Born in the ancient town of Patli Putra the land of Lord Buddha, Vinayak Karthikayan’s ("Aka’’ Vinayak^A Producer/Dj (India) musical journey began at a young age, learning the Tabla, Guitar and Harmonium. Raised in an entirely Indian classical atmosphere gave him a rooted knowledge of rhythm and melody. As years passed, and technology paved the way for electronic music, Vinayak^A decided to study Dj’ing in Bangalore. He then moved to Mumbai to pursue his dream and became an assistant DJ at a Pub where he worked for one and half years. He later got a job at The LeeLa Palace in Bangalore for 6 months. While he worked long hours, he felt the need for more knowledge in sound, and decided to move to Chennai to pursue his audio engineering at (SAE) After he completed the course he was pretty unsure of which direction he wanted to go. He felt that DJ’ing wouldn’t do well for him as there were already a large number of Djs playing popular music. A few years passed by, and Vinayak^A keenly observed and absorbed as much of his environment as he could. He learnt one important thing. He says “It was all about earning respect and being the best in what you do. With this as his motto, Vinayak^A was determined to harness all his skill and study.