Category: Desi Artists

Raje Shwari is back!!

9Aug

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In 2003, I remember when I saw Raje on BET TV here in the states, ironically her PR manager contacted me and I got a chance to interview her… she was a part of Timbaland’s camp and in 2005 Timbaland and Raje went their separate ways.. I lost track of Raje and often thought about her, especially when I was in one of those music “throwback” moods… I would put on Indian Flute.

Recently we reconnected… she’s working on her debut album “I’m famous in Bollywood” coming out in 2011…

Check out a sample of her new single “Keep a Secret” debuted on THE JUNCTION. You can buy the single here

Foji new single – Shaheed Bhagat Singh

9Aug

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Yesterday on SimplyBhangra, they debuted Foji Gill’s new video “Shaheed Bhagat Singh” Foji is quickly gaining a rep for producing amazing videos to go along with his singles. His first single “Dafa Ho Ja” featured Miss Pooja and created a strong buzz, with the lingering question … Who is Foji Gill??? It’s becoming clear he’s not a “one hit wonder” but someone who is giving the scene a strong jolt of creative flare!

The video is a tribute to the freedom fighter that Foji admires…

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Blitz at the East London Mela

4Aug

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This is why the melas in the UK rule… you get Blitz and Roach Killa on the same stage!! In the SF Bay Area Melas, we just get stale Bollywood actors! So lame… Blitz is currently touring the UK and getting the crowd hyped up for his new album dropping in September! Be sure you go to iTunes and download Kiss (Chumma) feat. RDB and the Tigerstyle remix!

Jay Sean with Grammy Dreams

2Aug

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Jay Sean took a quick tour of the NY Chapter of the Grammy Boards…check out the exclusive video from Grammy365.com, tomorrow Jay Sean single “2012” will be out on iTunes. It’s already been played throughout the US/UK radio stations… is it Grammy worthy??

Bikram, Pree and DJ Flawless out and about

1Aug

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A singer, a dholi and a DJ out loose in Chitown… Inner Vibes TV gives UDR an exclusive look behind the scenes of Bikram Singh, Pree Mayall and DJ Flawless gearing up for their show… Bikram takes a second to drop Pree’s new single “Sari Raath” featuring DJ Flawlees… check out this video…

Drawing of Swami by Romy (age 9)

1Aug

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This is so adorable and rocking! Check this out, one of Swami’s fans, Romy (age 9) drew a picture of the group! I loved how Romy had Bobby give a little wave! So cute!!! This is definitely work of art, if it doesn’t make front cover of the album… perhaps it can be put inside the album booklet… or made into a retro t-shirt for all of Swami fans to enjoy!!!

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Mumbai’s DJ Ashrafi coming to the Bay!

1Aug

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You folks living in the Bay Area… 3M productions is bringing us Mumbai’s lovely DJ Ashrafi, I talked about her on the junction, kind of hot! I couldn’t find any of her mixes, if so can you ping me some of her mixes urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com

Aug 28th 2010

Mist

316 11th Street
San Francisco, CA

3M Production
In Collaboration With
Radio Fundoo, Morning Masti, Sulekha & Desiclub.com

Presents
BOLLYWOOD IN THE CITY
A Night with DJ ASHRAFI
First Ever Female DJ From India

Official North American Tour
TOR- DAL – SF – CHI – HOU

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
@
San Francisco’s Most Premier Trendy Ultra Club
CLUB MIST
316 11th Street, San Francisco, CA
MIST is a trendy Ultra Club located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. It provides a very chic and contemporary upscale atmosphere with the capacity of a “mega club” but with an Ultra Lounge feel.

2 separate levels, 2 dance floors, and 3 bars
A very unique plexy glass “see thru” dance floor upstairs
A private VIP Room with its own separate sound system
Ample VIP seating areas overlooking the dance floor on the main level
Ambience lighting system which changes the interior color of the entire club

3 Separate Areas For Your Pleasure

Main Room Dedicated For All You Bollywood Fanatics
Playing the Best of Latest Bollywood Filmi Hits, Bollywood Remixes, Bollywood Pop & Bollywood Flashbacks

2nd Room
Playing the Best of Hip-Hop, UK Bhangra & Top-40

VIP Room
For VIP Ticket Holders ONLY

THE ORIGINATORS – NOT THE IMITATORS

This Superb Party Was Created From The Desires Of A Party Catering Strictly To The Needs Of Who Love Indian Music. It Has Been Produced At The Most Famous Crossroads Of The World, Where Bollywood Meets Hollywood Through 1000’s Of Years Of South Asian Tradition.

Summer’s Last Party Of The Year

Bringing You For First Ever Female DJ From India
India’s No. 1 and Most Talked About Female DJ

LIVE FROM MUMBAI, INDIA
DJ ASHRAFI

Official 2010 North American Tour
Toronto – Edmonton – Dallas – San Francisco – Chicago – Houston
Artist Managed By 3M Productions

Dj Ashrafi is India’s No.1 Female DJ. Hailing from Kolkata and now rocking Mumbai with her Club and Bollywood remixes DJ Ashrafi figures among Asia’s leading female disc jockeys and is rated as the top female Bollywood DJ in India. She is popularly known as the ”Queen of Bollywood Remixes’’. With no professional training, DJ Ashrafi, started her career as a sound engineer in renowned Punjabi singer Sukhwinder Singh’s studio in Mumbai. She is a sound engineer by day and rocks the party scene by night.

Known for her high energy performances she within a short span of a few years has had the privilege of performing at top clubs and gigs in India and all over the world such as Prive, F-Bar, Manre, Hard Rock Cafe, Olive bar & Kitchen, Provogue Lounge, Elevate, Tantra, Enigma, In the Mix, Bottles & Chimneys, Capitol Orange, Lush, Dublin etc just to name a few. She plays a range of music from bollywood to hip hop, club to house, retro and lounge. Her spins are something to be spoken of….

So come see India’s No. 1 female DJ live for the first time ever in Bay Area, as she makes her appearance in San Francisco straight from Mumbai, India. She is ready to take your breath away by making you dance all night long with her flawless mixing abilities and her precise beat matching skills.

Also Featuring Bay’s Finest DJz

SALIM J – Bay’s #1 Bollywood DJ
3M Resident DJ

DJ VIK – Ultra Soundz Entertainment
3M Resident DJ

Hip-Hop/Bhangra Room

DJ Sikhness – Bhangra Phenom
3M Resident DJ

LIVE BOLLYWOOD MOVIES & MUSIC VIDEOS
WILL BE SHOWN ON PLASMAS ALL OVER THE NIGHTCLUB

Doors Open At 10pm
Strictly A 21+ Event

To Ensure Guaranteed Entry Purchase Tickets in Advance

PRE-SOLD TICKETS
(Limited Tickets Available Online Only)

Pre-Sold General – $10
Ensures Guaranteed Entry

Pre-Sold VIP – $25
*No Waiting in Line
*Access to VIP Area
*Meet & Greet with DJ Ashrafi
*Guaranteed Entry

BOTTLE SERVICES – $250
*Bottle Service (Choice of Grey Goose, Crown or Black)
*No Cover for 5 Guests
*Reserved Table on the Main Floor
*No Waiting in Line
*Ensures Guaranteed Entry

Online Tickets Available at desiclub.com

$15 Entry With Guestlist Before 11:30pm
For Guestlist, Email Us Your Full Name At: mmm_prod@yahoo.com
Guestlist Will Only Be Accepted Until 2pm On 8/28
(Patrons Must Be Paid For Or By The Ticket Booth by 11:30pm)

DRESS CODE IS UPSCALE ATTIRE : NO Baggy or Faded Jeans, NO T-Shirts or Athletic Apparel, NO Sneakers, Boots or Tennis Shoes and NO Hats or Caps Will Be Allowed
Those Dressed Inappropriately Will Be Turned Away And Absolutely NO Exceptions Will Be Made At All!!!

Contact Info:
Call: 408-605-5915 / 408-234-6709
Email: mmm_prod@yahoo.com
Website: www.mmm-prod.com

UDR Artist of the Week: Dark MC

31Jul

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The artist of the week is Dark MC, I had the pleasure of interviewing him about five months ago. His album Incisive feat. Angel, stayed on top of the SimplyBhangra charts for many weeks. “Chori Chori Takna” and “Dasi Ni Dasi” were my favorites. Dark MC is currently touring around the UK, he’s working on his new album, that will be dropping soon on MovieBox Records. I have to say he has a unique lyrical style when it comes to his songs, I think that’s what grabs the attention of his fans.

“’I’m a storyteller I lay down my experiences and my observations of life love and the like. My rhymes are dark and distinct I suppose you could say that I view life through ebony-coloured spectacles.” says Dark MC.

http://www.myspace.com/darkmconline

Taz Big Bash @ Apaches Bar

31Jul

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Twist and Shout has gone platinum in India, as we previous reported, I know Taz and he LOVES to party. Check out these pictures of him at the Twist and Shout launch party in Birmingham at Apaches Bar. Sonia Deol was up in the mix and it looks like Taz & Apache Indian gave the crowd a good show! Photos taken by Kamal Uddin.

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Vishal’s debut single – Majajne

30Jul

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New debut single from Vishal, “Majajne” was released on itunes yesterday. He’s hoping that this will be a summer hit, I think it has a good potential in the UK Bhangra scene. He’s trying to stray away from traditional bhangra beats and coming up with his own flavor. You can download the song here.