a-slam.com music productions

a-slam.com music productions

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We produce and perform Hip-hop music fused with south asian influences. A-slam received 1st place in the 2006 International Song Writing Competition (hip-hop/r&b category). We placed 2nd in Desi Fest 2008 which took us to Toronto to open for Apache Indian in front of 15 000 people. www.a-slam.com

Biography

A-slam music productions is one of the fastest growing Hip-Hop Punjabi Fusion acts in Canada. Most desi fusion acts fuse English R&B with Punjabi vocals, and feature hip-hop on certain tracks. A-slam is establishing themselves as being one of the first groups to strictly fuse hip-hop and Punjabi instead of R&B. In June 2007, a-slam productions released their first mix tape entitled 'Now They're Talking'. The disc features the hit singles "Charcha", "For You", and “Play on Playa”. Charcha and Play on Playa are remixes of popular hip-hop songs We fly High and No Diggity. "For You" received first place in the 2006 International Song Writing Competition (hip-hop/r&b category). The win has provided the group with extensive media coverage including the cover of the 24 hours newspaper, a segment on Global BC news, and various radio & TV interviews. To watch a-slam videos, and download their music for free, check out their website: www.a-slam.com. The website is updated monthly with new tracks, videos, and news.

A-slam is currently working on their new album and posting new songs on their website, and on Facebook, as they finish them. This type of promotion technique is until now unheard of. The group hopes that this will allow each song on the album to be heard instead of just the singles. The group recently completed a remix to For You and has placed the song for free download on www.a-slam.com. The freshly completed video is also on their website. The song is a tribute to their mothers and mothers around the world. The original version was completely in English. The remix includes Punjabi vocals sung by GGB and Spanish vocals sung by the producer of the beat Danni. The reggaeton style of the remix was inspired by Imran Khan’s Ni Nachleh. Other influences on A-slam include RDB and Bone Thugs N Harmony.

In addition to recording their new album, the group is constantly performing around Vancouver and its surrounding areas. “E.V.” recently returned from Toronto where he performed at Desi Fest, as one of the opening acts for Apache Indian. The group has opened for mainstream acts such as Malkit Singh, Fat Joe, Sweat Shop Union, Josh, and Aman Hayer. If he’s not performing, you can also catch “E.V.” djing, spinning a-slam tracks along with other bhangra fusion music. The group includes “E.V.” as executive producer, vocalist, and engineer. GGB writes and sings the Punjabi vocals, and Bear tears up the dhol. You can check out all of a-slam’s music on their website where it is available for free download. If you want to hear new music from a-slam, just join the “a-slam music productions” group on Facebook where they send out a new song every month. Once completed the album will be available on itunes.

Lyrics

For You (desi reggaeton remix)

Written By: a-slam music productions

For You (Punjabi mix) – a-slam
(EV, Illest Traits, Bkay, Advocate, Numinous, Gary, Inez & Dal)

download link:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/5/25/36161/For%20You_punjabi_spanish_Danni_Latin_Remix_Apr212008-a-slam_music_productions%28prod%20_by_EV_and_Danni%29.mp3

Produced by EV & Danni

March 2006 – Oct 28 2006 – Feb 24 2008

Bkay:
Come on, you know this one’s for you ma,
Ya, only one like you, you know?

Dal & Inez(Chorus)
If I could stand tall for a moment
Not fall for a moment
I would make it to that moment for you

If I could inhale for a second
Exhale for a second,
I’d breathe that second for you.

Maybe I should face every moment
And not chase every moment
Embrace more moments with you

But now I’m on the grind every second
Instead of lying every second
Gonna make it to the top for you

EV:
She’s unstoppable you got to know
She is my world, her sacrifice is unplotable
Like rock and roll, my soul was never locked
Behind doors; like a metronome goes
She keeps going and going again

She wants to be back at home, but not alone
Displaced in a world unknown,
No longer on her own, a son by her thrown
A queen qualified by life
More than my mom, she is my friend

Advocate:
Again and again
Ask how did it end?
Got me pacing back and forth thinking about excuses
How we gonna do this
Through the ups and downs
You and who went through it
Best believe when it comes to rap’en I’m immaculate

Damn right I’ll prove it
When it comes to mak’en moves
You’ll know who did it
That’s why Advo made it
Case the man was dedicated
Saw a vision when in meditation
No more aggravation
Moved you to the hills from your troubled situation
All for you

Pre-Chorus:
Maye meriye (my mother)
Jind meriye (you are my life)

From the ups and downs
You always been around
With you by my side
No one could take me down (x4)

Chorus:
If I could stand tall for a moment
Not fall for a moment
I would make it to that moment for you

If I could inhale for a second
Exhale for a second,
I’d breathe that second for you.

Maybe I should face every moment
And not chase every moment
Embrace more moments wit you

But now I’m on the grind every second
Instead of lying every second
Gonna make it to the top for you

EV
Single mother, with no other
Me, my brother, so she wonders
Why did he turn out user
And I turned out like another?

There is no answer, I can give her
That will satisfy her sorrow
As a mother she is blinded by the love
For her two toddlers

She blames herself, I cannot help
I try to tell her ‘he has no honor’
Why do I bother? ‘Cause I love her
But I cannot trust her anymore

He makes me mad, she makes me sad
What of my dad, his mind is closed
So know I will not leave you on this road alone

Gary
Maye Meriyeh
Jind meriyeh
Tere Bajoh Hanere ni
Noor Akhiyaan da toohiyo eh (x2)
(My mother, you are my life, without you my world would be dark, you light up my life)

Chorus
If I could stand tall for a moment
Not fall for a moment
I would make it to that moment for you

If I could inhale for a second
Exhale for a second,
I’d breathe that second for you.

Maybe I should face every moment
And not chase every moment
Embrace more moments with [ch]you

But now I’m on the grind every second
Instead of lying every second
Gonna make it to the top for you

Pre-chorus:
From the ups and downs
You always been around
With you by my side
No one could take me down (x4)

Chorus w/ EV:
If I could stand tall for a moment
Not fall for a moment
I would make it to that moment for you

If I could inhale for a second
Exhale for a second,
I’d breathe that second for you.

Maybe I should face every moment
And not chase every moment
(So I could) embrace more moments wit [ch]you

But now I’m on the grind every second
Instead of lying every second
Gonna make it to the top for you
(repeat)
Si tu supieres lo que yo aria solamente por ti
Que para ti no es nada sufrir
dominara montanas, te tengo en mi alma
y esto de dedico de corazon

[if you know what I’d do for you and only you
you’d understand that for you its nothing to suffer. I have you with me and in my soul
and this I give to u from the heart

Pre-Chorus:
Maye meriye
Jind meriye

From the ups and downs
You always been around
With you by my side
No one could take me down (x4)

Chorus w/ EV:
If I could stand tall for a moment
Not fall for a moment
I would make it to that moment for you

If I could inhale for a second
Exhale for a second,
I’d breathe that second for you.

Maybe I should face every moment
And not chase every moment
(So I could) embrace more moments wit [ch]you

Momma, this for you, you know?
Mothers around the world
Lonely single mothers
Blessed be always and forever more

Discography

Now They're Talking - a-slam's first mixtape.
- all three singles received radio play on Vancouver cultural and coop radio: For You, Charcha, and Play on Playa

Set List

Set List (usually 30 min)
Get Down
Play on Playa (no diggity Remix)
- Dhol Solo
Charcha (we fly high remix)
- punjabi cover song (do different ones)
Know the Name
For You