RDB (band)

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RDB Rhythm Dhol Bass
Background information
OriginBradford, West Yorkshire, UK
Hip hop
Years active1997– Present
LabelsThree Records (UK / India / Pakistan)
MembersSurjeet Singh (SurjRDB)
Past membersKuldeep Ral
Manjeet Ral

RDB (an acronym for Rhythm, Dhol, Bass) is a band initially formed by three British Sikh brothers in 1997, whose style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals.[1][2] The group is now led by its sole remaining founder SurjRDB (Surjeet Singh) along with a team of singers, performers and composers.


RDB's musical journey began with singing at the gurdwara: "We used to assist our father in performing in front of the community at our local gurdwara, playing the harmonium and the tabla. This gave us a great understanding of our musical creativity and we mixed this with our passion for technology and started experimenting with sounds." In 2003, they won "Best Club DJ Bhangra" at the UK Asian Music Awards.[3] The group is on the Brampton Walk of Fame. RDB have collaborated with acts such as Snoop Dogg and T-Pain. In April 2011, Kuldeep was diagnosed with a brain tumour and underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He died on 22 May 2012 in Houston, Texas.


After the death of Kuly Ral in 2012 and the recent statement from Manj which confirmed his exit from RDB to pursue his solo career, there were rumours about the closure of the band.[citation needed] However, Surj, the only existing member of RDB has taken it on himself to carry on the legacy of RDB and lead the team from the front.[citation needed]


Surjeet Ral made a comeback with "Sardarji" in 2015. Ral performs concerts in many countries along with his wife. Ral most recently performed in Lahore at Lahore Grammar School, and is currently working on upcoming projects in Bollywood.He also performed at a mehndi function at Lahore in January 2019.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Label
2001 Sounds of the North Untouchables Records
2003 Unstoppable Untouchables Records
2005 Simply RDB Untouchables Records
2005 Three Untouchables Records
2007 Vaisakhi – The Birth of Khalsa Three Records


Year Song Label
2011 "Akhian" (ft. Nindy Kaur & Blitzkrieg) Three Records
2011 "Deewani" (ft. Nindy Kaur) Three Records
2011 "2 Seater" (ft. Nindy Kaur) Three Records
2011 "Sachi Gal (The Truth)" Three Records
2011 "Raati Neendh (Last Night)" Three Records
2012 "Yaadan" (ft. Harjog Singh) Three Records
2012 "We Doin' it BIG" (ft. Smooth & Raftaar) Three Records
2013 "BBM" (ft. Nindy Kaur & Raftaar) Three Records
2013 "Gal Mitro" (ft. Nindy Kaur & Raftaar) Three Records
2013 "Daddy Da Cash" (ft. T-Pain) Three Records
2015 "Sardar Ji" (ft. JessieK) Three Records

Compilations and unofficial albums[edit]

Year Album Label
2001 Danger Untouchables Records
2002 Urban Flavas Untouchables Records
2002 Danger 2 Untouchables Records
2003 Urban Flavas 2 Untouchables Records
2003 Heavy Untouchables Records
2003 Danger 3 Untouchables Records
2005 Urban Flavas 3 Untouchables Records
2005 Saathi (All Together) Untouchables Records
2007 Asian ROC Bollyhood Records


Year Song Movie Label
2003 Dude, Where's the Party? Saregama-HMV
2007 "Rafta Rafta" Namastey London Eros
2008 "Singh is Kinng" (ft. Snoop Dogg) Singh Is Kinng Eros
Junglee Music
2009 "Paisa Paisa" Manak-E ft RDB De Dana Dan Eros
"Om Mangalam" Kambakkht Ishq
"Aloo Chaat" (ft. Nindy Kaur & Smooth)
"Boliyaan Giddha" (ft. Nindy Kaur)
Aloo Chaat T-Series
2011 "Shera Di Kaum" (ft. Ludacris) Speedy Singhs
"Title Track" Yamla Pagla Deewana
"Sadi Gali" (ft. Lehmber Hussainpuri) Tanu Weds Manu
2013 "Tamanche Pe Disco" (ft. Nindy Kaur & Raftaar ) Bullett Raja
2014 "Sharabi" (ft. SurjRDB & JessieK) with Vishal-Shekhar Happy New Year
2015 "Mari Gali" (ft. NS Chauhan & Dilbagh Singh) Tanu Weds Manu Returns T-Series / Eros


Year Artist Title
2002 Indy Sagu The Debut
2003 Gubi Sandhu Dil Karda
2004 Manak-E Paisa
2004 E=MC Call It What You Want
2004 Gubi Sandhu Sold My Soul
2004 Sahara Undisputed
2005 DJ H The Debut
2006 Manak-E Darr
2006 E=MC And What!
2006 Peter Maffay Ishq Naag (Love Bites)
2007 Manak-E Aaja
2007 GI Jatt Militant
2008 DJ H & DJ Rags Reloaded
2008 Indy Sagu Reincarnated
2011 Gurjit Rahal The Takeova
2012 Raftaar We Doin' it BIG
2013 T-Pain Daddy Da Cash


  1. ^ http://www.rollingstoneme.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1136
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/RhythmDholBass/info[non-primary source needed]
  3. ^ "BRITISH ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2004 LAUNCHED". 7 October 2004. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.

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