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Bhangra And Beyond

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Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.

Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.

Location:

United States

Description:

Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sardool Sadness

3/2/2021
"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. Mitran Nu Maar Gaya - Sardool Sikander Chicken Lemon Rice - Priya Ragu 00:00 - Intro 02:20 - Mitran Nu Mar Gaya - Sardool Sikander 07:59 - Aao Nachiye - Sangeet Band 14:03 - Apna Sangeet vs Apna Sangeet - Apna Sangeet 18:12 - Track Suit - Diljit...

Duration:00:58:25

Just Jatti

2/23/2021
"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. Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira Engaged Jatti - Kaur B 00:00 - Intro 01:38 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 04:54 - 8 Parche - Baani Sandhu 08:22 - Nachdi - Sukhbir feat. Arjun 11:07 - Charka - Jaz Dhami, Mitika Kanwar 14:30 - Majhail - AP Dhillon, Gurinder Gill &...

Duration:01:01:23

Kaur Grab Bag

2/16/2021
"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. Paisa - Talal Qureshi, Hasan Raheem 00:00 - Intro 01:19 - Kisaan Sun De - G.Sidhu feat. Urban Singh 03:47 - Phulkari - Baani Sandhu feat. Dilpreet Dhillon 06:37 - Wonderland - Dr. Zeus, Zora, Randhawa 09:37 - Doabey Wala -...

Duration:00:58:08

Bally is Back

2/9/2021
"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. Kinna Chauna - Bally Sagoo, Vicky Marley Tera - Navdeep 00:00 - Intro 01:31 - Kinna Chauna - Bally Sagoo, Vicky Marley 06:50 - Nakhro de Nakhre -...

Duration:00:59:58

Wear 2 Masks

2/2/2021
"G. Sidhu kicks off the Bhangra segment with his song for Punjabi farmers, prompting a throwback from DJ Sanj celebrating the land of five rivers. In the beyond segment, Sweat Shop Boys, Ritviz, Reggae Rajahs and more. Kisaan Sun De - G.Sidhu feat. Urban Singh Liggi - Ritviz 00:00 - Intro 01:19 - Kisaan Sun De - G.Sidhu feat. Urban Singh 03:52 - Punjabi Panga - DJ Rags feat. Nirmal Sidhu, Nav Sidhu, K-Singh 07:11 - Apna Punjab - DJ Sanj 10:43 - Time Charkda - Nimrat Khaira 13:39 - Teri Gali...

Duration:00:58:40

Tigerstyle 2 Ways

1/26/2021
"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. Dmnd Gabru - Tigerstyle, Srbjt Ldh Paisa - Talal Qureshi, Hasan Raheem 00:00 - Intro 01:21 - Dmnd Gabru - Tigerstyle, Srbjt Ldh 05:22 - American Jugni - Tigerstyle, Bikram Singh 08:33 - Whiskey - Diljit Dosanjh 11:55 - Gulabi Ranj - Nimrat Khaira 14:52 - Punjabi Bolda - Ranjit...

Duration:00:58:41

Bring it Back

1/19/2021
"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. Snake Charmer - Panjabi MC Jewel - Bally Sagoo, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 00:00 - Intro 01:14 - Basement Bhangra Anthem - DJ Rekha feat. Sunil Sehgal, Bikram Singh, Wyclef Jean 05:58 - Fakir - Sunil Sehgal, Papi Gill 09:20 - Snake Charmer - Panjabi MC 13:04 -...

Duration:00:57:40

Dil for Diljit

1/12/2021
"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. Jatt Fire Karda - Diljit Dosanjh LSD - Talal Qureshi, Shamsher Rana 00:00 - Intro 01:44 - Bachaa - Diljit Dosanjh 04:51 - Kharku - Diljit Dosanjh 08:34 - Shoulder - Diljit Dosanjh 11:12 - Jatt Fire Karda - Diljit Dosanjh 13:39 - Veer Vaar - Diljit...

Duration:00:59:17

2020 Best of Part Deux

1/5/2021
"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. Kassor - Jaz Dhami, Naseebo Lal Musafir - Rashmeet Kaur 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - Bell Bottom - Baani Sandhu feat. Gur Sidhu, Mankirt Aulakh 05:08 - Gulabi Rang - Nimrat Khaira 08:07 - Time Chakda - Nimrat Khaira 11:04 - Red Eyes - Karan...

Duration:00:57:29

2020 Roundup Part Uno

12/29/2020
"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. 00:00 - Intro 01:30 - Charka - Jaz Dhami, Mitika Kanwar 04:51 - Botal Vargi - Rosleen Sandlas 07:52 - Nakhye - Jay Sean, Rishi Rich 10:20 - Mundy Ve - Twin Beatz 13:43 - Surma Surma - Jay Sean, Guru Randhawa 17:12 - Rough Look - Gurlez Akhtar, Gagan Kokri 20:38 - Ik Main Kudi...

Duration:00:59:16

Traveler

12/22/2020
"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. Gulabi Rang - Nimrat Khaira Zor - Delhi Sultanate, Ahmer 00:00 - Intro 01:31 - Gulabi Rang - Nimrat Khaira 04:30 - Phulkari - Baani Sandhu 07:15 - Chithiyaan - Karan Aujla 10:32 - Bell Bottom - Baani...

Duration:00:59:31

Kisan Courage

12/15/2020
"As the farmers struggle continues in India, a slew of tracks have been released. Not all are worth listening to, but DJ Rekha selects some favorites. Plus, Desi Frenzy, famous for bhangra mash-ups, releases a beautiful track with Jaz Dhami. 00:00 - Intro 01:48 - Kisan Su Da - G. Sidhu 04:17 - Kisan Anthem - Mankirt Aulakh, Nishawn Bhullar 11:28 - Punjab Naal Pangeh - Ashok Prince 14:49 - Year Chandigarh Wailye - Ranjit Bawa 17:52 - Tankha - Ranjit Bawa 20:47 - Gulabi Rang - Nimrat Khaira...

Duration:00:59:56

#StandWithPunjabiFarmers

12/8/2020
"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. Meh Punjabi Boli Ah - Jaz Dhami Dharti De Putt - Deep Matta 00:00 - Intro 02:10 - Apna Punjab - DJ Sanj 05:41 - Apna Punjab - Gurdas Maan 12:13 - Meh Punjabi Boli Ah - Jaz Dhami 16:39 - Rangla Punjab - Sarbjit Cheema 20:45 - Mera...

Duration:00:56:55

PMC Then and Now-ish

12/1/2020
"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. Big Day Party - Panjabi MC, Kuldeep Manak Gandhi Money - Divine 00:00 - Intro 02:00 - Big Day Party - Panjabi MC, Kuldeep Manak 05:57 - Moorni - Panjabi MC 10:19 - Nach Di De - Panjabi MC 14:24 - Jatti - Panjabi MC 19:14 - Picha Na Chadi - Panjabi MC 22:59 - Tombi -...

Duration:01:00:06

Stay the F Home

11/24/2020
"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. Vekhi Vekhi - JSL Singh, Kaur B Retro Rarri - Bambi Bains 00:00 - Intro 01:29 - Vekhi Vekhi - JSL Singh, Kaur B 04:57 - Kurti - Bups Saggu 08:20 - Ghaint Jeha Munda - Ishmeet Narula 11:44 - Ik Jindree (Remix) - Bikram Singh & Ishmeet Narula 16:29 - Retro Rarri - Bambi Bains...

Duration:00:59:41

Let’s Chalo

11/17/2020
"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. 00:00 - Intro 01:41 - Nakhre (Desi Mix) - Jay Sean, DJ Vix 04:38 - Sharaab Nail Rajiya - Bups Saggu, Aman Dhaliwal & Prabh Ubhi 08:10 - Thuder Drums - The Dhol Foundation 11:35 - Dil Vich - Swami 14:38 - 25 Ghante - Dilpreet Dhillon 18:01 - Kurti - Bups Saggu 21:25 -...

Duration:00:57:14

Strings Please

11/10/2020
"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. Boys Boliyan - Safri Boys Akh Mastani - Tigerstyle 00:00 - Intro 01:44 - Boys Boliyan - Safri Boys 08:27 - Moorni - Panjabi MC 12:50 - Nach Di Di - Panjabi MC 16:58 - Akh Mastani - Tigerstyle 20:20 - Nachna Nai Onda - G-Folk, Ashok Gill 24:36 - Challa - Swami 29:40 - Tumbi On The Beat - DJ Sanj 33:05 - Gur Nal Ishq (Live @...

Duration:00:58:56

Devil Be Gone

11/3/2020
"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. Funk - Pav Dharia Karma - Riz Ahmed 00:00 - Intro 01:32 - Time Chakda - Nimrat Khaira 04:29 - Panjeban - Shivjot, Gurlez Akhtar 07:47 - Whiskey - Diljit Dosanjh 11:12 - Whiskey Di Botal Vargi - Bally Sagoo 16:33 - Dil Vich - Swami 19:37 - Kurti - Bups Saggu 23:02 -...

Duration:01:00:41

Big Hearted

10/27/2020
"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. 00:00 - Intro 01:12 - 8 Parche (Remix Version) - Baani Sandhu 04:58 - Sajna De Naal - Bups Saggu feat. Pappi Gill 08:04 - Cyclone - Jaz Dhami, Upside Down 11:14 - Botal Vargi - Rosleen Sandlas 14:16 - Surma Surma - Guru Randhawa 17:48 - Nakhre - Jay Sean 20:18 - Kurti - Bups Saggu...

Duration:00:57:03

Chop Of The Block

10/20/2020
"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. Dance - F1rstman, Mumzy Stranger, Juggy D & Raxstar Nalla Pilla - Sophia Akkara feat. Rolex Rasathy & Rebelle Perle 00:00 - Intro 01:37 - Dance - F1rstman, Mumzy Stranger, Juggy D & Raxstar 05:02 - Sajna De Naal - Bups Saggu feat. Pappi Gill 08:11 - Basement Bhangra Anthem - DJ Rekha, Bikram Singh, Sunil Sehgal 12:25 -...

Duration:01:01:27