Balraj
Samrai
Music Producer and Composer

I've produced and remixed over sixty released works as Samrai, Balraj Singh Samrai and as part of the Swing Ting production unit facilitating studio sessions with dozens of musicians and vocalists from studios in the UK, India, Jamaica and beyond. Working with artists such as RTKal, Shanique Marie, Tyler Daley, Equiknoxx, Lady Ice, Trigga, Pa Salieu, Fox, Lovescene, HMD, Gemma Dunleavy, SCAPA, LINTD, Vindya, Chesqua, Deepikaa, Raheel Khan, Thai Chi Rosè and many more.

As Balraj Singh Samrai I've been commissioned to create musical works for Opera North, Season for Change, Manchester Museum and MIF Sounds.

In 2023 I composed and designed the sound for The Enlightened, a play developed by Liam Rees as part of PUSH festival which ran for three nights at HOME Cinema in Manchester.

In June 2023 I released my debut solo project "Work & Roti" on new label Sangha Industries featuring an array of talented collaborators. It's had support from The WIRE, Mixmag, Crack Magazine, DJ Mag and Resident Advisor with plays on NTS live, Rinse FM, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 3.

In November 2023 I released ‘Bhangbow’ combining Bhangra, Dancehall and Dembow elements. Dropped just in time for harvest festivals and Bandi Chhor Divas, Deepavali and Diwali, with spins at dances from London to Yerevan, Bristol to Bengaluru and beyond.

Work & Roti Tea Towel
Organic cotton, screen printed by Small Press
Work & Roti Limited edition lemon tapes
Work & Roti C59 lemon tapes inc bonus tracks & live recording