Harry Bhangal’s work on Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas hit goes platinum
A BRADFORD-based DJ and producer famous after two of his hits went platinum, including a popular Christmas tune.
Harry Bhangal received the honor for his Morlando remix of Kelly Clarkson’s modern Christmas hit, Underneath the Tree, to accompany the same award for his work on DJ Casper’s Cha Cha Slide.
He says he’s proud to receive a BPI Certified Platinum award for his work on Clarkson’s popular 2013 party hit.
Mr Bhangal is known around Bradford for his DJ work at bars like S29 and Lingards in town in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He’s also produced music for a host of pop music’s biggest names, including Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, Erasure, and Katy Perry.
He produced the number one UK hit in 2004 Cha Cha Slide in his bedroom in his city center Bradford.
He has worked under many pseudonyms, including Morlando and Brixxtone, during his musical career which now spans over 20 years.
Mr Bhangal now hosts a show every Thursday on Gaydio radio station and live streams a DJ set every week, which he started during the first lockdown last year.
He said: “Once you get attached to a Christmas song, it’s you for life.
“I don’t mind being associated with two huge songs.
“The platinum news was a bit of a surprise. I guess people have been listening to more music on Spotify and Apple Music.
“At the back of the family, I have to run away and hide because people want me to dance on Cha Cha Slide when he arrives. But I sometimes do the dance on my live broadcasts.
“Cha Cha Slide is huge on TikTok now. It was one of the greatest things I’ve ever done.
“I used to DJ in Bradford. I’ve always been known in Bradford as the guy who plays punchy trance music.
“I am also known for my work with the Friday Night Posse in Bradford.
“I am very grateful to work in the industry.
“I never had a shine of fame. Most people don’t know I worked on these songs. It means I can keep working behind the scenes.
“When I started out I wanted to be a serious dance music producer. Instead, I’m known to have worked on two of the biggest party and Christmas pieces.