Born and raised in the vibrant city of Leeds, Prit DV8 (aka Pritpal Rayat) is currently under the expert guidance of the renowned and respected Ustaad Harbhajan Singh Ji, and has been undertaking Indian Classical vocal training from Ustaad Ji to develop and refine his natural singing ability.
As one of the original founding members of the dynamic northern Bhangra act DV8 (who released the album Basic Instinct under the Nachural Records label several years ago); “Nikki Gal” represents the first single release by Prit DV8 in this modern iTunes era.
The single is a light hearted, fun dance floor folk duet featuring the versatile vocals of female Punjabi folk singer Sazia Judge (“Saa Charju” fame). The song has been produced by the exceptionally talented Gupsy Aujla, behind the singles “Sida Sada“, “Get Funky” & “Gabru Rangeeleh“. The lyrics for ‘Nikki Gal‘ have been penned by the renowned writer Gurmeet Billichao and emerging lyricist Deepa Bhojowalia.
Citing his singing influences and inspirations as old school folk legends Sardool Sikander Ji and the Late Surjit Bindrakhia Ji to name but a few, Prit DV8 has been singing from a young age and has a great passion for Punjabi folk music, which has been reflected in the musical direction and delivery of ‘Nikki Gal‘, giving a traditional feel to the single.
The video for ‘Nikki Gal‘ has been directed by Sunny Dhinsey, from the highly acclaimed Filmlore team, and the concept, based on a retro/vintage theme, has been developed by Sunny Dhinsey and Jarnail Singh.