always turned up with a couple of tapes: DJ Naz  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 01/09/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) DJ Naz resident spinner at Toro Toro in Grosvenor House Dubai tells us about his musical beginnings and why hed like to follow in the footsteps of Ibn Battuta DJ style: Worldly and celebrational. I grew up and have lived in many different parts of the world so my music carries flavours from all these far-flung corners of the globe. Most importantly it’s fun!

Originally from: London England.

Favourite track most people don’t know: Becoming Insane by Infected Mushroom is a song that I’ve been playing for years. For me it embodies everything a good party song should be.

First record you ever bought: Pat Metheny Live in Japan. I bought it at a car boot sale to test the CD player I had just been offered. It opened my mind to jazz and more intricate genres as a result.

When and why he started DJing: I started very young – mainly because I couldn’t stand the music at parties so I had to play it myself. I always turned up with a couple of tapes and somehow ended up playing the music everywhere. I never looked back since – the rest is history and the journey in music continues.

Celebrity crush: Kristin Scott Thomas a British actress most famous probably for her role as the aristocratic Fiona in Four Weddings and a Funeral. She’s understated and elegant in a classic way. I like classic!

Best party trick: Be yourself. Whether you’re playing at a party or attending one the best trick is to stay natural and enjoy yourself. Play the music inspired by the moment and don’t try to be too clever with your choices. This will make you into a party guru!

His most embarrassing moment: I remember turning up at a costume party dressed up and no one else bothered to do the same. Now I laugh about it but back then I felt pretty embarrassed.

Pet peeve: Bad travellers – the ones that hold the queue at check-in because they’re carrying half a house worth of things and arguing about the baggage excess. Meanwhile you’re behind with just your hand luggage and those same people who then at security have to undo half a shop’s worth of jewellery and metal to get past the detector. No wonder so many of us miss flights.

Weirdest dream or nightmare: Conveniently I usually don’t remember those when I wake up. Having an office job would come pretty close to a nightmare I guess.

Favourite holiday destination: San Miguel De Allende in Mexico. This place is magical. It’s so beautiful that when I walk its streets I feel like I’m walking in a postcard. It’s untouched by time retaining all its historical character while providing all the modern comforts. It’s also home to many renowned artists. Everything DJ Naz likes in once place: history arts and comfort.

Ultimate ambition: Freedom to roam the globe at my leisure and in some luxury. I would also like to write about it all and publish a book or even two about my travels in the fashion of my childhood hero Ibn Battuta. At the moment I do it mainly for work and usually have no time to see anything other than airports. The day I achieve that I’ll be pretty content.

DJ Naz performs at Toro Toro from 10pm until closing six days a week. See www.torotoro-dubai.com or call 04 317 6000 for further details and bookings. adamkhaleejtimes.com

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi flag unfurled on world's tallest flagpoleArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Jeddah municipality will today hoist a giant Saudi flag onto the world's tallest flagpole to mark the country's 84th National Day.The pole is 170 meters high while the flag is ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Killing of Saudi hostage taker under probeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi Embassy in Kuwait City said Monday that it was following up the killing of a Saudi citizen who had taken his family hostage at gun point in an exchange of fire with ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Thaw in Saudi-Iran ties as FMs meet in USArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers have met in New York for the first time signaling a possible thaw in relations that have been strained for decades.Foreign Minister Prince ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Defeat forces of darkness: Crown Prince SalmanArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi Arabia is heading for a new renaissance thanks to the structural reforms witnessed by many vital sectors said Crown Prince Salman deputy premier and minister of defense on ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- A dream travel destination for centuriesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The incredible land of Saudi Arabia has been a dream travel destination for centuries and millions of people visit the Kingdom each year from around the world to see this ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Expats grateful for Saudi generosityArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Today is a proud moment for all the people residing in Saudi Arabia which is celebrating its 84th National Day the anniversary of the glorious unification by great visionary King ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Citizens residents mark day with love and prideArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) The Kingdom's National Day is an event of celebration for the large expatriate community as much as it is for the citizens. They participate in activities earmarked for the ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Kuwait urges joining hands to address Ebola outbreakKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Monday called for concerted efforts to address the spread of the deadly ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Russia, Jordan sign agreement on nuclear power plantKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Russia and Jordan on Monday signed an agreement to build a nuclear power plant in Zarqa city, to the south of Amman.Russia won the bid last year to implement the ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Kuwaitis hoping to add to medals tallyKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwaiti athletes are continuing their good performances across several disciplines at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea's Incheon with some already edging ever ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help