Tag: Bollywood

Desi Raw Radio

23Sep

POSTED BY

The beautiful thing about podcasting is the creative flare and freedom.

Industry Veterans DJ Dips and Mentor Beats recently launched “Desi Raw Radio” it’s a nice blend of urban/bhangra/a bit of bollywood/mainstream beats.

Dips and Mentor scored an interview with Rishi Rish.

Fans of Rishi, Jay Sean and Juggy D eagerly await the trios new track “Freak” – do they still have the magical chemistry? We shall see…

We will be featuring their Desi Raw Radio on our Soundcloud (upper right corner)

 

Dil Ki Baatein – The 515 crew ft. Chirag Rao OUT NOW ON iTunes

29Mar

POSTED BY

Dil Ki Baatein brings together an array of amazing talents. The tune written and composed by World Music artist the lovely Sonia Panesar.  You throw in the 515 Crew who delivers musical influences from all around the world with that Bollywood flare. They have performed with Legendary Alaap, Navin Kundra, Sunil Kalyan and Sonia Panesar. Besides 515 Crew amazing hook in the beginning of the track and Chirag’s smooth vocals really pulls you in.  Chirag studied under the phenomenal Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, whose also taught singers such as Hariharan, Shaan and Sonu Nigam.  Get your copy Dil Ki Baatein now!

Can Bollywood Keep Up With Ms. Kardashian?

10Oct

POSTED BY

Picture 5

If there’s a Bollywood Director out there, email us for Kim Kardashian’s agents number, she has recently expressed interest in taking on Bollywood. We’re sure you wouldn’t have any trouble finding a leading man for this Armenian bombshell.

“I would love to be in a Bollywood movie. Every time I see a Bollywood film it seems so glamorous. My brother actually went to India once and came back with all this amazing jewellery and so many stories. I would love to go there.”

India has got the best of Kim, since she’s been spending time in Dubai (We are sure she knows Dubai ISN’T in India) there’s no immediate plans for the Kardashian sisters to open up a Kash store, however, she’s excited to open up”Millions of Milkshakes” in Dubai.

Remember the string of sweet and funny tweets Jay Sean left for Kim? Perhaps the next time he tours India, he should take Kim along!

PS. Bollywood Directors, if Kim has trouble crying on cue? Just hide her earrings! You will get more tears than Kareena Kapoor!

Bollywood Bhangra:House Edition Ft. Jay Dabhi TONIGHT in L.A.!

15Jun

POSTED BY

Picture 24

North America’s greatest South Asian DJ, Jay Dabhi is set to present a tasteful night of Bollywood and Bhangra Music, House Edition on June 16th at 8 p.m. at the one and only, Conga Room in LA Live.

Dabhi was introduced to his first set of turntables at the age of 12, he impressed his sister’s friends with his ability to mix and match the tempos of different records at such a young age.

“I was so excited to use the turntables,” recalls Jay, “that I would cut school to take a train and two buses to my friend’s house where I could practice mixing.”

This turn table expert merged out of the New York circuit in the early 1990’s and has proved to be one of the most recognized South Asian club DJs in North America. After spinning in Canada, South Africa and the UK, Dabhi is steps foot in L.A. to give the L.A. night life something to dance about.

Dabhi will grace the stage as the main act alongside L.A.’s very own South Asian DJs, Sandeep Kumar and DJ Nitro who have been spinning in the South Asian music scene for over a decade. With Nitesh D. and Rinku Show as hosts, this night is ought to be one of the hottest South Asian parties this summer.

Dhabi will be mixing Bollywood and Bhangra music at the Conga Room but, it doesn’t stop there. Specializing in house music, he will place his own twist and flavor into his mixes and provide a rather diverse style of turntablism by mashing up Bollywood, Bhangra and house music all night.

“We’re excited to have Jay Dabhi back in LA” said Rahul Khanna, one of the elite South Asian party promoters at Conga Room, “he has a keen connection to this city after he won ‘South Asian DJ of the Year’ from the South Asian Student Alliance (SASA) held in LA ,in the early 2000s.”

Bringing the crowd together is what Dabhi does best and as soon as his hands touch the turntables, the crowd at Conga Room is expected to go wild on a night where 400 party goers are expected to show.

About The Conga Room
The world famous Conga Room is a nightclub and concert venue located at L.A. LIVE, the downtown entertainment district across the Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre, featuring authentic Latin-style tapas cuisine, a broadcast control room and 1,000-person capacity. Founded by real estate entrepreneur Brad Gluckstein, The World Famous Conga Room is co-owned by Will. I. Am, Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Sheila E., and NBA stars Baron Davis and Trevor Ariza.

For tickets to Jay Dabhi: A Night of Bollywood and Bhangra, House Edition or for more information please visit http://www.congaroom.com


RDB SELECTED BRAND AMBASSADORS FOR IIFA 2011

13Jun

POSTED BY

Picture 12Another cool gig to add to their resume, the RDB brothers and Nindy Kaur are going to be the Brand Abassadors for IIFA 2011 ( International Indian Film Academy) in North America. Over the last couple of years, RDB has gone Bollywood, working with numerous A-List Bollywood celebrities. They will be kicking off the event with Walk of Fame ceremony alongside the beautiful Bipasha Basu.

Manj is excited to take part in the IIFA festivities, RDB will also be performing at the IIFA Buzz in Brampton, Toronto.

Myself and Nindy Kaur are so excited about bringing Bipasha down and being part of the IIFA Buzz, Brampton. To be brand ambassadors and represent IIFA in Toronto and being the only UK Asian Artist to do so for the first time is overwhelming. We believe RDB and Nindy Kaur is a perfect bridge between Bollywood and Mainstream in the North America market’’.


Get Political About Love this Summer!

8Jun

POSTED BY

Picture 31After two years promoting for this film, Politics of Love, starring Brian White and Mallika Sherawat is hitting the screens this summer. After reviewing the trailer, as I predicted it’s going to be light comedy, where political seriousness goes out the window. Brian’s character is the McCain volunteer coordinator, while Mallika’s character is the volunteer coordinator for Obama. Can you feel the tension? This trailer produces some witty lines that has peaked my curiosity. Brian and Mallika both hold their own regarding sex appeal, Mallika certainly doesn’t follow the Bollywood “turnaway cheek” rule when it comes to kissing – and why should she? She’s an actress after all, if the Bollywood moguls has any issues, they need to take the ladoos out of their ass and deal with it. Just like Sarah Palin needs to deal with that fact she has an IQ of a door knob and has no business being a part of the presidential campaign.

It’s Raining Noobs in B-Town

26Feb

POSTED BY

Picture 18

By Neha “Bollywood” Gautam

It is not only a goal, but for many debut actors and actresses, a dream to gain accolades for their very first film. In recent times, there have been three major people to do so in Bollywood: Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, and Ranveer Singh. If these names don’t ring a bell, I’m sure the songs “Haule Haule,” “Munni Budnaam Hui,” and “Ainvayi Ainvayi” do!

First in line to win our hearts was Anushka Sharma way back when with RAB NE BANA DI JODI (December 2008). She was paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan and directed by the one and only, Aditya Chopra, who is known for producing and writing plenty of movies, but directing only very few, including DDLJ and Mohabbatein. Not only is Aditya Chopra a gem of a director, but Shah Rukh Khan? The name alone is enough said.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of King Khan, but he does have his charm, and to be sharing the screen for an Aditya Chopra directorial with a newcomer is a HUGE burden for the newbie. To say the very least, Anushka Sharma, a 20-year-old (at the time) from Bangalore, stole the show! She was a complete natural and exceeded everyone’s expectations! Both the audience and critics loved her, as she was nominated for pretty much every Debut/Best Actress award for her role as Tani. She didn’t win due to a stiff competition that year, but did go on to deliver another hit with BADMAASH COMPANY (May 2010). Post RNBDJ, her next blockbuster came with BAND BAAJA BAARAT this past December 2010. This was, by far, the best Bolly movie I’ve seen in a while. I was obsessed with it after watching it once, so I went on to see it about five more times within two weeks; it really was THAT good! I highly recommend it to everyone!! Anushka’s next, PATIALA HOUSE, which released about two weeks ago, didn’t fare too well at the box office, but her performance was very much appreciated.

Following Anushka’s royal entrance with SRK was Sonakshi Sinha’s powerful debut with Sallu-bhai in DABANGG! Once again, a debutante was caste opposite one of the greats in the business. Expectations naturally increase in such situations. And once again, Sonakshi is no less than amazing! She impressed and mesmerized the audience with her unique charm. The dialogue, “Thappad se dar nahin lagta hai, Saab; pyaar se lagta hai” (“I’m not afraid of getting hit, Sir; I’m scared of love”), became a huge hit with the fans! Sonakshi spoke very little in the film, as she expressed so much through her eyes and her body… body language, that is! She has been signed on for about five more films. It has yet to be seen if she can live up to expectations. Salman Khan helped her win accolades with her dabangg (fearless) debut, but can she repeat the magic with her upcoming films??

Back to my obsession with BAND BAAJA BAARAT (December 2010) comes our final awesome debutante: Ranveer Singh. I have to admit, although Anushka Sharma did a great job as his co-actor and Maneesh Sharma did a kick-ass job directing it, I have to go on record to say that Ranveer Singh was the heart and soul of the film! Every dialogue, dance-move, smile, shirtless scene (definitely could’ve used some more), was just brilliant! Ranveer was on-point and beyond excellent in every single scene! A debut with Yash Raj Films, acting opposite Anushka, winning over 10 Best Debut Actor awards… what more could he have asked for?? He broke down in tears upon winning the prestigious Filmfare Award. I was almost in tears with him. Okay, yes, I am obsessed. You’ll understand why after watching it, too! So go for it! BAND BAAJA BAARAT is a winner, all the way!

His next will be once again with Anushka and directed by Maneesh: LADIES VS. RICKY BAHL. (btw, the Koffee with Karan episode with Ranveer and Anushka is hilarious! Give that a go, as well!)
The noobs have taken over, and rightfully so. Anushka, Sonakshi, and Ranveer have claimed their ground in Bollywood and will continue to deliver hits. All my money is on Ranveer Singh, though! 😀

Neha “Bollywood” Gautam is our Bollywood Blogger, if you would like to blog for Urban Desi Radio, please email us urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com

Sun Soniye out on iTunes

14Feb

POSTED BY

Picture 76

Parichay’s single Tum Habibi was featured on our Top 60 Desi Beats for 2k10, if you fell in love with that track, you are going to love Sun Soniye! We are excited for Parichay’s new album. Bring it on!

Buy Sun Soniye

Canadian singer and song writer Parichay gives you ‘Sun Soniye’. The perfect romantic song for Valentines Day. Sun Soniye  is a Hindi/ R&B Ballad featuring the prince of Desi Urban music – Parichay & R&B star – Freedom. It has an old school Bollywood feel to it with a catchy chorus, emotionally charged beat and strong, romantic lyrics – perfect for Valentine’s day to tell that special someone that you appreciate them… After the huge success of Yamla Pagla Deewana and Tum Habibi this is a song everyone can jam to on Valentines day.  Parichay who is signed to Three records run by music producers RDB is set to release his album this year.

Preity Zinta taking heat for Kings XI Punjab cricket team

12Jan

POSTED BY

Picture 21

I remember briefly, I mean BRIEFLY meeting Preity Zinta, who did a show here in the Bay Area back in 2002. She was running late and quickly came out of her limo with a couple of her costumes, frantically asking me WHERE IS THE DRESSING ROOM?! I showed her to her dressing room, she thanked me and that was that. My first impression of her that she wasn’t expecting the VIP treatment, she simply wanted a room to get ready in. Let’s face it, the backstage to the SF Cowell Palace was no VIP backstage. Pretty cold and drafty.

She love for a lot of things, especially her cricket team Kings XI Punjab. But some fans are under the assumption she makes all the players calls. A lot of the cricket fans aren’t happy with some of the players who got pick for KXIP. Preity being the pretty face of the Kings XI Punjab, has to take the heat from the angry KXIP fans.

She tweeted, “Ok guys! Cannot answer any more cricket questions! Am neither an expert nor a cricket guru ! All KXIP player selections were by the coach !” On that note, don’t go to Preity when it comes to making your bets!

Mallika Shakes her Mehbooba on New Years

1Jan

POSTED BY

Picture 28

Check out this exclusive video posted on Mallika’s twitter, doing a bollywood dance routine to “Mehbooba” on New Years.