Pun­jabi mu­sic needs im­prove­ment, says Manj

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His peppy Pun­jabi dance tracks are a hit with mu­sic lovers, but mu­sic com­poser and singer

Man­jeet Ral aka Manj (above) feels that Pun­jabi mu­sic has a lot of scope for im­prove­ment, and should not be lim­ited to just dance genre. “Pun­jabi mu­sic has evolved a lot be­cause of Bol­ly­wood. How­ever, there is still a lot of scope for it to grow. Peo­ple feel that it’s only lim­ited to play­ing dhols, folk and all things desi. But it can be blended with EDM and hip-hop as well,” says Manj, 37, who has given hit tracks such as Sharabi, Whis­tle Baja and Swag Mera Desi.

He ad­mits that while the dance tracks are a hit, the slow ro­man­tic Pun­jabi num­bers lack mass ap­peal. “A lot of slow songs have pure Pun­jabi lyrics and are hard to un­der­stand for the masses. Such songs don’t get global suc­cess. I’ve tried to change that im­age with my re­cent track,” says Manj, who has sung a slow ro­man­tic track, Aaja Maahi, in Ak­shay Ku­mar’s re­cently re­leased film, Singh Is Bli­ing.

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