The first release that will lead E3UK from behind the scenes and into the wilderness is Nirmal Sidhu’s first religious release titled Bandagi. A self composed album based on the religious figure Baba Farid Ganjshakar Ji, revered by Sikhs, Muslims and Hindu’s alike. He was a Sufi saint whose lineage follows the Chisti order of Sufism, yet he also features prominently in the Guru Granth Sahib scriptures of Sikhism. He not only is a figurehead spiritually but also gave light to Punjabi Literature and poetry, where much of his work appears in Asian Music. From the great Jagjit Singh to the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, all have taken influence and performed the kalaam of the great Baba Farid.
This stimulated Nirmal Sidhu to create his own commemoration of the sacred personality and give a chance to showcase to the music scene a topic close to his heart. Through this medium, we will also witness the introduction of Nav Sidhu, his son and heir who we can expect to feature prominently on forthcoming projects such as DJ Dips future release This DJ. Bandagi will be releasing on E3UK Records on 9th September 2010 and will be available in all good music stores throughout the U.K as well as digitally on iTunes.
Nirmal Sidhu is also set to release his next solo album via E3UK, which is his follow up to Nai Jeena. He is working with a variety of music producers to bring a release catering for die hard Bhangra fans. With so many hits under his belt from Char Panj to Sher Panjabi, the forthcoming album will have you dancing to more classic anthems!