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Music Producer/Sound Engineer/Remixer (Credits - Timbaland, Jay Sean, Craig David, Juggy D, Sugababes, Mentor Kolektiv) #HipHop #Rap #Grime #EDM #Bhangra #Bollywood #Urban #World #Music
Music producer Mentor has been at the forefront of the British Asian and Bhangra scene for the last 10 years. Having produced recent hits such as his own ‘Jadoo’ (feat Nav Sidhu), 'Daroo Do Naina Do' (feat Jaswinder Daghamia), ‘Sharabi’ (The Truth), ‘Kurri Canada Di’ (DJ Dips) and several classics for superstar Juggy D, including 'Soniyeh', 'Billo' and tracks from the album 'Punjabi Rockstar'.
Born in Kenya, Mentor grew up in West London and started learning various musical instruments as well as DJing and rapping. After gaining an Audio Engineering Diploma at the SAE Institute of Technology, he went on to produce hits with Super-Producer Rishi Rich.
In 2001, he moved to Tanzania, East Africa and set up Poa Records, promoting Swahili Hip Hop and R&B and went on to be nominated Best Producer at the Tanzanian Music Awards 2003, Poa Records artist T.I.D. won Best Artist Category and his album "Sauti Ya Dhahabu" (Produced by Mentor) won Best Album.
Since moving back to the UK, Mentor has been an ever-present force in the Asian music scene over the last decade. Whether it be under the guise of the Mentor Kolektiv, the hit Asian/Urban/Bhangra group of the early noughties or under his own production name of Mentor Beats, he continues to deliver hit after hit every year.
Over the last decade he has acquired impressive production and remixing credits for the likes of Jay Sean, Timbaland and Magoo ft Missy Elliot, Craig David, Juggy D, Sugababes, Nitin Sawhney, Jon B and many more.
Mentor Beats has also scored TV ad’s for McDonalds and Sharwoods, plus title music for TV programs including Nickelodeon’s ‘Control Freaks’. Mentor has also been involved in Training Courses and Workshops for various organisations including Point Blank, London School of Sound, BBC Blast, Fitzrovia Youth In Action and Actiondog.
In addition Mentor is also a household name on the UK radio and DJ circuit, and has hosted and produced various radio shows on BBC 1xtra, BBC Asian Network and Buzz Radio/Sunrise Radio 2.
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