Biography of San-j Sanj
|Moniker(s) / ||xzecutive,shanjo,sanj|
1982 - First started DJ'ing mainly in the house party scene that was popular in it's time.
1984 - Launched XZECUTIVE SOUNDZ and co-promoted the first ever daytime gig in Southall.
1985 - In demand as a DJ who was one of the first in mixing Bhangra with Electro, Funk and Soul.
1986 - Took the daytime scene from small venues and into 1000 capacity clubs.
1987 - Established the daytime clubbing scene in the Midlands and DJ'd in Europe over 7 months.
1988 - One of a handful of DJ's who innovated the Acid-Bhangra Scene.
1989 - Recorded and released the first ever 12' single by an Asian DJ titled XZECUTIVE + launched his own record company VA-WAH, released Gur Nalon Husn Mittha by JUGGA.
Starred and supplied music for Gurinder Chada's rockumentary - "I'm British But ...."
1990 - Signed onto Multitone Records and released EXTRA HOT (bhangra remix album).
also released GARMA GARAM 1 (the first ever Bollywood remix album),
1991 - Extra Hot 3, 5 and GARMA GARAM 2.
1992 - Released EXTRA HOT 7 and OFF LIMITS.
1994 - Released the final album in the Extra Hot series - EXTRA HOT 10
1995 - Released Hot Cuts 3 and BOMBASS.
1997 - Began specializing as a Bollywood DJ.
1999- Co-Launched the first ever Bollywood Club Night in London - Escapizm @ The Chocolate Bar.
2000 - Radio stint on West Side Radio, joined Kuch Kuch as a resident Bolly/Bombass DJ
2001 - Radio stint on B.B.A. then joined Club Asia
2003 Radio presenter on BBC Asian Network
2005 - Rejoined Club Asia + launched 2WiCE as SPiCE @ Soho Spice-weekly Bollywood club night.
2007 - Launched Rendez - Vous @ Cafe Chai- weekly Bollywood club night in West London.
2008 - Resigned from Club Asia and rebranded Rendez-Vous to BollyParty @ Cafe Chai - Every Friday.
2009 - Working on a new album - W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G.
2010 - First single "So Real So Right" ft Natty A from the forthcoming album W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G. features in the soundtrack of "It's a wonderful afterlife"
Kuch Kuch celebrate 10 years - the longest running Bollywood club night in Europe.
Sanj launches his new night - SabuCabana + announces that his album W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G. will be a mix of tribal/latino house with a slight touch of Bolly.