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Ajay returns with 'Funki Dholi'

Added: (Wed Aug 24 2005)

Pressbox (Press Release) - AJAY RETURNS WITH FUNKI DHOLI
New single available for download: 22nd August 2005

After the smash hit Aaja Sajana, singer songwriter Ajay returns with an all dhols blasting, urban club classic. Funki Dholi, available for radio play from 25th July, is a pure adrenalin rush of music, with a feel-good factor that’s off the scale. Digging deeper into a uniquely British-Asian lifestyle, the track tells the story of an everyday clubber on the Asian scene and celebrates the iconic position held by the Dhol player.

Ajay has already been dubbed by the media as one of the most promising new talents in the music industry with his irresistible voice and fresh soulful sounds. Ajay combines Asian beats and urban grooves with a twang of rock and funk that makes him the unique artist that he is. Ajay is here to change the face of the British Asian Music industry!

London born Ajay is not only a fantastic singer, but also one of the industry’s most talented songwriters, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a fabulous live performer. All of his skills shine with this new single and it has something for everyone, as Ajay raps the verses in English to a laid back Urban Hip Hop groove, and hits home with a bhangra chorus sung in Punjabi.

The unique lyrics are packed with British Asian references, and also include a roll call of honour for the music greats past and present! The track features the superb dhol playing skills of one of the finest dhol players in the country, Prithpal Rajput, from Asian Dub Foundation and founder of Ministry of Dhol. Ajay comments “Funki Dholi, is my personal shout out to all the Dhol players out there. They are the foundation stone of every Asian gig and when all else fails, they are the ones who usually save the day and rock the house. It’s about time they were paid tribute to with a song!”

Ajay has been on the music circuit since his school years and has worked alongside amazing bands and artists such as Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies the great Apache Indian and the legendary Gregory Isaacs. Hot off his tours, Ajay recently took the centre stage with the King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan himself at a live show. The duo shared the stage together performing unplugged versions of Shah Rukh’s greatest hits one of which was the famous song from the hit blockbuster film Darr, ‘Jadu Teri Nazar’.

Funki Dholi is written and performed by Ajay; it will be on Ajay’s forthcoming debut album ‘Sitting Down Too Long’ and will be supported by a video. The track will be featured in the recommended section on the Napster.com homepage. Napster’s sales are recorded for the national download charts.


Notes to Editors:

• Funki Dholi will be available for airplay from 22nd August 2005

• Video release date: 22nd August 2005

• It will feature on Ajay’s album ‘Sitting Down Too Long’, out later this year

• Funki Dholi will be available to download from Napster from 22nd August 2005

• Ajay is available for interviews, live acoustic promo performances and gig PA’s please Jyoti Parmar on 0208 902 5575.

• Further gig dates are available from www.ajayhq.com together with downloadable images.

For further information and interviews, please contact Media Moguls on 0208 902 5575.

Jyoti Parmar: jyoti@mediamoguls.com 079404 473 199
Vinny Dosanjh: vinny@mediamoguls.com 07956 591 977

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