Jogi (The Saint)
Charenjeet ("Cj") takes a different direction on Jogi. Mixing old with new, traditional with modern, the sound of Jogi can be best described as a blend of bollywood style, punjabi flair, finished off with an electronic edge. A fitting label might be Sufi-Lounge. Not just another CD of regurgitated dhol beats, Charenjeet teamed up with Los Angeles based producer Tej Gill to create a fresh, new sound. With the goal of creating a timeless collection of music, Charenjeet and Tej locked themselves away in the studio for countless hours and got to work. The result, an album of ten tracks that unfolds effortlessly from start to finish. Dealing with themes we are all too familiar with, Jogi speaks to a wide range of people. Cj's aim was not to create the next fad, but to celebrate the art of song writing and create music that listeners of all ages can relate to. Drawing from influences of Baba Bulleh Shah, Cj wrote songs that captured the raw emotions of yearning for a loved one, emotions that, at some point in our lives we can all relate to. What began as a one-off jam session one evening, turned out to be the basis for Jogi, most of the concepts were written during that first meeting. The rest of the tracks were written and fleshed out during a period of approximately 6 months, but the album took a back seat to other projects that both were involved with. Finally, three years after, Jogi was completed, along with a full-length music video to support the title song. It was very much a collaborative effort from the start, with Cj and Tej laying out the foundation of each song together and then giving one another creative freedom to develop the overall feel and sound of each piece. With Cj handling the lyrics and performance of each song, and production duties handled by Tej, the end result is a collection of music that has it's own personality, speaks to the individual and sets itself apart from being "just another album".