We recently lost DJ Gurps due to an illness at a very young age but we have kept him on our profiles page as from a very young age he was completely dedicated to Calibar and his passion will live with us foreever. We always want to feel like he is still a part of our team so feel its right to keep his profile up.
We are sure anyone whoever met Gurps or had him perform at their wedding will recall how passionate he was about being a Calibar DJ and will remember him fondly.
Gurps will be missed deeply and always remembered as a very caring and most helpful person by all our team and we are grateful to the time we had with him and will keep him in our memories forever.
DJ Gurps started djing at the tender age of 14, following radio influences such as Panjabi MC, P.Diddy, Notorious BIG, Bally Sagoo and the iconic Gurdass Mann & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. He grew a passion for music that was soon to take him to the top of the Asian DJ crowds.
At 16, DJ Gurps joined the ‘Mix and Blend Roadshow’, and started to play alongside DJ Rags and within a short space of time had picked up and created his own sound and style of music that worked with the range of audinces he was playing for week in week out.
DJ Gurps had set a new trend, mixing urban beats with the up and coming Desi-vibes from Punjab, Delhi and Mumbai and being primarily an Asian Wedding DJ he glided with ease from the afternoon functions to the late-night club events.
Whilst playing a major part in ‘Mix and Blend’ and becoming recognised and respected as one of London’s top DJs, Gurps laid out his future plans and decided to start engineering and producing his own music. Already a talented dhol drummer and dholak percussionist, he easily fused the beats from east and west alike.
At the age of 20, DJ Gurps was head-hunted by the UKs biggest Asian discothèque company, ‘Calibar Roadshow’, and signed up to move up the musical ladder of success. His distinctive style of play was now more prominent in the clubs and parties of the UK as he featured as one of Calibar's lead DJs at a number of Private & Corporate events each weekend.
Over the past three years alone, Dj Gurps has performed around the world in India, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, Madrid, Egypt, Paris, Glasgow and San Francisco. Earlier in 2010 he was nominated for the “BEST CLUB DJ” award at the British Asian Music Awards & Won the Judges 1st Place Award at The International DJ Showdown in Vancouver, Canada – a testament to the success and following he has built up in a short space of time.
While regualry playing at Hi-End Asian Weddings and a number of corporate functions in London, DJ Gurps has developed a plethora of sound sitations to cater for the varied clientele he regualrly performs for. From the sometimes raucous Bhangra and Bollywood club nights to the groove-laden chill out nights at London’s premier bars and clubs, DJ Gurps has a wicked and diverse playlist to offer.
Over the years he has obtained a wide knowledge of Bhangra, Lounge and Bollywood music, often performing for Calibar at events that require this genre of music. From vibrant Bhangra Dancefloor Hits to Soft Bollywood renditions & relaxing Buddha Bar inspired background music, DJ Gurps has the ability to create the atmosphere that is truly memorable with an obsession for seeking out the very latest global beats.
Having held club residencies in some of London’s top nightclubs, including Zoo Bar, Oceana, The Academy and More, DJ Gurps has played along side some of the UK Asian industry’s biggest stars which include the likes of Panjabi MC, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Aman Hayer, Raghav, Kray Twinz, Rishi Rich Project and Talvin Singh to US RnB acts such as 112, Sean Paul, Kanye West, Timbaland and Chris Brown.
His debut Bhangra album "Expectations" in 2009 went on to sell over 6000 copies and his songs dominated the charts for many weeks. More recently, Gurps has had a succesful 2012. With his latest releases 'Ghabru Gulaab Warga' & 'Ous Kurri 2' both dominating the charts for many weeks. With his beat thumping mixing styles, wide knowledge of all music, DJ Gurps Looks set to cement his position as one of the countries most sought after DJs and set yet another benchmark for others.