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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 the first Thursday of every month. This week Rekha’s Bhangra selections are what she deems comfort feel good Bhangra follow by a slightly left field Bhangra inspired electronic mix. Follow her work on www.djrekha.com
DJ Rekha is DJ, curator, educator, and activist.  Named ambassador of bhangra by the New York Times, she has been instrumental in placing bhangra on the map in North America. Rooted in bhangra and hip-hop her DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between. She is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties which takes place the first Thursday of every month at Le Poisson Rouge.
DJ Rekha is DJ, curator, educator, and activist.  Named ambassador of bhangra by the New York Times, she has been instrumental in placing bhangra on the map in North America. Rooted in bhangra and hip-hop her DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between. She is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties. This week’s Bhangra set is all about Panjabi MC. One of the world’s best know Bhangra producers.
DJ Rekha is DJ, curator, educator, and activist. Named ambassador of bhangra by the New York Times, she has been instrumental in placing bhangra on the map in North America. Rooted in bhangra and hip-hop her DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between. She is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties. 00:00 -Intro- 01:04 Touchwood- Money Spinner 05:00 Juthi-Ravi Bal featuring Surjit Khan 08:56 Sher Punjabi-Aman Hayer 13:47 Tohar(Angel Mix)- Angel, DJ Dips & Garry Sandhu 17:22 Ramaal (feat. Kaka Bhainiawala)- Notorious JATT 21:18 Akh Largai-Surinder Rattan 25:55 Gideh Vich (Jump Mix)-Panjabi MC 31:38 Hot Kuri-J12 36:46 Nashia Tho Dhoor (feat. Ranjit Mani)- Specialist & Tru-Skool 40:36 Mic Break 41:44 Jihad Remix-Badawi Quintet 44:58 Allahi Allah (Carmen Rizzo Mix)-Niyaz 49:40 Chaos of Paradise-Axiom of Choice 59:29 Outro 60:17 Finish DJ Rekha Garry Sundhu Punjabi MC
DJ Rekha is DJ, curator, educator, and activist. Named ambassador of bhangra by the New York Times, she has been instrumental in placing bhangra on the map in North America. Rooted in bhangra and hip-hop her DJ sets range from Brazilian Baile Funk to Balkan Beats and everything in between. She is founder and resident of Basement Bhangra one NYC’s longest running dance parties. This week Rekha pays tribute to Whitney Houston in a special Desi fashion.

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