The master of beats has a fan following that will stump even the biggest international artists.

It’s not rare to walk into a gig featuring Nucleya and find the entire crowd shove each other to catch a respectable position to see the man in action. This is the legendary status he has garnered among people. The country loves his true-to-the-roots style of music and he hasn’t let them down. He’s all set to perform at the Budweiser presents Electric Daisy Carnival India this weekend and we can’t contain our excitement.

We had a word with the Raja Baja himself. Here’s what he had to say:

Credits: Mitsun Soni

The Sherp: For starters, describe the emotions that went rushing through your head when you were voted into the DJ Mags List.

Nucleya: I wasn’t expecting it, to be honest. So it was quite a surprise.

The Sherp: You co-founded a musical act called BandishProjekt. Tell us your journey from there to becoming Nucleya.

Nucleya: When I was 18, I co-founded my first band called Private So-chalay which later when on to become BandishProjekt. We were making very cutting edge, experimental stuff and we ended up travelling to many countries around the world. After many years of doing that, I decided to break away and start my own solo project in 2008. Since then it’s just been a roller coaster ride of sorts haha.

The Sherp: You’ve started a trend of creating music that caters to the Indian masses extensively. How did you come about creating this signature style?

Nucleya: I’ve grown up listening to Indian Film music from the 70s and 80s as so I think that’s where a lot of the Indian influences in my music come from. To be absolutely honest, I create music the way that I like it and I enjoy it. I’m very grateful that it worked and people liked it.

The Sherp: What can fans expect from your EDC performance?

Nucleya: I’ve heard that it’s going to be one of the most advanced electronic music festival to happen in India till date, so there’s going to be many surprise elements lined up.

The Sherp: If you had to pick an EDC destination worldwide to perform at next, where would it be and why?

Nucleya: Las Vegas. It’s the biggest and the best one