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Bhangra And Beyond
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 of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.
Host DJ Rekha
DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. She is founder of Basement Bhangra™ and Bollywood Disco nights and co-founder of Mutiny Club night. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by…
Recent Episodes
There are no shortages of songs about drinking in bhangra music, and in this weeks episode, DJ Rekha highlights some of her favorites, plus a Gnawan infused set in the beyond section.
In this week’s episode, DJ Rekha drops a 2 step/garage bhangra set with new and vintage tracks that fit that bill, plus a drum and bass twist and new iteration of Bally Sagoo/Malkit Singh classic from Mumbai based producers MadStarBass.
This week DJ Rekha settles into some classic vibey dub and ragga influenced Bhangra selections, electronica fueled remixes of Renu and Nucleya, plus a new track from Kashimiri cypher, Ahmer with a guest appearance from Delhi Sultanite.
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 digs into the digital crates and picks out some gems from the early part of the 2000s, Delhi based producer Su Real gives Sidhu Moosewala’s 47 a Moombaton re-fix, plus a mix of sitars in the Beyond segment.
Senti man, PropheC, is contemplating again with his new track Questions. Kaur B takes on gun control and DJ Rekha delves in more classics from 1990s UK Britasian Electronica.

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