Interview with Surj [RDB] – “TAMANCHE PE DISCO”
Interview with Surj [RDB] – “TAMANCHE PE DISCO”
How did you get on board with Tamanche Pe Disco?
It all started with a call from Sameer Gogate, who put us in touch with one of the producers of Bullett Raja, Nitin Ahuja. He had requested a track from our music bank given the short deadline. As we do, we showcased them a couple of different numbers but a pre-made version of Tamanche Pe Disco was selected.
How was it working with Saif and Sonakshi?
These superstars are very grounded. Saif was extremely focused on how he wanted the music and had a real flare for hearing a hit! After seeing our takes at the shoot, he insisted we did one scene with him for the song and it was a pleasure working with him. Sonakshi, as well as being stunning in person, was very humble and great to interact with.
The song has a very rustic yet a very contemporary beat, what was the concept behind it?
We tried a slightly different approach for this song and used the lyrical knowledge of Raftaar to give it more of a UP flavour. The music still has the signature RDB sound.
What was your inspiration for the track?
The theme of the movie had some part to play with the composition of the track as well as the trademark UP gangster lifestyle.
How did Raftaar and Nindy come onboard?
The song required female vocals and who better to suit than Nindy Kaur. Raftaar not only added to the theme of the song with his lyrics but uplifted the track further by adding his rap performance to parts of the track. Nindy and Raftaar are a killer combination.
Fun moments on the set while shooting the song?
Every shoot is a great and unique experience, but I think this one was the fastest arranged shoot ever. The track was made within three days after which the whole shoot was arranged in two. Within a week the track was composed, paid for, excepted and shot. Only in India!
How does the track compare to what you have done earlier ?
Tamanche Pe Disco represents the first time RDB has collaborated with Saif. The track also moves away from our trademark Bhangra / Punjabi beat as we experiment with a UP flavour so our fans are in for a real treat!
Who are the key musical influencers in your life?
We would definitely say our father, our late brother Kuly and each other in the team.
What are the future projects in Bollywood that you are working on?
We have five upcoming projects, two of which are with new up and coming casts and the other three are with A-list stars. Our main highlight is that we are now officially releasing our collaboration track with T-Pain on the 21st of November with Universal in India and Three Records internationally. Our Album is also set to release in December.
RDB CHANGES THE GROOVE WITH BULLETT RAJA’S “U.P” STYLE PARTY ANTHEM “TAMANCHE PE DISCO”
International urban music artists RDB are set to raise the adrenaline level with their latest track in Fox Star Studios high-rolling, high-stakes must-see action entertainer, Bullett Raja titled ‘Tamanche Pe Disco’.
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The track has a rustic yet contemporary beat and features the lead vocals of songstress Nindy Kaur and the lyrical knowledge of Raftaar to give it its trademark ‘UP gangster’ feel.
Tamanche Pe Disco is the first time that RDB has collaborated with Fox Star Studios and Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan. The song also signifies a move away from their trademark Bhangra/Punjabi repertoire.
Surj from RDB said of the track: ‘Tamanche Pe Disco is a really upbeat track and who better than for it to be picturised on superstars Saif and Sonakshi who bring their own edge! The song is a departure from our traditional Punjabi flavours but one thatis guaranteed to get the party started in style. Nindy and Raftaar have done complete justice to the song.’
Music producers Surj, Manj and Kuly formed RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass) over a decade ago and have enjoyed international success with a string of hit songs, including Singh Is King, Sadi Gali and Shera Di Kaum. RDB are widely regarded as having instigated the change in perception to UK-Asian music by introducing the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and T-Pain to the Bhangra-Bollywood scene. As well as creating their own unique RDB sound, the brothers have also produced tracks under their Three Records label for a host of musical talent, including Nindy Kaur and Raftaar.
Born and raised in the UK, Nindy Kaur is a household name in India after two of her debut singles, Two Seater and Deewani, flew straight to the number one spot on the charts. Nindy has released mega hits for films such as Aloo Chaat, Kambakkht Ishq, Yamala Pagla Deewana and Char Din Ki Chandani.
Bullett Raja sees Saif Ali Khan essay the role of Raja Mishra, a commoner who gets transformed into Bullett Raja – a notorious, care-a-damn attitude gangster. A faithful friend and a loyal lover, living life on his own terms, setting his own rules, commanding respect and fearing no one, Bullett Raja in his true inimitable style takes on the system that creates people like him in a compelling struggle for power and ambition. The film is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergil, Vidyuth Jamwal, Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Ravi Kishan and Raj Babbar.
‘Tamanche Pe Disco’ is set to smack your musical senses and has already been making waves on the international party scene. The track features in the Fox Star Studios India’s forthcoming film Bullett Raja. With an engaging story full of twists, turns and tantalising action sequences, the film promises edge-of-your-seat entertainment with a generous helping of tongue-in-cheek humour and romance as Saif Ali Khan stars in and as the formidable Bullett Raja.
Bullett Raja is a Brandsmith Motion Pictures and a Moving Pictures production. Bullett Raja will be released in cinemas from 29th November 2013.