DJ Sonica, born as Marzia Kabir Sonica, has created waves with her peppy soundtrack and bold fashion statement. She has been ruling the Bangladeshi music industry for 13 years.
DJ Sonica has a strong fan following on social media and they always wait for her next Facebook status update.
The vivacious DJ was recently interviewed by The Business Standard to unearth more about her life as a female DJ and all the crazy things she has experienced in the 13 years.
The singer famous for "Kaane Kaane" laid out some interesting details about herself - starting from her latest documentary film to being held at gunpoint on stage.
Sonica's dream of becoming a DJ
Sonica started her DJ career around 2007. She started off at an early age by assisting DJ Rahat in his events. Her cheerful attitude and playing grabbed the attention of the organisers, who then started to offer her shows at the age of 18.
The young girl faced a lot of social barriers as well. She was often harassed for coming home late at night, but Sonica was determined to make a name for herself.
13 years later, Sonica has done more than a thousand stage shows, four music videos and received the award for "Best Bangladeshi Female DJ" in the Dhallywood Film and Music Awards in 2013
The dancing fountain and Radisson event with Bally Sagoo
Sonica's most memorable event includes the inauguration of the Hatirjheel Dancing Fountain. She composed the music for the show, which was enjoyed by the Prime Minister.
Apart from that event, Sonica's most cherished memory includes playing with Bally Sagoo at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden in 2012.
What is the documentary "Somewhere With DJ Sonica" about?
"Somewhere with DJ Sonica" is produced by Shireen Hinckley and Anna Dobos of Somewhere Films. Shireen Hinckley has also worked as the post-production supervisor of Beyoncé's latest video "Black is King".
Watch the trailer of "Somewhere With DJ Sonica" here
The film was released on August 12 and the 10-minute documentary showcased how Marzia Kabir Sonica became DJ Sonica.
Held at gunpoint for "Nagin"
"You won't play Hindi music, well let me show you my gun! Now start playing 'Nagin nagin' already."
Yes, there was a time when DJ parties would be incomplete without the "Nagin" song and this popular song put DJ Sonica's life at risk when she refused to play Hindi songs.
The brave artist completed her performance while being held at gunpoint.
Crazy fan moment and the high jump in Rokeya Hall
DJ Sonica has tons of fans who are crazy for her, but there was a time when her fans just wouldn't let her go.
In a program outside Dhaka, her fans broke the bamboo barrier to catch a glimpse of her.
After the show was over, Sonica had to wait on the stage for an hour as the crowd was going crazy to see her once. Later, she had to be moved from the stage with police protection.
Sonica, who is known for her energetic performances, once jumped so high during her show that she fell directly on the ground.
Being the energetic person that she is, Sonica got up from the ground and resumed playing for the audience.
Live performance on Facebook and post-Covid-19 plans
Venues might be closed off but that has not stopped Sonica from keeping her audience entertained. The passionate DJ comes live from her Facebook page and plays live sets.
Sonica is scheduled to release her latest track with Habib Wahid next month. The singer earlier collaborated with Habib in two songs - "Din Je Furalo" and "Kaane Kaane".
Watch Habib featuring DJ Sonica in the song "Kaane Kaane"
The DJ also has plans for New Year's Eve. She hopes to bring International DJ's from the US to entertain her fans.
Bangladesh has seen the influx of Many female DJ's since Sonica, but she continues to charm her fans with her unique style and outspoken personality.