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Part one of some unranked selections of this years best Punjabi songs, including 2 remixes and tracks with the sister Sandlas. The Beyond roundup includes favorite Ritviz and Brooklyn based Samaa, ShiShi and Krithi.
Scottish brothers, Tigerstyle, take a break from adding flavor to Bollywood tracks to drop a proper Punjabi tune. The songs from the farmer uprising keep coming, plus Brooklyn based Krithi Rao drops another album with tracks melding Carnatic elements and electronic beats in the beyond segment.
In support of Punjabi farmers in India, DJ Rekha set puts together songs about the bread basket of India, including New York based Deep Matta. The beyond segment includes a deeper explanation of these issues and a dose of optimism from Apache Indian’s new album.
Panjabi MC album, The Raj, turns ten and yielded one of his unintended biggest tunes, as well as one that reflects the sounds of the 2010's. Plus, Divine, Delhi’s Reggae Rajahs, and an expert in dubanomics in the beyond segment.
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.
Gurlez, Virk, Kaur B and some of todays top tracks, and classic bhangra vibes tunes that could explode Jamaican sound systems, plus mellow autumn sounds invoked in the beyond section.
Jay Sean teams up with long time collaborator Rishi Rich for his first Punjabi sung track. Rishi Rich’s extensive catalog and distinct melding of RnB while dancing on bhangra accents provide some much need joy during these challenging times. The beyond segment includes artists participating in the blockbuster South Asian Block Party virtual event.
DJ Rekha takes a deep dive, unearthing classic late 1980s and early 1990s bangers. The beyond spills over with a dancehall infused tune by a bhangra legend, and pays tribute to the multilingual legend S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.
This week a very on-brand tune from the self proclaimed prince of bhangra, Jazzy B. The beyond segment includes a collaboration with the mighty Asian Dub Foundation and Chillian-French hip-hop phenomena, Ana Tijoux.
Kaur B has been killing it since her debut in 2013. Though her music is solid and standard fare, her standout track on Tigerstyle’s high tempo album Digi-Bang and her most recent duet with Diljit Dosanjh demonstrates she is no ordinary Kaur. The Beyond section traverses the globe with tracks from MALFKTION, Talal Qureshi, and a new from the Vancouver based label Snakes and Ladders.
Kicking off the Bhangra set with a classic ragamuffin tune from Bally Sagoo, DJ Rekha drops tracks from an array of producers who invoke the same vibe, plus Brooklyn based artist Krithi's debut on the show and a new track from Vancouver based Khanvict.
Neha Kaka and Parmish Varma team up for a late summer smash, plus the beyond segment takes a cinematic trippy turn with bollywood sampled electronic tunes. Also a classic underground track by once Swaraj Crew producer Juttla.
The Bhangra set begins and ends with tracks from Diljit Dosanjh’s’ latest full length, album, humbly titled "The G.O.A.T." The beyond set features a new collaboration from New York based artist Madlovely and Rolex Rasathy, and a remix by Indian producer SuReal of Saade Maut’s.
The vocal versatility Jaz Dhami is on display in this week’s bhangra set while DJ Rekha showcases their favorite tracks from icon British rebel rousing, Asian Dub Foundation’s, first album, Facts and Fictions.
The weeks bhangra segment tracks are hip-hop forward. Some subtle, some more obvious, plus a collaboration with Sidhu Moosewala and Amrit Maan. In the beyond portion, DJ Rekha included an ever green folk song with a contemporary spin.
The week’s bhangra segment features lesser known remixes of well-known bhangra tracks. In the beyond portion, we hear new and old selections from the Nasha Records catalog and DJ Rekha current artist crush, Ritviz.
The week DJ Rekha select her recent favorite Punjabi tunes ending the first segment with a classic saxophone laden throwback. The beyond segment takes on dubby tone including a super long track that is worth the listen.
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.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
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.
DJ Rekha remembers a time when Byg Bird, Sunny Malton, Sidhu Moosewala got along plus tracks by Miss Pooja, Kaur B, Garry Sandhu and a tribute to legendary electronic music producer, State of Bengal.
DJ Rekha drops a new track by Kaur B, a Sharry Mann miniset, plus remembering State of Bengal five years later.
Bups Saggu flips a traditional folk tune in a very exciting electronic direction setting of the mid-tempo vibe of the first set, followed by tunes from Ritviz, Nucleya and song from the soundtrack must watch Indian Series, Made in Heaven.
DJ Rekha digs into their digital crates for some idiosyncratic classics, plus a few favorites from AR Rahman.
Trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… This week on Book Talk we hear from Alka Joshi about her debut novel ‘The Henna Artist.’
Indian Rappers reflect on the impact of Covid with PSA laden tracks and reflections, plus a new collaboration with Pav Dharia and Garry Sandu.
DJ Rekha celebrates the birthdays of Jazzy B, Dr. Zeus, and DJ Sanj, Jay Sean, Raghav with choice selects from each artist.
Two classic favorites from DJ Sanj, a PMC throwback, plus a timely track from Parbh Deep in the Beyond segment.
This week Tru-Skool’s production with new comer Princ3 latest maintains his signature hip-hop bhangra style, plus new track from Riz Ahmed, Ayes Cold, Monica Dogra, Melika in the Beyond segment.
One track rises to the top from the slew of releases from Jasmine Sandlas. DJ Rekha revisits a contemplative classic collaboration from Roach Killa, Garry Sandhu, and DJ Dips. Pallavi, Raaginder, Black Star Liner and more in the beyond segment.
In the Bhangra set DJ Rekha drops Jasmine Sandlas’ new tropical bass inflective track pairs with frequent Canadian collaborator Intense Music alongside some up tempo classics. Plus girl power cyphers take over the beyond set
Sidhu Moose Wala and Steel Banglez finally release there long awaited collaboration, and no stranger to collaboration, Amar Sandhu teams up with Ezu plus Gully Boy Divine links with Sid Sriam on a track from his debut full length album, Kohinoor.
International Pop Sensation, Jay Sean, teams up with India’s number one Punjabi crooner, Guru Randhawa, for a dance floor banger. Plus Divine, Midival Punditz, Rudoh and more in the Beyond set.
With big shoes to fill, Rosleen Sandlas, makes her debut a fresh take on generic title track. In the beyond segment, Asian Dub Foundation’s latest single but some classics from there catalog.
Bups Saggu takes on the folk classic Jugni, ignites the Bhangra set, plus Kenyan vibes and Ami Dang in the second part of the episode.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Vandana is a Brooklyn-based musician, producer, and visual artist with a well-traveled background, from India to London to New York, she’s absorbed a world of influences and inspiration along the way, all of which fuel her bold, dense, and dark electronic pop. With reinventions of Bollywood themes, she crafts stunning, immersive soundworlds with tight grooves and entrancing melodies. She stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this intimate solo performance. Contra EP is available now.
Fire weaved throughout the Bhangra and Beyond sets including a new collaboration with India based artists Shoals x Naqaab. Plus a reworking of PMC classic from his new album 56 Districts.
DJ Rekha selects her favorite tracks from Panjabi MC’s long awaited album, 56 Districts, plus new music from Jasmine Sandlas, Jazzy B and Diljit Dosanjh.