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In anticipation of DJ Rekha's first outdoor show in front actual humans in a long time, they pick their likely selection of Punjabi tunes they want to road test. In the beyond segment, new tracks from Africa, the Caribbean as well as Columbia electro tropical royalty, Bomba Estéreo.
Mankirt Aulakh teams up with Gurlez Akhtar, plus a lot of throwbacks sprinkled in the first segment. In the beyond set, we hear new tunes from Arooj Aftab, electronic musician Renu, and India’s Dee MC.
Kulwinder Billa returns with a sequel to his hit Palazzo, cleverly named Palazzo 2. Jaz Dhami drops a new collab with urban desi crooner Sama Blake. The beyond segment revisits a song from Riz Ahmed’s breakup album, in celebration of his Oscar nomination.
Bally Sagoo revisits his tried and true themes from his folkier repertoire of bhangra songs, with a new single from his forthcoming album.  Brooklyn based Ayesha gently infuses South Asian sounds in her release from last fall, the second of her’s during the pandemic. Plus, a new tune from ciphers Chee Malabar and Prabh Deep.
Part one of some unranked selections of this years best Punjabi songs, including 2 remixes and tracks with the sister Sandlas. The Beyond roundup includes favorite Ritviz and Brooklyn based Samaa, ShiShi and Krithi.
DJ Rekha encourages all to stay home for Thanksgiving while dropping new tracks from Kaur B, and a potential new anthem from Bambi Bains. Plus, selects from Mumbai based label Krunk Collective in the beyond section.