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The Bilz & Kashif - Against All Odds (Listen Now)

The boys from The Bilz & Kashif have faced their fair share of challenges, which served as the inspiration for their latest single, “Against All Odds.” The upbeat track, taken from the group’s upcoming album, is something everyone can relate to.

“Everyone goes through hardships in achieving their goals,” DJ Vicious says. “We’ve all had people tell us we can’t do something, but if you put your mind to it, you can overcome any obstacle.”

The video, a series of vignettes illustrating the guys’ own personal obstacles, was shot over 3 days in Montreal, and is set to release along with the single.

The summer was a busy one for The Bilz & Kashif, who released two tracks (“He’s Nothing But a Loser” and “Heer Ranjha”) and toured across North America and Western Europe, including a performance at DutchVersity’s The King Movement in Amsterdam.

They recently licensed four tracks from their debut, 2006’s The Bilz Album, to a National Geographic television series, Music Nomad; their episode documents the influences of Indian music around the globe. The video for “One Voice” will be featured in early October at Toronto’s Filmi South Asian Film Festival, and the group makes their Hollywood debut with a track, “Kuri Punjabi,” in Catherine Zeta-Jones’ The Rebound.

In addition to their work as a group, Master-D of The Bilz recently received his platinum plaque for co-producing eight tracks for international artist Chantal Chamandy.

Of course, their main focus has been their new album, Breaking Barriers, set to release early next year. The 14-track electro-pop album will showcase the trio’s talents—Kashif singing in English, Master D in Hindi and Punjabi—and have cameos from artists including platinum-selling Houston rapper Lil’ Flip. In the meantime, fans can expect two more singles and videos before the end of 2009.

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Purchase “Against All Odds” this November on iTunes and all major digital distributors or outlets.