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. In honor of Malkit Singh’s New York appearance with his full band, this week’s show is all Malkit in the Bhangra and the Beyond portions of the show.
8/4-Basment Bhangra- Malkit Singh Afterparty at SOBS New York, NY
8/7-Escape to NY- Shinnecock Reservation, Southampton, NY
8/18-Basement Bhangra w/ Sikh Knowledge+Humble the Poet at SOBs New York, NY
9/4-Bollywood Disco at Drom, New York, NY
8/4-Malkit Singh with Dengue Fever at Lincoln Center Out of Door, New York, NY
A short film featuring NYC artist and musician Joanna Sternberg. | watch
Meet Maia Macdonald, longtime BTR producer and host. Also, we review new movie, ‘Pain and Glory.’ Plus a preview of Jesca Hoop’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session. | listen