DJ Shaan aka Shaan Singh, the 23-year-old Indian DJ/Producer born in Mumbai, has been signed by one of the UK’s largest record labels, Virgin EMI Records in a ground breaking global deal. He has become the first Indian artist to be signed on by the prestigious World famous record label.
The 23-year-old DJ and music producer is also the first Indian to perform at the largest EDM festival, Tomorrowland. He is also the first Indian to play at The Box, Ministry of Sound London, The Saturday Sessions and headlined several tours. He has performed with/alongside the likes of David Guetta, Hardwell, Swedish House Maffia, Afrojack, Tiesto and others along with the late Avicii who proved a huge inspiration to him early on in his career.
Ted Cockle, President, Virgin EMI UK expressed his delight in signing on Shaan to the label, “Virgin EMI’s enthusiasm to better connect the UK with India has been growing for some time now, and this signing represents our belief that good music and artistry knows no boundaries.”
Expressing his feelings, Shaan says, “Signing for Virgin EMI personally is a huge honour and such a proud moment for me, my family and hopefully India as a nation. Being the first DJ/Artist from India to be recognised and signed by such a prestigious UK label is just massive. To think now you have an Indian born artist on a roster alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Katy Perry amongst many other super artists is just insane. I hope this can prove an inspiration to all Indian DJs/Artists to keep striving for greatness as clearly the global music community is certainly watching us now. I can’t wait to now showcase my music to the world and take my career to the next level”.
In his upcoming album specially dedicated to India, Shaan has collaborated with Sense/ Dogz Music for two tracks. In addition to this, the album also features a song collaboration with rapper Slowcheetah which talks about the rape culture in India and a speech on all that isn’t being done about it.