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Biddu

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The very first east Indian producer to become showered using a cascade of accolades and high praise outside his house country, and to be the guru of Hindi-pop back within it, the singularly named Biddu worked for a long time in his homeland, both inside the music industry (he was an associate of the Rolling Stones-ish pop group) and without, before he decamped to Britain to earnestly pursue his music ambitions. As an immigrant getting in London in the past due 1960s, nevertheless, Biddu soon found that, to be able to open up the doorways he wanted to, he’d need to spend less. He worked for a while being a chef for the American Embassy and, with pounds at hand, he rented studio room time and documented his debut one. The tune didn’t perform anything, a destiny that could await other early produces, 1971’s “Hey! What’s Incorrect with Britain” for DJM included in this. However, 1972 noticed Biddu rating Embassy, a film starring Richard Roundtree. Later the following season, he was presented to the transplanted Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas, who recruited the visionary Biddu to record his following 45, a lush Larry Weiss ballad, “I wish to OFFER YOU My Everything”. The B-side, alternatively, was cut in only ten minutes by the end of the program. When Douglas’ A&R guy, Robin Blanchflower, noticed it, he quickly insisted it end up being the A-side. It had been, needless to say, “Kung Fu Fighting with each other.” Douglas’ tongue-in-cheek kung fu traditional was a swift vendor, rising to the the surface of the music graphs, ultimately offering over nine million copies world-wide. Riding on top of that achievement, Biddu not merely continued to create Douglas for what became the others of his debut LP, Kung Fu Fighting with each other & Additional Great Love Tunes, but additionally to even more completely explore his personal desires in leading from the stage. 1975 discovered Biddu stepping right out of the shadows to deal with his personal materials. Along with his Biddu Orchestra, he documented and released the amazing instrumental LP Blue Eyed Spirit, and viewed his own celebrity rise even more because the album’s 1st single, “Summer time of “42,” climbed to quantity 14 within the U.K. graph, ultimately spending a complete 8 weeks there. With this song still new, Biddu after that brought 5000 Volts vocalist Tina Charles to the very best, as her uncontested champion “I enjoy Like (But my Baby Simply Wants to Dance)” ignited her personal successful single profession in early 1976. 8 weeks later, Biddu came back with his personal Rainfall Forest LP, accompanied by Eastern Guy in 1977, acknowledged to Biddu & His Orchestra. In the mean time, he added veteran spirit singer Jimmy Wayne to his go for stable, which same year’s Existence LP unreeled two smash disco strikes, “I’ll Proceed Where Your Music Calls for Me” and “Disco Fever.” The maker then returned towards the single spotlight in Feb 1978, when another solitary, “Journey towards the Moon,” produced ripples before the looks of Biddu’s last U.K. record, Futuristic Trip. In 1979, Biddu came back house to India equipped with tips, fueled with the electrical spark of Western-style disco, and released a new period in regional pop, initial scoring some music for the Indian film Qurbani. Constructed designed for the soundtrack, he documented “Aap Jaise Koi” with 15-year-old vocalist Nazia Hassan. The sonic spark was palpable, and obviously, Biddu had discovered his following protégé. Dealing with Hassan and her sibling Zoheb, the manufacturer was behind four wildly effective albums using the duo, as their disco debut Disco Deewane was accompanied by three even more heavy hitters: Superstar in 1982, Youthful Tarang 2 yrs afterwards, and Hotline in 1987. Having spent almost ten years with this set, Biddu next flipped his focus on vocalist Shweta Shetty, both composing and generating the Johnny Joker LP in 1993. In 1995, Biddu created an extraordinary dance recording called Manufactured in India. Featuring Alisha Chinoy, the recording became the best-selling Hindi Dance recording ever, and presented a slick couple of Western-styled video clips — a sure feature for India’s recently launched MTV arranged. By then securely ensconced because the name behind modern dance music in India, Biddu spent period writing tunes for other performers before shooting back to the limelight in 1995 having a remix treatment of the now-classic Hassan materials for an all-new dance recording, The Biddu Encounter. Reworked with components of techno and really modern dance, the recording not merely revitalized and totally updated Biddu’s preferred tracks, but additionally continued to help expand the road Hindi-pop would stick to. His visit a brand-new protégé ended using the breakthrough of another sibling/sister group, Shaan Shantanu Mukherjee and Sagarika Mukherjee, who have scored using the Biddu-produced Naujawan LP in 1996. Using a apparently endless way to obtain ideas and eyesight, Biddu spent all of those other ’90s dealing with a number of musicians, like the Indian gal group the Versions, and Sonu Nigam, in addition to continuing his cooperation with Chinoy on her behalf Dil Ki Rani LP. In to the brand-new millennium, he created two strike albums with Sansara, Yeh Dil Sunlight Raha Hai and Habibi. He also continuing pursuing his very own single interests using the 1999 record Eastern Trip, an ambitious test which combined Indian pop with Traditional western flair and solid jazz elements.

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Full Name Biddu
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality Indian, British
Music Songs Aap Jaisa Koi, Summer of '42, Chant of Buddha, Jai Jai Ram, Raag Trance, Live by the gun, Om Nama Shivai, Om Jai Jagdish Hare, Teray Qadmon Ko, Look Out Here I Come, Om Shanti Om, Dhundli Raat, Mujhay Chahay, Hum Tumhe Chate Hain, Qurbani Bonus Beats, Leykin Mera Dil, Disco Deewane - I, Nirvana, Krishna, Disco Deewane - II, Gayatri Mantra, Palace on Wheels, Aaj ki raat, Love Technology, Gaein Milkar
Albums Rise of the Zombie, Boom Boom The Biddu Experience
Nominations International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV India, Mirchi Music Awards for Critics' Choice Album of The Year
Movies Rise of the Zombie, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Goonj, Star, Qurbani, The Bitch, The Stud


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#Fact
1 Was roommates with IS Johar's son Anil Johar when he lived in India.
2 Lived in the same neighborhood as Vinod Khanna when he went to college. Vinod was a friend of his.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "I'll Go Where Your Music Take Me"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Miss Lovely 2012 writer: "Dum Dum Dede"
Any Day Now 2012 writer: "The Stud"
Tosh.0 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
Shootout at Lokhandwala 2007 music: "Live By The Gun" / performer: "Live By The Gun" / writer: "Live By The Gun"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Emu's Wide World 1988 TV Series music - 1 episode
Salaam Bombay! 1988 writer: "Dum Dum Dee Dee" - uncredited
Star 1982 music: "Star", "Boom Boom", "Jaana", "Khushi", "Ooie-Ooie", "Dheere Dheere", "Koi Nahin", "Zindagi", "Muskuraye Ja"
Qurbani 1980 music: "Aap Jaisa Koi"
The Bitch 1979 writer: "The Bitch", "Pour Your Little Heart Out", "I Feel Lucky Tonight", "Dancing on the Edge of a Heartache", "Just Like We Never Said Goodbye" as "Never Say Goodbye"
Top of the Pops 1976-1979 TV Series writer - 11 episodes
Claude François - le film de sa vie 1979 Documentary writer: "Laisse une chance à notre amour Now is the time"
The Stud 1978 music: "Let's Go Disco" / writer: "The Stud", "Fire Down Below", "It's Good", "Almost"
Embassy 1972 writer: "Somebody Stop This Madness"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rise of the Zombie 2013
Shootout at Lokhandwala 2007
Janasheen 2003
Aag 2001 Short
Ikraar 2001 Short
Vah Vah 2000 Short
Aankhein Churanay Walay 1999 Short
Tu 1998 Short
Aap Jaisa Koi Mere Zindagi 1997 Short
Baarish 1997 Short
Farebi 1997 Short
Johnny Joker 1997 Short
Boom Boom 1995 Short
Made in India 1995 Short
Princess from Kathmandu 1991
Goonj 1989
Then He Kissed Me 1988 Short
Dreamer Deewane 1983 Short
Star 1982
Qurbani 1980
Ramu To Diwana Hai 1980
The Bitch 1979
Flat Bust 1979 TV Movie
The Stud 1978

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shootout at Lokhandwala 2007 playback singer
Maut Ki Sazaa 1991 composer: song "Baat Ban Jaye"
Goonj 1989 playback singer - as Electra Biddu
Tandoori Nights 1987 TV Series music - 1 episode
Flat Bust 1979 TV Movie composer: theme music
The Stud 1978 musical director

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farebi 1997 Short
Then He Kissed Me 1988 Short Driver of the car
Star 1982 Guest Appearance

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star 1982 producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashback: The History of UK Black Music 2016 Documentary Himself - music producer
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary Himself

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