Tag: Bhangra

Step up and find a match for Sonia

5Jan

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Please visit CureSonia.com she needs a bone marrow transfusion to help fight her Leukemia, the bone marrow has to be someone from a South Asian origin. All it takes is a few cotton swabs inside your mouth to see if you could be the one to save Sonia’s life. We should all take the opportunity to do this simple test.  Imagine someone in your family could end up in Sonia’s position. No one is immune from leukemia or cancer, it can strike anyone at any time. If you are interested in hosting a drive please email curesoniadrives[@]gmail.com

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Jay Sean at the NY Stock Exchange

3Jan

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Jay Sean closes the stock market today, random — yes! But he’s looking good in that suit. In fact, Sirius XM was the highest traded stock today. Do you think Jay Sean had something to do with it? Probably not. According to stock expects, car sale ads could boost the Sirius XM shares tomorrow. Trade wisely folks!

Top 15 Desi Artists of the Decade

31Dec

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This list is like no other, something that can only come out once in a decade. These artists shaped the 2000’s with their talent and dedication to the scene. Urban Desi Radio proudly presents the Top 15 Desi Artists of the decade!

15. Atif Aslam
Years Active: 2002- Present
Genres: Hindi, Urdu, Romantic and Rock

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Aslam, a Pakistan native, had been widely recognized in the Bollywood scene and has given several hits such as Woh Lamhe, Tere Bin, Kuch Is Tarah, Tera Hoone Laaga Hoon and more. He’s known for his powerful vocal belting technique and ladies… the way he romances in his songs, doesn’t it just make you melt?Bollywood music would be tasteless without him.

14. DJ Sanj
Years Active: 2002- Present
Genres: Bhangra, Punjabi and Hip-Hop

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Before DJ Sanj there had  been no artist coming out of the US or Canada with legit Desi tunes and remixes. Sanj  was one of the first Desi artists to represent North America.  He took mainstream loops with Punjabi vocals and made some musical magic.  C’mon admit it, I know you’re still bumping his mixes!

13. Amrinder Gill
Years Active: 2000- Present
Genres: Punjabi, Bhangra, Romance, Hindi Pop

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He has one of the most passionate voices in Punjabi music. Guys, if you really want your girl to melt- play one of Arminder Gill’s romantic ballads. Arminder has impressed us with the diversity of music genres incorporated in his songs including: folk-rooted tracks to up-tempo dance tunes for the bhangra lovers, hey… he’s even had a couple rock songs!  A Punjabi artist who experienments with every type of music genre has earned the 13th place on our list!

12. Satinder Sartaj
Years Active: 2003-Present
Genres: Sufi, Folk, Punjabi

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Okay fine, he’s an artist most of our parents/grandparents listen to but, they have been raving about this man for a reason. His lyrical poetry revels the glory of mysticism. In fact, his poems have inspired many around the world. Sartaj has taken his sufiana music career to another level by dressing and writing like Warris Shah, a man who gave a new direction to Punjabi literature. Looks like Sartaj may be on same path, looking to change the world.

11. Lehmber Hussainpuri
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genres: Punjabi and Bhangra

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It’s a talented voice you can’t fail to recognize. Lehmber first appeared on the bhangra scene in collaboration with Dr. Zeus on the album Unda the Influence. Lehmber’s voice became a hit with both traditional and modern bhangra fans. We can’t forget his most notable tracks: Ah Ni Kuriye, Das Ja, Saadi Gali, Seetiyan and the worldwide smash hit Desi Rock. Hit after hit Lehmber stays in the spotlight!

10. MC Metz and Trix
Years Active: 2000-Present
Genres: Urban Desi

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These two MCs became the hottest duo to hit the Urban Desi music scene in the UK. After teaming up with big names like Surinder Rattan, RDB, Mac G and others they quickly gained status as the ‘Red man & Method Man’ of the Desi music scene. With hits like Tappe,Ambarsariya,Aja Mahi and more, this duo proved they wont back down from what they do best, rap and MC!

9. Swami
Years Active: 2000- Present
Genres: Pop, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Bhangra and Rock

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The world hasn’t seen a band like this yet. Tell me where can you get a partially Desi band who keep their traditional sense yet, break the barriers of typical pop music. Do you remember the phrase ‘Desi Rock’? Well, that phrase originated by Swami music! Their album Desi Rock was voted a BBC Radio 1 favorite which then, launched their career into orbit. They have been producing fresh-desi-neofunk beats ever since. UDR loves raw music and artists, thus placing them for #9 on our list.

8.  Dr. Zeus
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genres: Bhangra, Punjabi and Urban Desi

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You’ve probably danced to all his hit singles: Gwandian Da Dhol, Kangna, Ah Ni Kuriye, Sat Sri Akal, Assi Haan Punjabi and more. If Lehmber is singing over a sick beat, it’s probably Zeus and in the background making some music magic. Zeus has the ability to take traditional Punjabi lyrics and music and merge them into something so hip and modern. Zeus is a talented producers, I’m sure you all can’t wait for what he has coming up next!

7. Raghav
Years Active: 2003- Present
Genres- Pop, Hindi Pop

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His voice sounds like it’s coming out of some old raagi’s mouth but, the funny thing is he’s a young guy with a enourmous voice. He hails out of Canada, was vocally trained in Los Angles and now resides in the UK- this proves that Raghav is surely all over the map and verfies his worldwide fame. With over 1.3 million records sold worldwide, Raghav has raised the bar for Desi-pop artists.

6.Miss Pooja
Years Active: 2006-Present
Genres: Bhangra and Punjabi

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She’s known as “The Duet Queen.” If you happen to come across someone blasting bhangra music, most likely it’s a duet sung by Miss Pooja. She’s produces hit after hit and you know you can’t get enough of her flirty and fun duets. It’s a relief to see female artists putting in much time and effort to reach the top! Girl Power!

5. Juggy D
Years Active: 2004- Present
Genres: Punjabi, Bhangra, Urban Desi

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Thanks to Rishi Rich, Juggy D made his debut alongside Jay Sean. Juggy D has been the face of the UK Bhangra  scene ever since he broke through in 2004. Not only has he collaborated with his fellow peers but, has worked with big names like Madonna, Ricky Martin and Craig David. Let’s not forget his guest apperrences in a couple Bollywood films, this guy was a hit and will continue to be!

4.  Imran Khan
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Genre: Punjabi and Urban Desi

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We started warming up to him after his hit single, ‘Ni Nachleh’ and since then, we can’t stop bumping his beats! Although he has only had one album, Imran Khan has taken the Desi music scene by storm. His album Untouchable came out in 2009 with his catchy tune ‘Amplifier’ which, has been playing in every corner of the world, with youngsters and adults alike! Imran Khan has put Holland on the map!

3. Bohemia
Years Active: 2002-Present
Genre: Punjabi, Urdu and Desi Hip-Hop

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Critically  acclaimed as the ‘pioneer of Desi hip-hop’, Bohemia has set a standard for artists rapping in Punjabi and Urdu. After 3 hit albums: Vich Pardesan De, Pesa Nasha Pyar and The Rap Star, Bohemia has made his mark in the Desi music industry even, and even in Bollywood! Bohemia will continue to wow us with his rhymes and urban flavor.

2. RDB
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genre: Punjabi, Bhangra and Urban Desi

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the most popular bhangra brothers on the scene. Ever since they step foot onto the plate, they’ve always brought a new sound with them and created their own type of genre of music. Teaming up with big names like Akshay Kumar, Snoop Dogg and others has definitely put them on our top three.

1. Jay Sean
Years Active: 2003- Present
Genre:  R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop

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The first ever Desi to sign with one of the biggest records labels in the world. You can’t beat that, can you? Not only has this guy been a favorite with the Desi folks but, now he has made a name for himself in mainstream music. After being signed with Cash Money records, this guy has been flying high on the clouds of fame! If your rubbing  shoulders with Lil Wayne, Birdman and others alike, your doing something right. That’s why Mr. Kamaljit Jhooti has earned our #1 spot.

Breaking Beats: Casa-Licious Remix

28Dec

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Mr. Cas, from Breaking Beats brings us over 10 minutes of orgasmic Bhangra remixes! We’ve been waiting for this mix for a long time, it was worth the wait! Breaking Beats, Panjabi Hit Squad and G Town Desi (Type of Guy – Number 40 on Urban Desi Radio Top 60 Desi Beats for 2k10) will be coming together on New Years in Glasgow!

Casa -Licious Remix by Mr Cas (Breaking Beats)

Urban Desi Radio TOP 60 Desi Beats for 2010

26Dec

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A year in review of Urban Desi, Bhangra and Underground Desi beats right here on Urban Desi Radio. Tune in to the Junction this week to listen to the top 60 Desi beats! Be sure to submit your new tracks to urbandesiradio@gmail.com.

Listen to the TOP 60 Desi Beats Show

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60. The Raj – Panjabi MC

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59. Leave with you – Sir Aah ft. Nipsey Hussle

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58. I Love You – Stereo Nation (Johnny Jockey House Mix)

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57. Baa Farke – Highflyers ft. Kaka Bhainiwala

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56. Calle Ocho Remix – G Deep feat. Don Revo

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55. Rabba Es Dil Nu – Dilpreet Bhatia

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54. Sang Lagdi – Bobby Kang

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53. The Bazaar by Night – Sammy Chand

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52. Scooter Singh – Caravan Crookz n Ash King

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51. Jee Le – Navin Kundra

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50. Chori Chori (Dhol n Bass mix) – DJ Monte-S feat. Dark MC

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49. Bhangra Bump – Osama Com Laude & Talal Qureshi

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48. Permission – Veronica ft. Mumzy Stranger (prod. Rishi Rich)

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47. Ice Breaker – Trishna Amin

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46. Celt Islam – Dub Reflex

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45. Leja Kite Door – Harleen Singh

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44. Munda Hogaya Sharabi – Gippy Grewal & Bohemia

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43. I think I’m gonna kamasutra – Rasika

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42. Jatt Diyan Reesan – S Klass

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41.  Bol Fakira Bol – Panjabi Architect feat. Gurdas Maan

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40. Type of Guy – G Town Desi

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39. Ishq Brandy – Amit Rai

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38. Jatt Di Jawani – Gupsy Aujla

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37. Galay Lag Ja – Bonafide ft. Kam Frantic

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36. United We Stand – Sabotage feat. vartious artist

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35. Door Ni Kulne – Manni Sandhu

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34. Naag 2 – Popsy/Jazzy B

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33. Dil De De – Garry Sandhu

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32. Tum Habibi -Parichay

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31. Iranian Girl – P. Cantell

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30. Holi Holi – Taz/Bohemia

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29. Enhi Sohni – DJ Harvey

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28. Balle Balle – JR Dread

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27. Pindh Wich Balle Balle – DJ Sanj/Satwinder Birdi

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26. Putt Jatt Da – Jaz Dhami

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25. Sadeh Naal – Pree Mayall

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24. Nach Bhabiye – Taj E & Bee 2

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23. Keep A Secret – Raje

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22. London Town – Sam Khan

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21. 2012 – Jay Sean

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20. O O Jaane Jaana 2010 Remix – Jay Dabhi

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19. Captivated – Mira Veda

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18. Kya Karoon – The Truth ft. Mentor Beats

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17. Oye Hoye – Jagga

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16. Bruahh – Foji Gill

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15. Kiss (Chumma) – Blitz feat Rdb

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14. Turn the music up – The Bilz & Kashif

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13. It’s a Cry – Sullee J

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12. So Much (neoDesi mix) – Raghav ft. H Dhami

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11. Kaun Nachdi – PBN

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10. Johal Boliyan – Kulvinder Singh Johal

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09. Ik Jindree – Bikram Singh/Ishmeet

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08. Love lockdown – Janina

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07. Desi Nukhre – Taz/Mixman

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06. Bhangra Pauna – AMX

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05. Aisee Taisee – Mandeep Sethi

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04. Fly with me – Mumzy Stranger

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03. Morni Di Tor Waliye – En Karma

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02. Jeevay Pakistan – Bonafide

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01. Famous in the club – Jasmine Sandlas ft. RD

Exclusive Download Panjabi Architect “Bol Fakira Bol” feat. Gurdas Maan

21Nov

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One of our “UDR Artist of the Week” Panjabi Architect has come out with an exclusive download for all the Urban Desi Radio listeners. Download Bol Fakira Bol features the legendary Gurdas Maan and Panjabi Architect adds his own underground sound to the mix. He’s working on his new album “Truth and Lies” which should be coming out soon… watch this space for more on Panjabi Architect.

THIS IS A COURTESY DOWNLOAD – “BOL FAKIRA BOL” PANJABI ARCHITECT FEAT. GURDAS MAAN

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Popsy “Hyper” Podcast

17Nov

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Petz from Urban Desi Radio had Popsy on the Junction a couple of weeks ago, Urban Desi Radio was the first Desi Radio station here in the US to score an interview with Popsy, who launched his 4th album earlier this month.  Our favorite tracks are Naag 2 and Hyper Boliyan! Special thanks to Hari B for hooking up the interview.  Download Podcast to hear Popsy talking about everything from his new album and he sets the record straight with Petz regarding a rumor whether or not a well known artist was a ghost producer on the album.

Special Thanksgiving treat… HDhami and Raje Shwari at SOBs

11Nov

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Basement Bhangra hosted by DJ Rekha is “New York’s best kept secret” for the underground party scene. On Thanksgiving Eve (November 24th) H Dhami and Raje Shwari will be performing live at SOBs. For the last couple of months, it seems like DJ Rekha has been supporting Raje Shwari, she dropped her new single – “Keep a Secret” at a Basement Bhangra night. Could this be a new comeback for Raje Shwari? Raje has been living under the radar after leaving Timbaland’s camp. Her “Indian Flute” had moderate success, but the thing about some Desi artists, especially females, they tend to get caught up with shady management and we never hear from them. H Dhami was featured on Raghav’s new single “So Much” (The Neo Desi mix) but his fans are waiting for his second album. Between 2008 – 2010, we’ve heard H Dhami on Punjabi By Nature’s “Crowd Pleaser” album and Mumzy’s single “One More Dance”

Is there an under current collaboration between H Dhami and Raje Shwari? How can the two of them benefit from each other? H could probably open doors for Raje in the UK Asian scene and Raje could kick open a mainstream door for H. It would be interesting to see H recite Magoo and Sebastian’s lyrics from Indian Flute.

DSB Music presents… Bhangra Dub Step vol. 1

8Nov

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I got a soft spot for Dubstep, when you combined it with one of my favorite genres (Bhangra) it’s always a hit or miss with me because I tend to be tune and not too impressed 90% of the time.  But DSB comprised this cool mix tape, we are currently playing Miss Pooja, Dr. Zeus (listeners really feeling this one) and Bikram Singh on UDR’s Junction show.

Imran Khan – Bewafa DSB REMIX

Miss Pooja – Boli DSB REMIX

Miss Pooja – Nachdi De Pairan Vich DSB REMIX

PropheC – Sohni DSB REMIX

Bikram Singh – Tere Nain Nashiley DSB REMIX

Dr. Zeus – Kangna DSB REMIX

Surinder Shinda – Mirza DSB REMIX

Late Kaka Bhaniawala – Kise Hor Banereh DSB REMIX

Popsy New Album Hyper **OUT NOW**

6Nov

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Popsy joined Petz on the Junction for an exclusive interview HYPER, that dropped last Thursday. Popsy is an accomplished artist from the UK, who is a part of Jazzy B’s band. Hyper is Popsy’s forth album Buy Hyper On Itunes