With much hype, but no substantial releases over the Summer (what happened B21?) we now move along to some hopefully eventual Fall releases.
First up, we have the
imminent release November 15th release of Panjabi MC’s “The RAJ.”
“Big Day Party”
“Nach Di Di”
“Mundian Di Kher”
“Akh Da Eshara”
“Dil Mor De”
“What You Feeling”
“Freaky Like That”
“Panjab In Here”
“Sox In Da Air”
“Kee Lagh Da” (Dance Remix)
“Moorni” (Dance Remix)
“Panjaban” (Dance Remix)
After giving these a listen, I came up with a few thoughts.
It sounds like this album picks up right where “Indian Timing” left off, with subtle hints of some throwback production a la “Grass Roots” in the “Jatti” track.
I’m always piping on about progression in one’s own production values and releases, but is it just me, or does it sound like PMC is just mailing it in?
Don’t get me wrong, a PMC at 50% is better than a majority of the producers out there today working at 100%. But I really miss the days of a Panjabi MC album, where I could listen to it from start to finish. This album has a few standout songs, with the unmistakable PMC sound, but half of the tracks sound the same. How many of the tracks sound like they use the same tumbi (or iTumbi) sample?
Furthermore, is he really using the iTumbi to produce? My friend pointed out this awhile ago, that his tumbi sounds artificial (this was before iTumbi was even released.) it didn’t seem apparent (or I just didn’t want to admit to it) last year, but it sounds like a glaring truth now.
All said, my UK Bhangra demanding ears have been starved for months for something of quality material, so I will cop this album for sure, but more than anything, I miss the pre-legalised PMC.
Purchase the album on Amazon.com on November 15.
Meet Rana Sahota. An aspiring vocalist who also happens to be the nephew of Palvinder Dhami (Heera.)
Rana’s debut album “Khadke Glassy,” which is set to release worldwide (on the Music Waves label in Canada,) is produced by Aman Hayer. (Tentative release date, June 29)
You can have a listen to the title track below, as well as listen to previews of all the tracks here.
Doesn’t sound very new or groundbreaking vocal wise or production wise. What do you think?
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Are these guys creative geniuses or what? If some artists put forth even half the effort the dudes at Sound Pipe do, I think they’d be moving more product.
If you haven’t already picked up “Sik ‘n’ Twisted” yet, you can do so (legally) at the following sites;
Fresh from releasing “A New Age,” the Sahota brothers formerly known as DJs Inc., are set to release a two track EP titled “Extended Play.”
The first track “Delhi Sher Di,” is performed by Mohinder Kaur and Charanjit Bawa. You may have heard of their classic track “Giddah Pao Haan Deyo, Maar Maar Ke Tali.” I am really digging the vibe of this track. It is upbeat and catchy, and definitely deserves some bumpage in the car.
The second track “Peeniya,” is sung by Anjuman Hussainpuri (Lehmber’s wife!) Singing about drinking and Lehmber’s wedding is not something we’re quite used to hearing on a track, but her voice just doesn’t do it for me.
Delhi Sher Di
The tracks have been digitally released, and if I was you, I would put 99 cents towards purchasing and supporting the “Delhi Sher Di” track.
Kop the album from Amazon.com
To keep up with DJs Inc, check them out at www.djsinc.net