Dr Zeus

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Dr.Zeus
Birth name Baljit Singh Padam
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 British singer and music producer.[1] He rose to fame in 2003 with his song "Kangna", which was voted the best song on BBC Asian Network in the same year.[2][3] His other hits are "Rough" and "Jugni Ji", which won the best single award in 2012.[4] He has worked with singer Kanika Kapoor for song "Jugni Ji", with musician Jaz Dhami for song "Zulfa".[5] His song "Aag Ka Dariya" features on the Four Lions film soundtrack. A music video was also produced featuring Czech model Yana Gupta and singers Ravindra & DJ Shortie.[citation needed]

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 in 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.[citation needed]

Dr. Zeus 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. In 2006, Dr. Zeus released his remix album of greatest hits entitled The Street Remixes. 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). 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 a hip hop style.[6] 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.[7][8][9]

Discography[edit]

Bollywood[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2001: High Life
  • 2003: Unda Da Influence
  • 2005: The Original Edit
  • 2006: The Street Remixes
  • 2008: Back Unda Da Influence
  • 2017: Global Injection

Films produced[edit]

Albums produced[edit]

Release Album Singer
2014 Judaa 2 Amrinder Gill
2014 Rabb Sajna Aman Sarang
2013 Duniya Sarbjit Cheema
2012 Twelve Bilal Saeed
2012 Yaarian Manpreet Sandhu
2012 Immortal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
2011 Judaa Amrinder Gill
2011 12 Saal Remixes Bilal Saeed
2011 The Spirit Manpreet Sandhu
2011 Zindabaad G.Sharmilla
2005 Folk Attack Lehmber Hussainpuri
1999 Death Jamm 4.5 Various Artists
1999 Pure Garage Balwinder Safri

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. 6 April 2012. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Brit Asia TV Music Awards 2012: The Winners". Archived from the original on 26 November 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Jaz-ing up bhangra with videsi tadka". The Asian Age. 19 Jan 2014. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Hip Hop Tunes for Sufi Legend". Indian Express. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Daddy Cool Munde Fool". Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Jatt Boys Putt Jatta De". Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Chaar Din Ki Chandni's songs are peppy: Tushar Kapoor". Times of India. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2014.