Mumbai, 21st December: In a short span having stormed Bollywood with three super duper hits like “Woh Lamhe” in Zeher, “Aadat” in Kalyug & “Tere Bin” in Bas Ek Pal & popular all over the Asian diaspora has made Atif Aslam the most popular playback singer & sort after artist in the world today and is now releasing his debut album 'Doorie' on Tips which is destined to become one of the biggest albums of 2007.
Dj / Producer Jags Klimax is one of the countries top UK Bhangra Dj’s, and with a weekly residency at acclaimed club night The Works, Kingston, every Monday whilst also remixing tracks for top artists such as Pharell Williams, Raghav and Taz (Stereo Nation), he is in high demand.
At the tender age of 16 Jags started dj-ing at regular Asian club nights around London and now plays all over the world including India, Faliraki, Dubai, Ayia Napa too name but a few.
He has played alongside the who’s who of anyone from Sean Paul, Panjabi MC, 112, Snoop Dogg, Dru Hill, Next, Dr Zeus, Dj EZ, DCS, Alaap, Malkit Singh, Da Firin Squad, The Rishi Rich Project, Karan Johal…. The list is endless.
In 2000 Jags was one of the co-founders alondside Radio 1’s The Dreem Teem of a brand new club night ‘Shake It Up’ at Hammersmith Palais, London. Shake It Up took London by storm and was one of the biggest Uk Garage & RnB events, attracting over 2000 people every month and soon became even bigger as the brand developed all around the country and Europe.
Jags Klimax’s skills of cutting, mixing, scratching and promoting events has led him to develop his musical knowledge further and has set up his own studio. His original production style, music and Asian influenced beats have attracted top artists around the world to remix their work. With his intense passion for music Jags is currently working on his own debut album, featuring a host of special guests from the UK, US and India.
Najam Sheraz was born in Multan, Pakistan. A natural sportsman, he played professional cricket with the cricketing legends such as Inzamamul Haq, Waqar Younas, Mushtaq Ahmed. He formed his first band with his elder brothers called 'Brother Rhythm' in 1987.
Kami. K / Jeet present a U.K Asian Allstar Production.
The Game's 'One Blood' remix featuring 24 of the top American rappers became a huge phenomenon worldwide.
Inspired after hearing this, East London rapper Jeet devised the concept of highlighting the top Asian MC's from the U.K on the same track. Having called on Kami K, an established producer on the Asian scene, to assist in the recording and production, 11 MCs were hand picked and the rest is history:
AG Dolla, V Dubl E, Kan D Man, Drilla Kid, Swami Baracus, Raxstar, AC, Menis, Dialekt, A-Dot and Jeet.
Result is a combination of elements through "One Race, One Tongue, One Blood"
The State Of The British Bhangra Scene By Tony Pabla.
Ok I was asked for my thoughts on the state of the UK Bhangra music scene by Envy Music.
So let’s start where it became poplar.This was the early 80s.This is where the gig scene started, Bands like Alaap, DCS, Apna Sangeet, Pardesi, Azaad, Heera & Premi to name a few were some of the biggest bands out In the mid 80’s. AS Kang was the exception as he was the only solo singer out there.
They dominated the Bhangra scene.The mid 80’s then brought around acts like Golden Star, Safri Boys Shaktee.Back in these days the bands were all live & had a massive present on stage.The gig scene was slowly moving out of function halls & into clubs.For the Asian community this was a major step forward.