Parable #4 : Nawed - Fighting Against All Odds
Nawed Khan Indian | Artist | DJ
Striving to chase your dreams and fighting against the social norm to pursue a 9-5 monotony is what I would associate as being radical in relation to how I persisted with my choice of profession against my parents wishes. As a DJ back in the late 2000s the only way to make a comfortable living in the Indian diaspora was to be associated with Bollywood music, the international dance music boom we see now was not even a speck on the horizon at the time, my career was at a very comfortable position thanks to a ton of help from my very dear friend Nikhil Chinapa and some 30 odd movies that I produced music for with his association.
Come 2012 at the peak of my "Bollywood" career I decided to quit making music for the Indian film industry and decided to pursue the reason I wanted to be a DJ in the first place; electronic dance music, though I lost a considerable amount in revenues what I gained was a new found love for my work and till date I'm happy that I took that decision and more recently, I've created a moniker 'Browncoat' which delves into the deeper and more intricate side of dance music.