RDB stands for Rhythm, Dhol and Bass. It is a Punjabi DJ production team with three extremely entertaining and stunning brothers, Surj, Manj and Kuly. They are famous for blending Western styles with traditional Punjabi melodies. It is envisioned to introduce a new genre of music. The main RDB sound comprises South Asian influences with Western, by brining and fusing different music styles. While talking to The News Tribe (TNT), he was like:
TNT: What is your philosophy of life?
Surj: It is to understand the metaphysic, ethics, epistemology, logic and social aspects of life.
TNT: What is your secret ambition?
Surj: It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you. J
TNT: What are your biggest crushes and also tell about your favorite musicians.
Surj: Food and Music are my biggest crushes. And Michael Jackson is my all time favorite musician.
TNT: With whom you would love to perform and why?
Surj: I would love to perform with Michael Jackson, but that’s never going to happen now (Sighs)
TNT: What are your main influences?
Surj: Anyone that makes good music from the new producers of today to old school legends.
TNT: What characteristics attract you as a person?
Surj: Its general persona that attracts.
TNT: Tell about your craziest fan.
Surj: All the fans from India and Pakistan
TNT: What are music and success according to you?
Surj: It is talent that is loved and heard by the millions, that’s how they are for me.
TNT: What’s your favorite food?
Surj: Its bread. J
TNT: Share a few lines on fake band Sahara. What do think shall be done against them?
Surj: Sahara is a group from the UK which RDB have worked with in the past, but seen by the Pakistan crowds as RDB which is obviously false. So called agents in Pakistan, people like Hassan Malik (Islamabad) have cheated promoters and the public into booking RDB for them but then bringing across Sahara at cheap rates and pocketing the money. Sahara doesn’t even perform RDB’s tracks. The only way to tackle this problem is for music lovers (i.e. the fans) to check on artist websites and Face book on confirmation of the shows. And for promoters to contact artist directly as they do in the UK.
TNT: What response you mainly get from Pakistani fans/listeners?
Surj: Just Log on to our Face book and watch some our previous tours in Pakistan and you shall see. We got amazing response.
TNT: What is your favorite quote?
Surj: “Don’t misinterpret kindness for weakness.”
TNT: What is your biggest passion, biggest desire and biggest expectation?
Surj: My passion is music, desire is making more music for fans to love and expectation is none.
TNT: What are your favorite pastimes?
Surj: It is chilling out with friends and family.
TNT: What was the most memorable moment for you?
Surj: It was meeting Snoop Dogg, performing with Akshay Kumar and singing to fans of Pakistan.
TNT: What acts as your source of learning?
Surj: It is our father and the internet.
TNT: What kind of people you hate and admire?
Surj: I don’t hate anyone but admire everyone in my own way.
TNT: What is your biggest strength?
Surj: It is music business.
TNT: Share a few words on your new album and what languages do you enjoy singing in?
Surj: The new album is called ‘Worldwide’ and it will feature collaborations from East to West with songs in English, Urdu, Hindi, but most of all are in Punjabi.
TNT: What is your message to readers and your fans?
Surj: We are just three brothers from Bradford, but you fans make us RDB.