DJ Rekha aka Rekha Malhotra is DJ, producer, 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 serves up a requisite bhangra bangers and some good ol bhangra drinking songs. The beyond portion reflects the scorching conditions under which this show was recorded and includes a Bollywood Cabaret classic, a drum n bass remix of AS Kang, as well as another new Cornershop joint.
6/25 Levitt Pavillon MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA
7/7 Basement Bhangra at SOBs, New York, NY
7/9 Black Cat, Washington, DC
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