The Sahotas were on the look out for a new record label to
release "Decade", after going through four different record companies, they
decided to go with one of the upcoming labels "Kamlee Records" who were showing
a keen interest in their artists.
Much of their time was spent on producing tracks that were
different in musical style to each other, they didn't want the whole album sounding the
same. Being influenced by all kinds of music around the world the Sahotas incorporated new
ideas though keeping that distinctive sound that The Sahotas are famous for.
The lyrics for this album were carefully chosen from four
different writers to suit the style of music that had been written. Surjit had worked a
great deal on the lyrics with Happy Bains, one of the very talented newcomers from
Germany. One of the most renowned lyric writers "Chaman Lal", from London,
showed once again his expert lyrics to "Tehnu Thakia" and the very catchy
"Meh Vi Kahla". Dalvinder Sangha, who has written lyrics for many of the Sahotas
previous hit tracks, wrote the lyrics to "Sach", another big hit. For the
first time K.S. Bhamra write lyrics for the Sahotas, he was very pleased to be part of
"Decade" was finally released in the summer of 1997,
the album was a complete sell out and went straight in at number one in the Bhangra
charts. "Decade" went on to become the biggest selling album of 1997 leading to
"The Best Contribution to Bhangra" award. The album continued to sell rapidly
throughout 1997. The critics who reviewed the album said it was a classic, that will be
here for decades to come.