Bhangra Brothers – Sun Baliye video
In late 2002, DJ Sikhsta aka Manmander Singh Kahi began organising Indian events in the Stuttgart/Heilbronn region and
created a series of parties called Black & Indian Beatz, where many international artists were invited. With his fitting
pseudonym, he embodied the Indian „Bhangra Brother“ DJ at a time when Bhangra was entering public perception,
combining a fascination for spirituality and urban vibes. At one of his events, he met Panjabi MC and they agreed to work
From then on, the worldwide hit „Mundian To Bach Ke“ by Panjabi MC was presented at major European venues,
including the World Music Awards – Monaco, the Festival Bar – Venice, the Amadeus Awards – Vienna, the German Dance
Awards – Berlin, Top Of The Pops – Cologne… and many more.
Since then, the three soul mates have performed in over 100 shows together on every Bhangra stage and are a fixed
element of modern black music in the West. Today, „Bhangra Brothers“ with Panjabi MC enjoy a very high level of
Their songs were already licensed for films (e.g. for the title song of the film "fight announcement"), for the American TV
series "Bollywood Hero" with Keanu Reeves and Neha Dupia, they played at the NFL cup in the Berlin Olympic stadium or
at the bigger Bollywood-fairs or Bollywood-events.
„Sun Baliye“ and „Soni Mutear“ are perfect Bhangra club albums and are sure to impress Bollywood fans, club-culture
insiders and world music lovers alike. Packed with energy, rhythmical drive, melody and charisma, it finally fills the huge
vacuum that has been crying out for modern, club-compatible Bhangra songs in the wake of the Bollywood boom.
RDB, a group that has come a long way in becoming one of the leading Punjabi Producers, Musicians, Singers and
Entertainers in the world, has been created by three Punjabi Sikh brothers Kuly, Manj and Surj. These British born
brothers were introduced to music at a very young age by their father who taught them to sing religious songs and play
the harmonium in their Gurdwara (Temple).
RDB, which stands for Rhythm Dhol Bass, was designed by these three brothers to create a new genre of music. They
brought different musical styles together and fused them with Punjabi folk music ultimately constructing the “RDB
sound”. They are extremely talented and amazing entertainers who have worked along side several celebrity singers and
actors, not only in the east coast but also in the west; Akshay Kumar, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy are only a few of them.
From multimillion viewers, globally televised performances, to sellout RDB concerts around the world, the RDB sound
has without a doubt struck a chord with the masses of music lovers in the east and west. Their music is original and
features deep meaningful lyrics along with hook lines and anthem-like melodies that blur across genres.
Since their initial release in 2001 they have formed an international fan-base of millions from all ages and backgrounds.
These brothers have radically pioneered the style of British Bhangra by remolding it into a raw urban sound, making their
work stand out from the crowd.
With almost a decade of hits under their belt, millions of unofficial sales worldwide and having toured all corners of the
earth (UK, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Canada, USA, South America, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong
Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, India, Pakistan and Kenya), RDB’s artistic ability keeps on escalating to entirely new
heights as they become the first artists in the history of music to collaborate Punjabi and Bollywood music with American
About the artists:
Manmander Singh Kahi was born on February 20, 1982, the second child in the family, in the Afghan capital Kabul. His
parents, who originally came from India, lived in Afghanistan until 1990, before fleeing to Germany due to the civil war.
Manmander went to elementary and secondary school there and trained to become a retailer and salesman. He gave up
that profession in 2006 to become a freelance musician, giving him greater freedom to work on his passion. Gurinder
Singh Bewas alias Rowa, the second member of the band, was also born in Kabul on September 29, 1972.
His parents, who also come from India, lived in Afghanistan. In 1978, Gurinder went to school in Kabul and achieved a
university-entrance level in 1989. In January 1990, Gurinder Singh Bewas fled to Germany due to the civil war and
worked in various companies until 1998. Since 1998, he has been working as a freelance journalist and later on as sales
represetive in the advertising industry and as a musician.