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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 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.
Apache Indian digs into his musical beginnings with a new collaboration with Hunterz. DJ Vix gives the first Desi song by crooner Jay Sean more Desi treatment, plus selections from the Chalo compilation in the beyond segment.
Tumbi, violins and sitars populate this weeks selections with some bhangra classics. Plus, a rare live performance by Malkit Singh and new material from Raaginder.
Pav Dharia finally makes the Bollywood leap, but on her show today DJ Rekha programs the original version of the Australian producer. Plus, a double shot of songs comparing women to whiskey, and a very personal Riz Ahmed track.
New tracks by Bups Saggu and Fateh, plus, in the beyond segment, DJ Rekha selects her favs from one of Bollywoods’ most iconic movies “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” – This year it celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
DJ Rekha shares the complete selections from the set at the South Asian Block Party for Biden/Harris, plus rap forward tracks with a calming end in the beyond segment.

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