Legendary Pakistani Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan has been an inspiration for many a song and singer. Almost 15 years after his death,he continues to attract a series of tribute songs. Now,longing to offer his tribute to Khan is UK-based singer and musician,Dr Zeus.
Best remembered for his Punjabi number Kangna Tera Ni,Dr Zeus aka Baljit Singh Padam released an album titled Immortal: Nusrat at Kava in Sector 26 on Thursday. The title leaves nothing to the imagination. The singer has lined up popular Khan tracks such as Ishq Nachiya,Sajana and Wich Pardesaan but in his own Hip Hop style. The album has a distinct Hip Hop flavour and features new artistes along with Nusrat saab, said Dr Zeus. The album comprises nine tracks and the singer-musician is planning a video for one of the songs,with former model Yana Gupta high on his wishlist of stars for the music video.
Well-known for his blend of raw Punjabi beats and urban notes,Dr Zeus enjoys a large fan base in India,Pakistan,the US,the UK and Canada. But he was keen to release the album first in Punjab starting with Chandigarh. The beauty of the city and peoples passion for music inspired me, quipped Dr Zeus,looking every bit the Hip Hopper he is,complete with a dazzling nose pin.