Biddu Appaiah | Music Producer | Producer

 

Biddu Appaiah

 

He figured out how to play the guitar and framed his own music bunch with a couple of companions. They sang popular numbers from the Beatles and Rolling Stones in huge numbers of Bangalore’s clubs. The gathering later disbanded, and Biddu proceeded on his excursion for quite a while.

In 1967, Biddu chose to leave for England. He had minimal expenditure, yet figured out how to procure his entry as he went. When he landed in England, he bolstered himself by doing random temp jobs and even functioned as a gourmet specialist in the US Embassy.

His career as a Music Producer

Biddu attempted his karma as an artist, however, things didn’t work out. He at that point chose to create his own records. He set aside some cash and began recording singles, however, none of them at any point got any standard achievement.

His initial chronicles were simply played in cloud clubs. His first achievement was with a Japanese Band called The Tigers. He recorded an English number called ‘Grin for Me’ composed by the Bee Gees. The melody turned into a colossal hit in Japan, besting the outlines.

The Euro Disco Movement

Things began improving for Biddu in 1972 when he created the music for a UK spy film ‘The Embassy’. It was during this time he began working with Carl Douglas, a Jamaican-conceived artist. Biddu recorded two singles via Carl Douglas, ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ and ‘I Want to Give You Everything’.

Kung Fu Fighting was an enormous worldwide hit, and it sold eleven million duplicates and got Golden Certification status. It likewise won a Grammy for the Best Selling Single. Biddu then created Carl Douglas’ first LP, ‘Kung Fu Fighter’, which included ‘Move the Kung Fu’ – another hit.

Biddu’s notoriety fired shooting up from that point on and he proceeded to deliver progressively gigantic hits, including the LP collection ‘Blue-Eyed Soul’ which included two diagram toppers, ‘Summer of 42’ and ‘Hop For Joy’. He at that point collaborated with vocalist Tina Charles and their first single ‘You Set My Heart on Fire’ landed them a gigantic arrangement with CBS.

In 1976, he created two collections: Rain Forest and Eastern Man. He won a few honors for the collection Rain Forest, including that for Song Writer of the Year. He started trying different things with electronic music and with the Hi-NRG disco. In 1977 he drew out an LP titled ‘Life’, including Jamaican soul artist Jimmy James. The collection included two raving successes ‘Disco Fever’ and ‘I’ll Go Where Your Music Takes Me’.

His Tryst With Asian Disco and Indie-Pop

In 1979, Biddu scored the music for a tune in the Hindi film, Qurbani. He made the music for ‘Application Jaise Koi’, sung by a multi-year-old young lady, Nazia Hassan. Biddu later joined Nazia and her sibling Zoheb and drew out the collection ‘Disco Deewane’, which turned into a wonderful hit across Asia and made Nazia Hassan an easily recognized name.

In 1995 he drew out the immensely famous Indie-Pop collection ‘Made in India’ with vocalist Alisha Chennai. Through the 1990s, he worked with artists like Shaan and Sonu Nigam.

In 2004 he delivered the collection Diamond Sutra, motivated by 9/11. The collection includes an image of Buddha on the spread and has Sanskrit drones.

Biddu now lives in Spain with his English spouse and their two kids. At the Asian Music Awards in 2010 in the UK, Biddu was respected with an Outstanding Achievement Award and furthermore won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the JD Rock Awards in India.

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