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Canadian star collaborates with Grammy Award winning rapper Nelly and Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan

Watch the new lyric video For ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ HERE 

 

Canadian pop music star Raghav is set to release his new summer single ‘Until The Sun Comes Up‘. The track features Grammy Award winning rapper Nelly, and an exclusive version that features the hip-hop styling of Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan.

 

Of the track Raghav says, “I hope people will look years from now at this song being a singular moment when east and west collaborated in a way that has a true global musical impact.  And performing it with Abhishek (who is the most talented human I’ve ever met) and Nelly (who is a legend) make this song even more special to me.

 

Bachchan, who has starred in over 50 major Bollywood productions, is known for his love of music and having previously featured as a rapper in his movies, he dons the microphone once again for a verse on ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ in his unique ‘Bachchan-esque’ style. The star has expressed his excitement on his Twitter page this week, personally thanking Raghav, and stating the collaboration was ‘an opportunity to work with two of my favourites.’

 

Rap star Nelly, a Grammy award-winning artist with 4 UK number ones under his belt also takes a verse on ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’. Last year the rapper turned TV star, having secured his own reality show ‘Nellyville’, which is currently in its second season. His collaboration with Raghav and Abhishek Bachchan is an exciting move for rap music lovers in India.

 

Since announcing the collaboration last week, social media has been buzzing with conversation about the three stars teaming up for the big summer single, with thousands of tweets from pop, hip hop and Bollywood music fans around the world. The lyric video has received over 35,000 views in just 24 hours since launching on YouTube.

 

An instant summer anthem ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’ will be accompanied by a powerful full video, set for release in August – highlighting the lack of electricity in Africa.  After teaming up with Solar-Aid.org, an international NGO that has the goal of eliminating the kerosene lamp from Africa by the year 2020, Raghav distributed over 300 solar lights to school-age children in the small rural township of Shungubweni, in Tanzania. Raghav purchased the lights to personally deliver them to the community. The lights will help the students of Shungubweni Secondary School study for an extra 375,000 hours, and save their families $60,000 per light as they will no longer needed to buy kerosene or candles. This amounts to a significant shift towards environmental responsibility and self-sustainability for the families who have received these lights.

Segments of Raghav’s trip will be featured in the music video for ‘Until The Sun Comes Up’, with the aim of creating significant social awareness around the topic. The UK release of the single and video is expected mid – late August.

aSIAN cOLLECTION

 

 

Sony Music, the award-winning, No.1 record company for UK compilations, and Asian music aficionado/ BBC Broadcaster and DJ, Nihal, have created an alternative soundtrack for the summer of 2015, with the release of an exciting new compilation album – The Asian Collection.

 

Nihal Arthanayake, one of the leading torch-bearers of the Asian music industry for many years, has collated over 50 tracks that create an explosive mix of Bollywood and British Asian classics. Nihal will be taking part in interviews at an exclusive junket in London.

 

The Asian Collection, which is set to release across the UK on 31st July, is a tribute to the powerful and legendary voices that make up the Asian music scene including: Panjabi MC, A.R. Rahman, Jay Sean,

Bally Sagoo and many more.

 

The Asian Collection reaches stores on the 31st of July 2015

as a 3CD physical release as well as digital download. 

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Reality TV star Gurdas Singh, who featured on Brit Asia Superstar 2010 is set to launch his singing career with his much anticipated debut single “Champion”. The single is dedicated to his father who inspired Gurdas to sing from a young age. Gurdas was born in Leeds and brought up in Nottingham. He has never had any formal vocal training, yet surprisingly he possesses a naturally god-gifted voice. From the age of 4, Gurdas began singing in a variety of styles such as Bhangra, Hindi, Qawali, Ghazal and RnB. He also learnt the Tabla at his primary school and sang religious songs at local Sikh temples. He has performed on several stages over the years including talent shows, family functions and private events. “I was always encouraged and supported by family friends and people in the community, but my achievements were disregarded by others who should have supported me. I guess this is one reason for the title, Champion. Because I never gave up.” ~Gurdas Singh

 

Gurdas, the eldest of three brothers was raised single handily by his mother who endlessly supported his dream. His time on reality show Brit Asia Superstar made him a huge favourite amongst viewers where he demonstrated his impressive vocal skills singing in Bhangra and Qawali styles. The singer-songwriter was raised listening to the likes of the Late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Hans Raj Hans, Master Saleem, Sabar Koti and Sardool Sikander, all of which have been heavily influential in his singing ability.

 

Champion has been produced by the highly respected music producer Jeeti Singh. Jeeti, who has also worked with Lakhwinder Wadali, Lembhar Hussainpuri and Danny Sarb has given his musical knowledge and direction to the composition of the track. The emotionally charged song has been written by Gurdas himself, who at the young age of 27 is set to take the industry by storm. “Champion is not about winning an award or accolade. It’s a motivational story which involves a never give up attitude and the overcoming of challenges. It’s a true story based on my personal life experiences, which people can relate to all over the world.” ~Gurdas Singh

 

Gurdas Singh is already working on his second single which will be a massive collaboration with Punjab’s finest writer, Bunty Bains who has worked with Miss Pooja, Roshan Prince, Jazzy B and Many More. The collaboration is set to release in the next few months.

Manjeet Ral and Gippy Grewal Introduce Their Latest Dance Anthem

Former member of RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass) Manjeet Ral releases his electrifying Punjabi anthem of the year ‘Party Like a Punjabi’. Following the split from RDB Manjeet went on to form MANJmusik and has a slew of exciting new projects in the pipeline. From a new clothing line, plans with Bollywood and exciting new tracks in production MANJmusik is set to take entertainment industry by storm. In collaboration with Punjabi actor and singer Gippy Grewal Manjeet presents his latest hit ‘Party Like a Punjabi’, an adrenaline pumped dance anthem that bridges the gap between cultures with its mix of Eastern and Western musical styles. Speaking to DesiXpress Manjeet discusses his new single, life after RDB and why he believes it is important to reach out to a global audience.

Tell us about the background to this single such as musical style and concept.

I wanted to create a party anthem, the whole idea was to make a track that not only Punjabi people can dance to but everybody can dance to. I wanted it to have an international feel, the hook line is in English but is still orientated to those who are Punjabi so everybody can technically sing it. Even when we were shooting the video we had non-Indian people all singing along with the hook line.

Why is it important to you that this song reaches out to people of different cultures?

Everybody is making Punjabi folk music which I am a big fan of, I listen to artists such as Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda and many other singers. They are making some amazing songs but what happens is it becomes targeted to just those audiences who love folk. What I wanted to do was merge the Punjabi with that international feel, it is really important to capture a bigger audience. I love the Punjabis and the Folk fans who listen to hardcore Desi songs, but I wanted to reach out to a bigger audience throughout the world.

How did Gippy Grewal get involved in collaborating on this track and how did you both meet?

Gippy is a close friend of mine and we have bumped into each other many times at different awards ceremonies, studio sessions and so on. When I made the track as a sort of draft I said to Gippy, ‘What do you think of this track called Party Like a Punjabi? If you’re feeling it I would love to have you on the track because you are doing so well in the Punjabi industry.’ As he is a Punjabi pushing real Punjabi movies to the next level I thought it would be a great opportunity to have him on the song. After agreeing to listen to it he loved the track as soon as he heard it. He said we should sing it together and make it the Punjabi anthem of the year.

The video features Canadian Youtube star Jusreign who performs a funny skit, how did he become involved in the music video?

I am a big fan of Jusreign, as a comedian I think he is one of the funniest guys on Youtube, also my son is also a massive fan of him. I just reached out to him as I live in Toronto and he is out in Toronto as well, so I asked him would you mind doing something in the video? He said he would be honoured to jump in a do a little skit so he came down for the video shoot on the day and honestly, nothing was really rehearsed! We made it up on the spot and it came out great.

What was it like shooting the video?

This was the first video we shot downtown where we had permits and streets blocked off by police so it was an interesting video shoot! We had a lot of dancers and I wanted to make sure the video was not hardcore Desi, the only Desi elements in the video are the Dhol players and Bhangra dancers. If you see the dancers they are a very good mix because I wanted to keep that international theme.

Can you tell us any details about the new song ‘Desi hip-hop’ that you are releasing in January?

‘Desi hip-hop’ is completely different to ‘Party Like a Punjabi’ as it is very hip hop, I wanted to create something that was different from the last release I had. ‘Desi hip- hop’ is a collaboration of the best of the best Desi hip-hop artists from all around the world such as Humble the poet from Canada, Raxtar from the UK and Roach Killa who is Canadian and British. We also have Badshah from India and Sarb Smooth, so I have tried to capture everyone into one song. The song is about the subject of ego where people have big egos but I have a bigger heart than your ego, each rapper is doing their flavour throughout the whole song and it gives a good Desi hip- hop feel. With hip-hop, rapping in Hindi or Punjabi is a growing trend and going on throughout the whole world and getting bigger and bigger. It’s just my little contribution to push Desi hip-hop onto the next level and try to make this a genre on its own. Just like we have Reggaeton, when that first came out it had the Spanish language but people still understood it. We can make Desi hip-hop a genre in itself where even non-Desi people can listen to it.

Are the rumours true that you will contribute to the soundtrack for the Fast and Furious 7 movie?

No, we were going to do something on that but we didn’t bother following through because of legal and contractual issues. So unfortunately that didn’t happen. At the time there was a lot of hype and I was hoping it would happen. But where you lose one you gain another as I ended up becoming the ambassador for 50 Cent’s ‘SMS Audio’ headphone line, which was a big thing for me as well.

Do you feel you have left the troubles of RDB behind with this new single? Is this a step in a new direction?

Yes, at the end of the day the Manj Musik brand is growing, it does take time and when anybody starts a new brand it is very hard at first. I was just blessed to have had the team that was originally behind RDB still behind me today. The whole industry and other artists are still supporting me so I have been blessed to push on this brand to make it bigger. My main focus now is to release the best music I possibly can for the fans, I don’t want to let them down and I am going to do what I can with all my power to make cracking tracks and anthems.

Finally, what does the future hold for MANJmusik?

There is a lot more coming, I am still working with the Bollywood industry and big production houses so there are still some Bollywood songs coming through. I am also releasing independent music such as a song coming out after ‘Desi hip-hop’. We also have Nindy Kaur coming out with a new single and I have a clothing line called SOS (Swagged Out Sardars) clothing which will be launching next year and we will be starting it off with ‘Party Like a Punjabi’ T-shirts. It is just non-stop, I want to continue to deliver and hopefully the fans and public will give me as much love as they did with RDB.

Anand B

Jeeti Productions have unveiled their latest new artist Anand B. 21-year-old Anand released his first hit single ‘Dil De De’ in June 2013 and now presents his new hit ‘Rani’. Under the mentorship of the renowned Ustad Ajit Singh Mutlashi, Anand has delved into the genres of Bhangra, Punjabi and classical music and he is ready to take the music world by storm. We chat to Anand about his new single, his musical heroes, why it’s hard to balance life as a student and a singer!

Can you tell us a bit about your background?

I have been interested in music since the age of 16 and this track is my second single with Jeeti Productions from Birmingham. I started learning from my Ustad Ajit Singh Mutlashi, he has taught a lot of artists such as Sukshinder Shinda and Jaz Dhami. That is where it all started.

What is it like learning from a renowned artist such as Ustaad Ajit Singh Mutlashi?

It’s great, I got introduced to Ustaad-Ji through my Nana-Ji. He has taught some of the biggest names in the Bhangra industry so it’s good to have that kind of man behind me.

Can you tell us a bit about the track Rani?

It’s my second song and we wanted to give the audience a Bhangra song to show I can do Bhangra music. We are going to go into something different afterwards, I want to do maybe a slow song and experiment.

When was your first single Dil De De released?

It was released on the 6th of June in 2013.

That’s fantastic because within a year you released you were able to release your second song…

It would have been quicker but I am studying at the same time so it is difficult to balance everything. We tried our best and we are happy with this new song.

You have entered the entertainment industry at a young age, what has the journey been like so far?

It has been good, obviously it is early days at the moment so I have not really been through that much. The people I have met, shows I have had and interviews I have done have been really good. But there is a long, long way to go yet.

What is it like working with Jeeti?

It is really great because he is a well respected figure in the Bhangra industry and has a lot of contacts who are also supporting me as a new artist. I have good backing behind me.

At what age did you realise you wanted to sing?

I started learning at 16 as I was always into Bhangra and Indian music,

“at that age I felt I was mature enough to make my own decisions”

I wanted to learn properly and go to the basics so I started learning classical and Raags and it just began like that.

Growing up, what kind of songs did you listen to that got you into Bhangra?

It’s probably Punjabi Bhangra music that got me interested and Bollywood, not the new Bollywood that’s really cheesy! The old Bollywood that had meaningful music.

Who did you listen to?

Sonu Nigam who is one of my favourites, Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda. They are the main ones, if I could I would love to work with them!

You said you are studying as well, does your singing ever interfere with your studies? Is it hard to find a balance?

There is a balance but it is difficult, because you have to give your full attention to university but I also have shows and interviews for example. But I am enjoying it so it is all good.

Are there any other genres of music that you have ever experimented with?

Just those that I mentioned really, the Punjabi that I am doing and classical.

Do you have support from your family?

They have always been supportive! They knew from a young age that I was going to get into music so it wasn’t really a shock to them. I didn’t just come up one day and say “right I want to do music!” They knew it was getting to the point that I wanted to start something so they have always been ok with it.

Have you done any shows or gigs lately?

I have had quite a few shows especially with the first single which was good experience. It helped me build my confidence, make new contacts and meet new artists.

“I am still a fan of these artists and all of a sudden I am performing with them!”

For example I was at A.S Kang’s launch party which I got into through MOVIEBOXrecordLABEL, It was a shock to be around A.S Kang, Sukshinder Shinda and Jazzy B. I have a couple of shows coming up with my new song.

We are going to see you on the TV screens now, will you be going onto Brit Asia?

The video is running on Brit Asia TV and I also have an interview on there in the future.

Where will your new song Rani be available?

It is available on all the leading platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. You can see it everywhere really as the video is on Youtube and of course BritAsia TV.

Finally, where do you see yourself in five years?

Well I want to carry on doing more music and I don’t just want to stick to Bhangra, I want to do more slow songs and maybe even Hindi songs. I just want to experiment and do different things. People have asked me before if I want to start singing in English but I don’t think I want to go that far.

Thank you for being with us today, all the best with your new track and we look forward to hearing more from you.

There will be a lot more to come, thank you!

Rani is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play
Be sure to follow Anand at @ANANDBMUSIC

We thank 1NationMedia for arranging this interview
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Left to right: DJ Swami, Sur, Liana, S-Endz

Electronic pop band Swami have had an incredible journey trail-blazing the music scene with their one-of-a-kind sound. Taking inspiration from both the East and the West, their music is an ingenious blend of electronic dance and UK Bhangra making for a truly universal experience. Members DJ Swami, Sur, Liana and S-Endz have worked tirelessly for the past four years on their latest album Upgrade featuring the incredible new single Do it Again. The band sat down with DesiXpress to talk about their musical style, identity and what makes Upgrade the album to buy.

Tell us about the background of ‘Do it Again’ what inspired the track?

DJ Swami: We have actually been working on the new album for about four years now, because the last album we worked on called ‘53431’ had a track called ‘Sugarless’, which kind of started a new era for Swami with the combination of vocals between Sur, Liana and S-Endz. We found our sound and thought we should put this into a new album. So we started the album and Do it Again was one of the first tracks we started working on, then a new challenge struck us where we thought why don’t we start putting not just Punjabi and English in but Hindi as well. But that was much easier said than done! So after several trips to India and several versions later suddenly Do it Again became a big favourite track of ours, so we thought we should put this song out as our first single. It has the right kind of sentiment about us wanting to relive all the good times about music and the things that we like, a correlation with relationships that went wrong that you maybe want to repair. It was just a song that we thought represents Swami in 2014.

What about other songs on the album, will you be releasing those soon?

S-Endz: At the moment our loose plan is that we will do the second single in early 2015 and shoot the video for that. We have a song in mind, I’m not going to say which one it is because it might change! Obviously with the industry being a singles market you have to play things by ear a little bit ans see how well the song you have out does before you put the next one out, that’s just how we do it!

This album has been four years in the making, why has it taken so long? What has the journey been like during those four years?

Sur: It has taken so long because rather than throw out a few singles which we could easily do, that’s not the aim that we have in mind. If we were told we need an album for next year any great producer could go in the studio and do that. We are trying to create music that will really stand out from our peers, we are trying to create something new as well in terms of a genre. So it wasn’t just a case of let’s just throw some Hindi on this new sound that we found, we wanted to make sure the songs were carefully crafted, made sense and were honest. If at any point we felt that we were faking something then we may as well not do it and let someone else do it. We didn’t anticipate a four year journey for this album and at the end of every year we found ourselves apologising to our fans saying, ‘Ok we promise, in a couple of months time you are going to hear something!’ But then as DJ Swami said we’d go over to India and be influenced by something else and think, actually you have got to be humble when you think you’ve got it, but think actually this is missing. You have to be prepared to go back and make a few changes and once the product and the song are exactly as we want it, only then are we happy to share it with other people.

Liana: It doesn’t help everyone being perfectionists! Just tweaking it here and there and somebody else will come in and say how about that? We think it’s better but then there’s something else.

DJ Swami: Also we don’t really have any role models that we really model our sounds on, we do have role models for different influences for Swami but there’s no other artist that makes the kind of music that we make so we feel we learn from our own mistakes.

“We improve our own sound and that’s part of our commitment to being original and having the quality that people expect from us.”

You say you want to revolutionise electronic pop music with ‘Upgrade’, how do you feel you have you done that with this album?

DJ Swami: With revolution, the word that comes to mind is ‘risk’, somebody has to stand out and be prepared to take a risk. That’s us! Nobody has heard electronic pop with English, Punjabi and Hindi done properly and authentically by blending our East and West background. It’s not an easy challenge and it’s a very brave thing to stand forward and be prepared to be successful at it or not successful at it.

“What we don’t ever want to be is mediocre.”

Sur: The main thing to remember as well is that it’s not a formula that we follow where we must have an Indian vocal there or an English beat here. Because then that’s not revolutionary, then we are trying to follow something that has already been done. By being revolutionary what we are trying to do is to set standards whereby other artists, songwriters and producers will say, ‘well they did it that way and that sounded really natural and people are humming their tunes’. People don’t even realise the intricacies of the music, but that’s a sign of the success that we are doing something that people haven’t done before but may influence what they do in the future.

Liana: When I first met Diamond and we sat down together he explained the idea, he had nothing to play but I joined the group because of this idea of where he wanted to go with the music. It was a natural progression of us coming together because no one was trying to be anything, everyone’s vocals sat together nicely and then the formula just evolved into what we are doing now.

S-Endz: I can’t think of any English bands who can mean as much to their core audience in England and to little kids in India and vice versa. We are trying to bridge that gap where we can have fans in England that love us and fans in India that love us. It actually means something to people no matter where they grow up.

What made you first want to combine electro pop with Bhangra and Asian music? Where you ever worried about the response you would get considering most British Asian artists delve into genres of hip-hop or rap?

DJ Swami: There wasn’t really a struggle, the reason why we make music is because we have a certain amount of insecurity about how we see ourselves as people and our identity. Are we Indian or are we British? Where do we fit in? We were just trying to create music that helps us figure out who we are and the things that we like, whether it’s Indian or English. Of course we have been through the rap, rock and reggae thing, we have been influenced by those things also, but we felt the biggest challenge for us was just to be pop. To make credible, popular music seemed like the greatest and also the most exciting challenge, having good songs that people identify with and memorable lyrics. We are not trying to create a persona where there’s a mystique about us, we just want people to think, ‘Oh, they make the kind of songs that they really believe in and represents them as people.’ If we do that we are doing the right thing as Swami.

S-Endz: I think with the mix of music we make there is a real authenticity to the British-Asian experience. A lot of people don’t get that balance right and that’s been the most difficult thing for us, trying to find that correct balance. Because if you are a traditional, English Bhangra singer and pretend you’re from a Pind in Punjab, they know that you are not. If you are from here and you rap, you cannot pretend you are from Harlem, they know that you are not! So trying to find that balance is very, very difficult and that had taken time but I think we have it.

Do you feel you have encouraged audiences to embrace their multi-cultural identities and music outside of their culture?

Sur: Definitely, growing up in this country as a British born Indian you have identity struggles in trying to figure out who you are and where you are from. There was always a clear memory I had where its all, if you are Indian then you are Indian, you hang out with Indian or non white kids. And the white kids in school often felt the same and I don’t think that was the mentality of the area, it was just those years, that’s just the way it was. But the older we have gotten the more open minded we have become and the more connected the whole planet is with each other. You come to realise that we are not that different, we can all enjoy each other’s cultures. We were talking about this when we were shooting the video that the sound we had touched upon, we would never have been able to create that if we were all just from India or we were all just from England. This sound has only been possible through the fact that we all have influences from India but we fully appreciate, acknowledge and accept the upbringing that we’ve had in this country. Were it not for the UK we would not have this sound, so if that coming together of different cultures and influences can create something as beautiful as a new sound of music, think about what else we could do if people came together like this.

Liana: It’s nice because you eliminate the racism boundaries as well because music at the end of the day is about feeling something,

“whether it’s the lyrics, melody or beat, you should be able to relate to any kind of music without it being a race thing.”

There are so many different styles out there so it’s very ignorant to say ‘I’m just going to listen to this type of music’, it’s close minded.

DJ Swami: For us it’s a natural thing and that’s the message we are giving out. There is a deeper meaning to what we do because we all want people to respect each other and accept that their identity may be more complicated than just being from one place. That’s what we try to promote.

You all come from different backgrounds, how did you all meet and form Swami?

DJ Swami: I started the project of Swami in the studio originally, experimenting with the sounds of British electronic and pop music with Indian sounds. We took it out of the studio and formed a band in around 2004-2005, then we did Desi Rock and it became a huge hit for us all over the world because we were fusing a bit of rock music, electronic and Bhangra in a new way. So the band went from strength to strength out of the studio and then we thought, where can we take this now? When Liana joined the group in 2007 we suddenly had a whole new pop, female dynamic in the band which was exciting for us. The last thing we wanted to be was a band of guys for guys, we wanted to be for everybody! Since 2007 we have been nurturing this sound as Swami such as when we did the album ‘Equalize’ and did Electro Jugni, Hey Hey and to 2009 when we did Sugarless. We have been learning all the way along and if you have noticed with our music, we have never repeated what we have done previously. What we have done in the past has evolved into something else and like I said before, we are prepared to take risks with our music.

Can you tell us about any concerts or gigs you have at the moment?

We have a launch party coming up in Birmingham next month on Saturday 13th December at the Electric club, this is a night called ‘Edit’. We are launching that as the single launch party with a performance and will be playing the video. From there we are going to be having tours next year being co-ordinated right now by our agents so if people go to our website or Facebook page, ‘Swami music’, That is where events and tours will be announced.

Rapid Fire questions!

Bollywood or Hollywood?

S-Endz: Hollywood

Dj Swami: Bollywood

Liana: Bit of both?

Sur: I would have to say both because like I said everything is coming together!

Healthy food or junk food?

S-Endz: Healthy, Im vegan!

Dj Swami: Healthy, vegetarian.

Liana: Healthy, fitness.

Sur: I was once junk but my new fitness gurus (points to band members) have turned me towards the light.

One Direction or the Beatles:

All together: Beatles!

Sur: Unless one of their managers is listening to this then One Direction all the way!

To find out more about Swami:

www.iamswami.com

Facebook at www.facebook.com/swamimusic

Twitter at @swamimusic

 

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UK singer-songwriter San2 is back with the dance-floor filler "Gal Sunja"

UK singer-songwriter San2 exploded onto the music scene with his smash-hit debut single ‘Nayo Lagda’ reaching number one on numerous charts and entering radio playlists across the globe.

Now he’s back with an earth shaking dance-floor filler in the form of ‘Gal Sunja’. There has been huge anticipation for this track which featured on the beginning of the video to ‘Nayo Lagda’. Written and composed again by Deedar Singh and with music by the internationally acclaimed producer ‘Shayal’, Gal Sunja has ‘hit’ written all over it!

San2 plays a number of different roles in the tongue-in-cheek video which accompanies Gal Sunja. Once again, the services of the multi-talented Ameet Chana were employed to produce and direct the video in conjunction with Simy Art Enterprise and Flying Solo Productions.

San2 appears in the video wearing some amazing designer outfits created specially for the shoot by Ziggy Studio.

‘Gal Sunja’ released Thursday 14th August 2014 on the Virtual Recordz label via iTunes and other digital stores.

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Singer Biba Singh works with UK-based music producer Dipps Bhamra on the track

New York based doctor and singer Biba Singh is set to release her first ever Bhangra collaboration with UK-based producer Dipps Bhamrah titled “Panga Facebook Da”.

Biba Singh, born and raised in New York, was always passionate about culture and music and sang Shabad Kirtan at the local Gurudwara from a young age. She was then spotted by Bollywood’s legendary singer Daler Mendhi who advised her to take her singing career seriously.

It was her dear family friend Mika Singh who launched her first album “BIBA” by worldwide records in 2011 and her second album, “Biba for You”, was launched by the legendary Bollywood king Bappi Lahiri.

 

Biba has a number of successful releases including “Nachne da Cha” and “Akhian” released by moviebox and is now looking to hit the international market. She is working on a single with DJ Shadow of Dubai and Taz of Stereo Nation and is currently shooting her next music video.

Biba Singh has collaborated with one of UK’s finest DJs and music producers, Dipps Bhamrah, who has been responsible for some smash hit anthems throughout his career. He’s not only a talented DJ but also hosts his own Punjabi show on the BBC Asian Network which strengthens his knowledge of music and the Punjabi scene.

“Panga Facebook Da” is a song every couple will relate to. It’s through and through Bhangra which will definitely be one of the favourites for the dance offs. Its funny quirky lyrics by Amrit Mangwalia reflect the funny stresses of Facebook on your relationships and the renowned video director, Raju Sethi, has conceptualized the music video wonderfully. Just get ready for a light-hearted, comical Bhangra track with a fresh dance beat.

The song has been signed to UK-based record label Generasian Records which is owned by the international DJ and producer Dipps Bhamrah. He’s excited to release this international project and said: “Biba is a talented singer, she’s got a different vibe. We have kept the track catchy and fun, it’s got that UK Bhangra feel to it. This song’s vision, concept and storyline were designed by renowned PR Guru Nisha Sahdev”.

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