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UDR Artist of the Week: Swami

9Aug

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Current Members

Diamond “DJ Swami” Duggal – guitar, keys and decks

S-Endz – vocals

Sups – vocals

Liana – vocals

Bobby – percussion

Former Members

Tarsame ‘Speed’ Jarnail – vocals (1999 – 2000)

Kamaljit ‘Kamo’ Bura – percussion (1999 – 2000)

Simon ‘Subs’ Duggal – drums and production (1999 – 2000)

Baba Stormz – bass guitar (2005 – 2006)

Rocky Singh –  drums (2005 – 2006)

Jagz – vocals (2004-2005)

MC Sarpanch – vocals (2004-2005)

The eccentric British Indian pop/alternative/bhangra band – Swami, is Urban Desi Radio’s Artist of the Week. Even though Swami is referred to a Hindu teacher, the name is an abbreviation for “So Who Am I” (something I just learn right now) they been keeping busy these days…they did several shows in Canada this summer (Sugarless Tour)… check out the clips of S-Endz and Diamond at a studio in Toronto.. wicked stuff.

S-Endz and I we had a little twitter banter interview and he revealed the band was working on their next album. They are one of the first groups in the British Desi scene, I recall who really made use out of ustream to connect with their fans… I remember seeing clips of their band practice, it really gave the fans up close and personal insight of what goes on during a Swami Band practice.

I can’t wait for their new album… but still jamming to sugarless (awesome track)

twitter.com/swamimusic

www.swamimusic.com

myspace.com/swamimusic

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