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RDB to set up studio In India

Members of the UK-based bhangra hip-hop band say their music has a huge market here

music Updated: May 22, 2012 00:56 IST

Popular UK-based hip-hop bhangra band RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass), famous for their song ‘Sadi Gali’ in the 2011 flick Tanu Weds Manu, plan to open a studio in India as they feel Bollywood is the biggest market for their music.

RDB is a Punjabi DJ production team comprising of three members — Kuly, Manj and Surj — who blend western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals.

“Bollywood market has always opened its doors for different kinds of music and our band's sound was adored. I must say Bollywood is one of the biggest markets for our kind of music. Our music goes out to places where we would not expect it to reach,” says RDB member Surj.

In the past, RDB has lent music to many hit songs like ‘Rafta Rafta’ from Namaste London (2007), the title song of Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) and Singh is Kinng (2008). The band is seriously considering opening a studio in India to continue scoring for Bollywood films, admits Surj.

Members of the UK-based bhangra hip-hop band say their music has a huge market here

When asked about their plans for shifting base here, Surj says “We want to... we are hunting for a place to be here. Due to technology, things have become fast and easy. We are thinking of opening a studio here as we are getting more work from India.”

He further says, “We are looking to set up a studio in Delhi and Mumbai as we know a lot of people in these places. So, it would help us in a way. The meetings are going on, it should happen by next year.” The band is gearing up for another “party anthem kind of track”.

“We are getting calls from producers and directors for new tracks. We are meeting people. We might have three-four releases. It is all in final stages, I can’t talk about it,” says Surj.

First Published: May 21, 2012 17:11 IST