Known for her deep knowledge of a myriad of genres, Kalkutta is a sought after, NYC based DJ, producer and songwriter. Performing by herself as a regular feature on Good Morning America, Kalkutta has also accompanied several pop acts onstage for episodes of SNL, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Live With Kelly!,...
Known for her deep knowledge of a myriad of genres, Kalkutta is a sought after, NYC based DJ, producer and songwriter. Performing by herself as a regular feature on Good Morning America, Kalkutta has also accompanied several pop acts onstage for episodes of SNL, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Live With Kelly!, America’s Got Talent, and more. She rang in 2014 on Nickelodeon where she spun and co-hosted the network’s NYE special with pal Nick Cannon. When she’s not opening for acts like Kesha and Lil Jon, she’s working at New York’s highest-profile nightclubs and venues, including the opening of an Andy Warhol exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as No.8, Catch and Riff Raff’s.
Born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India, Kalkutta was surrendered to a Mother Teresa-founded orphanage at just 2 days old. She spent the majority of her infancy there, until she was adopted by her American mother who gave her a chance at a brighter future in the USA. After taking Music Programming classes at NYU’s Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music & the prestigious Berklee Music Conservatory, she was plucked from her studies to go on tour with artists like Cash Cash and Karmin as well as fulfill the demand for her presence behind the decks at parties in Aspen, Chicago, the Hamptons, Boston, DC, LA, Miami, Vegas, Sao Paolo, Anguilla, the Bahamas, Kingston, and Cancun.
These days she shares bills with some of the world’s hottest DJ’s- Questlove, A-Trak, Samantha Ronson among them. A visit from Prince during one of her NYC gigs as well as many events attended by The Kardashians have landed her mentions in Page Six, OK! Magazine, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, SPIN, and The Daily News.
Kalkutta’s passion for music is paralleled by her love for fashion, and she loves to spin events for designers like Tory Burch, Betsey Johnson, Nanette Lepore, Diesel, TopShop, Ted Baker, Steve Madden, and Adidas Originals. In addition to her roster of fashion clients, her list of corporate clients ranges from brands like Maserati- Ferrari, Axe and Red Bull to Microsoft, ESPN, and The Discovery Channel.
Production and songwriting continue to be Kalkutta’s top priorities as exemplified by several recent releases that can be heard everywhere from FM & Sirius radio stations to streaming platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Songza. Her most successful release to date is a remix of Krewella’s “Alive”, a collaboration with Cash Cash that debuted at <a href='6 on the iTunes Dance chart and peaked at ' target='_blank'>6 on the iTunes Dance chart and peaked at </a>11 on Beatport. “New Americana”, which she wrote & produced for Capitol Records recording artist Halsey, will be the first of her songwriting to hit the airwaves.
When she’s not making music or drawing party-goers like Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Paris Hilton to the dancefloor, Kalkutta blogs for The Huffington Post. She ultimately wants to be known as a cultural influencer and an inspiration to women in traditionally male dominated sectors of music.
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