Gurdeep Samra

Gurdeep Samra

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Gurdeep Samra (known as G Samra) is a British Asian music producer and DJ hailing from Bicester, England, UK. As a producer, he has a notable presence within the world music community. He is often labelled as a producer of bhangra music.

Biography

Gurdeep was born in Oxford, England, UK and is of Jatt descent. He grew up in the nearby town of Bicester and attended The Cooper Secondary School and Oxford and Cherwell Valley College respectively. He earned a publishing degree at Oxford Brookes University.

Career in Music

Gurdeep was influenced by both hip-hop and bhangra music but it was the unique fusion of both genres by DJ/producer Panjabi MC that inspired Gurdeep to begin experimenting himself and to study music theory from a young age.

In 2002, Gurdeep released a collaboration with Panjabi folk singer, Surinder Shinda. The song, Jatt Panjab became a minor radio favorite with specialist Asian music stations in the UK. The track caught the attention of Markie Mark who licenced the song for the compilation album Desi Beats Vol 1. This album went on to be released by the UK imprint of the music label Def Jam. Since this debut, Gurdeep has released a steady string of underground recordings and remixes (see discography below).

Gurdeep champions the method of digital delivery in the retail of his music. Having released an MP3 single (Sharabbia) on his own web-site in 2004 and then again on iTunes in 2006, he claims to be one of the first UK Asian artists to have independently...
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