Lil India’s endless love and desire to hear Jodeci on the dancefloor is how they began DJing. With their knowledge of R&B and Hip Hop they’ve always know how to keep the crowds dancing. Staying true to their vision of playing good music and setting good vibes, they’ve successfully thrown parties for the past 6 years including Hey Lover at Fortune Sound Club and more recently Gastown’s first Bollywood to Bhangra party, JALOOS. To share their appreciation of Indian music with their peers, they alongside Genie released the Strictly for My Jatts mixtape, which landed a feature on the Mad Decent blog.
Lil India has opened for the likes of Chippy Nonstop, Jillionaire of Major Lazer, Nina Sky, Jasmine Solano, South Rakkas Crew, Heems, Dominique Unique Young, Roxy Cottontail and Kittens.
We had to be persistent. When we started, there were few parties that were playing only R&B. We also had a lot of support from other DJ’S within the city who understood and saw the potential in what we were trying to achieve.
We feel it is very important to make South Asian women feel empowered. With our party, Jaloos, we wanted to place a focus on South Asian women within our community to showcase their talents. This party has gone on to highlight local and international talent including: Chippy Nonstop, HorsePowar, Tommy Genesis, DJ Maieli and Malinder Tooray.
I have always been passionate about music. I have become very passionate about Bhangra and Bollywood music since starting our parties.
Loveleen (Jasmine’s cousin and the other half of Lil India) recently moved to London, but you can find me (Jasmine) supporting other local talent at Fortune Sound Club.