Music has been an inspiration since childhood for Surojit Ghosh popularly known as DJ T-Jorus. His grandfather was a classical percussionist, however, T-Jorus was initially more interested in singing and often participated in school shows. The response and support he gathered there, motivated him to take part in reality shows in the Northeast. He even secured a semi-finalist position in ‘Golden Voice of North East’ representing Shillong. T-Jorus then formed a band and performed at various events in Shillong and Assam.
He completed his music production course at ‘Resonance Studios & Academy’ from his guru DJ Pawas (German DJ and producer) who is signed to record labels like Spectral Sound, Fear of Flying, Squonk, Brut! and Night Drive Music. T-Jorus was also mentored by Djuma Soundsystem, Premik Jolly and Unnayanna in the academy.
T-Jorus tells us about the first time he used a console.
The first time you came across a console/mixer?
It was at the Audio Life studio in Bangalore, I was learning there.
Name of the first console that you held?
During the learning period, I used a Pioneer DJM 900 mixer with Pioneer CDJ 200. First one for an event was a Pioneer DJM 800 and Pioneer CDJ 1000
Where was it? Was it at a party?
It was a DJ competition “Master of the Mix 2014” at Hotel Knight Inn, Shillong.
When was it?
10th May 2014.
What were you wearing that day?
White pullover, black jeans and white converse. Being an Eminem fan, I had a bald head then.
What was the first song that you played using the console? How did the crowd react?
The first song was by Brahmin & Bodo – Viral Bihu layered by a drum and bass loop. It was a good crowd, they were in for a surprise because the song had a Bihu tune. It was a dubstep track which I made it into drum and bass, my set wasn’t so good I guess, otherwise I would have won (laughs). But, it was a good experience, playing for the first time and watching how other DJs play.
With an experience of 4 years in the industry, he is currently the resident DJ for Watson’s Grub Pub chain, Bangalore and Puma Social Club, Bangalore. Previously he was the resident DJ of Xtreme Sports Bar, 13th Floor and Murphy’s.
Through the Vibes Northeast Déjà Vu series, artistes from the Northeast share some candid moments from their musical journey.
By Mrinal Paul