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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

Play It Loud

8/3/2021
"Despite the hackneyed beginning, Ranjit Bawa, alongside Punjab’s most prolific producers, Desi Crew, deliver a solid summer banger. First Nation electronic powerhouse Halluci Nation drop some dancer goodness with 2 tracks featured from their latest album. Loud - Ranjit Bawa When We Fly- Halluci Nation feat. Jennifer Kreisberg 00:00 - Intro 01:08 - Loud - Ranjit Bawa 04:25 - Punjab Bolda - Ranjit Bawa 09:31 - Agg Att Koka Kehar - Baani Sandhu, Gurnam Bhullar 13:22 - Barood Wargi - Simiran...

Duration:01:00:42

It's Yours

7/27/2021
"Unthemed selections in both segments, bookend by fierce female truth-sayers Jasmine Sandlas and Natasha Noorani. Dancehall, disco, folk, and fight the system vibes spawn the 60 plus minute podcast this week. Plus, a question about the perils of overly dependent digital existence. 00:00 - Intro 01:05 - Chu Gon Do - Karan Aujla 04:18 - Glassy Rhythm - Jags Klimaxx 08:22 - Teri Meri - Bups Saggu, DJ Harpz & Manwal 11:38 - Sira E Hou - Maan & Nimrat Khaira 14:53 - Apan Punjab - DJ Sanj, Karan...

Duration:01:01:08

Charming

7/20/2021
"Raf Sapera and Sukwinder Shinda keep it classic and put a fresh spin on a ubiqutous South Asian rhythm. Vocalist, rapper, and producer, Raj Kumari, drops a certifiable anthem with a collaboration with some of the best cypers from India. 00:00 - Intro 01:38 - Snake Charmer - Raf-Sapera, Sukhwinder Shinda 06:30 - Oh Na Kuri Labdi - Sukhshinder Shinda, Jazzy B 11:14 - Purani Yaari - Jazzy B, Babbu Maan 15:36 - Palazzo - Kulwinder B1lla, Shivjot, Aman Hayer 18:40 - Palazzo2 - Kulwinder B1lla,...

Duration:00:58:00

Staying Tru

7/13/2021
"Legendary producer Tru-Skool never disappoints, proven by his new track for Karan Aujla. Also, a dancehall inflected mini set precedes tracks by Garry Sandhu and DJ Rekha’s contender for best song of the year by Jasmine Sandlas. The beyond set is a grab bag from Manara, Ayesha and new discover, Jordan based artist Amjad Shahrour. 00:00 - Intro 01:50 - Chu Gon Do? - Karan Aujla, Tru-Skool 05:06 - Nashia Tho Dhoor - Ranjit Mani, Tru-Skool 09:05 - Pomp Pomp - JK, Tru-Skool 13:12 - Ik Tera -...

Duration:00:58:52

Just Jasmine

7/6/2021
"It was time for a deep dive into game changer Jasmine Sandlas, with no shortage of bangers. We listen to the depth and range in her catalogue. The beyond set showcases proverbial b-sides and her tracks that were released as vinyl records including a track demonstrating what made her an underground sensation. 00:00 - Intro 01:49 - Laddu - Jasmine Sandlas, Garry Sandhu 05:56 - Punjabi Mutiyaran - Jasmine Sandlas 09:21 - Sip Sip - Jasmine Sandlas 12:59 - Illegal Weapon - Jasmine Sandlas, Garry...

Duration:00:58:52

Live Your Life

6/29/2021
"Game changer Jasmine Sandlas does it again with a generically titled but entirely unique Punjabi song. With no shortage of bangers, her best is when her lyrics feel introspective and authentic. The beyond set highlights relatively mellower tracks from the pleasantly frenetic Daytimers compilation raising funds for Covid-19 relief in India. Thug Life - Jasmine Sandlas Illusion - Somatic feat. Tommy Khosla 00:00 - Intro 01:24 - Thug Life - Jasmine Sandlas 05:55 - Charkha - Mitika Kanwar 07:47...

Duration:00:58:44

Constantly Summer

6/22/2021
"Summer classic by birthday boy Roack Killa with Bilal Saeed on a current dance floor jam in the Bhangra set. For the beyond segment, the range of Talal Qureshi is displayed via two very distinct tracks, plus a show favorite from Van City’s Khanvict. Lethal Combination - Bilal Saeed, Roach Killa Constant Summer - Talal Qureshi, Natasha Noorani 00:00 - Intro 01:16 - Agg Att Koka Kehar - Baani Sandhu & Gurnam Bhullar 05:11 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 08:24 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder...

Duration:00:53:26

Summer Jamz

6/15/2021
"Classics, and a few newer tracks, make it into this set of songs that deserve to be played at high volume. In an open windowed car or in public spaces, these have to be pushed to the limits of local sound ordinances. The beyond set includes choice Bollywood tracks that fit the bill for this episode, including a classic track from Nucleya. 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - Amplifier - Imran Khan 05:03 - Phone - Mickey Singh 08:32 - Majhail Vs Malvain - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar 11:20 - Illegal Weapon...

Duration:01:00:36

Halfway There

6/8/2021
"Bally Sagoo's Kinna Chauna, from his latest full-length release, gets a refix that changes the vibe of his 90's influenced track into a more contemporary tropical bass sound. Pakistan’s Natasha Noorni invokes the spirit of Nazia Hassan in new pop number and summer ear worm. Kinna Chauna -Bally Sagoo, Vicky Marley, Madhvi Shrivastav Choro - Natasha Noorani 00:00 - Intro 01:22 - Agg Att Koka Kehar - Baani Sandhu & Gurnam Bhullar 05:12 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 08:28 - 8 Raflan...

Duration:01:02:12

It's Jazzy

6/1/2021
"DJ Rekha digs through massive Jazzy B discography and selects their favorite tunes from the Prince of Bhangra’s trove of hits. Plus, Tibetan duo Anu, Talal Quereshi and more in the beyond segment. Naag - Jazzy B Fly - Anu 00:00 - Intro 01:33 - Naag - Jazzy B 06:51 - Jatt Kaym - Jazzy B 10:32 - Mitran De Boot - Jazzy B, Kaur B, Fateh 15:23 - Purani Yaari - Jazzy B, Babbu Maan 20:19 - Feem (Desi Mix) - Diamond Cut, Jazzy B 25:58 - Feem - Diamond Cut, Jazzy B 27:28 - Dil Luteya - Jazzy B,...

Duration:01:00:30

Old Friends

5/25/2021
"Jazzy B and Babbu Maan collaborate on what is sure to be a wedding reception, end of the night, drunken classic. The beyond segment features good vibe tunes from an array of genres including Swiss-Tamil star on the rise, Priya Ragu. Purani Yaari - Jazzy B, Babbu Maan Sahara - PedroDJDaddy feat. Produso, steff3beatz, Tahiel 00:00 - Intro 01:39 - Purani Yaari - Jazzy B, Babbu Maan 06:04 - Majhail Vs Malvain - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar 08:52 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 12:09 -...

Duration:00:59:25

More Light

5/18/2021
"Triple play from Jassi Gill, new senti tune from Jasmine Sandlas and Raaginder, and another spin of what the number one song of the year might be. Plus, DJ Rekha selects an array of Palestinian artists in the beyond segment in support of the occupied. Royi Na - Jasmine Sandlas, Raaginder Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassi Gill, Dhanashree 00:00 - Intro 01:12 - Majhail Vs Malvain - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar 04:02 - 8 Parche Remix - Baani Sandhu 07:17 - Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassi Gill, Dhanashree 10:05 - Laden...

Duration:01:00:11

Miss Pooja, Before and After

5/11/2021
"New track by Bhangra powerhouse Miss Pooja with Geeta Zaildar has a contemporary vibe, but DJ Rekha plays one of the favorites by the duo. The beyond segment features songs from Pakistan and its diaspora, including an Oscar nominated actor. Majhail Vs Malvain - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar Paisa - Talal Qureshi, Hasan Raheem 00:00 - Intro 01:36 - Seeti - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar 06:19 - Majhail Vs Malvain - Miss Pooja, Geeta Zaildar 09:07 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 12:23 - 8...

Duration:01:00:11

Dream for Sale

5/4/2021
"In anticipation of DJ Rekha's first outdoor show in front actual humans in a long time, they pick their likely selection of Punjabi tunes they want to road test. In the beyond segment, new tracks from Africa, the Caribbean as well as Columbia electro tropical royalty, Bomba Estéreo. Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira Deja - Bomba Estéreo 00:00 - Intro 01:45 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 05:02 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot 08:25 - Heartbeat - Nawab, Gurlez Akhtar...

Duration:00:59:03

Shake The Ground

4/27/2021
"Mankirt Aulakh teams up with Gurlez Akhtar, plus a lot of throwbacks sprinkled in the first segment. In the beyond set, we hear new tunes from Arooj Aftab, electronic musician Renu, and India’s Dee MC. 8 Raflaan - Mankirt Aulakh, Gurlez Akhtar Mohabbat - Arooj Aftab 00:00 - Intro 01:32 - Groundshaker - Aman Hayer 06:32 - Milli-1 - Raf-Saperra, DJ Frenzy 09:05 - Make Some Space - Manj Musik 11:44 - Apna Punjab - DJ Sanj 15:16 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot 18:40 - Time Chakda -...

Duration:00:59:36

Inquilab

4/20/2021
"Specialist and Tru-Skool have influenced many a bhangra producer, as evident in the DJ Frenzy’s track with Raf-Saperra. The beyond section features tracks for the compilation, Inquilab, which features music written, performed, composed and produced by South Asian women, trans, nonbinary and/or gender fluid sonic artists. From the Subcontinent to the diaspora across the globe, these artists span across genres and fields in the music industry: film scoring, spoken word, lo-fi, electronica,...

Duration:00:59:12

Va Va Vaisakhi

4/13/2021
"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. Vaisakhi - Jasvir Dhanjal Teri Meri- Bups Saggu, DJ Harpz & Manwal 00:00 - Intro 01:45 - Vaisakhi - Jasvir Dhanjal 06:37 -...

Duration:01:00:42

Not Single

4/6/2021
"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. Mago - Jasmine Sandlas Liminality - Ayesha 00:00 - Intro 01:27 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira 04:42 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot 08:06...

Duration:00:58:06

Cool Down That Spring Fever

3/30/2021
"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. Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot Diva - Jaz Dhami, Sama Blake 00:00 - Intro 01:21 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot 04:45 - Palazzo - Kulwinder Billa 07:48 - Time Table - Kulwinder Billa 12:19 - Hearbeat - Nawab feat. Gurlez...

Duration:00:59:30

A Oye

3/23/2021
"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. Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassie Gill & Simar Kaur feat. Dhanashree Tulsi Dance - Protokhal 00:00 - Intro 01:25 - Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassie Gill & Simar Kaur feat. Dhanashree 04:13 - Lamborghini - Khan Bhaini feat. Shipra Goyal 07:19 - Sau Putt - Gur...

Duration:00:58:24