Born in 1982, Hardeep Kataria was raised in Slough, surrounded by a variety of music genres. Throughout his education, music was identified as an early passion of his. As Hardeep entered his early teens, he had the opportunity to own his first pair of turntables. DJ H had arrived.
Quickly developing his DJ'ing skills throughout his teenage years, H searched for his style of music which would seperate him from the others. His performances of mixing classic urban flavours with slices of desi beats ensured that his rise to DJ'ing in Londons biggest nightclubs was a fast one. Yet his intimate knowledge of Bhangra music led to an approach to join the UK's largest professional discoteque company, Calibar Roadshow.
With an abundance of commitment and self belief, H continued to progress in the music industry by signing a developmental deal with the UK's biggest desi label, Untouchables UK.
Despite attachments to the industry's best in Calibar and Untouchables UK, DJ H wanted more. Becoming a full-time professional DJ, H's journey had only just begun. H would perform every week in front of thousands of people, either with Calibar Roadshow in the UK's finest banqueting venues, or the biggest nightclubs across the country. In this time, H developed the ability to identify the formula to producing hot music. Slowly H would begin to piece together these musical ideas and knowledge into his first album release in 2005, under the Untouchables UK record label.
'The Debut' album showcased H's variety of musical influences through some noticable sampling, guided by label-mates RDB. Yet it was the opportunity to work with chart-topping singer/songwriter Lembher Hussainpuri that propelled H's name into every bhangra fans CD player and iPod. The club anthem 'Ishq Brandy' was the bhangra record of the year, and the single and album held onto the BBC Asian Network Charts top spot for an unprecedented 13 weeks straight. Additionally, 'The Debut' also remained at the top of Club Asia's chart for 8 weeks. With a high budget video shot in India, 'The Debut' was considered one of the albums of the year, and 'Ishq Brandy' without doubt the Bhangra club banger of the year.
The success of the album forced H into every nightclub in the country, often performing in two different cities on the same night. His international reputation as one of the best Bhangra dj's was also enhanced, with international bookings in Dubai, India & Hong Kong, amongst others.
Not satisfied with one 1 album, H worked hard on his follow-up album the following 3 years.
Not forgetting his roots, this time H aquired the talents of fellow Calibar Roadshow member & childhood friend DJ Rags. Coupling their talents and musical influences, the album was the biggest budget bhangra album of 2008. Attempting again to re-create a number one album, H and Rags coupled their creative talents with the production skills of close friends RDB and Kam Frantic.
The 2008 album entitled 'Re-loaded' also featured the star-studded vocal talents of Lembher Hussainpuri, Kaka, Labh Janjua and Manak-E.
Not rushing the release of the album, H had already shot three mega-budget music videos in Dubai, India and Los Angeles(Hollywood) before releasing a track off the album. Again attempting to set him self out from the crowd, the videos are to be the biggest Bhangra videos for years, both in budget and quality.
'Re-loaded' Album went on to become the biggest selling Bhangra album of 2008 and marked it's place in the bhangra history books.
Following the huge success of the 'Re-loaded' album, Dj H's booking diary filled up almost instantly, touring around the globe on the nightclub and wedding circuits.
In late 2009 Dj H and fellow crew members left Calibar Roadshow to launch their own DJ Roadshow Kudos Music.
Kudos Music later joined forces with E3UK Records and also formed E3NA Records.