D-BOY

‘Nach Ke (Bhangra Bounce)’ – D Boy

D-boy first began his career in music at a young age playing the drums for his school band.
By the time he was a teenager, he was creating music on an Atari computer in
his loft before journeying North to study the musical craft at the John Marley Centre.

His first foray into his professional career was developing a new singer called Sharifa Shi, which he left a ‘suited’ job to pursue, and then producing  the now  renowned female MC Estelle.
Along with Shabz (Music Kidz/So Solid) and Sef (The Reelists)
they got their first development, Bruce Boniface, signed to Sony. Bruce has
since moved to LA where he recently penned ‘Lie About Us’ for Avant
featuring Nicole Scherzinger and Estelle is now signed to John Legend’s new label imprint.

The Awards

D-boy’s songwriting unit, Synergetic, with Sharifa Shi and Chris ‘Marz’ Marsac won
‘Overall Best Song’ in 2005 with ‘Reap what you Sow’ for the British Academy of  Songwriters and Composers (in connection with Music Week). In 2006, they were awarded second place with their song ‘Heartbreaker’, in conjunction with Apple.com  and the Songwriters Academy.

The Playback

In 2005, D-boy teamed up with UK MC Baby Blue and produced ‘MC Baby Blue’,  a Hindi sampled track with a mid tempo, hip hop feel which became a massive  underground Asian hip hop smash. The track landed the deal with VIP Urban and PLAYBACK PROJECT was born.

Playback Vol 1
The concept is simple – there’s just one playback mic
(like those used in Bollywood cinema to record vocals) but many voices to take to the spotlight. 

 

 ‘Nach Ke (Bhangra Bounce)’ which combines Swiss’s eloquent rap style alongside a fierce and angelic Hindi vocal and a superstar-spit from V dubl E. It’s a mix made in PLAYBACK heaven.

And the icing on the cake?


A soon to be legendary video shot in Hollywood, complete with palm trees, an afro wig,
70’s dance moves and leopard skin furry dice! It perfectly captures the energy and the heat
that comes with the bhangra infused hip hop single.

The rest of the highly anticipated PLAYBACK album features a wealth of talent pulled
together by D-boy including Punjabi Maestro Des-E (formally of the Mentor Kolectiv),R&B crooner Sef, Ranjit Mani from India, Swiss, Sharifa Shi, A G Dolla, plus many more

PLAYBACK album features a wealth of talent pulled
together by D-boy including Punjabi Maestro Des-E (formally of the Mentor Kolectiv),R&B crooner Sef, Ranjit Mani from India, Swiss, Sharifa Shi, A G Dolla, plus many more
show stoppers.