JC Sona, a formerly integral cog in the Sona family wheel, recently returned with the titanic song ‘Nakhro’ that garnered plays across the board from BBC Asian Network to Eastenders. After a few years out of the business one could only have dreamt of such a homecoming. Having hit the ground running JC Sona’s not letting up. The classic one-two punch; following up Nakhro with a second devastating blow, “Gal Sun”. With boundless devotion and enthusiasm for production, JC Sona has spent his sabbatical ruminating over ideas. What comes now is not the product of conveyor-belt mass production, but an unrelenting creative mind back on its home turf.
Flitting from one genre to another (from hip-hop to dubstep) may not be the norm. But for what? It all seems a little cliché but JC’s not back for wealth or fame. The time’s come for JC to truly express himself through his music and not feel shackled by the pressures from corporate chiefs to fill their silk-lined pockets. 2014/2015 is all about being a renegade to the rules and that means anything goes from hip-hop to dubstep, or house to ragga… of course never straying too far from the roots of the Punjab.
“Gal Sun” is a far cry from the style of JC Sona’s highly acclaimed back-catalogue of releases. JC melds the fundamentals of raw desi vocals, dholaks and tumbis with nasty dubstep beats, making “Gal Sun” a widely accessible club song. Whether it’s the grimy dubstep breakdowns or Noordeep Lally’s classical Punjabi flavour, “Gal Sun” has the JC Sona touch that guarantees dancefloor devastation. Ominous basslines grumble beneath the raw vocals throughout suspense-filled breakdowns; JC shrewdly planning the perfect moment to pounce and drop the dubstep, creating an absolute ruckus!
A big track for both the bhangra heads and the electro heads.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next one too, with JC exhibiting a different side to what we’re used to. “Day N Age” sees JC collaborate once again with Tino Attillia from the song “Nakhro” and up and coming artist Naide. JC might just be a bit of a microphone fiend too.
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Gal Sun by JC Sona releases 20th November 2014 on VIP Records via iTunes, Google Play & Amazon MP3.