Charged – Press release – Document

Series nameCharged

This is an press release of the track was entitled ‘Indian Gangsta’ by the band ‘Charged’. The track was released on 1 January 1999 on Nation Records and explores the values of being both Indian and English and growing up in Northeast England.

Date of Creation / Publication
CreatorNation Records
Associated Person/ OrganisationCharged
Collection and Reference NumberNation Records Collection (GB 2661 NR)
Catalogue NumberNR/OB/CH/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located at Nation Records Limited
Series notesDescribed as the younger cousin of Asian Dub Foundation, Charged are founder and vocalist, Harvinder Sangha, Bilal on bass, Alex on guitar, Marv on the decks, dancer Nerm, Yash playing the dhol, VJ on the tablas and Alex Fung. The sound of Charged is described as Electro Punjabi Funk, by the band themselves. True to Nation Records' philosophy, Charged provide a conscious social commentary of today's youth, informed by the need of tangible actions in the wave of changing traditions. Their debut EP, 'Indian Gangsta', was released on Nation Records in 1998 and their first album entitled Hero was released in 2000 on Nation Records.
Collection notesThe material from the Nation Records collection consists of various CD covers, press releases, promotional photography, lyrics and flyers from twelve of the bands signed to the record label since 1989.