Tag: Bhangra Legend

Bhangra Music Has Lost An Icon: Rest in Peace Kuly from RDB



RIP Kuly RDBSimply Bhangra has announced  that Kuly from RDB (Rhythm Dhol Bass) has passed away on the evening of May 22nd. No news media can confirm or comment on the cause of his death right now.

Plenty South Asian music artists and fans from all over the world are being effected by this tragic loss. RDB was one of the first Bhangra groups to be noticed worldwide among the young South Asian generation. RDB consists of three brothers Manj, Surj and Kuly – who was the eldest.

We at Urban Desi Radio are really touched by this loss in particular because RDB was one of the first Bhangra groups to really showcase what Urban Desi music really was. The integration of East meets West Bhangra music was mastered by RDB. They have really paved the way for many South Asian artists in the past decade. When RDB partnered with Snoop Dogg, they made immense waves in the South Asian music industry.

Kuly will be missed, but never forgotten.

*Special Thanks to SimplyBhangra.com for breaking the news.


RIP Dev Raj Jassal



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(photo from punjab2000.com)

We just got the news, the great Dev Jassalji,  has succumb to pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed earlier in the new year, he wrote songs perform by artists like Jazzy B, Amrinder Gill, Balwinder Safri and AS Kang. He was also an accomplished algohey and tumbi player. The outpour of condolences is flooding the social networks, his spirit will live on through music. All of us at Urban Desi Radio send our warm thoughts to Dev Raj Jassalji.