"composers are not spending enough time"
DJ Sheizwood has described Bollywood’s current music scene as “tacky”.
The composer has been in the industry for more than 10 years, producing music for films like Bol Bachchan and Dangerous Ishq.
On his journey, he said: “It has been a fun ride so far and I am still enjoying it.
“I have just delivered a new hit, ‘Main Sharabi’.
“The love and appreciation from my fans and well-wishers has been a great motivation for me to create something new every time.
“I have got the opportunity to work with legends like Daler Mehndi, Babbu Maan, Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal and others.
“They have taught me a lot of things and helped me grow.”
Despite producing music for Bollywood films, DJ Sheizwood said that the current music scene is tacky.
He told ETimes: “I would call the current music scenario in Bollywood ‘tacky’.
“They have a platform where they can easily release their creations.
“When audiences are bombarded with many songs at once, it becomes very difficult for them to make the right choice.
“I also feel that composers are not spending enough time with their songs and so they are short-lived.
“The songs become a hit because their lifespan is short.
“All music is good but to make it different from the ones that already exist, I feel people should take some time, work on them, and then release it.”
He also opened up on the mixed responses remixes have been receiving, drawing on his own creations.
DJ Sheizwood elaborated: “I started my journey with a remix song, ‘Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon’ in 2003. I received a good response from the audience.
“It helped me create some more like, ‘Bombay Sheher’, ‘Main Kya Karu Ram’, ‘Tauba Tauba’ and many others.
“I have always experimented with different genres and different styles of music.
“The last one I did was, ‘Parde Mein Rehne Do’, which was a hit.
“I also agree that a few of the remixes being made today haven’t been receiving a good response.
“The reason behind their failure might be that the expectations of the audience has increased manifold.”
“Besides, there are people on social media who have all the time in the world to spread negativity by critiquing your songs.”
DJ Sheizwood revealed that he idolised the likes of Kishore Kumar and RD Burman whilst growing up.
But now, he has pointed out those who he believes have potential.
“There are a lot of promising young talents in the industry today.
“However, there is one singer who I feel is going to be one of the legends in the music industry. He is also already a heartthrob and he is none other than Arijit Singh.
“Amongst the composers, I feel Naresh, Paresh and Kailash Kher are great.
“Their style of working is quite different. They create a different style of music too.”
To people who are aspiring to be a part of the Indian music industry, DJ Sheizwood advised:
“I would like to advise aspirants to spend some more time rehearsing.
“One should not be in a hurry to make it big in the industry. Everything happens at the right time.
“It is necessary to build a nice foundation for yourself.
“If you don’t have a strong foundation, you will waste the opportunity that you will receive. Just work hard and believe in yourself.”