Humans of Goa – DJs in Goa Who Are Masters of The Turntable


Djs in Goa have for a long time, provided the foundation for Goa rightly be called the ‘Party Capital of the World.’

Goa is of course India’s party capital. We’ve done everything, from packed club nights to fairs and concerts.

Without these top djs in Goa, and some obvious elite music, this would not be possible. Goa’s DJs have played a vital role in developing the nightlife scene and putting the state on the party world map.

If you enjoy the rush that music provides, we’ve compiled a list of the best DJs in Goa whose beats will get your feet tapping and head banging. 
These DJ’s of Goa have won attention no longer solely in Goa however worldwide. Below is the listing of the best DJs in Goa. 

Anish Sood 

Starting this illustrious list of DJs in Goa is Anish Sood. He is a DJ, producer, and songwriter who has won numerous awards.

He was one of India’s first breakthrough dance music performers, performing on key stages at international music festivals such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland Unite, and Sunburn Festival, as well as touring with Kygo, David Guetta, and Martin Garrix.

His tracks have frequently charted in the top five on iTunes India, and his single “Castles” has over two million Spotify listens. Anish co-wrote the song “Be Nice,” which won Songland on NBC and was later published by the Black-Eyed Peas. In New York City, he also won an Independent Music Award for his tune Starry Night. 

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Floh Tek 

Melwyn Rodrigues and Mukesh Halarnkar, a.k.a. Floh-Tek, are a dynamic DJ and Producer combo recognized for their funky and groovy compositions.

They exemplify everything that has been said: multi-genre, constantly unpredictable, and with their own signature style that incorporates the best of deep house, EDM, and techno sounds. Starting their DJ career at a young age, they have gone a long way, performing at some of Goa’s most prestigious venues and sharing the stage with renowned DJs such as Varun Fernandes, Akshit Shetty, and others. Club Nyex, DTR, Soro, Brise, Sequaa Beach Lounge, Firefly, and many others have hosted Floh Tek. 

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DJ Duo Kiran Mokati and Abdul Khan, popularly known as AK 47 are professional duo DJs and Music Producer from Goa known for their versatility with their genres. A promising DJ duo famous for their unique mixes, enchanting their listeners for quite some time now. Their unique and bold style knows no patterns and boundaries.

Their love for rhythm and beats has seen them regularly play at renowned venues in Goa such as Mambos, Titos, Soro, Cape Town, SinQ, Showbar Exchange and many more. AK47 have played alongside some heavy weights from the music industry setting trends with their fresh sounds. 

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Ayesha Pramanik 

Ayesha Pramanik is noted for her effervescent attitude and captivating theatrical presence. In Goa, she began her musical journey. Her music extends from Disco to House and Techno in varied tones. Ayesha hosts the ‘Suave’ sessions, a monthly broadcast on Pioneer DJ Radio. Ayesha has performed at festivals such as UV Hybrid Festival – Greece, Temptation Island Festival – Maldives, Krank – Goa, Final Wave – Goa, Supersonic – Goa, Go Madras Festival – Chennai, Satellite Beachside – Goa, as well as in exotic locations such as South Africa, Europe, London, Greece, Doha, and Dubai. Baroque Records in the UK, Deep Dash Records in Spain, Midi Mood in Italy, Back recordings in Barcelona, Indented Records in Australia, and Groove9 Records in Goa have all released her original tracks. 

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Joel has been in the field for 20 years, beginning in 1998 when he joined ‘DAT,’ Goa’s first DJ firm, where he was mentored by Ajit Pai and Troy. Joel rose to prominence in 2000 after winning first place in Goa’s first professional DJs competition, ‘DJ VIBES 2000.’ Joel is a multi-genre DJ with residencies at major clubs in Dubai and Goa. He is a well-known figure in the Goa music scene. Joel has performed alongside many of the industry’s top stars, including Robert Morales, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Star Killers, Robbie Rivera, Goa Gil, D-Nox, Richard Durand, Tristan Garner, Nikhil Chinnapa, Ma Faiza, and many others. 

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DJ Rinton 

Rinton has nearly 28 years of expertise in the music industry and has been DJing since 2002. He has had many residencies in top clubs in Goa, including SinQ BEACH Club, as well as three-year residencies in Dubai clubs. He is now a freelance musician who has performed all around the world, not only in India. In 2015, he founded his own DJ Academy. He’s performed at a number of prominent music festivals, including Sunburn, Vh1 Supersonic, Oktoberfest Goa, and others. Ringtone has performed alongside industry heavyweights including Axwell, Zedd, DJs From Mars, Bass Kleph, Henry Fong, Disclosure, and many others. 

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Ross D 

RossD’s enthusiasm and enthusiasm for Dance Music is palpable in his demeanor. He’s built a reputation for belting out music that’s been described as an explosion of the senses, bringing you on a journey that’s equal parts urban and nostalgic. Ross became interested in dance music shortly after graduating from college, teaching himself how to edit tracks and create mashups as a pastime and sharing them on social media. 

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DJ Vally 

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He is one of the most versatile DJs in Goa, playing for corporate events and weddings at hotels like Goa Marriott, Zuri White Sand Resort, Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, ITC Fortune, etc. DJ Vally specializes in genres like house, hip-hop, commercial, Bollywood, tech house, progressive house, samba, retro, reggae, and trance.  

DJ Navin 

With over 17 years of expertise, DJ Navin has quickly established himself as one of the most recognisable personalities in the Goa party scene. He has progressed from a young age to become one of Goa’s most in-demand DJs. Navin has performed all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Dubai, Muscat, Qatar, and India, with his trademark style of House | Hip Hop & Retro. As one of Goa’s most well-known DJs, he’s had the opportunity to share the decks with some of the world’s top stars in the nightlife business. 

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DJ Nrush is putting the party where it belongs, right in the heart of the country’s party capital. Nrush has built a name for himself with his immaculate playlist and dexterous ability to play back-to-back songs in EDM and mainstream music. He has been influenced by popular artists such as Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Axwell, Tujamo, and Fedde le Grand since he was 19 years old, and he is committed to create quality music for his excellent audiences. His sets feature back-to-back hits ranging from EDM, which is liked by party animals, to hip-hop, pop, and R&B, which is loved by music lovers. He’s on a mission to take Goa’s Deep House scene to the next level. 

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Ryan Nogar 

Ryan Nogar has been a DJ for more than 19 years. Never hesitant to branch out, he has become known for his musical flexibility, regardless of style, tempo, genre, or release date. This is his natural talent, with a sharp ear for new sounds and an open mind for pleasing a wide range of audiences. Commercial, Hip Hop, RnB, various types of House, Progressive, EDM, Retro, and Bollywood are just a few of the genres. Ryan has performed in every nightclub in the state, as well as at VH1’s Supersonic, Oktoberfest, Goa Fest, and the Sound Therapy Afterparty. Norman Doray, Firebeatz, Arston, Bass Kelph, Justin Oh, Spectre, Micheal Woods, and many other well-known worldwide artists have performed alongside him. 

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Brainwash is the resident DJ at Café Mambo, Tito’s Cape Town Cafe, one of Goa’s most well-known and established nightclubs. He enjoys spinning R&B, Hip Hop, Trap, Old School, Retro, Deep House, Nu Disco, Indie Dance, Commercial, Electro, Progressive, Bigroom, and Dubstep, thus he isn’t limited to a single genre. Sultan Ned Shepard, Yves V, Marco V, GMS, Sick Indivisuals, Bassjackers, Moto Blanco, Felix Cartel, Henrik B, Michael Woods, Alvaro, Spel, Ankytrixx, Tuhin Mehta, Nawed Khan, Rohit Barker, Ajit Pail Sanjay Dutta, Whosane, Nasha aka. Breed, Clement, Nucleya are just a few of the VHI Supersonic, Oktoberfest Goa, and Satellite Fesival are among his many music festivals. 

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Armando Ferreira 

Taking Melodic Techno by a storm, Armando is closely associated with Nikhil Chinapa & Submerge Music and plays around the country and even on foreign lands. Armando is a classical Violinist & Pianist from the Associated Board of Royal School of Music, London (U.K.) and has also done his Music Business and Sound Engineering Degree from Point Blank Music School (U.K.). He appeared at Submerge’s Satellite Beachside 2018 with his debut solo set for Anjunadeep (U.K.) day. His most recent festival appearance was Satellite Limited in 2020 playing alongside some heavyweights such as Nikhil Chinapa, Browncoat, Ash Roy, Tuhin Mehta & many more. Armando has a couple of releases on some prominent labels in the pipeline for 2021. 

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Claudio is an important figure in Goa’s DJ music culture. He is also one of India’s best retro DJs and the 2014-2015 MyFavAwards Best Retro/Rock DJs. He grew up listening to old classics, hence his specialty – One Mad Retro Party – was born. Claudio attracts everyone he plays for, whether it’s because of his knack for dropping the appropriate tune at the right time or because of the effervescent smile he wears all the time. He’s also known as one of the best wedding DJs in Goa. 

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Saj Akhtar 

DJ Saj Akhtar’s love for music began while he was in elementary school, and he hasn’t looked back since. He was a well-known figure in Dubai’s music scene, performing at a number of events before settling in Goa with residencies at Club Tito’s, one of the city’s most popular nightclubs. His enthusiasm and vigour keep the audience dancing to his tracks. With his most downloaded remix CD, ‘Sensation Miami,’ DJ Akhtar earned the hearts of people in Dubai and across India. He’s known as ‘Your Very Own Desi Boy,’ and his remixes have been released and are listed on AIDC. 

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Joshi is a well-known music producer and DJ in India. Joshi made his DJ debut at Sunburn Goa 2013 and has since performed in every major Indian city as well as at some of the country’s most prestigious events, including Enchanted Valley Carnival, Sunburn Campus, Sunburn Reload, and many others. Joshi has performed alongside many of the industry’s top names, including Hardwell, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Kygo, Sander Van Doorn, and others. Above & Beyond on Group Therapy Radio, Ferry Corsten on Corstens Countdown, Michael Woods on Diffused Radio, Markus Schulz on Global DJs Broadcast, Future Sound of Egypt, and Nocturnal Radio have all played his songs on the internet. 

DJ Surjal Gupta 

Acquiring fame with each performance, Surjal uniquely mixes a variety of styles.With him DJing at spots like Cafe Mambo, SinQ, Capetown cafe & Sunburn, it is no wonder than that he is widely sought after in both Goa & Pune. Still think you have a better choice? 

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Shania Tashya 

Shania turned her love of music into a career when she was 15, performing at local venues and immersing herself in the nightlife sector by catching crowds at some of India’s most exclusive clubs. She has developed a place in India’s nightlife scene thanks to her variety and ability to get any space to move, having performed at festivals such as Time-out, Submerge, and worked with Vh1. Shania has a special place in her heart for underground music, and in 2019, she founded the ‘Liquid Melody’ brand out of strong enthusiasm and a desire to start something new. 

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David Phimister 

David Phimister has been fascinated to music since he was a child, which enables him to play a wide range of musical styles. Music has allowed him to travel the world in addition to being his passion and career. Playing for several worldwide music festivals has allowed him to meet people from all walks of life and learn about their various cultures. It’s not difficult to see how he manages to keep dance floors full even after the night is ended, as he is both uniquely gifted and incredibly accomplished. He’s always been good at getting the audience to go crazy. David has produced music for the multinational label Click Records, which has additional releases planned for 2021. 

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DJ Benz  

Benson Coutinho a.k.a. DJ Benz is a versatile DJ and Music Producer from Goa who has gained international acclaim in the last couple of years. He is currently managed by Shark & Ink, one of India’s top Artist Management companies. Benz has performed at most of the metropolitan cities and top music festivals such as Sunburn Goa playing alongside with internationally renowned DJ’s such as Henry Fong, Danny Avila, Tujamo, Matisse & Sadko, Ankytrixx, Arjun Vagle, Kohra, Lost Stories and many more. Known for his high energy performances, he has also played at various Sunburn Festival campus gigs around India. His ‘Mission EP’ released with Pl4yfields reached the number 12 spot on Beatport’s Big Room top 100. In 2020, he had joined hands with the organizers of the virtual concert ‘Sunburn for Goa’ which aimed at promoting Goa and raising funds for COVID relief work, which was later donated to Goa CM’s COVID Relief Fund. 

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Shaun Moses 

Shaun, a Goa native, creates a raw and throbbing techno sound with characteristic pounding subs and unrelenting grooves. With ethereal synth hazes, rolling percussion blasts, and deep basslines, his DJs sets provide an explosive glimpse of his abilities. He has worked some of the best dancefloors across India and around the world, with a roster that includes Octopus Recordings, Tronic Music, OFF Recordings, Alleanza Records, and Hydrozoa Records, to mention a few. He continues to increase his reach with each passing year, with frequent tours around Europe and Russia. Moses, his alternate identity, debuted in 2019, and features a more industrial and leftfield sound that he’s been cultivating over years. 

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Skeletron is the man behind a slew of originals, remixes, and mashups that have amassed millions of views. Skeletron is a moniker that can be found on almost any DJ’s playlist in India. Skeletron’s name has been well-known as a result of his consistent production of high-quality music, which has attracted the attention of a number of well-known DJs and producers, including KSHMR, Quintino, Ummet Ozcan, Mike Williams, Fedde Le Grand, and others. Martin Garrix, DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Flume, Jonas Blue, and Fedde Le Grand have all performed alongside Skeletron. 

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DJ Ketan 

“We’re bringing the uptown funky beat to your feet.” That’s how DeeJay Ketan a.k.a. The Soulshifter described himself as a DeeJay with a profound knack for pleasant tunes and a funky temperament. The INCA award for DJ of the Year (Goa) for 2019-2020 went to Ketan. For the past 15 years, he has specialized in House Music, Hip-Hop, and Retro. Ketan is a very active member of his local community and is no stranger to the Goa music scene, having played at most nightclubs and bars. He has profound methods to express himself musically and artistically as a Deejay, Turntablist, and lately turned promoter for The Back 2 The Basics Saturdays at Soho with DJ Claudio. 

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Aaron Figueiredo and Dwayne Figueiredo, also known as A.N.D., are a DJ brother duo that began performing together in Goa and Bangalore. Dwayne is currently stationed in India, while Aaron is situated in Australia, assisting them in putting A.N.D. on the map globally. They’ve performed at some of Asia’s greatest music events, including Sunburn, Vh1 Supersonic, and Timeout 72. In India, they have opened for Wiz Khalifa, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, and others, while in Australia, they have opened for Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Deborah de Luca, and others. 

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Ajit Pai 

Ajit Pai, a pioneer in Goa’s dance scene for over two decades, paved the path for professional music mixers who were previously unheard of in Goa. Ajit has played a key role in transforming Goa’s club scene and laying the musical basis that it now enjoys. He is currently affiliated with Tito’s Goa and has performed at Asia’s largest dance music event, Sunburn Goa, for the past six years, an unrivalled achievement. He’s also a House music specialist, sharing booth space with the likes of David Guetta, Dimitri Veigas & Like Mike, Marco V, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Danny Rampling, Richard Durand, Yves V, Albin Myers, Funkagenda, and others. 

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Akshit Shetty 

For almost 7 years, Akshit Shetty has been the driving force behind the dance music scene. He is noted for his musical diversity and plays at a variety of venues and events. Guy J, Patrice Baumel, Babeta, Kora, Adam Beyer, Joseph Ashworth, and many others have performed alongside Akshit on stage around the world. He organises events at Miraki, where he gives young musicians a platform and hosts known artists to perform their songs. He is also the originator of ‘Boshed,’ one of Goa’s most well-known techno music venues. Tuesday Nights at Soro in Assagao are well-known for Boshed. 

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At the age of 14, Starling was introduced to DJing through trance, a full-fledged twilight, and eventually proceeded into many genres of music. His sound ranges from full-on to aggressive twilight, complete with rolling bass lines and distorted sounds. Starling, on the other hand, has a knack for blending Commercial, Progressive, Tech, Minimal House, and Hip-Hop to delight any crowd. He has been performing for some of the most prestigious clubs and party venues in India and throughout the world for nearly a decade. He owns “Hilltop,” one of Goa’s oldest sites for moonlight parties, with his father. 

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DJ Flaz is recognised for his lively commercial hip-hop sets as well as his well-crafted hip-hop sets. In 2020, he performed at the Goa Sunsplash event, sharing the stage alongside foreign and Indian DJs and music producers. He is a familiar face in the Goa nightlife market, having performed at venues such as Sinq, Showbar Exchange, W Goa, and others. He’s also recognised for his energetic sets at college events, having performed alongside Ritviz for Plexus by Goa Medical College. Flaz is now experimenting with his new alter persona ‘Kid Next Door,’ releasing a well-curated set on Burnout Room on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. 

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Usman is a well-known Goa DJ who is known for his mesmerizing melodies as well as his hip, cool, and funk demeanor. He has quickly risen to become a DJ pro, thanks to years of expertise and the development of a versatile musical taste. He has become a well-known figure in Goa’s nightlife market because to his ability to blow the roof off the place.

He is known for his incredibly fashionable Hip-Hop sets and fist-pumping Commercial sets, which have proven to be hugely popular with clubgoers. He has played at all the best venues and events in India and Dubai. Usman’s sound penetrates deep into the hearts of his listeners, with music that must be heard and added to one’s collection. 

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Makenzie Eudes Pereira, often known as MacAttack, is a Goa-based entrepreneur, event manager, compere, and professional DJ. A well-known figure who spent his early years arranging and producing shows, throwing some of the trendiest parties, and staging festivals such as Sunburn, Krank, and Supersonic. His passion for music and desire to make people dance grew even stronger when, approximately half a decade ago, he began DJing, ushering in a new era for himself. Since then, he’s performed at a variety of nightclubs and events across the country and worldwide. Apart from building a reputation for himself in the nightlife, he also co-owns EMC and LUMASONIC, two well-known event management and technology rental companies in Goa. 

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Aneesh Gera 

Aneesh Gera is a DJ, music producer, and proprietor of UltraViolet, a record label with a diverse roster of musicians. Aneesh Gera’s latest single, “Aurora,” was released in 2020 on Aly & Fil’s Future Sound of Egypt record label and reached number 11 on Beatport’s global top 100 rankings. His most recent track with the same label, ‘Solace,’ reached number four, just below 2018 Grammy winners Camelphat. BBC Radio 1, VH1, Ministry of Sound, Capital FM, Sunburn on Air, Beatport, and many others consistently support him. Aneesh has performed alongside DJs including The Swedish House Mafia, Above & Beyond, Disclosure, Zedd, Nervo, Paul Van Dyk, and many others. 

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Jonas Monteiro

Jonas Monteiro is a well-known DJ, Producer, Musician, Singer-Songwriter, and Businessman. His expressive musical selections are his own therapy, and he isn’t afraid to go deep. Growing up, he was exposed to hip-hop, 80s music, country, classic rock, and R&B, all of which influenced his eclectic musical tastes. He’s opened for the likes of Dyro, Romeo Blanco, ATLiens, Jorge Leon, Ducka Shan, Uneven, VikiLove, Andrew Matters, Zaeden, Ritviz, and many more, and his sets are filled with ethereal backdrops, moody basslines, vocal hooks, and foot-shuffling hip-hop beats. 

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Zeeqar was influenced by underground music from an early age and began DJing at the age of 16. He was inspired to study the guitar and enter the world of music by bands such as Pink Floyd, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin. Later, electronic music by artists such as Bonobo, Amon Tobin, Deadmau5, and BT impacted him. With the rise of the electronic music scene, he began to compose and produce his own music, which began as progressive house and evolved into melodic house and techno in recent years. He’s collaborated with well-known businesses like Sunburn, Submerge, Krank, Satellite Beach Side, Sula Fest, and has performed alongside musicians like Stephan Bodzin and Dr.Dru. 

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Varun Fernandes 

Varun Fernandes began DJing in 2010 and has a persistent desire to learn new things and improve his musical abilities. His talent allowed him to grow slowly and steadily, allowing him to become an important component of Goa’s local scene. Nikhil Chinapa urged him to assist the “Together at Tito’s” project, which promotes and plays underground music appropriate for a Sunday afternoon by the beach, within two years. He shared the decks with John Digweed and Simon Dunmore, two of his idols. Sunburn 2012 and Supersonic 2013 were both booked as a result of this.