Get ready to dance .. #NaagTheThird is out now ... from the album Folk N Funky 2 .. 'Naag' was a sensation track when it was released in the year 2002 is this equally amazing?
Folk ‘N’ Funky set up ‘The Crown Prince of Bhangra’ Jazzy B as the poster boy of the new-look of Bhangra music, with the sound of ‘The Music Man’ Sukshinder Shinda’s UK-born rhythms completely subverting expectations.
Now in 2017, Folk ‘N’ Funky 2 aims to challenge, entertain and surprise a brand new audience whilst also keeping the traditionalists at ease with a marriage of folk, creativity and almost heroic context. “It’s been over two decades since the first album and so much has happened since then musically and professionally. My style has adapted to the times and the style of Punjabi music has developed but the essence and core values of my musical values have never changed. Myself and Shinda Bhai have discussed ideas for a follow up for a while but its now, just it’s ironic that 22 saal toh baad sadi, Folk N Funky 2 phir Bhai de naal recording ho rahe!” explains Jazzy B.
Six years since ‘Maharajas’ - the last full album release, Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda combine on a 12-track masterpiece featuring lyrics from renowned writers such as Gurminder Madoke, Ninder Moriwalia, Harf Cheema, Nav Gariwala, Lil Golu, Satta Kotliwala and Balvir Boparai to reclaim their status as one of the most prolific hit-making duos of our generation. “This is a return to the roots...the music, words and passion of the 90s when Punjabi music was more focused on showcasing the music rather than the artist. We want to revive the old sound again,” says Jazzy. Recording started on September 11, 2015, with the intention to recreate the style of the original whilst keeping an ear on the current musical landscape. “Myself and Shinda bhai wanted to change the game again and take the music back to the 90s...22 years in the making...this is an album made from the heart from both of us.”