Dr Zeus

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Not to be confused with Dr. Zaius or Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Zeus
Birth name Baljeet Singh
Born (1976-03-20) 20 March 1976 (age 38)
Origin UK
Genres Bhangra
Years active 1992–present
Labels Envy Entertainment Ltd (UK)

Baljit Singh Padam, better known by his stage name Dr. Zeus, is a [1] Punjabi singer and music producer. He rose to fame in 2003 with his song "Kangna", which was voted the best song on BBC Asian Network in that year.[2][3] His other hits are "Jugni Ji" and "Rough".[4][5] Jugni Ji won the best single award in 2012.[6] He has worked with singer Kanika Kapoor for song Jugni Ji, with musician Jaz Dhami for song Zulfa.[7] His song 'Aag Ka Dariya' features on the Four Lions film soundtrack.

Early life[edit]

Dr Zeus was born on 20 March 1976 in Birmingham. He went to Moseley School, UK.[8]

Career[edit]

Dr. Zeus began his career in 1999 where he was signed to the Envy music label based in Birmingham where he produced Pure Garage - Sue My Ass by the Punjabi singer, Balwinder Singh Safri, from the band Safri Boyz. He had two songs on this album, which were "Sahiba Bani Prawa Di" and "Par Langa De Veh". A year later, he went on to produce his second complete album Deathjamm 4.5. This album is a part of the series Deathjamm Collections from the early 90's. On the album he had a pure Punjabi great similar to Sabar Koti featuring on the main track "Sajno Belio".[citation needed]. He then released his debut solo album "The High Life" in 2001, on the Envy music label. This album featured the vocals of Amar Arshi singing "Gwandian Da Dhol". Dr. Zeus then released Unda Da Influence in 2003. Dr. Zeus released his third album, The Original Edit in 2005 with Lehmber Hussainpuri singing vocals. Dr. Zeus then released his remix album of greatest hits entitled The Street Remixes in 2006. In 2008 Dr. Zeus released an album titled Back Unda Da Influence. The song named Sat Sri Akaal hit No.1 on the BBC Asian Network Charts. Dr. Zeus stated on a BBC Asian Network interview that Back Unda Da Influence was recorded exclusively at his own studio (BFK Studio). This will hopefully stop all the people claiming that they produced all of Zeus' music. In January 2011, Manpreet Sandhu's album "The Spirit" was released with music by Dr. Zeus. In April 2012, he released album Immortal: Nusrat at Kava with songs of Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in an Hip Hop style.[9] He has given music for the Punjabi films Daddy Cool Munde Fool and Jatt Boys Putt Jatta De and Hindi film Chaar Din Ki Chandni.[10][11][12]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to a UK born Punjabi girl.[4]

Discography[edit]

Solo Albums[edit]

  • 2001: High Life
  • 2003: Unda Da Influence
  • 2005: The Original Edit
  • 2006: The Street Remixes
  • 2008: Back Unda Da Influence

Films Produced[edit]

Whole Album Produced[edit]

Release Album Singer
2014 Coke Glassy Manpreet Sandhu
2014 Rabb Sajna Aman Sarang
2014 Chad Ke Jawaab Harjit Harman
2014 Judaa 2 Amrinder Gill
2013 Duniya Sarbjit Cheema
2012 12 Bilal Saeed
2012 The Facebooks Raj Kakra
2012 Birmingham Premier Various Artists
2012 Yaarian Manpreet Sandhu
2012 Immortal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
2011 Judaa Amrinder Gill
2011 Baraan Saal Bilal Saeed
2011 The Spirit Manpreet Sandhu
2011 Zindabaad G.Sharmilla
2005 Folk Attack Lehmber Hussainpuri
2000 Death Jamm 4.5 Various Artists
1999 Pure Garage Balwinder Safri

SINGLE[edit]

  • 2004: Dont Be Shy - Rouge
  • 2012: L.A.M - Kamal Raja
  • 2012: Jugni JI - Kanika Kapoor (Feat. Shortie)
  • 2013: Kangna - Shide Boss
  • 2013: Saahan - Aman Sarang (Feat. Shortie & Fateh)
  • 2013: Rendeh - Saini Surinder (Feat.Shortie & Fateh)
  • 2013: Zulfa - Jaz Dhami (Feat. Shortie,Fateh,Yasmin & Dr. Zeus)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Back Unda Da Influence Review by Jaspreet Pandohar. BBC Music, 17 January 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "BBC Asian Network Best 100 of 2003". BBC. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nusrat in nightclubs, courtesy Dr Zeus". Hindustan Times. April 6, 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Punjabi khana and gana". The Hindu. March 21, 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Taking It Easy". HindustanTimes. March 25, 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2012: The Winners". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jaz-ing up bhangra with videsi tadka". The Asian Age. Jan 19, 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Dr Zeus". HT Brunch. 7 July 2013. p. 14. 
  9. ^ "Hip Hop Tunes for Sufi Legend". Indian Express. April 6, 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Daddy Cool Munde Fool". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Jatt Boys Putt Jatta De". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Chaar Din Ki Chandni's songs are peppy: Tushar Kapoor". Times of India. Mar 11, 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2014.