RnB artist Jay Sean will exclusively perform songs from his new album ‘My Own Way’ on the BBC Asian Network’s Uni Tour ’07.
After the success of the 2006 Uni Tour, Asian Network announces another ten date tour which will see its unique sound taken to Universities up and down the UK .
The tour kicks off Friday 28th September at University of Hertfordshire where Jay Sean will headline with support from H.Dhami and Mumzy, Swami and Asian Network DJs Bobby Friction, DJ Kayper and Sonny Ji who will play throughout the tour with appearances also from Panjabi Hit Squad.
Jay Sean had UK Chart success with his debut album, ‘Me Against Myself’ in 2004 as well as his singles like “Eyes on You” and “Stolen” which reached the Top 10. Jay Sean is also a big hit overseas in India where his first album sold over 2 million copies.
The Kings College date – Thursday 25th October will see Jay Sean perform a special LIVE album preview.
The Tour will see exclusive plays of much anticipated new material from Raghav who has seen widespread international chart success with Top 10 hits like “Can’t Get Enough” and “Angel Eyes” as well as female urban artist Hard Kaur who is returning with a new album later this year entitled ‘Supawoman’.
Lyrical pioneers Swami will showcase new material including their hit single “Hey Hey” which is getting major MySpace attention as well as heavy radio play. Their anticipated album ‘Equalize’ takes influences from North African and French hip-hop to the rap of the American East Coast.
Ones to watch this time around include British Asian Hip Hop acts Sona Family whose music is supported by Radio DJs Bobby Friction and Nihal, Bhangra artist Imran Khan and the Rishi Rich Showcase featuring H.Dhami and Mumzy. Rishi Rich is a pioneering producer famous for his mix of bhangra, Bollywood and urban beats. He has produced albums on the British-Asian music scene and has also made a mark on the mainstream charts, producing and remixing hits for Madonna, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and Craig David.
Uni Tour 07 takes in Hertfordshire, Leeds, Middlesex, Surrey, Manchester, London, Leicester, Warwick, Kent and Sheffield. Full details of artists appearing is shown below.
Mark Strippel, BBC Asian Network Head of Music said:
“Asian Network is proud to really support and nurture the British-Asian music scene. Asian Network is where you’ll find the hottest DJs and artists and new British Asian material – first. That’s why artists choose to work with us exclusively. We۪re especially excited to have the first exclusive access to Jay Sean۪s new album”.
Bobby Friction, Asian Network’s flagship specialist DJ said:
“I’m so revved about the Uni Tour because it’s grown substantially this year and we’re covering length breadth of UK. The tour musically is going to be Asian beats heaven, with a mix from the established order dropping exclusives and performing with us, PLUS what’s really got me hot under the collar is the new generation of acts who’ll be using this tour to break through. British Universities are actually on the cutting edge when it comes to live Asian music and creativity.”