In a field where there is always a new guy bringing some new tricks to the game, DJ L constantly ups the ante. A DJ with a workday that spans way beyond the Dj’s booth; L is endowed with the rare ability to wear many hats – as a DJ, model, artist, actor and a young mogul. To date, DJ L is quickly becoming one of the most sought after DJs in the industry.
“I’ve always believed in the importance of creating a name and following for myself by being able to do many different things -whether it’s by djing, modeling, acting, or even anything else that i’m passionate about” says L of how he christened his imprint. “I am always working. My work ethic is very different from most people since i cannot live without doing my passions. And in order to fly to my dreams, I will build myself by myself like Iron Man did”.
DJ L, borne Lohrasp Kansara and of Indian descent, was raised in Geneva, Switzerland; He then migrated to the United States at the age of 14 in order to pursue his dream of being a professional basketball player. After graduating college with an astounding 4.0 GPA in Economics in 3 years, from SUNY Purchase, DJ L relinquished his basketball career and devoted his full attention to a music career.
As a deejay, L is called upon to create the musical atmosphere – better known as “The DJ L Experience.” L taps into his versatile musical repertoire, encompassing everything from hip-hop, r&b, reggae, house, 80′s, classic rock, pop, and mash-ups, and the latest chart-toppers. He effortlessly blends musical genres no matter the client or setting — preserving the crowd’s energy and enthusiasm is L’s main delight. L deejays about 4 to 5 nights a week. Some of DJ L’s past and present clients include Leonardo Dicaprio, Alex Rodriquez, Madonna, Danity Kane, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beats, Pussycat Dolls, LL Cool J, MTV, BET’s “106 and Park”, the NBA, the NFL, Baby Phat, and other popular brands and artists. Not to mention, DJ L played alongside Tommy Lee at Highline Ballroom. After their performance Tommy Lee told L “You’re a bad mothaf*^#er!”
Indeed, DJ L travels throughout the country and has gained residencies at some of the most exclusive venues in New York City — as well as, being booked internationally spinning all over the globe and making stops in Orlando, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, LA, San Jose, Canada, Dubai, France, London, Switzerland, Germany , Haiti, Jamaica, Antigua, and Japan- just to name a few. DJ L’s music success is not limited to his work in the nightclub. He has subsequently released a song in the summer of 2008- “Take it to the Top”, which features major recording artists — legendary reggae artist Junior Reid, Cassidy, Sheek Louch, Joel Ortiz and Harlem’s Cash. Setting yourself apart from others in the highly competitive music business is not a simple task. For some, it is nearly impossible. But for L it’s his main objective.
Nonetheless, music and fashion seem to go hand in hand for DJ L. He recently inked a deal with one of the top modeling agencies, Ikon Model Management. He has also become the face of M07 Clothing while being part of their national campaign advertisement. Also, recently, DJ L became one of the faces for T.I.’s new brand- Akoo Clothing. He was featured in 2 of their main ads. Without a doubt, DJ L has joined the ranks of other top celebrity DJs who have expanded their brand by diversifying themselves in other areas of media and entertainment. In 2010, he was asked by Rajvi Mohan, one of India’s most upscale designers, to DJ and walk in her show during NYC’s fall fashion week. In 2011, he was asked the same by Indashio, one of New York City’s most famous designers.
Just to date, DJ L has been featured in Page Six of the New York Post, Complex, XXL, VIBE, The Source, Hip Hop Weekly, YRB, Rap Fanatic, Rap Up, Tableist and other notable publications. There is no stopping him. L has also co-starred in many music videos from Busta Rhymes, O’Neal McKnight, DJ Khaled, British Pop artist- Lei-An, and many more. DJ L is also currently the official in-house DJ for BET’s number one rated show “106 & Park” and is featured almost every day. Recently, DJ L has started the “Life is What You Make It” workshop at in-tech 368- a middle school/high school in Riverdale, New York. This workshop is an opportunity for people who work in the music, entertainment and sport industries (including but not limited to celebrities and athletes) to give back to the new generation and talk about their career and the importance of an education and life skills.
On top of everything, Lohrasp Kansara plans to take over Hollywood as an actor. With the recent completion of a short film, an indie film (feature), a principal role in New York City’s world famous TV show “Law And Order” (where he acts along Anthony Anderson), another principal role in “Law And Order (SVU)”, a Co-Starring role in New York City’s newest hit TV show “Blue Bloods”, another Co-Starring role in “Damages” (where he acts along Griffin Dunne), a principal role in CBS’ new show “NYC 22” (executive produced by Robert De Niro), his first Guest Starring role on CBS’ No.1 show “Person Of Interest” (where he acts along Sharon Leal and Jim Caviezel), and his first Re-Curring and Co-Starring role on ABC’s new hit show “Zero Hour”, he is currently enrolled in the very prestigious acting school Black Nexxus, now known as the Susan Batson Studio, in New York City, where he trains with the world’s number one acting coach- the legendary, Susan Batson. He is also working on his first off-broadway one man show entitled “The Father of the Wolves”. This young DJ will be a driving force in the entertainment world for quite some time, so definitely pay attention to what great things are to come. DJ L states: “The past does not exist anymore…the future does not belong to me…today is a gift…it is why we call it the present…and life is what you make it”. And no individual more truly embodies the second part of this maxim.