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‘DJ Trio’ breaks into vocals

Famous DJ trio Kapila, Naushad and Harith, popularly known as ‘KNH Project’, released their new song ‘Dollar Boy’ last week. This is also another first by professional DJ’s in Sri Lanka.

Song composed by Aruna Liyanage of Jayasri fame, is the first song by professional DJs to be registered at the Sri Lanka Performing Rights Society. The song lyrics written by Kapila, about a man who is a high profile club reveler, enjoying the best things in life, having fun and feasting on champagne. The song talks about high life, fun, star class hotels and endless partying.

The KNH Project was formed in 1999 when Kapila, Naushad and Harith were having a casual chat at the Blue Elephant Discotheque at Hilton Colombo. It was a long felt dream to combine their talents and come together as a trio. During the conversations Kapila had always mentioned about doing something unique that other DJ’s of Sri Lanka had not done before. And so the KNH Project was born.

The KNH project will be producing a video for the song and releasing it both in Sri Lanka and Austria. The song will be marketed in Austria by Vienna-based Aruna Liyanage.

The KNH Project, named after its members, started by releasing a ‘proper’ remix CD. Sri Lankan DJ’s up to that point had been remixing songs using a loop on a DJ console but had never recorded and released a CD.

The KNH Project broke new ground by producing a CD in a studio using 8-track recordings and live percussion. The album, titled ‘Years of DJing’ after the vast experience of the trio, was a huge success.
Following the release of their first album, the KNH Project became a highly sought-after act.

Natural entertainers, the group’s energetic performances were seen not just at their regular gigs at Hilton Colombo’s Blue Elephant, but also at some of Sri Lanka’s biggest outdoor events. Every performance was unique and mixes changed with each show.

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