Music

Original music for this film is composed by Filip Sijanec.

GlaswAsian Tales is in many respects an homage to the Glasgow Asian music scene. The film features contributions from some its biggest ‘stars’ such as Bigg Taj (Scotland’s champion beat-boxer), Tigerstyle and GTown Desi. Their music features throughout the film and forms the sonic space in which the individual dramas unfold.

To learn more about each of these artists and groups, please visit their websites.

BIGG TAJ
Bigg Taj the Superstar Sardar is the original Indian Beatboxer, at the forefront of the Asian hip hop movement.
Top 8 in 2015 ,Top 3 in 2014 beatbox championships, Top 4 in 2009 & Top 8 in 2005 UK beatbox championships.
Consistent for 10 years in his craft, Glasgow born Bigg Taj has been carving a totally unique niche for himself as a beat boxer like no other since stepping up onstage for the first time nearly a decade ago with his unique sounds, beats and turntables style with his mouth! With a captivating live show with indian instruments and hip hop beats, as well as beatboxing, Bigg Taj is known for dropping conscious lyrics over indian hip hop blends which is regularly heard on BBC radio.
Bigg Taj has supported the following artists:
Rahzel, Killa Kela, Scratch, Biz Markie & Roxanne Shante, Method Man & Redman , GZA, Guru, DJ Format, C2C, DJ Food & MK, Slum Village, Grandmaster Flash, Jurrasic 5, Stig & Syntax, DJ Spinna, El-P, MF DOOM, EPMD, Reeps one, BallZee, Immortal Technique, Guilty Simpson, Chance the Rapper, Jeru The Damaja, Dead Prez, Dilated peoples, MOP , Afrika baambataa, Dub FX, Taleb Kweli.

TIGERSTYLE
“They are without doubt the next Asian/Bhangra act that will break through into the mainstream – it is only a question of time.” (Bobby Friction BBC Radio 1)

Coming from a traditional background where religious adherence was the call of the day and learning to play instruments from a young age so that they could perform at their local temple have now turned this young Sikh outfit into the most sought after act.
Creating waves within the music industry, pioneering their new unique music genre, and preparing to release their highly anticipated album by the same name, Digi-Bhang for a worldwide release.
The success of Tigerstyle has taken them touring all over the world including USA, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and Australia, all in the time span of the last 4 years. They have shared stages with the likes of internationally reknowned artists Lily Allen, Talvin Singh, Damian Marley, Jay Sean, Toy Selectah, Nitin Sawhney, The Dub Pistols, Fun-Da-Mental, Misty in Roots, Gunjan, Asian Dub Foundation, Badmarsh & Shri, Truth Hurts, Panjabi MC, Future World Funk, Raghav, Johnny Kalsi & The Dhol Foundation, Semtex, Bobby Friction & Nihal from BBC Radio 1 and Panjabi Hit Squad of BBC 1Xtra.

Tigerstyle are one of the few Asian acts to have ever recorded a live session for the legendary late Sir John Peel. They were given the opportunity to showcase material from their forthcoming album supported by a full band at the first ever BBC Electric Proms in September 2006, and were selected out of 1000s of bands to perform on the first ever BBC Introducing Stage at the Glastonbury Festival in July 2007. In 2009 Tigerstyle performed in the grounds of the Tower of London to mark the launch of Anglo-Sikh Heritage week as part of a programme of events organised by the Anglo Sikh Heritage Trail, took to the stage at the Village India festival and then went onto performed at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Their Bollywood debut came in the shape of exclusive remixes of “Bas Ek Kinng” and “Bhootni Ke” under the guidance of hit music director Pritam, on the soundtrack of the blockbuster movie of summer 2008, Singh is Kinng. The same summer saw their previously released hit Nachna Onda Nei being used by Signature on Britain’s Got Talent.

GTOWN DESI
GTown Desi has been created by an enthusiastic team of talented individuals each having raw musical talent and a passion for entertainment, fused with their years of experience in the industry.
Following in the successful footsteps of GTown Urban, an influential concept which set out to capture the urban market and provide entertainment throughout various major events, GTown Desi has been introduced as the freshest new entertainment concept to the Asian industry.
The team behind this concept continue to dedicate their time, effort and skills bringing to you a new and stylish events management company with the tools to produce the most exclusive parties, with entertainment from the most exclusive and talented DJs around…
Every member of GTown Desi derives from a differing background musically, which in turn allows them to combine and create new forms of music. With influences ranging from eastern traditional sounds to contemporary western-based urban themes, the overall collection of DJs and Music Producers can simply fuse sounds unlike any other musical unit presently out there.
‘1134’, the debut album from the collective, looks to be the final piece of the puzzle in establishing the brand UK and worldwide. With all their individual influences combined on the one record, the album represents the true sound of Urban Asian and may even be the benchmark for future projects from other artists also. The first single, ‘Peer’, embraces break beat sounds with Asian elements and delivers and fast tempo driven track worth being played on any dance floor. As the days tick down, the launch is imminent.