Tigerstyle

Tigerstyle

 Glasgow, Scotland, GBR
BandWorldEDM

Tigerstyle represent all that is cutting edge Bhangra Fusion (#Digi-Bhang). They have the street style, bangin beatz and heavy bass. A highly acclaimed DJ/Producer duo present their set featuring club bangers, exclusive dubs, collaboration and promos from forthcoming material.

Biography

“They are without doubt the next Asian/Bhangra act that will break through into the mainstream - it is only a question of time.” “Tigerstyle’s new album will be massive, and ……… will make sure Bhangra doesn’t die quality wise.” (Bobby Friction BBC Asian Network)

Coming from a traditional background where religious adherence was the call of the day and learning to play instruments from a young age so that they could perform at their local temple have now turned this young Sikh outfit into the most sought after act.

Creating waves within the music industry, pioneering their new unique music genre, and preparing to release their highly anticipated album by the same name, “Digi-Bhang” for a worldwide release.

“You’ve got two very devout Sikh Punjabis from Glasgow, who know their Bhangra music more than anybody. I mean they absolutely know their stuff. They’re young, they’re the right generation. If you listen to some of their earlier albums they were ground-breaking then. What they do and what they’ve done is, they still play the traditional stuff, but they will effortlessly fuse it into Dancehall or Hip-Hop. And the beauty of them is that they both know their genres of music……It all works together, it sounds great. And they can perform live……I think that is really interesting, really clever. We’ve still got the traditional Punjabi music. We’ve still got the element of live and it’s still taking it forward.” – Adil Ray (BBC Asian Network UK, excerpt taken from “Bhangra” written by Dr. Rajinder Dudrah)

But Tigerstyle’s journey has not been an easy one. After two albums of more traditional Desi flavours, Tigerstyle became embroiled into a legal dispute with their previous label (Kismet Records) which left the duo unable to release material for three years. But this hiatus allowed Tigerstyle to develop their musical talents as they were asked to do white label mixes for Ms Dynamite, Busta Rhymes, Eminem and 50 Cent.

Further recognition came in the form of official remixes for other mainstream acts such as Lisa Maffia (Independiente), Lamya (J Records),and Raghav (A&R) where Tigerstyle contributed with a remix on the hit single Angel Eyes which charted at No.4 in the UK charts. They fused Bhangra with Reggaeton championing the unique “Bhangraton” genre, providing remixes for Machete Music artists Luny Tunes, Wisin Yandel & Don Omar. They worked an exclusive remix of M.I.A.'s "XR2" for the BBC Asian Network and have recently just completed a remix to "What she came for" from Franz Ferdinand's 2009 album release.

Nachural Records also announced the placement of tracks from its catalogue onto Project Gotham Racing 3 the game to be launched by X Box (owned by Microsoft) in the winter of 2005.

Two tracks by Achanak (“Teri Muhabbatain” Produced by Tigerstyle and “Lak noo” remix) and three tracks from the forthcoming Tigerstyle album (“Boliyan”, “Akh mastani” and “Maan doabe da”) were identified as key representations of the worldwide appeal of Bhangra music.

This was the first time that Bhangra tracks had been placed on any interactive game and endorsed the mainstream opinion that Bhangra had finally arrived in the ever increasing music market.

Recent Success: Tigerstyle ft Kanwar “Son of a Sardar (part 1)” was the first Sikh Hip Hop track to be playlisted in the A list on the BBC Asian Network. It charted at No3 in the station playlist chart, was No1 in Friction’s Top Five tracks, and was No7 in his Top 40 songs of 2007.

The success of Tigerstyle has taken them touring all over the world including USA, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and Australia, all in the time span of the last 4 years. They have shared stages with the likes of internationally reknowned artists Lily Allen, Franz Ferdinand, Talvin Singh, Nitin Sawhney, The Dub Pistols, Fun-Da-Mental, Misty in Roots, Gunjan, Asian Dub Foundation, Badmarsh & Shri, Truth Hurts, Panjabi MC, Future World Funk, Raghav, Johnny Kalsi & The Dhol Foundation, Hans Raj Hans, Jazzy B, Malkit Singh, Jassi Sidhu, Channi Singh (Alaap), Andy Gangadeen of Massive Attack, DJ Semtex, Bobby Friction & Nihal from BBC Radio 1 and Panjabi Hit Squad of BBC 1Xtra.

Tigerstyle are one of the few Asian acts to have ever recorded a live session for the legendary late Sir John Peel. They were given the opportunity to showcase material from their forthcoming album supported by a full live band and feature vocalists at the first ever BBC Electric Proms in September 2006, and were selected out of 1000s of bands to perform on the first ever BBC Introducing Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in July 2007.

Their Bollywood debut came in the shape of exclusive remixes of "Bas Ek Kinng" and "Bhootni Ke" under the guidance of hit music director Pritam, on the soundtrack of the blockbuster movie of summer 2008, Singh is Kinng. Further work for Bollywood is imminent. The same summer saw their previously released hit Nachna Onda Nei b

Discography

The Rising LP - Tigerstyle

Extended Play EP - Tigerstyle

Virsa LP - Tigerstyle

Mixtape Vol.1 (Bootlegs CD)

Mixtape Vol.2 (Bootlegs CD)

Bhang Goes Tha Riddim (Bootleg EP on Vinyl)

American Jugni LP - Bikram Singh (Artist Album)

The Movement Vol.1 (Digital Download Compilation)

The Rhyme Book LP - Blitzkrieg (Artist Album)

Balle! Shava! - Tigerstyle (Single)

Tip Top LP - Bikram Singh (Artist Album)

Mystics, Martyrs & Maharajas LP - Tigerstyle

I Swear - Shizzio (Artist Single)

Goonj: Echoes from Gunjan LP - Gunjan (Artist Album)

BIK.I.AM LP - Bikram Singh (Artist Album)

Kudi (Digital Single) taken from the forthcoming LP Digi-Bhang

Ik Banere (Digital Single) taken from the forthcoming LP Digi-Bhang

Bollywood film soundtracks which feature songs by Tigerstyle:

Mausam
Delhi Belly
No Problem
Action Replay
Aakrosh
Crook
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Dil Bole Hadippa
Love Aaj Kal
Singh Is Kinng

Set List

DJ Set duration: 40-60mins featuring : Bhangra, Bollywood, Dubstep, Drum n Bass, Global Bass, Garage, Dance, Breakbeats, Electronica, Moombahton, Reggaeton.