Here is an exclusive re-production of the hit track "Pani Da Rang" featuring the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Ajit Singh, a California based music producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist. Ajit Singh was honored by being selected to do one of the last Friction Labs ever on the BBC Asian Network - Bobby Friction Show in mid-October.
His task was to re-produce - Pani Da Rang, composed by Ayushmann Khurrana and Rochak Kohli (Vicky Donor), into a completely new style within one week.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Africa, Ajit started his training in tabla at a very, very young age. After over a decade of intense classical training from several Ustads, including Arshad Hussain and Ustad Bhai Baldeep Singh, Ajit picked up the Dhol and started training under World famous Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti in both folk and classical styles. Ajit has tremendous exposure and experience in both the Indian classical and folk music, along with a strong backing in western music styles including Hip Hop, Dubstep, Dance, House, Electronic, etc.
Ajit's inspirations include the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, late Kuldip Manak, Wadali Brothers, and Hans Raj Hans, to name a few. Ajit's passion for music led him to start DJing and remixing when he was 16, and eventually into production. He released his first debut single with vocalist and sister, Harleen Singh, titled "Leja Kite Door." This was released early 2012 on the album "Kalikwest Connected Vol. 1" featuring top producers and singers from around the world. He looks to continue his production career by combining Eastern music styles - Sufi, Punjabi Folk, Indian Classical - with popular Western styles. Along with his debut single, Ajit recently released "Amb Da Bass" as a tribute to Kuldip Manak, along with "Panjabian Da Dhol (Ajit Singh Dholstep Remix)," where he carefully combined strict Punjabi rhythms with accents of Dubstep. Ajit Singh looks to influence the world of music as his inspirations have.