Jawani On The Rocks – Stereo Nation
Signed to TIPS label in India, the superstar recently set the country ablaze with the lead track to the Bollywood film ‘RACE’, Now Taz turns his attention to the rest of the world with the title track ‘Jawani’ and the international launch of his 17 track album.
Amazing videos accompany the album including ‘Mujpe Tho Jadoo’ featuring cast members from the film!
The list of collaborators on this musical feast reads like a who’s who of world talent. Bollywood Music maestro, Pritam Singh lends a hand on the Race soundtrack with Sunidhi Chauhan and Apache Indian laying down some additional lyrics. US r’n’b star Thara joins forces with UK hip-hopper Rob Base on ‘Hypnotic’ whilst the amazing Punjabi singer Sarbjit Kaur features on ‘Boli Paa Mitran’.
Collaborations also includes the club stomper ‘Pyar Da Peg Piladeh’ featuring Shabani Kashyup.
Dr Zeus casts his magic on ‘Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ and DJ Swami spices up a version of ‘Jawani’. Others who added their own ingredients to this amazing album include Jeremy Skaller, Mis Signature, Notar, Jay Dhabi, Kenz, Dominicano, Simon Nandra, Charlie Brown, J-Nas, Akbar Sami, DesiTronix, Timmy Magic, Simon Duggal (SUBS), Kam Frantic & Evah and Le-selye.
The rock star has been inundated with requests from the Bollywood film industry.
He is currently working on the creating stunning lead tracks for no less than five feature films and recently was the only UK artist asked to participate in the reality show ‘Doom Machadeh’ on NDTV Imagine.
Singer/songwriter Taz says of the project: “I’ve recorded this right across the globe from the UK, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia to India. Personally, ‘Jawani – On The Rocks’ is one of my best pieces of work ever and I hope you enjoy listening to the album as much as I have enjoyed making it. There’s a flavor for everyone’s taste on the album and I always keep my focus on keeping with the Stereo Nation formula…which is catchy melodies and composing songs that have evergreen quality.
"Music is the food of love, so let it play on!”
Taz is Asian rooted yet inspired by British/American ideologies; this eventually brought about a stronger experimental reggae influence into his music and the inevitable collaboration with DJ Kendell on the album ‘Spirits of Rhythm’.
The success of ‘Spirits of Rhythm’ and his Album ‘New Dawn’, the follow up, took him from strength to strength and helped mushroom a global fan base. It was at this point that Taz gave birth to the now hugely popular fusion pop group ‘Stereo Nation’, consequently signing to EMI Premier UK.
The act went on to have their first British chart hit, ‘I've Been Waiting’ and subsequently became an instant number one smash hit throughout Asia, as well achieving ‘top ten’ video on the UK music channel, ‘The Box’. Having achieved worldwide notoriety with the multi platinum album ‘I've Been Waiting’, the success story continues!
Taz went onto tour Europe with a ten-piece band throughout 1998 in order to satisfy the rapidly growing international fan base as well as the Far East, Indian sub-continent, UAE, Australia, Africa, South East Asia, USA and Canada.
Having firmly established himself in South Asia, Taz went onto sign a recording deal with ‘Times Music India’, which resulted in the worldwide release of the album “Jambo”. The long awaited album was an instant hit with fans worldwide which proved his sustaining power to deliver hits.
The latter half of 1999 saw Taz release his first solo album entitled ‘Nasha’ (Intoxicated) in the UK,
causing a major storm on dance floors across Europe and the USA. To date the album has already gone gold…
The new Millennium sees Taz with his band ‘Stereo Nation’, starting to delve into new musical territory, experimenting with R’n’B, Soul, Dance & Bollywood! Taz’s next album, entitled ‘Slave II Fusion’ released in December 2000, achieved approx. 120,000 sales units in the U.K/U.S.A territories and 1,400,000 sales units in India!
As a consequence to this success, Taz was approached by the internationally recognised Bollywood Film Industry to record and visualise a track for the film ‘Tum Bin’. The film went on to be one of the biggest successes in 2001, achieving Top Ten status in the U.K mainstream film cinemas, as well as being one of Bollywoods biggest films of the year. Since Tazs debut in Bollywood, he has been inundated with offers to further record soundtracks for the Indian Film Industry.
Further to his success in Bollywood Taz performed at the Indian Oscars (IIFA) in Sun City South Africa, which was televised to an audience of approx. 3 Billion across the world. During his time at the IIFA awards, Taz was approached by the crème-de-le-crème of Bollywoods elite, to record/visualise in further Bollywood movies.
Due to popular demand Taz returned to the U.K to release his single ‘Laila’ into the mainstream charts. The single entered the British Charts at number 44. Taz also created history by being the first Asian Artist to visualise the accompanying video to ‘Laila’ by using CGI video technology.
More recently, Taz performed at the Royal Albert Hall supporting the Charity of Afghanistan, as well as playing live at the Annual Gala for the Richest British Asian Awards at the Natural History Museum London in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
The follow up album to ‘Slave II Fusion’ entitled ‘Taz-Mania’, has surpassed the phenomenal success that its predecessor achieved. As a consequence to his success, Taz’s achievements have been recognised by the Guild of British Asians by being presented the award of ‘Best Music Act’ 2002, as well as being nominated in the same category at the Carlton Multicultural Media Awards 2002 alongside Ms Dynamite.
2003 saw Taz record once again for the ‘Bollywood Film Industry’. Visualised by Bollywood Heart Throb ‘Hritik Roshan’, the track ‘It’s Magic’ from the movie ‘Koi Mil Gaya’, went on to become the track of the year winning numerous awards at the ‘Bollywood Oscars’ in Mumbai this year.
2004 saw Taz release his latest smash, ‘Café Mumbai’. Recorded in London and Mumbai, the Album truly has worldwide appeal. Already ‘Ministry of Sound UK’ has picked up one of the tracks, ‘Ride with Me’, included in the compilation album ‘Urban Underground’. Having strongly established himself in ‘Bollywood’, Taz’s music will also be featured in a ‘Hollywood’ production later this year.
The track ‘Mehbooba’ will be featured in the Movie ‘New York Minute’ featuring Ashley & Mary-Kate Olson.
Taz received the accolade ‘BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT 2005’ at the official UK Asian Music Awards held at Le Palais Hammersmith, London in April 2005
1. Hoon Tha Meh Nachna Album Hit The Deck 1989
2. Peeni-an Vulethi Album Hit The Deck 1989
3. Hogeyee Koree Kurab Album Hit The Deck 1989
4. Cum Be My Lover EP Back To Rootz 1991
5. Van Farke Yaar Narl Nachle EP Back To Rootz 1991
6. Mahyee Meriyaa EP Back To Rootz 1991
7. Peche Churi Juwani Deh Album Spirits Of Rhythm 1994
8. Larl Larl Boliyan Album Spirits Of Rhythm 1994
9. Meh Vuleth Kanu Aagiya Album Spirits Of Rhythm 1994
10. Bokchoo Album Spirits Of Rhythm 1994
11. Ik Pyar Ka Nugma Album Spirits Of Rhythm 1994
12. Ishq Ishq Album New Dawn 1995
13. Bhangrech Aaja Album New Dawn 1995
14. Humeh Thomseh Pyar Album New Dawn 1995
15. I've Been Waiting (Larl Larl Boliyan) EMI Records 1996 UK TOP 40,
Single & Album Multi Platinum Sales Worldwide
With Songs Like: Akh Dabke, Ishq, Bokchoo & Meree-an
16. Cum Be My Lover Album 1997 Album Multi Platinum Sales Worldwide
17. Jambo – Album Multi Platinum Sales Worldwide 1998 Oh Carol
18. Nasha – Album Apna Sangeet (Gwandiya) 1999
19. Slave To Fusion AKA 'Oh Laila' – 2000 Monster Worldwide Smash
(Biggest Album To Date)
20. Nachangeh Sari Raath
21. Galan Gooriyan
22. Pyar Hogiyaa
23. Oh Laila
24. Tazmania – Album 2001 Multi Platinum Sales Worldwide
26. Peeni Peeni Sharab
28. Oh Saathi Reh
29. FILM 'TUM BIN' – 2001 Track Daroo Vich Pyar Miladeh Track Of The
Year @ Bollywood Oscars
30. FILM 'KOI MIL GAYA' – 2003 Track Its Magic Track Of The Year @
31. Cafe Mumbai – Album 2003 Apna Sangeet, Baby Don't Go, Habibi &
Mitran Nu Margeyee
32. DESI ROCK – 2004 Collaboration With DJ-SWAMI – Worldwide Smash
33. BLOCK PARTY – 2005 Collaboration with DJ-SANJ
34. KAMREH MEH AAJA – 2005 Collaboration with DJ-SANJ
35. FILM 'DON'T STOP DREAMING' – 2006 Debut Film As A Actor
Smash Hit Songs Like: Shake Ya Body, Desi Blues, Nachke Dikaa, Meh
Nashe Meh Hoon
36. Mujpeh toh Jadoo – 2008 Film 'Race'