SWITCHERS – DJ, SONGWRITER, COMPOSER, POET, AND A PRODUCER
Switchers is a solo project started by Prayas Makkar. He has performed for Grammy-winning Dj/Producer Tiesto in Sunburn Arena Bengaluru in 2016. He has performed alongside artists like Marshmello, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Dj Snake, Nucleya, Garmiani, DubVision, Sick Individuals, etc. He is the first Indian Dj / Producer to release a full indie album on India’s mainstream level. His debut album KHUDA AUR YAADEN was released on Zee Music Company. Currently, he is working on few originals which he’ll be releasing soon.
Recently he has released his new single ‘Ye Dooriyan’ & “Ishq Pehla” which is written, produced, and composed by him and running successfully on Spotify, His latest single “Ab Kaise” just got featured in the world’s greatest music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone India. So don’t forget to stream all his tracks. He’s also working on different projects in which he will be collaborating with different singers and producers. He’s exploring different sounds as well.
So basically the whole year for switchers is a roller coaster ride with some amazing emo bangers and different genres which he’s currently working on for you guys to groove on.
Here is Switcher in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) When did your journey as a musician begin?
I remember I started my musical journey when I was 16 years old, I started as a DJ and was the resident Dj at the club called Quantum the leap, earlier known as Elevates. It was the biggest club in Asia at that time. Slowly and gradually my interest in music started increasing, then I wanted to become a music Producer so I told my elder brother who was into event management, I remember I told him that now I want to learn music production, so as you guys know when you have an elder brother you don’t need to talk to your parents directly. But when he told my parents that I wanted to learn music production my parents were super happy because at the age of 16 I knew what I want to do in life so I had full support from my family and I was happy.
2) Tell us more about the feeling of performing with so many big artists like Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, Nycleya, etc.
My Parents were too supportive regarding music, So when I started showing interest in music, My family supported me and got me admitted to a renowned music institute known as I Love Music Academy (ILM) in Gurugram owned by the legendary Dj / Producer Arjun Vagale and right now I am working as a Dj / Producer / Song Writer / Music Composer / Audio Engineer / Poet.
3) Which has been your first track? Please send it’s YouTube link too.
I have been producing & composing songs since 2017, my first original was ‘Maula.’
4) Who has been your inspiration?
There are so many artists I have got inspired by. Some of them are Tupac, Nucleya, Karsh Kale, Kshmr, Jal The Band, A.R.Rahman, and Amit Trivedi.
5) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I don’t seek fame, I just want to do good music. Therefore I see myself as a good musician who connects with his audiences.
6)How would you describe your music?
I would describe my music as Indian Electronic Music.
7) Which has been your most memorable song or project?
A few months back I have released a song called “Kaise Kahun” which is written and composed by me, that song has a very special place in my heart.
8)What advice would you give to the aspiring musicians?
Don’t go with the trend, just follow your heart and believe in your instincts.
9)Share some of your achievements with the magazine.
Performed at some big festivals like Sunburn Festival, Sunburn Campus, Vh1 Supersonic, Grub Fest, etc. My latest single “Ab Kaise” just got featured in the world’s greatest music and pop culture magazine Rolling Stone India. My debut Album “Khuda Aur Yaadein” was released on one of the best Record labels in India Zee Music Company.
10)How was life in quarantine?
Quarantine has been bliss for me. Because I got more focused on working on my originals and releasing them asap. Earlier I was a Dj / Producer but in lockdown, I turned myself into a Songwriter and a Music Composer.
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