Remember Rupin Kahlon? well he is back…Following up to his critically acclaimed ‘Folk Addiction’ from a couple of years ago, one of our favourite Punjab-based producers is back with a new album!
Following up to his critically acclaimed ‘Folk Addiction’ from a couple of years ago, one of our favourite Punjab-based producers is back with a new album.
Back in the summer of 2010, Sheraan Di Kaum, which featured the vocals of Manjit Pappu, become one of the big sleeper hits of the year, spending an incredible 17 weeks on the Asian Download Chart with almost zero promotion in the UK and next to no radio play whatsoever. In fact the whole album, with vocal appearances from the likes of Pappi Gill, Mangi Mahal and Nirmal Sidhu was on constant repeat with us for a while.
Now ‘Folk Addiction 2’ is due to surface in the next few weeks on the Trendz Music label out of India.
From what we can see, Manjit Pappu is returning again on vocal duties (sneak previews of the excellent Kaum Sheraan Di (Dhol mix) are kicking around online). Two other new Rupin Kahlon produced tracks have recently had their videos uploaded on YouTube:
The first has a vocal courtesy of Kuldeep Purewal with a track called Boliyan (Nach Nach Le) — this is without a doubt one of the best songs we’ve heard from this singer in years! The video is on the simple side and fans of fast cars and scantily clad dancers may be disappointed but it just goes to show how a decent song doesn’t need all that paraphernalia to work
Strangely, the track was released as a digital single in the UK a few weeks ago by Shankaria Records. From what we’ve heard, we think this is going to be included on the new album.
The second video is from vocalist Jagminder Jimmy with a track called Dil. Not to be outdone by most other producers these days, Rupin Kahlon has come up with his own club track. We weren’t sure about this initially but it’s slowly growing on us
What made the first release so good when it came out was the quality of vocalists Rupin Kahlon chose to work with. We’re hoping ‘Folk Addiction 2’ will continue this.
There doesn’t seem to be any promotion yet and the videos (so far) are fairly simple by UK standards, but in this case we’re inclined to think that ‘less is more’.
iTunes details when we have them…