International Bhangra Kings RBD
International Urban group RDB has come a long way in becoming one of the leading South Asian producers, musicians, singers and entertainers in the world, with a huge following in the UK and internationally in India, Pakistan, Middle East, Canada and America.
RDB, which was formed in 2000 by three Bradford-based Punjabi Sikh brothers Kuly, Manj and Surj, has radically pioneered the style of British Bhangra by remolding it into a raw urban sound, making their work stand out from the crowd. Their musical influences were shaped at a young age when they were introduced to music by their father, who taught them to sing religious songs and play the harmonium in their Gurdwara (Temple). RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass) have brought audiences around the world a new genre of music. Bringing different musical styles and genres together and fusing these with South Asian influences is ultimately what comprises the familiar and popular “RDB sound”.
Putting their distinctive musical stamp on the international and UK music scenes, RDB have written, sung, played instruments and produced for countless hit songs, most notably for many A-List Bollywood films, including the cross-urban music track, Shera Di Kaum, which saw them collaborate with Grammy Award winning American artist Ludacris and Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Other mainstream collaborations include tracks with Snoop Dogg, Elephant Man and Public Enemy.
From millions of fans, to 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 the 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 RDB has formed an international fan base of millions from all ages and backgrounds. With over a decade of hits under their belt, millions of single sales worldwide and having toured extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa and America, RDB are now gearing up to play a series of sell-out, large tours, and will also release their eagerly anticipated new album Worldwide.
With a continuously fresh, up-tempo sound, new material and sell-out tours, RDB ensure that they continue to be pioneers in the musical arena, as they prove their number one status on the Urban music scene.