Seems like most Bhangra Producers are on twitter these days. With tweets ranging from album updates, what they’re doing to pass time, or how good they are at cooking, twitter is a little telescope into their day to day life. However every now and then, they may also paint an even more interesting picture of what is running through their mind. This feature helps you chew on what is happening in Bhangra Producers lives.
Panjabi Hit Squad Hans Raj Hans has one of the most amazing vocal skills and tones in the world! So underrated in 2011.. I want him on our album! #worldfamous
S-Endz the only people still complaining about piracy are people who are not smart or creative enough to monetize in other ways.
Tigerstyle Mystics, Martyrs + Maharajas LP releasing in India very soon. FINALLY!!! India is so SSSLLLOOOWWW on it.
Diamond Duggal Too many good ideas on a track requires serious production experience to correctly remove what is not needed…
DJs Inc. By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before.
Shizzio HERES THE BUNDHPANGA TRACK: QUICK JOKE TUNE LMAOOOOO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ-uf6m5xnQ
The Tigerstyle album has been fully released through the Nachural Records digital download shop, and it is off the Richter scale.
The first single as you know is “Balle! Shava!” and the video had been released a few weeks ago. I wanted to wait until the album had been released so I can do one massive post.
This is not my favourite song off the album, and the video looks a bit like Strangio Odeur directed it.
Tigerstyle were at the BBC Asian Network studio last month for an in-depth interview. It shed great light on their thoughts on the industry, and their album.
Tigerstyle’s view on the current state of the industry
Raj (one half of Tigerstyle) went on to say that people are paying other people to produce music for them so they can get some fame, get more gigs and charge more money for them.
Their view on the music released today
Anyone can make a “Das Ja” imitation in their bedroom, but you should listen to the shopkeeper if he says your CD ain’t selling, instead of putting out more stuff.
Producers don’t know the lyrics and make sad songs into dance songs by speeding up the tempo.
Why Tigerstyle aren’t your average producer
Theyre being far more creative than your average producer. No one researches writers/vocalists anymore and lack general creativity. Real musicians need to write.
Tigerstyle’s view on their album
The brothers said they took this long to make music that is representative of where they are now production wise, and that their music is about bridging the gap between east and west. “It’s desi but it’s westernized”
Why it took so long to release an album?
“We didnt want to put out an album for the sake of putting out an album”
Tigerstyle’s thoughts on critics
“You should listen to Mystics, Martyrs and Maharajas and realise what you got and don’t fuss on what you didn’t get”
After listening to the album numerous times, I can tell you the album is so far album of the year. There was a lot of pressure on the two brothers to release an album after so much time spent between releases (6 years.) With this release, I can honestly say that they surpassed my expectations. When you listen to this album and experience the fine details in each element of their production, it’s quite easy to see that these guys excel in their craft.
The 17 track album can be previewed and digitally purchased here
The physical release is still up in the air, but it is imminent.
It’s been 6 years of excruciating pain since I last laid hands on a new Tigerstyle LP. What took them so long? Touring, a clash with their old label, wedding gigs, and producing for other artists. Hopefully the wait is worth it, because the lads from Glasgow are set to release their album this summer. I am so excited, even the working album name of “Mystics, Martyrs and Maharajas” has me all worked up.
Could we already peg this as album of the year? If you have heard any leaked materials from them over the past few years, you can already hand them the 2009 UK AMA.
Raj and Pops have come a long way since making their first album “The Rising,” which was produced out of their bedroom.
Since then we have seen a movement away from typical Brit-Asian Music of Urban mashups and a focus on actual production.
What sets these guys apart from most acts coming out of the UK, is their understanding of what it takes to complete a tune, attention to detail to the lyrics, right down to melding it with fitting production.
Artists rumoured to be featured on the album include Kaka Bhainiwala, Labh Janjua, Lembher Hussainpuri, Bikram Singh and Gunjan.
Three songs already confirmed on the album are “Akh Mastani,” “Bol Bol Bol” and “Maan Doabe Da.”
Hit up Tigerstyle to let them know how you feel about their music.
Check out the lead single “Maan Doabe Da” sung by Amrik Babbal.
Big Up Doabs!