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.
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.
Dancehall vibes from Jags Klimax’s new track, plus DJ Rekha revisits a genre changing tune that does not get its due for changing the sonic landscape of Punjabi music. In the beyond segment, more from Ritviz.
Giddha Bounce – Jags Klimax
Raahi – Ritviz
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The long awaited collab between crooners Jaz Dhami and Arjun does not disappoint. Producer extraordinaire Diamond wears his mixologist hat under the moniker DJ Swami, plus Nucleya and timely beatbox track in the beyond segment.
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