TV talent show winner turned latest Asian chart act talks to Chakdey.com about the Zeus produced smash “Kangna”, his background and what makes him different from the rest!
1. Introduce yourself…
My name’s Shide Boss; I’m a singer and songwriter of mixed Pakistani and English heritage. I sing RnB and pop music but also use some Punjabi too to mix it all up and make the music more interesting.
2. Why did you get into making music?
I got into music from an early age as I was always creative and good at writing songs. Then people started telling me I could sing so I just did it as a bit of a hobby. I only started taking it seriously in 2011 when I got signed to Sony ATV & Karman Entertainment.
3. What do you think makes you different?
I think it’s clear I’m different from most artists on the Asian scene as I have a big mainstream appeal; my music’s popular with black & white fans as well as Asians, this is something that every other Asian artist finds very hard to achieve. I’ve also had recognition from BBC Radio 1Xtra, as well as the Asian Network.
4. What’s your favourite track right now?
My fave track at the moment is a song called “Right Now” by an artist called Party Next Door. He is a new artist that Drake has just signed– I really rate the way he delivers his vocals & writes so different to any other artist.
5. What’s your current/upcoming release?
Of course my single “Kangna” featuring the incredible Dr. Zeus is out now. I have a lot of other material coming out soon: I have a song with K Koke, who is a rapper signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation; and another song with Yungen called “Waiting”, that is one to look out for later this year.
“Kangna” is out now on Moviebox. Buy it here now.