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The spring harvest festival of Vaisakhi coincides with the release of this episode of the show, and DJ Rekha digs up an RDB and somewhat dark ode to the day. Bup Saggu drops a new song with DJ Harpz and Manwal. In the beyond segment, DJ Rekha, recalls Mona Haydar’s Hijabi, as support against the French government banning the head covering, plus a new one from Khanvict.
In a bhangra world driven by voluminous single releases, Bally Sagoo and G. Sidhu release well thought out full-length albums. Never afraid to switch up her style, Jasmine Sandlas drops a hip-hop hybrid, dropping bars and verses in English and Punjabi. Plus, Brooklyn producer Ayesha, and some Afghani infused beats in the beyond segment.
Kulwinder Billa returns with a sequel to his hit Palazzo, cleverly named Palazzo 2. Jaz Dhami drops a new collab with urban desi crooner Sama Blake. The beyond segment revisits a song from Riz Ahmed’s breakup album, in celebration of his Oscar nomination.
Jassie Gill drops a much teased playful vowel laden tune with Simar Kaur. The beyond segment includes tracks from the Vancouver based Snakes and Ladders label and their latest release by Protokhal, plus other selections from a Desi infused dance label.
Amrit Maan latest duet with Nimrat Khaira rivals the impact of his earlier monster song with Jasmine Sandlas, Bamb Jatt. Speaking of Jatts, Bups Saggu provides beats for DJ Kam Kang and Manwal with his lasted joint. In the beyond segment, DJ Rekha shares some selections from their programming for New York’s Sona Restaurant slated to open later this month.
Bally Sagoo revisits his tried and true themes from his folkier repertoire of bhangra songs, with a new single from his forthcoming album.  Brooklyn based Ayesha gently infuses South Asian sounds in her release from last fall, the second of her’s during the pandemic. Plus, a new tune from ciphers Chee Malabar and Prabh Deep.
DJ Rekha reflects on the untimely passing of Punjabi legend Sardool Sikander. A new track dropped from Jaz Dhami’s collaboration with UK Grime artists to keep attention on Indian Farmers protest, plus an exciting song about a universal dish.
Amrit Maan teams up with Nimrit Khaira on a Desi Crew produced bhangra powerhouse, plus some Jatti jams. In the beyond segment, Sonny Singh and a pandemic collaboration from Cambridge, MA, New York and New Mexico.
With the farmers protest gaining international attention, G. Sidhu’s Kisaan Sun De, is still in heavy rotation. Plus, a seemingly randomized selection of tunes with a high percent of Kaur B in the Bhangra segment and in the beyond set Ali Sethi, Talal Quereshi and more.
Anointed Godfather of Bhangra, Bally Sagoo, returns with his signature 1990s low-end heavy sonics with a new track from an untitled forthcoming album. DJ Rekha dives into his catalogue from its 30 plus year career. Diljit Dosanjh and Intense release a record breaking quick response to Rihanna’s tweet, shining light on the farmers protest in India.
Scottish powerhouse Tigerstyle dropped a solid tune with an even more solid remix by US producer Navdeep. No assistance needed in the beyond segment with Sire, Divine, and from Pakistan emerging R&B-er, Hasan Raheem.
DJ Rekha revisits their mix tape capturing hits from the mid 2000s from producers Panjabi MC, Dr. Zeus and DJ Sanj. Plus, a new track from Twinbeatz and a classic collaboration from Bally Sagoo and Qawali Master Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Diljit Dosanjh support of the farmers movement deserves a dedicated Bhangra set with some of DJ Rekha’s favorites from his repertoire. Plus, new tunes from Talal Quereshi, Asian Dub Foundation, and a revisit of a poignant track from Riz Ahmed.
Part two of the 2020 round up is very Diljit Dosanjh and Nimrat Khaira forward, with some almost forgotten tunes from earlier in the year. The beyond section revisits stand out tracks from the Krunk Kollective crew, new comers Rashmeet Kaur, Ayesha, and more.