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Mankirt Aulakh
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New track by Bhangra powerhouse Miss Pooja with Geeta Zaildar has a contemporary vibe, but DJ Rekha plays one of the favorites by the duo. The beyond segment features songs from Pakistan and its diaspora, including an Oscar nominated actor.
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.
Part two of the 2020 round up is very Diljit Dosanjh and Nimrat Khaira forward, with some almost forgotten tunes from earlier in the year. The beyond section revisits stand out tracks from the Krunk Kollective crew, new comers Rashmeet Kaur, Ayesha, and more.
Scottish brothers, Tigerstyle, take a break from adding flavor to Bollywood tracks to drop a proper Punjabi tune. The songs from the farmer uprising keep coming, plus Brooklyn based Krithi Rao drops another album with tracks melding Carnatic elements and electronic beats in the beyond segment.
As the farmers struggle continues in India, a slew of tracks have been released. Not all are worth listening to, but DJ Rekha selects some favorites. Plus, Desi Frenzy, famous for bhangra mash-ups, releases a beautiful track with Jaz Dhami.