Posted on March 23, 2021 at 3:20 pm

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The Pataka Heard Around The World : How DJ Harpz is Changing The Music Game

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DJ Harpz isn’t just your average music producer. Yes, he does create some beats and is the mastermind behind many popular Punjabi songs, DJ Harpz has a natural knack for music production and has a fire inside of him that’s taking over the world. With his outstanding ear, ability to work with any musician no matter if they’re just starting out in the industry or are a veteran, DJ Harpz gets the job done. His collaborations with Dallas-based Punjabi Singer,  Amar Sandhu, have taken over the top charts with hit songs like “Patakay”, “Long Nights”,  & “Mood” and the song “Kamaal” with Ezu are some of DJ Harpz’s best music production works. His new collaboration with Amar Sandhu called “Studio Freestyle” which will be out on Thursday 3/24!

Interview with DJ Harpz 

1.) What inspired you to get into music?
Growing up in the Punjabi household I was always around music that has influenced me and shaped me into Dj Harpz, the likes of Kuldip Manak, Surinder Shinda, Kartar Ramla to Kumar Sanu & Sonu Nigam. These genres of music built the foundation to grow into who i am and be a big part of the music I create. In my school days, I was introduced to Hip Hop, R&B, and UK Garage which was the music that curated the sound you hear today from me and my goal were to blend the two worlds together to create a sound that was unique and out of the box.
2.) What’s your favorite thing about being a music producer?
The Freedom to create and put a smile on people’s faces when they enjoy the music, I believe music is a great art form to express your ideas and experiment.
3.) What’s been your favorite track to produce?
All my songs have been my favorite to produce in different ways but the one I keep close to my heart is “Jaan Nachdi” which I released in 2012 that was my first step into the industry officially and changed my life.
4.) Who are some of your role models in the music industry?
The people that inspire me and I look up to are Panjabi MC, Dr. Zeus, Bhota Jagpal (B21), Timbaland, Scott Storch, Pharrell Williams.
5.) If you could collab with anyone who would you collab with?
I would love to collab with Adele, create an epic musical piece with her like a “Hello” or “Someone Like You”
6.) What’s next for DJ Harpz?
Lockdown has allowed me time to work on loads of new music, so looking at back-to-back releases this year to give the world what I’ve been working on all 2020.
7.) What’s one goal you want to accomplish in 2021?
My goal for 2021 is to keep giving my fans and listeners more music to enjoy
8.) Were your parents supportive? do you have any advice for aspiring music producers?
Yes, luckily I’ve always had the support to follow my passion for music and the advice I give to aspiring producers is to never give up, practice every day, and think outside of the box.
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