Firstly let me start by saying thank you agreeing to do this interview with us. You are fairly new to the industry and it is good getting to know some of the new producers in the industry. I hope you don’t mind answering a few questions:
You have had two big successful songs now, the first being Ik Jindri and the second being Gabru Number 1. However where did it all start?
Hi, thank you for taking the time out to do this interview. I think it all started by listening to music and thinking to myself well if this bit of the song was taken out or if this type of instrument was added it would sound better. I was always doing that and I guess it pushed me to make songs myself and make them sound the way I thought was best. Wanting to produce songs came in my early teen years. I would have loved it if I did start my music journey back then but I guess life puts you on many different paths and sometimes you don’t get to do what you really want do. I’ve achieved a lot in my life and I just felt it was the right time that I got my head down and start my music career.
What inspired you to start making Bhangra?
I would say Bhangra and Bollywood music was always a big part of my childhood. Music was always around me. I grew up listening to it all my life. I mean I used to get into trouble by my parents all the time for tapping away on a table playing a beat. I used to love going to my local video shop a buying the latest albums on cassettes. I still remember my first Dholki and I would play along to Bhangra songs. So from back then I’ve always wanted to produce Bhangra music, hopefully one day I get to work on a Bollywood song.
Who are your role models in the industry?
I think anyone making good music is a role model. Being in this industry isn’t easy, making good music isn’t easy. So seeing an artist working hard and going that extra mile to make a quality project is a role model.
What was it like working with the likes of Miss Pooja and Jaswinder on ‘Ik Jindri’?
With it being my début song, it was always going to be exciting. Once this opportunity of working with 2 major artists Miss Pooja and Jaswinder Daghamia, a duet which has not been done before came along, I just thought wow. It was an opportunity I could not let slip. I’m a fan of both artists which I think is always nice.
At any point did you feel under pressure working with these powerful vocals?
There’s always some sort of pressure working with any vocal. I think in this case it was all about me proving to myself, the public and the artists on Ik Jindri that I could do justice to the vocals. With the response I got after releasing it I think it was a job well done. I was happy with the outcome. The song did brilliant for me, it was a great start to my music career. A big thank you to each and everyone of you who supported my début track “Ik Jindri” ft Miss Pooja and Jaswinder Daghamia.
What made you release your second song Gabru Number 1?
Gabru Number 1 was written by Balkar Latonwala. We sat down on many occasions and came up with ideas, I would throw words at him and he would work his magic and and write the song. He wrote a few songs for me but “Gabru Number 1″ felt like it would be a great follow up to “Ik Jindri”, it would be another dance floor anthem. My aim was to make people dance, its also an everyday type of song so yeah I can see people blasting it in their cars too. The thing is you can spend months and months working on a song but only when it is released you get to find out if it was a good choice of song or not. I think I made the right choice with Gabru Number 1 because the feedback has been overwhelming.
How did the collaboration between you and Surinder come about?
I’m sure we all have a list of artists we would love to collaborate with. Saini Surinder was one of them on my list. I’ve always been a big fan of Saini from the first time I saw a video of him a few years ago on YouTube or Facebook, if I remember correctly he was singing “Tera Yaar Bolda” by the late Surjit Bidrakhia at a wedding or an event.. I thought his vocals skills were really good. Since then I’ve always wanted to make a song with him. I had a vision of how I wanted this sung. I wanted that style of vocals on this song, so it was only right these vocals were done by Saini. He absolutely smashed it. I can honestly say we both worked hard on this project.
What was it like working with Surinder?
To be honest I don’t work with anyone who I feel is on their high horse all the while. Any artist I work with has to be on a level with me. Me and Surinder both had a good laugh every time we met. We had the best time shooting the video to “Gabru Number1″. We joked all day, I think you can see from the video how much we were enjoying ourselves. I will always be up for working with Saini in the future. He is a cool guy and down to earth. Its always nice to see that in a person who has many big hits under his belt. I respect him a lot for that.
There are many people who are trying to get into the industry, through either music production, singing or DJ’ing but aren’t getting noticed. What advice would you give to these people?
If you feel your not noticed today then you will be noticed tomorrow or next week or next month. Just keep working hard and stick to it. Its not easy being in this industry. From what I’ve learnt its sometimes the people in the industry who make it hard for new artists to come through. Don’t give up on your first hurdle because there will many, just don’t look back and keep going.One important thing I would mention is always be careful of the people around you. Not everyone will be there to help you unless there is something in it for them. Take care of your art and your business side of things, or even ask a member of your family to help you make the right decisions.
Finally, what can we expect from DJ Sukh in the future?
Well at the moment I’m working on a few songs. Two of them are almost complete, one of them is a complete opposite to what I’ve released to date. Its a sad song which I’ve always wanted to compose. Vocals are by a new artist from Punjab. I’m looking forward to releasing that song as it will show a diverse range in my producing skills. In what order of release, I do not know just yet. Plans are always changing in music but keep it locked and keep supporting.
A little message by DJ Sukh for everyone out there
I just want to say a big thank you to each and everyone of you who have supported me from day one on my journey. There is a lot more to come. From the love and support and Gods grace I will continue to keep going and release quality music. Thanks to The Bhangra Zone for taking out time for me. I appreciate the support. Thank you.
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