The bhangra-flavoured soundtrack to the latest Peugot 206 TV ad gets a full release either on the 28th of April or the week after that on Positiva. The release date was not confirmed at press time.
The track, called, ‘Husan’ was originally the work of Dutch producers, Husan, also known as Niels Zuiderhoek and Jeroen den Hengst, who were approached by Peugeot to create a tune blending an exotic bhangra style with a western funk-sound for their TV advertising campaign, subsequently voted the ‘best advert ever’ by Radio Four listeners.
UK duo Jules Spinner and Jack Berry took the original version, remixed it under the name Bhangra Knights, which has got many people sitting up and paying attention and enlisted a rapper named Raul to add verses to the instrumental.
Also, previously, a handful of test pressings were sent out which found favour with the likes of Bobby Friction and Radio One’s Nihal with Pete Tong, Graeme Park and Judge Jules following suit and the rest as they say is about to become history –
What’s interesting is that Robbie Williams is such a huge fan of Bhangra Knights and has gone on to say two days back “I heard on Radio One last night this awesome number by Bhangra Knights and I have to say it’s real funky and excellent! I love it! Hmm… maybe I should go all bhangra as well… just kidding of course! I’ll leave it all to the experts.”