The year jumped to a great start for D-Boy with spins on the BBC Asian Network playlist for ‘Dhadkan’ without an official release or label. It is also currently the editor’s choice on Hungama, one of India’s largest music distribution networks. The song now has a new music video plus an official release with India’s strongest independent label ‘Artist Aloud‘. D-Boy’s 2nd Hindi/RnB fuelled track ‘Dhadkan’ uses heavy 808 drums with a soulful synth feel and vocal harmonies best described as a continuation of ‘U-Desi’ (Urban Desi).
His last single and music video with Artist Aloud, ‘Chain‘ was nominated as ‘Best Video’ in the Top 5 for the Artist Aloud Music Awards, missing the top place only by a whisker but included a highly reputable panel of judges from Universal Music, Song Music and Times Music India. The 2nd single hopes to achieve the same amount of noise and publicity, raising more attention to D-Boy’s inventive soulful take on Hindi/RnB. He adds
‘I’m just creating music from all my influences, I love Chaka Khan just as much as I love Ankit Tiwari, it’s all a U-Desi journey for me’.
Inspired by the film ‘Wall Street-Money Never Sleeps’ The black and white music video was shot exclusively inside a city slick law firm in downtown Toronto , Canada and is a story based on the power struggle between two colleagues, one who happens to be the underdog and in love with his boss. The song performances by D-Boy were also filmed in downtown Toronto, featuring some scenic night time shots including the famous CN Tower.