A DJ-turned-Punjabi music composer is releasing his first video song this weekend across all platforms

Ajay Sharma is a man well-known in Christchurch’s Indian community for all the heart-pumping music he has provided at various celebrations since 2013. Now, the popular DJ has decided to step up his game and venture into the field of composing music.

“For me, it is the natural progression. Ever since I left Punjab to move to Melbourne in 2007, I have been dreaming of this. When I shifted to Christchurch almost four years back, I brought all my equipment and slowly established my own studio here,” Mr Sharma said.

Now, Kahfir—which is Ajay’s adopted stage name—has recreated the hit song Duja Aunda Sardar with singer Tarsem Jassar and will be releasing the video on February 17 on all music platforms such as YouTube, Saavn, Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, and a popular Punjabi music streaming website geetmp3.com. The song’s original music was given by Deep Jandu and was sung by Mr Jassar himself.

The promotional video song has been shot in Christchurch and Auckland and will be the first of many, Mr Sharma informed. “I have already shot five videos in collaboration with singers from India, New Zealand, Australia, and the US. These will be released over the course of next few months.

“While my first target is the Punjabi-speaking population of New Zealand and Australia, eventually I want to enter our homeland of Punjab, which is where the real magic happen,” he concluded.