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This week, DJ Rekha unearths bangers that were staples of her DJ sets at Basement Bhangra. Plus, Roach Killa and Bilal Saeed make a quarantine tune, Jasmine Sandlas’ rainy track from her third full length album, then ADF, Seti X and Kominas all in the Beyond segment.
DJ Rekha selects a random set of songs from across the years that were once in her heavy rotation, plus a dive into the dynamic sounds of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in the beyond set.
Experience the Dhol Drums!
Chandigarh the sequel and prequel
The of style of Bhangra, which is a form of Punjabi(a region divided by Indian and Pakistan) folk music and dance, is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha’ shares her deep knowledge and personal connections with many of the artists featured in this segment.  After the break the remaining 20 minutes provide the listener with a deep dive in the analogue and digital creates of DJ who has spun numerous genres and venues across the globe.
Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes or so of the show comprise of Bhangra tracks fast and slow, classic and new.  The of style of Bhangra, which is a form of Punjabi(a region divided by Indian and Pakistan) folk music and dance, is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha’ shares her deep knowledge and personal connections with many of the artists featured in this segment.  After the break the remaining 20 minutes provide the listener with a deep dive in the analogue and digital creates of DJ who has spun numerous genres and venues across the globe.  Featuring South Asian leaning bass this set finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red(mistaken Indian identity intended) to diasporic rappers over folk music, to dubstep renditions of sub-continental tropical bass. DJ Rekha is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties which takes place the monthly at Le Poisson Rouge. Follow her work on www.djrekha.com

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