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Sanjoy Deb (born December 18, 1991), known primarily by his stage name Sanjoy, is a Bangladeshi–American musician, electronic music producer and DJ. He primarily produces in the EDM genre,[1] and is influenced by Bollywood. Sanjoy grew up and began his career in San Jose, California. His primary focus is in English Electronic Dance Music.

Sanjoy
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Background information
Birth nameSanjoy Deb
Born (1991-12-18) December 18, 1991 (age 27)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OriginSan Jose, California, US
GenresEDM, electro house, dance-pop, electropop
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ, musician, music director
Years active2011–present
Labels
  • PORT22
Associated actsGOT7, Colby O'Donis, Elliott Yamin
Websitesanjoydeb.com

Sanjoy's best known musical piece to date is the song Shangri-La, which has charted on US Top 40 and dance radio.[2] Earlier in 2017, he released "OBVI" featuring singer Elliott Yamin. Recently, he released a new single featuring Got7's Youngjae, Victim of Love.

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Life and career beginningEdit

Sanjoy Deb was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and raised in San Jose, California. He attended Evergreen Valley High School and De Anza College and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business. Sanjoy began his musical career working with his partner and executive producer Kunal Agarwal.

Music productionEdit

 
Sanjoy Deb, the music producer.

Under the name 'Sanjoy', Deb has produced a wide variety of Electronic Dance Music as well as Bollywood film songs.[3] He has collaborated with music directors Pritam and Gaurav Dagaonkar to add an electronic sound to Bollywood films.

In 2011, he began his music career with a series of mash-ups and remixes that were well received in the Indian-American community.[4] His first mash-up "Chammak Challo" featured dancers from the UC Berkeley dance team, Azaad, and built his core audience of Bollywood-EDM listeners who were connected to the dance team circuit. He later released another video and mash-up called Love the Pressure, which further engaged those of Indian descent worldwide.[5]

In 2012, Sanjoy released an original music video called "Tonight I Believe". The track received lots of attention across the Internet, but because of the negative response and criticism with the vocals, it was promptly pulled from YouTube.[6] Deb also released an unofficial remix of Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child".

In 2013, Sanjoy produced a single for the well-known Indian singer Sunidhi Chauhan.[7] Their collaboration Ab Laut Aa was well-received, especially due to the topic of the music video on the prevalence of gender discrimination and rape in India.[8] He subsequently released a reprise version featuring Gaurav Dagaonkar as the vocalist & songwriter.

In 2016, Sanjoy has begun to release a series of English songs, each featuring a well-known Bollywood singer. On January 15, 2016, Sanjoy released "Don't Funk With Me" with Benny Dayal breaking the ice on his English music.[9] His next track released in February, named "Completed Me", featuring Aditi Singh Sharma. He collaborated with a budding producer from San Jose, Dennis Tran, on a charitable fund for disabled Indian Americans that have had their homes taken away from the tsunami. Deb and Tran, along with budding plan to release their first official album in early 2018, titled "The Kill Joy Clown.".

His biggest release to-date is his album, Dance Under the Influence, which was front-ended with the single Slip Away. It has received much positive feedback.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Dance Under the InfluenceEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Slip Away" (featuring Trevor Holmes)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy3:15
2."Satellite" (featuring Jonita Gandhi)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy3:47
3."Why You Run" (featuring Brandon Van Duyn)
  • Sanjoy
  • Brandon Van Duyn
Sanjoy4:15
4."Completed Me" (featuring Aditi Singh Sharma)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy2:52
5."Don't Funk With Me" (featuring Benny Dayal)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy3:04
6."Ushuaia"SanjoySanjoy2:27
7."Light" (with Natalie Hawkins)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy3:15
8."Barriers" (featuring Stephen Rezza)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy5:07
9."Lost in My Own World" (featuring Brandon Van Duyn)
  • Sanjoy
  • Brandon Van Duyn
Sanjoy2:12
10."Slip Away (Extended)" (featuring Trevor Holmes)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy4:12
11."Why You Run (Extended)" (featuring Brandon Van Duyn)
  • Sanjoy
  • Brandon Van Duyn
Sanjoy5:45
12."Don't Funk With Me (Extended)" (featuring Benny Dayal)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy3:56
13."Barriers (Extended)" (featuring Stephen Rezza)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy5:36
14."Light (Extended)" (featuring Natalie Hawkins)
  • Sanjoy
  • Stephen Rezza
  • Natalie Hawkins
Sanjoy4:13

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Year Title Writer Singer
2018 Mumbae Bounce Sanjoy Hazel Rose
2018 F&F Sanjoy
2018 Wanna Sanjoy Stephen Rezza
2018 Him You Want Sanjoy Arjun
2017 Shangri-La Sanjoy Kat Nestel
2017 Victim of Love Sanjoy, Stephen Rezza ARS (Got7 Youngjae), Stephen Rezza, Elliott Yamin
2016 OBVI Sanjoy, Stephen Rezza, Russell Ali Elliott Yamin
2016 Slip Away Sanjoy, Natalie Hawkins, Stephen Rezza Trevor Holmes
2016 Completed Me Sanjoy, Natalie Hawkins, Stephen Rezza Aditi Singh Sharma
2016 Don't Funk With Me Sanjoy, Natalie Hawkins, Stephen Rezza Benny Dayal
2014 Set Me Free Sanjoy, Natalie Hawkins, Stephen Rezza Natalie Hawkins
2013 Ab Laut Aa (Reprise) Niranjan Iyengar Gaurav Dagaonkar
2013 Ab Laut Aa Niranjan Iyengar Sunidhi Chauhan
2012 Tonight I Believe n/a n/a

Production workEdit

Year Artist Title Release date Album
2014 Shilpa "Bombay Nights"[10] 6 Apr 2014 N/A

RemixesEdit

Year Title Music Director Artist Film
2014 "Mashooqana" (Sanjoy Deb Remix)[11] Gaurav Dagaonkar Ash King, Arunima Bhattacharya, Sanjoy Deb Heartless
2014 "Tum Hi Ho" (Sanjoy Remix) Mithoon Sanjoy, Arijit Singh Aashiqui 2
2014 "Galliyan" (Sanjoy Rebirth) Ankit Tiwari Sanjoy, Ankit Tiwari Ek Villain

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director Producer Release date Label
2011 "Chammak Challo (Bootleg)"[12] Kunal Agarwal Kunal Agarwal 21 Jul 2011 Kunal Agarwal Productions
"Love the Pressure"[13] Justin Nguyen Kunal Agarwal 18 November 2011
2012 "Tonight I Believe"
[14]
Shayan Fakurnejad Kunal Agarwal 9 Aug 2012
2013 Ab Laut Aa
(featuring Sunidhi Chauhan)[15]
Robert Rippberger Kunal Agarwal 11 Apr 2013 PORT22
2013 Ab Laut Aa (Reprise)
(featuring Gaurav Dagaonkar)[16]
Kunal Agarwal Kunal Agarwal 18 Oct 2013

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Ceremony Nominated work Category Result
2014 VIMA Music Awards Ab Laut Aa – Sanjoy Deb Best Music Video Won[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sanjoy Deb :: Tracks Beatport". Beatport.
  2. ^ "Sanjoy - Chart History | Billboard". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  3. ^ ""There are no geographical boundaries to music"- Sanjoy Deb". CineBlitz. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. ^ Alam, Rasha. "Chammak Challo Remix Gains Recognition". DesiClub.com. Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  5. ^ Khan, Uneeq. "Love The Pressure". DesiDanceTeams.com. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  6. ^ Jahn, Brittany (6 September 2012). "Student-run production group creates viral, full-length video". Daily Californian. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Sanjoy Deb produces Sunidhi Chauhan's single 'Ab Laut Aa'". Times of India. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  8. ^ Ray, Nayna (5 June 2013). "Sunidhi Chauhan & Sanjoy Deb 'Ab Laut Aa'". Asian Image. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  9. ^ Roy, Shayan. ""Don't Funk With Me" Is All Set To Become Your New Favourite Dance Track". Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  10. ^ Thakur, Shilpa. "Shilpa Feat. Jay Mo BOMBAY NIGHTS (Music by Sanjoy Deb) – Official Lyric Video". YouTube. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  11. ^ Sur, Prateek. "Heartless music review: Arijit Singh, KK and Mohit Chauhan cannot save this album!". BollywoodLife. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Chammak Challo - (Sanjoy Deb Bootleg) - Akon Ra.One". YouTube. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  13. ^ "Sanjoy Deb ft. Neeraj K – Love the Pressure". YouTube. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  14. ^ "Sanjoy Deb – Tonight I Believe". IMVDB. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Sanjoy Deb ft. Sunidhi Chauhan – Ab Laut Aa – Official Music Video". 11 April 2013.
  16. ^ "Sanjoy Deb ft. Gaurav Dagaonkar – Ab Laut Aa (Reprise)". 18 October 2013.
  17. ^ "VIMA India 2014 Winners List". bite my music. Retrieved 16 May 2014.

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