Rajeev Bhardwaj, also known on the DJ circuit as Rajeev B, began his musical journey in his childhood years growing up in West London As a youngster, Rajeev B practised the art of playing Dholki and would often get into trouble at school and home for tapping away on tables creating be…ats, mixing one classic song with another. With his early musical influences consisting of the likes of Bally Sagoo, Apache Indian and Michael Jackson, Rajeev B began tapping away beats, remixing them in his head to other classic tunes. Before even touching a turntable for the first time, Rajeev had already began mastering the art of mixing, which would serve him well in his career to date.
“Growing up with an older brother and sister, I was exposed to an older generation of music than my own – old school grooves, dub, Soul, Bhangra Classics, you name it! I used to love hearing old and new music from different genres, and mashing them up with the biggest Bhangra songs of that time…”
“Being one of the pioneers behind Kudos Music makes me hugely proud, especially when you see how far we have come in such a short time”
The creation of Kudos Studios, later to be merged with the E3UK Record Label, gave Rajeev a direct route into music production. Utilizing his knowledge of what makes a ‘hit track’ on the dance floor, Rajeev began producing remixes, with his most notable remix hit being ‘Chiri Shika’ – which other DJ’s around the country are now using within their own DJ sets.
Now ready for his biggest challenge to-date, Rajeev’s first original studio album ‘The Takeover’ is set for release on Kudos Music/E3UK later in 2011. Featuring the likes of Jelly Manjitpuri, Nirmal Sidhu, Nav Sidhu, Surinder Saini, Late Kaka Bhaniawala and many more. With production that will appeal to the young and old, urban and Asian, Rajeev B hopes to continue his journey and leave his mark in the UK music industry.