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Amit Rai - Livewire (Out Now)



Amit Rai’s sound has steadily gained momentum since his debut back in 2001‘Going Solo’ which again furthered with his 2004 album ‘My Way’. While he may have stepped out of the limelight in recent years, Amit has not held back on producing music. His new electrifying 12 tracker album, “LiveWire” which is to be released by Moviebox in June 2010, gathers a stunning array of seasoned vocalists.

Heralded as Southall’s ‘next big thing’ in the early stages of his career, he has built a loyal following with a growing reputation as one of the UK’s hottest Bhangra-beat production talents. - A veritable lifetime in international Bhangra!

He now brings you an explosive fusion of mixes in which he clearly eclipses his distinctive style in production with an astounding winning line-up of elite vocalists including Richa Sharma, Javid Bashir, D'Arry, Nirmal Sidhu, Sudesh Kumari, the late Kaka Bhaniawala, Yudhvir Manak , Surinder Shinda, Rupinder Handa. Mr Rai also introduces the talented young Amanjot, vocalist of the soon to be smash hit song “Ishk Brandy”.

Whilst much of the orchestration has been recorded in India, the album itself has been recorded at Planet Studios (UK) engineered by studio gurus Tom Lowry and Jim Lansbury.

Amits concoction of traditional Bhangra, Bollywood, Qawwali, hip-hop, funk and desi roots speaks volumes about his musical flair which he thrives upon to accomplish no other than a true world-class production. His passion for playing percussion has nurtured his distinctive musical style which encompasses his wealth of ideas. Amits desire to craft a masterpiece that will embrace a lasting impression, shows that his finesse, in reality is a connoisseur of fine music! Live Wire is sure to catapult Amit back into the frame of the exceptional music producer we all know and love.