Category: Desi Music

9 Hottest “Urban Desi” Artists Touring America This Fall

5Aug

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Starring: Imran Khan of “Amplifier” fame alongside: H-Dhami, Hard Kaur, Culture Shock Crew- Baba Kahn, Lomaticc & Sunny Brown and Durrani Bros. with DJ Kamran

 

  

 

 

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Mogul Entertainment Group is proud to announce “The Takeover Tour”- America’s biggest South Asian music concert tour starring Imran Khan of “Amplifier” fame alongside some of the hottest Urban Desi musical acts of today!

 

This national tour will be held this fall, between September 16th and October  22nd  in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. including 13 of the top 15 South Asian population centers (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC/Virginia, Miami, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Detroit, and Seattle.)

 

“The Takeover Tour” will include numerous Desi artists including UK Bhangra sensation H-Dhami, Desi female rapper and vocalist Hard Kaur, North America’s favorite Desi boy-band the Culture Shock crew, and hip-hop music producers Durrani Hard KaurBros with DJ Kamran. Over 3,000 people are expected at each event with this all-star line-up!

 

“The new generation of South Asian artists that have adapted hip-hop or pop have been ignored by mainstream media, that’s despite the fast growth and large presence of this new subculture” said Rick Mogul, CEO of Mogul Entertainment Group, “the South Asian community is full of young, educated, enthusiastic fans that connect to these East-Meets-West artists.”

 

With a national South-Asian marketing campaign, inventive social media marketing and community outreach, this concert series will be the first of its kind.

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Mogul Entertainment Group has partnered with various sponsors including Shri Bala Ji Entertainment, M&M Entertainment and more organizations to make this concert series possible.

 

Zee TV, B4U and ARY Digital are official television broadcasting partners of the “The Takeover Tour” with promotional support from various radio outlets including Clear Channel, Pandora, Radio City, Urban Desi Radio and Punjabi Radio USA.The Takeover Tour H DHami

 

About Mogul Entertainment Group:

With more than two decades of experience, Mogul Entertainment Group represents the best in event booking and promotions. Bringing together the 4 pillars of a successful event: Talent, promotion, representation & development, Mogul Entertainment Group provides top-notch talent management. Located in America, Mogul Entertainment focuses both locally and internationally. For more information visit http://www.mogulentertainmentgroup.com

 

 

For more information about sponsorship for “The Takeover Tour” contact:

Rick Mogul – (510) 584-7949 or
info@mogulentertainmentgroup.com

 

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pr@mogulentertainmentgroup.com

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Hargo Boparai Soon to Release Bhangra Album”Bhangrafornia” Putting California on the Map!

2Aug

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Do you feel like the Bhangra scene has been lacking good traditional music producers? Don’t worry. There’s finally a breathe of fresh air.

A new Pujabi music producer hailing from the San Francisco- Bay Area, Hargo Boparai is set to release a  his Bh261639_250043068345788_200742806609148_1208328_5130037_nangra album  – Bhangrafornia. What a wonderful mix of words, we’re hoping the album sounds just as nice :)

Hargo has  had an interest in music, particularly Bhangra music from a young age. With influences from traditional folk Punjabi music and local influences from Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, this interest had led to the creation of his own album featuring some of the great well known vocalists in Punjabi music today, and others who are newer to the scene but have talented singing voices.

He says ” Alcohol, Panjabi MC, Sukshinder Shinda and other great UK and Indian producers along with folk punjabi music singers such as Chamkila and Yamla Jatt” are his inspiration.

The new album “Bhangrafornia” features all original songs from Master Saleem (India), Surinder Shinda (India), and other talented vocalists in  Punjabi music.

 In anticipation of his new album, we caught up with Hargo himself to see what the deal was…

 

UDR: Hargo Boparai…… claim to fame?

HB: Ha! No claim to fame as of yet, just trying to put together some fun, exciting, energetic bhangra music. Eventually I hope this will get the Bay Area, California some recognition in the Bhangra scene. We have a lot of talent, some of which I have on the album; my good friends Teji Padda and Kulwant Dhanjal both living in Calfornia are featured on the album.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area. Like almost every other producer out there, I started of by deejaying and eventually followed that into experimenting in creating my own music. It took many years to get something that was presentable, so here if my first shot! I am hoping everyone enjoys the music. I have a lot of different flavors, from pure desi folk style, to more modern, to hip hop. Like California, I tried to make this album in ways a melting pot of sounds and styles.

 
UDR:You used to DJ in the 2000s, your finally back on the scene, what happened?

HB: To be honest, I was focusing on my professional career and completing all my educational goals, which I now am fairly comfortable with. Music definitely is not paying the bills :)

The past few years have been rather crazy personally (in a good way), and last year I decided to dust of the recording and production equipment and get back to work in the studio with a fresh approach.

I was funny in ways; after not touching music in a few years, I felt totally rejuvenated and actually felt like it was a fresh start. You know how it is, if you do something day in day out for a extended length of time, your creativity and originality really takes a hit.

I started spending time with Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti and continuing to get input and learn things from him. All of this in turn lead to a layoff that is now officially over!

 

UDR: What’s your inspiration for “Bhangrafornia”?

HB: The album name itself has taken a life of it’s own. What I wanted to do was to come up with a album name that really reflects who I am. Bhangrafornia; a mix of Bhangra and California. It was funny because I literally took a poll with friends on what name the album should have, and Bhangrafornia came out on top. I also took that approach in the thinking for the album and all graphics; I wanted to make it un252568_230896546927107_200742806609148_1127473_1909959_nique and reflect who I am.

 

UDR: What can we expect with your new album?

HB: You can expect some fun, energetic music that you can jam to with your parents, kids, or grandparents around. The tracks are high energy, desi, with a twist of west coast flavors to some. I am hoping that people enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed recording the music and putting it together. The album is out August 5th worldwide on I-Tunes and all other major digital retail stores!

 
UDR: What’s next for you?
HB: First I want to see the response to this album. I have gotten some nice feedback so far with emails, twitter messages, facebook messages from around the world. I also had my track featured on Bhangra Breakdown on the BBC Asia Network with Dipps Bhamrah, which was big! I will let this album take its own path, but have some unique ideas for some music I want to do in the future. I will keep that all a surprise but can give you one hint, it will be something for the Punjabi American guys and girls!
For more information about Hargo Boparai or “Bhangrafornia”:

http://www.facebook.com/hargoboparaimusic 
http://www.hargoboparai.com 
http://www.twitter.com/hargoboparai

“Teer” Music Video Released – Dedicated to Sikh Saint Soilders

21Jul

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Pind City Records in association with Bol Punjab De presents….

 

The World Premire Music Video of “Teer”

A hip-hop Punjabi song dedicated to the TEER the student/pupil of sprituality

 


 

After years of dreaming and planning, Kanwar and Ladla finally did it and people all over the World have spoken how they feels about TEER (their First Single). 

 Pindcity is about to redefine how hip-hop and Punjabi is made.  

Jay Sean’s 2012 Music Video

14Aug

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According to a tweet from Jay Sean (poor bloke was trapped in an elevator today) the video leaked and this isn’t the “official” video, despite it’s title. The official one will have a BIG ENDING to it… hmmm “free my lil weezy” I’m thinking maybe a cameo from Lil Wayne? He’s out of jail in about 70 something days??? In the mean time though, enjoy the 2012 video with Jay Sean featuring Nicki Minaj.

“Hold On” by Ash

14Aug

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Local Bay Area artist, Ash, has a new song out “Hold on”…. the video is directed by former host of Desi Nights Radio, on KLOK 1170am,  Shaneil Deo. Check out the video below..

Dance Asia Radio Vol. 6 dropping soon!

1Aug

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I love the mixtapes DBI (Dhol Beats International) put out… their last one.. Absolut Bhangra Vol. 4 blew through the roof and got international play… they are known for putting together some pretty awesome mixes. Some of my friends have used Dance Asia Radio vol. 1 & 2 for their Indy film projects. One of the group members, BJ, has gotten tons of request to put together another Bollywood mixtape! So fans… you got your wish!! stay tune for some exclusive clips right here on UDR!

Sari Raath – Pree Mayall feat. DJ Flawless

26Jul

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Sari Raath, debuted on Dr. Sonie’s show earlier in June and played on the Junction, I had mixed reviews about this track, I liked it – but for me there was something missing. I still can’t figure it out, I’m not dissing the track. Pree is talented and we certainly need to support our local artist here in the bay. The music video is great – except I would cut the beginning (Pree and Flawless talking), the song has a great story so let the music speak for itself. It’s like in any scene setting you don’t need to say “I’m going to come in and there better be so girls!” don’t tell it… just show it! You don’t need to add any fluff to it, Pree has certainly come a long way since his first album, no doubt about it. When’s the next album coming out Pree?

Your First Song for your Wedding?

24Jul

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This week on “Street Talk” with PHS, Rav and Dee, they asked “what would be your alternative first song for your wedding?” I just finished listening to “Desi Rock” from Swami… the beat was fresh in my head, I was picturing “Desi Rock” as a first wedding song, I would love to have it as my first song… its an upbeat tempo, I like how its different and unique. I would love to have Swami be there PERSONALLY at my wedding… that would ROCK. Follow up by Taz singing “Rapture of Love”

Taz and Swami…. I would be in Urban Desi Heaven…. I wonder if the PHS boys made fun of my pick off air? Check out Panjabi Hit Squad on the BBC Asian Network every Saturday.

Atif Aslam’s FOLK meets Slash’s METAL?

22Jul

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I think the Bay Area has Atif fever, after his amazing concert, a couple of weeks ago. The talented Pakistani pop star is planning to collaborate with Slash and Gilby Clarke (Guns “n” Roses) and Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay).  This is a fusion project between Pakistani Folk music meets Western Genres. Rock and Pakistani beats work well – look at Junoon. Can you imagine Atif and Chris’s vocals coming together with Slash’s guitar riff? No dates for this project has been set, but all three parties seems very optimistic. If this collaboration happens – it will be a quantum leap for all of the artists – musically the possibilities are endless!

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Petz lives in a media cave and believes music has no boundaries.

Raghav – So Much – Featuring Kardinal Offishall – Official Video

17Jul

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The last couple of weeks, I been soaking up this song, it grows on you. I love the scenes of the music video just like I love the mini mohawk Raghav is sporting! I’m waiting for the mainstream stations to pick it up… Enjoy  Raghav’s “So Much” feat. Kardinal Offshall

Do you think Reeses Peanut Butter cups is a code word for _______ hmmmm….

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