The meet-up is a surprising one
Steel Banglez shared a picture on his Instagram Story sitting next to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Following his recent collaboration with Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, Steel Banglez has gained popularity in both India and Pakistan.
The acclaimed music producer met worldwide star Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on September 26, 2021.
Steel Banglez shared a picture on his Instagram Story of the two with his 303,000 followers.
The meet-up is a surprising one considering their differences in music genres.
Steel Banglez is known for producing modern hip-hop drill beats whereas Rahat has become the face of Sufi music.
Rahat is one of the most respected and most popular singers of Pakistan.
Rahat is the nephew of Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, son of Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan and grandson of the great Fateh Ali Khan.
Steel Banglez, real name Pahuldip Singh Sandhu, is of Indian Punjabi descent and was raised in a Sikh family.
He was given the nickname Steel Banglez by a friend in reference to the steel bracelets that he wears as a Sikh.
The music producer is currently preparing for the release of his upcoming album.
The album’s title is yet to be revealed but it is expected to have 28 songs in it.
At least one of those songs will feature Sidhu Moosewala. Sidhu will sing alongside UK rapper Fredo.
Steel Banglez and Sidhu Moosewala have worked together many times, including the multicultural, international track ‘47’ as well as ‘Celebrity Killer’ and ‘Invincible’.
Steel Banglez was last seen performing at Godiva Festival in Coventry on September 4, 2021.
He also performed at Wireless 2021 alongside Sidhu Moosewala.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is currently on his UK tour, titled ‘The Legacy Tour’.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, welcomed over 8,000 people to The SSE Wembley Arena on September 22, 2021.
During the three-hour show, the Pakistani musician performed classic hits such as ‘Teri Meri’, ‘Mere Rashke Qamar’ and ‘Dam Mast Kalandar’.
Mr Khan addressed the crowd and said:
“The special thing about Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is he’s played at the Nobel Peace Prize, he’s performed for Kings and Queens, and he makes songs for Bollywood and Hollywood films, but he never forgets his fans in London.”
He added: “It is great to see the South Asian community in London coming out to enjoy live music again after what has been a very difficult past 18 months.
“London is the epicentre of multicultural entertainment and I was excited to welcome Rahat Fateh Ali Khan back to the city for this incredible concert, kicking off a season where some of the biggest artists from South Asia will be coming back to London to perform.”
Award-winning British film director Gurinder Chadha, chart-topping music producer Naughty Boy and acclaimed Indian film director Shekhar Kapur were also in attendance.