Steel Banglez is a British record producer and musician of Indian Punjabi descent. He is born in a Sikh family on 05 February 1987 and his birthplace Forrest Gate, London, United Kingdom. His height is about 5′ 9”. His mother was a music teacher. Steel Banglez’s real name is Pahuldip Singh Sandhu and his name was given by a Jamaican friend in reference to the karas (steel bracelets) that he wears as a Sikh.
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At the age of 10, he started DJing jungle music alongside his brothers and subsequently presented a show on the pirate radio station.
He started producing music in his early teens after a teacher introduced him to the audio workstation Fruity Loops and soon produced his first track ”Dreams” for his neighbor, the influential grime artist D Double E.
Steel Banglez’s career was halted when he was imprisoned at the age of 17, serving three years of a six-year sentence for firearms charges.
While in prison, Steel Banglez befriended the rappers Fix Dot’M, Yung Meth, and Colours Miyagi which resulted in his musical direction becoming focused upon rap.
After being released, Steel Banglez contributed production to Fix Dot’M and Yung Meth’s mixtape ”A Fix of Meth” and he teamed up again with Yung Meth, this time with Ghetts, on ”Tidal Wave” which was released on SB.TV.
Steel Banglez drove MIST to his studio in London where he played him the beat of what would become the track “Karlas Back”.
He produced MIST’s breakthrough ”EP M I S T to the T” in 2016 and then acted as executive producer on his Warner Bros. Records debut Diamond in the Dirt in 2018, which featured artists including MoStack, Jessie Ware, and Haile.
He released “Money” in March 2017, which featured several of his friends and collaborators such as MoStack, MIST, Haile, and Abra Cadabra.
Steel Banglez won Producer of the Year at GRM Daily’s Rated Awards 2017.
In 2018 he won Best Non-Traditional Asian Act at Brit Asia TV Music Awards (BAMA).