Archive for February, 2011
Aman Hayer Feat Angrez Ali + Dev Dhillon - Sardari
Aman Hayer Feat Geeta Zaildar - Goriye
Echoes of this album release began more than two years ago in December of 2008 and no matter how patient you are, you as a fan would be disgruntled at the time it has taken for the album to release. However I feel that if you were to pardon any artist/producer in the industry for making the wait so long, it would be Aman Hayer. Releasing hits such as Sher Ban Ke (Gippy Grewal, Mel Karade OST), De De Dil (Benny Dhaliwal), Nachdi De (Angrez Ali) and more recently Yaari (Sarbjit Cheema) along with Ajj Nachna (Benny Dhaliwal, Angrez Ali, Dev Dhillon) all between now and since his previous album release Groundshaker II has been nothing short of superb. I also won’t doubt that within the two year gap Mr Hayer will have already begun work for future releases and it has already been noted a short while ago that he has recently completed production work for two tracks off the Jassi Sidhu new release.
Moving onto the album itself, it features some of the biggest artists that have utilised Aman for their album’s and it is no surprise that these artists have returned the favour to feature on one of the most most anticipated releases within the Bhangra industry. After a fair few listens I don’t think it contains the typical dancefloor anthem but as always with Aman Hayer you can always expect a high quality release that stays consistently on par with his other classic releases such as Deja Vu, Reminisce and the Groundshaker series. I have picked a couple of my favourite tracks from the album but I do kindly request that you purchase legally from iTunes or any other digital store you prefer.
Another great flawless performance from Adele, I totally believe that the hype around this awesome North Londoner is more than deserved. Amazing.
Produced by the man of the moment, British prospect Alex Da Kid, we see the second single to be released from one of the most anticipated album releases of 2011, Dretox. Some say Dre and Eminem are bringing back real hip hop, I’m just happy that they’re making great music. Enjoy the video.
To be featured on his forthcoming album, Man of Many Sounds, Beatboxer Ekko brought Nihal (Radio 1) an exclusive desi infused dubstep track for all of us to enjoy.
Satinder Sartaaj - Aadmi
Satinder Sartaaj - Ishqe Lyi Qurbania
With albums such as these, I tend to find it a lot easier to let the album really sink in with a number of listens to truely appreciate the the poetic words from the biggest Panjabi Sufi singer of 2009/2010, Satinder Sartaaj. Being a graduate of Music and a doctor of Sufi music, Sartaaj has continued where he left off from his previous album Sartaaj with some of the most mellifluous music that seems to have captured Panjabi listeners around the world and left them in awe.
Cheerey Wala Sartaaj is another superb showpiece that exemplifies Sartaaj’s love for God and nature and for me and probably for most of you, it will take time to fully appreciate the poetic journey that flows throughout the album. Bulleh Shah was a beacon of peace and hope for those living in Punjab throughout the 18th century, three centuries later we see the arrival of Sartaaj to continue flying that same beacon and as many of you will agree with me, he has begun this in exemplary fashion.
One of my first ever posts was the introduction of UK rapper Kasha and since then, he’s been working his way steadily up with a few singles including the popular The Realism and more recently with Mic Righteous for the track, The Hardest. For this video he teamed up with Acts Unsigned to bring an exclusive remix of the hit Chase + Status track, Blind Faith, and after a couple of plays already I think you’ll enjoy this one.
Probably one of my favourite tracks off the self titled Magnetic Man album, the trio perform The Bug for Trevor Nelson’s BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge.
Directed by Katt Williams, this one is definately not for the one who suffers from photosensitivity. For those that don’t, enjoy the video for one of my favourite tracks from the Kanye West album!
The third single release from the Highflyers forthcoming album which is to be released in the next few months features none other than the great Kaka Bhainiawala (may he be resting silently). Their first two releases have received success and knowing the effort that has gone into the album, the accomplishments are fully deserved.
Garry Sandhu recently has been creating hype but moreso on the dancefloor with his first two single releases, Main Nee Peendha and Deh Deh Dil but this time he’s attempting to pluck the hearts of the slow track lovers. It appears that he’s actually succeeding in his attempts as the initial chart positions are showing a preliminary high position (iTunes World download chart). Honestly this track has been a grower for me as I actually prefer his higher tempo tracks but the production does compliment his slow style well. I should also note that the percussion for this track (tabla) was performed by Govind Bhachu, a hot prospect for the future who should be releasing his ow produced album in the very soon future.