BROUGHT up in Denmark, Bobby B has been connected to music and his Indian roots from
a young age.
The talented music producer has worked with diverse artists from Scandinavia, UK and
India on TV work and club anthems, among others, which show off his impressive range.
Eastern Eye got the rising star to select 10 songs he loves.
Earth Song by Michael Jackson: This remarkable song really touched me as a youngster.
The song and music video clearly sent a message telling us how the world is being poisoned by us humans. The amazing chorus had a scream, which said a thousand words. Hypnotize by Notorious B.I.G.: I was always a Biggie fan and loved the flow of his voice. Biggie’s rap and music just makes this one of my favourite hip hop tracks ever. It’s a track that sounds better the louder you play it.
Das Ja by DJ Sanj Ft. Lembher Hussainpuri: The first time I heard Das Ja was years ago at my cousin’s wedding in London. It was played non-stop everywhere the week I was there and evoked a special feeling.
Dhol Jageero Da by Panjabi MC: This is an all-time hit I put on at bhangra parties. It’s a
great kick-starter to a party and never grows old. I loved the rawness of the music and
voice, and, of course, it is Panjabi MC. Whatever he does is just true bliss to your ears.
Dance With You by The Rishi Rich Project: I really loved this and remember it was one of the first tracks that actually got played a lot in Danish clubs when bhangra got really hot in the mainstream. The track shows the best of urban Desi music. Rishi Rich is just legend.
Hard Knock Life by Jay Z: I always liked Jay-Z and especially this song because of the beat and bass-line! I also like the story of the song with Jay-Z rapping about his struggle from nothing to being everything and more. The chorus, with kids singing, is amazing.
Maria Maria by Santana: I think everyone who listens to this song just falls in love with
the Spanish inspired atmosphere, beat and guitar. Also another banger of the 1990s!
X (Bhangra Remix) by Nicky Jam, J Balvin, Sukvir Sukha, Priya Nandy: I like J Balvin’s music. I like it so much that I produced a bhangra remix of X, featuring the vocals of Sukvir Sukha (Denmark) and Priya Nandy (Sweden). I fused the lyrics of the song Meri
Mehbooba from the Bollywood film Pardes and made the beat bhangrafied for clubs.
Check it out on YouTube.
Clubshaker by Bobby B: This will always be special to me, as it was the song I debuted
with. I was proud to see it featured on Zee Music and other music channels in India.
The song features the vocalist Sukvir Sukha and we shot the video on a cold weekend in
Copenhagen. Good memories!
Lenghe Wali by Bobby B: This song featuring the vocals of Amrik Babbal was released in
2017 and was a milestone for me to reach as an urban Asian artist.
A mix of electro and Punjabi, this song is pretty much a fusion of two worlds. Kinda like me.