DJ Rekha sifts through the avalanche of year-end new releases with a tracks played for the first time on this week’s podcast. Plus, new Nucleya and zzkrecords’ Nicola Cruz whose Ecuadorian sounds feel a little subcontinental.
Jasmine Sandlas still sipping, dancehall vibes complete with a Bally Sagoo throwback and new Roachkilla DJ Dips joint from the new album Desi as Folk. Plus new desi hip hop from Hard Kaur and a debut track from Nave Sauve.
Yes, sometimes the redo, refix, remake is an improvement. After 18 years in the game, Dr. Zeus gives us a banger of a reinterpretation of his first hit Gwandian from his debut album. The 2018 the Global Injection LP surpasses the original, plus new tracks from G. Sidhu, Deep Jandu, and Jazzy B. Plus, Monica Dogra and Blue Curtain with their song that won them an MTV best Indian Act nomination.
Bollywood pillaging of Punjabi tracks goes too far so DJ Rekha plays you the original of a classic. A Zeus forward Bhangra set with the best tracks from his new slowly released album, Global Injection. Plus, new tracks from Raghav and Gingee and Nicodemus
DJ Rekha gives a Dr. Zeus recent history lesson in celebration of his new album that will be featured on next week’s show. In the beyond set she remembers French-Algerian superstar, Rachid Taha, and drops a new collaboration with Navv Inder and Delhi 2 Dublin.
It’s been 15 years since the release of the groundbreaking track "Mundian tho Bach Ke" and Panjabi MC is still heavy in the game with a new collaboration with UK Grime personality BigNarstie and UK standby Shizzio. Show favorite, Seti X drops a track and Ami Dang’s new project, Raw Silk release a 4 track EP with an epic instrumental in the beyond set.
Sharry Mann’s YouTube channel is aiming for a boast with his new track Motor plus DJ Rekha drops a few of his more recent hits and new social media inspire tune from Bilal Saeed. In the Beyond sent, we hear fierce females Bishi and Renu from across the pond plus a new one from New York staple Nicodemus’ new album with another fierce female and frequent collaborator Carol C.
New joints by Aastha Gill featuring Badshah and Cali’s Haji Springer with Amar Sandhu. The beyond set gets a little drum and bassed with Tigerstyle blessed M.U.M. Music plus a collab with Arjun and Vidhya Vox from her album Kuthu Fire
This week DJ Rekha infuses her bhangra inflected set with Kulwinder Billa, Miss Pooja, and a
new one from Nimrat Khaira. Plus a Hans Raj Hans throwback recently repurposed for a Bollywood soundtrack and classic Dr. Zeus track that could worthy of the same treatment
A new tropical bass sounding collaboration with Jassie Gill, Badshah & B. Praak. Another 90s bhangra track grafted into Bollywood dance number as we see the return of Yo Yo Honey Singh with Punjabi royalty Navraj Hans and Neha Kakkar. Plus Brooklyn Shaanti, Indian Trap.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
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