Event Organiser, Club Nights
Tantra was founded in 2008 by Brett Eldershaw. The name “Tantra” was passed by Brett to two young entrepreneurs after dominating the first 3 events. Brett having to running a very demanding travel tour company (Colourful Trips) was finding it very hard to maintain the high standard that these “Tantra” events were attracting in Sydney. Accompanying the influx of thousands of young Indians coming to study in Australia, Brett knew there was a strong market and love for Indian music and dance. Sydney needed the correct promoters to provide these high quality nights of Indian entertainment. Early 2010, Tantra was handed over to Sydney’s Finest DJ Kish (Indian Vibes Entertainment) and Australia’s Best Dholi Rupi Hothi (Platinum Dholis) and the duo revamped the name by adding “nights”.
Dj Kish and Rupi have both set the bench mark for quality and brilliance within their fields and since the two close friends decided to combine their skills and taking it to the the next level to form their own event management company, Indians in Sydney haven’t stopped dancing. This dynamic duo work together for private and corporate events and have gained a reputation of high demand. The main idea to create Tantra Nights was to mix a fusion of Indian Bollywood/Bhangra music and dhol to ensure Sydney can achieve Indian nights on the same scale of other countries like United Kingdom, America and Canada.
Late 2010, Tantra Nights hosted Spring break featuring Dr. Zeus which was a fantastic turn out after only having one month to organise and promote. Straight after Spring break, Kish and Rupi started planning a huge line up of artists for the Sydney and Adelaide for 2011. After months of sleepless nights, investing money and working as a team the vision was to showcase local people and abroad that Australia has a strong Indian culture and talent.
DJ Kish – Kishore Giananey (Indian Vibes Entertainment) Electrician by day, DJ by night – kicked off his Djing career in 2004 and has never looked back. Kish spends majority of his free time researching and staying up to date with the current trends within the industry. Kish prides himself on quality and spends countless hours working on different techniques, different mixes and trying to bring out fresh ideas to mesmerise his audience. Kish has a growing love for Bhangra that shines through in his choice of music and mixes. If you can’t see him on the decks, look out for a camera flash – Kish has a huge passion for capturing memorable moments and stunning everyone with his camera techniques. Being an electrician also proves to be very useful in terms of equipment and Kish is able to provide every venue with the perfect choice of lighting to create a quality atmosphere.
Rupi Hothi (Platinum Dholis) started playing dhol in 1999 and was given the opportunity to perform for North American DJ APS in 2001. This was a stepping stone to get his name in the market which has lead to him performing all over Australia and some International cities. Rupi has been honored to perform alongside some of the worlds best Bhangra/Bollywood Dj’s and singers to date. Rupi doesn’t consider himself just a dhol player, he believes he is an entertainer. He quotes “there is nothing more satisfying to see people going crazy, dancing and enjoying themselves while I perform. My dhol style is a mix of traditional and western beats, when I perform I put in 110%, I love to move around, dance and interact with the crowd”.
Tantra Nights are focused on delivering a quality event time after time and have never disappointed. The DJs are constantly spinning the latest remixes of bollywood, bhangra hip hop, rnb and oldskool. In the past 12 months Tantra Nights events have varied from Indian dance parties, Sikh Games after party in Adelaide, Indian music festival plus entertaining at Vaisakhi, India Republic Day and Diwali melas.