KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian local bhangra album may sound weird to many in India, but two brothers in Malaysia have created history by fusing the local Malay flavour with the Indian spice of bhangra .

The siblings, Manjit Singh Gill and Sukhjit Singh Gill, also known as Goldkartz, wrote and produced their first bhangra album called Loaded and made it into the Malaysia Book of Records recently. The album, released in January, was named as the first Malaysian local Bhangra album in the country under the arts and entertainment category. Twenty-three-year-old Manjit, also known as M-Ji, said they spent three years on Loaded . “Usually Bhangra songs are produced in the UK and India, but we tried to make something different by writing the lyrics, recording the songs, arranging, mastering and mixing them ourselves,” New Straits Times Online quoted him as saying.

M-Ji, an International Islamic University law student, added that they even flew in Indian artistes to work in the album. His 19-year-old brother, Sukhjit, alias Surj, said Loaded represents an urban bhangra album that has a mixed combination of hip-hop, rap, R and B, reggae, house and trance.

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