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DJ Jenny D's special tribute to MJ

Posted By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
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Mumbai-based, Goa-born, well-known disc jockey DJ Jenny D will present a special tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson on his second death anniversary – at select discotheques in Mumbai. Says Dj Jenny D, “Michael Jackson was and still is an enigma to all music lovers all over the world. I grew up watching his videos and hearing his tracks and was shocked at his sudden death. It is a great privilege to be part of this presentation, and I am working real hard to give it my best." The special program will include remixes and other fusion Jackson music, though Jenny D is not ready to disclose more. “Come, shake a leg and pay tribute to the King of Pop," she says mischievously.

DJ Jenny D is a professional DJ who has performed at various prominent locations, discotheques, and events all over India and abroad. Says, Jenny D, “Music entered my life much before I can recall, as I grew up listening to the family collection of mix tapes from electronic radio stations from around the world. When I finished high school I was certain I wanted to be DJ. I started spinning when I was quite young , starting off with small gigs like birthday parties and weddings in my locale. Professionally my first audience was the globetrotting socialite haute of cosmopolitan Bombay and before I knew it, I was hired by various 3 and 5 star hotels in the maximum city for their exclusive events and club nights.

However, throughout my tenure I realized there was always a demand for fresh music and I had to go through a constant change of reinventing my style of music. It was cumbersome but at the same time I enjoyed the challenge in it. Now not only do I spin various genres fit for the city slickers audience, but also for the daylong (and sometimes nightlong!!) soirees. My sets vary from Retro, minimal house, hip-hop to underground groovy beats including House, Electro, Bollywood and even Trance," explains DJ Jenny D, talking about her music. Her style includes Retro, Hip-Hop, House (funky, tribal, commercial), Electro, commercial Bollywood and Trance (dark, psychedelic, acid).

According to Wikipedia, Michael Joseph Jackson was an American recording artist, dancer, singer-song writer, musician, and philanthropist. Referred to as the King of Pop, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contribution to music, dance, and fashion, along with a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5, then the Jacksons in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971.

In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with transforming the medium into an art form and a promotional tool, and the popularity of these videos helped to bring the relatively new television channel MTV to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made him a staple on MTV in the 1990s. Through stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style have influenced numerous hip hop, pop, contemporary R&B, and rock artists.

Jackson's 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time. His other records, including Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991), and HIStory (1995), also rank among the world's best-selling. Jackson is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. He was also inducted into the Dance Hall of Fame as the first (and currently only) dancer from the world of pop and rock 'n' roll. Some of his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records; 13 Grammy Awards (as well as the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award); 26 American Music Awards (more than any other artist, including the "Artist of the Century"); 13 number-one singles in the United States in his solo career (more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era); and the estimated sale of over 750 million records worldwide. Jackson won hundreds of awards, which have made him the most-awarded recording artists in the history of music. He was also a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising hundreds of millions of dollars for beneficial causes and supporting more than 39 charities.

While preparing for his concert series This Is It, Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication on June 25, 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. Jackson's death triggered a global outpouring of grief, and as many as one billion people around the world reportedly watched his public memorial service on live television. In March 2010, Sony Music Entertainment signed a $250 million deal with Jackson's estate to retain distribution rights to his recordings until 2017, and to release seven posthumous albums over the decade following his death.

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