Cloud 9 Music…….Enter Amit and Deepak…….A production house based in Birmingham, UK – specialising in Bhangra, Hindi and Urban beats.
Both Amit and Deepak were born and raised in Birmingham, UK. They met through a mutual friend in the late 90s and soon after, forged a strong friendship which would form the foundation of their musical journey…….so the question begs, how did it all happen?…….how did two friends become music producers?……
Amit and Deepak began to develop an interest in music and musical instruments during the teenage years of their lives. Although they both enjoyed a variety of musical genres including House, R’n'B, Garage, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Hindi (to name a few!!), Bhangra was the predominant influence on both of these individuals. In specific, Amit’s main influences came from accompanying his father, a lead singer in the acclaimed Pardesi Music Machine, to his performances and also by developing skills on the keyboard whilst at school. Deepak’s affection for Bhangra music also began at an early age and he decided to pursue this interest further by learning to play the Dhol from Gurcharan Mall, which led to him becoming a part of the Dhol Blasters troupe. Through dedication and perseverance, both of these individuals began to demonstrate strong ability on their chosen instruments. Amit began to exhibit excellent ability on the Keyboard and extended his skill set to incorporate the Vaja whilst also honing his engineering skills. Deepak’s talent on the Dhol also began to bear fruit and he became a part of Boota Pardesi’s live band. As well as the Dhol, Deepak started to develop skills on the Dholak and began learning the art of Tabla under the guidance of Tarsem Kalyan & D R Sadiq – a practice he is still committed to.
The musical union of these two individuals, coupled with their strong friendship lead to the birth of Cloud 9 Music – A production house which is well respected by those who reside in the Industry. After engineering and producing for renowned artists on several projects, Cloud 9 Music decided to produce an album of their own which would showcase their talents and allow them to make their mark on the Bhangra scene.
The latest step of Cloud 9 Music’s musical journey leads to the release of their debut album, “Sky’s The Limit”, which has been signed by VIP Records. This album exhibits the wealth of versatility that Cloud 9 Music have in their music. A diverse array of genre’s such as traditional Bhangra, Easy Listening and Reggae is displayed in abundance within this project. The album also showcases an excellent portfolio of vocal talent including the voices of Nirmal Sidhu, Bakshi Billa, Balwinder Matewaria, Sudesh Kumari, Jaswinder Daghamia, Charanjeet Singh Channi and Boota Pardesi.
As well as gaining tutelage in music, Amit and Deepak have also been hugely successful on the Asian DJ circuit. They have performed alongside international artists such as the Late Kuldeep Manak, Mohammed Sadiq, Hans Raj Hans, Jazzy B, Sukhshinder Shinda, DCS, B21, Pardesi, and also with commercial artists such as Tim Westwood. Amit’s “Cloud 9 DJs” is regarded as one of the finest and most professional road shows in the UK.
No-one can predict what the future holds, but one can be 100% confident in the fact that this is just the beginning for Cloud 9 Music