Mystics, Martyrs & Maharajas – Tigerstyle
Tigerstyle are about to re-establish UK Bhangra as a unique, powerful and vibrant music form. Their new album "Mystics, Martyrs & Maharajas" releasing on Nachural Records on NOV 3rd on CD (UK) has been over 6 years in the making and plays host to some of the finest traditional Punjabi, contemporary Asian and strictly Urban talent around.
Coming from a traditional background where religious adherence was the call of the day and learning to play instruments from a young age so that they could perform at their local temple have now turned this young Sikh outfit into the most dynamic, inspirational and sought after act.
Tigerstyle are one of the few Asian acts to have ever recorded a live session for the legendary late Sir John Peel. They were given the opportunity to showcase material from their forthcoming album supported by a full band at the first ever BBC Electric Proms in September 2006, and were selected out of 1000s of bands to perform on the first ever BBC Introducing Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in July 2007.
"These overlapping territories mapped within a single Tigerstyle beat demonstrate that Bhangra is not just a new set of sounds for rap dudes to sample it is a movement unto itself, folk music for folk that live in the gaps." – Ed Stats (Fader Magazine)
Their recent production credentials include working with Raghav, Jay Sean, Sean Kingston, Hard Kaur, Bikram Singh, Blitzkrieg, Gunjan, Des-C, and producing alongside Bollywood's hit composer, Pritam.
The album features smash hits "Maan Doabe Da", "Akh Mastani", "Bol! Bol! Bol!", and the official video single "Balle! Shava!". This is an exclusive opportunity to get hold of unique and highly acclaimed collaborations between Tigerstyle and Raghav on "Tired of Love", and Gunjan on "Maiya".