Leading music company Universal Music on Friday announced the launch of DJ Aqeel's brand new album titled `Forever 2'.
Aqeel who has been one of the most sought after Indian DJ's the world over and has been busy performing across the globe to packed audiences, has finally finished his brand new album - his first in 3 years.
With an unmistakable flair for re-inventing classic Bollywood tunes and turning them into monster party anthems, Aqeel achieved popularity with hits such as "Nahin Nahin'" and "Tu Tu Hai Wohi" where he retained the voices of Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle to pioneer a new phenomenon that took over the party scene in India in the mid-90s.
Since then he has consistently produced hits that include his versions of "Kehdo Tumhe", "Mein Hoon Don" and "Disco`82" which became club anthems and a must on every DJs play list.
His best work was on Universal Music (then PolyGram) with who he is now back with for his latest album `Forever 2' that's preceded by the lead single/ video "Kya Dekhte Ho" featuring the voices of Babul Supriyo and Vaishali Samant.
Speaking on the album, DJ Aqeel said, "`Forever 2' is a special album for me as it's my first album in 3 years and I'm glad to be back with Universal Music who have been instrumental in my successful career.
"I've worked really hard on this album and I do hope my fans enjoy it. There are a couple of interesting original compositions done with my friends Sukhbir and Suketu which make the album extra special! I'm certain that it will ignite all dance floors during the upcoming party season."
Sunil D'Sa, Vice President, Marketing, Universal Music India, said: Aqeel is not a remixer but a re-creator. His music is created out of immense hard work in the studio unlike most DJs who simply put a dance beat over an existing track. And his success is reflected in his longevity and consistency as one of India's top DJs, belting out huge club hits time and again over the last couple of decades.
"`Forever 2' is yet another dance floor burner with Aqeel once again at the top of his game! And we at Universal Music are committed to take the album across the globe through the Universal Music network".
In a career spanning over 2 decades, Aqeel has entertained some of the most affluent individuals around the world and has also been the only DJ to play twice at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Swiss) representing India and entertaining the likes of Bill Clinton and Kofi Annan.
Responsible for redefining the definitions of Bollywood music his albums have till date sold over 7 million copies worldwide.