DJ Vips of VIP Records sadly Passes Away

DJ Vips of VIP Records has sadly passed away. As a valued member of the UK Desi music scene, he was known for his DJing and support for developing artists.

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"Big Loss to the UK Desi music scene."

DJ Vips Kumar the CEO and founder of VIP Records and VIP Entertainments has sadly passed away.

The award-winning DJ from Scotland and the north of England was a household name. For over 20 years he entertained audiences with his music and DJ sets.

In 2005, he set-up VIP Records one of the largest British Asian record labels in the UK and Europe to support the UK Desi music scene.

He signed many popular artists including JK, Raxstar, Ezu, Husn Nawabi, Foji and many more.

He released his debut album in 2005 called ‘Party Time’ and still continued DJing at gigs around the UK and worldwide which was his biggest passion.

To meet the demands of the need for his DJing which he could not meet, he set-up VIP Entertainments which recruited quality DJ’s and performers to deliver professional and quality entertainment.

DJ Vips was very particular about quality and ensured his team met his expectations. He leaves a legacy behind him now which needs to continue in his name.

DJ Vips of VIP Records sadly Passed Away - DJ Vips

He was also on the founding committee behind the Edinburgh Mela, which was a pioneering move for Scotland.

As a respectable name in the Asian music scene, he is going to be badly missed by all those who have worked with him.

VIP Records made a statement on their Facebook page saying:

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Vipin Kumar aka Vips. CEO of VIP Records. We ask you to keep his family in your prayers at this difficult time. #Legend

“Vipen started VIP Records in 2005 and has since built the company into one the leading Asian Record Labels.

“Regarded as one of the most sincere and genuine people in the industry. A huge loss.”

DJ Vips of VIP Records sadly Passes Away - DJ Vips

One of the DJ team, Umar Ali, working for VIP Entertainments, tweeted the sad news and said:

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Vipin Kumar aka Vips. CEO of @viprecordsuk.We ask you to keep his family in your prayers at this difficult time.He was like a father figure to me and one of the most genuine people I have ever met in the industry. Huge Loss”

Bobby Friction from BBC Asian Network said it was a “Big Loss to the UK Desi music scene.”

Reactions from the British Asian music industry have started coming in on social media.

DJ Vips Kumar was known in many parts of the UK, including the Wolverhampton in the late 1970s where he was familiar and friends with many members of the original Bhangra bands in the 1980s including Azaad, Shaktee and others.

DJ Vips will be very much missed for his constant support for the British Asian music industry through his efforts as a DJ, a producer and CEO of a record label which was always happy to promote new talent.

Our condolences go to his family, friends and loved ones.

Jas likes to keep in touch with the world of music and entertainment by writing about it. He does like hitting the gym too. His motto is 'The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.'

Images courtesy of VIP Records Facebook and Twitter