After almost two years of delays, the album is finally out, and the reason for the delay? Well, apparently its been down to the effects of 2 much glassy itself, but I’m sure there’s more a simple reason to it, like Mr Hayer being busy with plenty more other projects. The first release from Leamington Spa based GENIE Records, 2006 has been a quiet year for the guys, who after the massive success of Groundshaker have been awfully quiet.
Blood, Sweat and Tears by Asian Urban producer Taj-E
After a whirlwind international tour and a major stint DJ-ing at the hottest parties in town, Taj-E began production on the album earlier this year and, indeed, the work involved in its creation is truly a culmination of the young artist’s ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’.
As Taj-E explains,
“I feel the title of my work epitomises the dedication and energy I have placed in bringing it into being.
I strive to achieve a level of perfection that I’m happy with, so I am constantly picking my work to pieces and rebuilding until I have something that I’m feeling.
My work is personal to me so I give it my all.”
‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ features the vocals of Gursewak Mann, BEE2, D-Arry and Mukki-G.
The 10-track album has the distinctive Taj-E signature sound of raw Tumbi soundbytes coupled with funky beats as characterised by the track ‘Gitiyan’. However, Taj-E branches into ballad territory with the dramatic orchestra sound of ‘Sajna’, a track that is guaranteed to demonstrate
Taj-E’s versatility as a producer and music director. ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ cements Taj-E’s position as one of the most freshest and innovative Asian Urban and Bhangra producers of the moment.
Music videos accompanying the tracks are currently being aired on all major music channels.
It’s finally arrived. The album that has been nicknamed as the ‘dark horse’ of 2006, and the outside contender to the title of album of the year.
After the success of ‘For Folk’s Sake’, ADH has given himself a good base to build upon and will be hoping this new offering, ‘Never Look Back’, is the next step up in terms of production and results.
As I open the sleekly produced CD/ DVD double set its clear that all the stops have been pulled out by Moviebox in terms of presentation on this project. The only question now is does the music live up to the hype that has surrounded this album for the past few weeks?