DJ Richi Madan - Bollywood
DJ available for hire, based in Victoria
Born and brought up in London, Richi is a pioneer of the Australian Indian and Bollywood dance scene. He organised the first ever Bollywood and Bhangra club nights in Melbourne in 1999 and 1993 respectively. He has DJ’d across Australia and overseas including with MTV Europe award winner Panjabi MC and on local and national radio (inc. Radio National, Triple R, PBS and Kiss FM).
Apart from DJing and MCing, he plays a groovy drum called the “Dhol” (widely featured in Bollywood and Bhangra tracks) and is the music editor for national newspaper “Indian Voice”. A freelance journalist and commentator on the scene, he has interviewed artists like Apache Indian, Panjabi MC and Rishi Rich and has himself been interviewed by “The Age”, “Spice Lifestyle” (UK), “Rolling Stones” magazine and appeared in the “Herald Sun”.
In 2004, Richi decided to follow his passion for music full time (leaving behind careers in Law and IT) and founded Rhythm & Spice, an event management and production company. He is planning to release his first ever CD in 2006.
Richi has been DJing and MCing for over 12 years at a wide range of venues and events including major outdoor festivals, weddings, birthdays, dinner dances and club nights.
He has played at several dance nights including “Hot & Spicy”, “Love 2 dance” and “One nation under a groove”. He is currently the resident DJ at two Melbourne club nights, “Club Bollywood” and “Bhangra Vibes”.
In 2005, Richi was invited to perform at the annual Globe to Globe World Music Festival at Namatjira Park, Clayton. He also arranged and participated in a Bollywood item for the Commonwealth Games 2006 Cultural Festival media launch.
Richi has amazing energy and loves using the microphone to get the crowd going crazy! He prides himself on his reputation for being professional, listening to his clients and putting one hundred percent into his performances to make each gig a memorable experience.
Top 40 dance, R&B, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 60’s rock & roll, Bollywood and Bhangra.
"I would like to convey my appreciation of and thanks to DJ Richi for his performance at last night's Xmas party. He was thoroughly professional in his approach from the start up to the end of the evening. A good time was had by all, hugely in part to his Dholl playing and 'dj'ing expertise in choice of music, sense of timing and getting everyone entranced on the dance floor for what is usually a reserved and shy group of people.
I would definitely not have any hesitation in contracting his services in the future nor recommending him to anyone who may be looking for a Bollywood DJ/entertainer." Jessica Johnson, Director, Johnson & Barker Integrated Services