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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
DJ Rekha revisits some top tunes from last year plus a timeless classic from Rai superstar Khaled.
New track by the JK and Tru-Skool plus West Coasters Seti X and Sid Sriram kick off the Beyond segment.
New instant classic from Gippy Grewal and Sudesh Kumari plus Jasmine Sandlas reunites with Amrit Mann for something sweet,…
Miss Pooja and Diljit Dosanjh try to keep up with the musical times, but a groovy beyond set including a new track from Ibibibo…
DJ Sanj and Jay Status return plus new tracks from the Punjabi movie Guddiyan Patole, Deep Matta and Toronto hip-hop set inspired…
DJ Rekha selects her favorite Jaz Dhami tracks for the Picesian’s birthday, while intentionally skipping some obvious choices
The lethal combination of Jazzy B and UK stalwart, Aman Hayer yields the crown prince of bhangra’s 3rd single of 2019. Obsessed…
Like father like son? Gitaz Bindrakhia redoes one of his father’s icon hits, plus new tracks from Manni Sandhu, Bups Saggu and a…
Compare and contrast 3 iterations of the timeless classic Gur Nal Ishq plus new tracks from Kohinoorgasm, Saraswati Jones, and…
Gurj Sidhu follows up his track Adha Pind with another bhanger. They beyond set is highlights the current state of India based…
DJ Sanj’s reworking of a classic plus new track by NYC Deep Matta. DJ Rekha remembers Zimbawian musician Oliver “Tuku”…
Jasmine Sandlas goes tropical bass in her first track of 2019, plus Rootsmen, and Jordan’s 47 Soul

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