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Girl On The Go

Geeta J is the singer who never stops!

Posted: 11.07.12

You describe your sound as ‘classical with an urban touch’, isn’t that what most female singers are trying to do?
Trends have changed in the last few years - there are a lot more female artists who are releasing music and proving you can be successful. Singers like Tasha Tah, Kee, Ramee, Priti Menon, Rita Morar and Rekha Sawney are doing really well at the moment. My songs come from me, Blush is a proper love song, it’s very romantic as is about the emotions women feel when they’re in love.

Why did you decide to cover Panjabi MC’s Moorni when it was already a hit in 2010?
It’s a great track and my collective Pure Music Generals and I decided to give it a 'Refix'; our own special twist to the track. We actually recorded it especially for Bobby Friction’s show on BBC Asian Network just as a one off, but we had such a great response to the live session we decided to release it.
The song has become a landmark in our career. In fact Panjabi MC tweeted me after he heard it on the radio and said he loved it so much, it could be the track’s official remix. It was such an honour, I still can’t believe the video has had over 140,000 vies on You Tube!

You’d performed live with some of the industries biggest names. What’s been the biggest highlight?
The Atif Aslam tour in Manchester was amazing! I went on stage just before he did and as I was coming off stage he told me I had a really good voice and that he enjoyed my performance – that was really sweet of him. I have also performed as a supporting artist for Bohemia, Imran Khan, Mika Singh and Dilbagh Singh. Mika is a true rockstar and I’m actually heading off to India later this week to perform with him again. While I’m there I’ll be working on a few solo projects too.

Will you be stopping to say hi to any Bollywood producers while you’re out there?
Not yet! I’m in India quite often so hopefully I’ll be approached soon. Aside from the film industry I would also love to work with Honey Singh one day; his music is unique, he has such a different sound and style.

Surely you're too busy for films anyway! There’s so much going on…
I’ll be in India for two weeks from July 16th and then I’m releasing my next single, Teri, a Punjabi track produced by JKD. I’m also working on a semi-classical dub step track called Saiyan, will be collaborating with a Pakistani rock band, and I’m working on a Gujarati urban garba song with an artist called Bhumik Shah who’s a former Indian Idol contestant.

www.geetajmusic.co.uk

Interview by Balwinder Attwal

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