With Goa’s booming nightlife having succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic, DJ Ryan Nogar is worried that DJs in the state will be left with no work to do, if things don’t improve soon.
Since mid-March, when the first phase of lockdown was announced, to mid-May, with the fourth phase already underway, Goa is not partying anymore and that is hurting the DJs the most.
Expressing concern over the situation, Ryan says, “I understand the need for safety measures. But in nightlife, we went from having packed venues to zero entertainment options entirely. From a busy six-day week, I literally have nothing to do now. I don’t have the faintest idea when things will go back to normal.”
Ryan Nogar is a popular artiste who has performed across the clubs in the UK, Dubai, Sri Lanka and all over India, thanks to his intense ability as a crowd-puller and his honest passion towards his profession as a performer.
Though he considers music to be “an emotion, an art”, he is clear in saying that “making people dance isn’t all we do.”
More than a party-starter, he wants to be remembered as an artist among his colleagues.
This Goan dude has already carved a solid niche for himself in the nightlife industry in India, gathering 15 years of experience in the field. Starting with college festivals, he has performed everywhere including corporate events, weddings and private parties.
He believes, “Trends are always changing, preferences evolving by the minute. It’s really important to stay updated and to be able to give distinct audiences what they want.”
That is how he has managed to stay relevant and in fashion even so many years after making a start in this dynamic profession.
Recently, his first podcast ranked no. 22 globally within 24 hours of its release on Soundcloud. He is proud of this achievement but still feels “there’s still always a different kind of rush in performing live.”
With the lockdown being eased slowly in the fourth phase, Goa is closer to becoming normal. And with that, Ryan hopes to return to his console too!