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9 Reasons Why You Should Get “Senti” with The PropheC

23Apr

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9 Reasons Why You Should Get “Senti” with The PropheC

If you really want our opinion, Canadian music artist The PropheC sings and produces tracks that are fit for the highest of times, and the lowest of times — he’ll sing about anything from euphoric love spells  to shitty heartbreaks! But it’s sentimental and beautiful, nevertheless!

His songs consist of emotionally driven ballads, poetic Punjabi lyrics and the perfect fusion of East and West musical beats that can send you into a la-la land of daydreams and lovey-dovey thoughts. Emotional thoughts that are centered around  falling stupidly in love or cursing that lover who screwed you over — or something close to it.

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8 Reasons Why We Love Culture Shock

29Mar

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After the recent release of their new mix tape – Leger Tender 2.5, we fell in love with the Baba Kahn, Sunny Brown and Lomaticc  all over again! We couldn’t take it anymore and had to express our feelings about what makes them one of the best South Asian music groups! Keep reading to find out the top reasons why they are loved by thousands of people from all around the world.

8. Down to Earth Kinda Guys

The Urban Desi Radio team has been lucky enough to meet the Culture Shock crew. We can genuinely say that they are nicest guys in the business! They love making time for the fans and always make sure they keep their followers happy!

7. Excellent Management & Media Support

The trio is supported by some of the greatest entertainment professionals in the South Asian music business. Their direct manager Rinku Ghei plans and executes everything from marketing to show production with great ability. The group’s biggest media sponsors–Desi Hits.com, do a great job promoting their success as well!

6. Everyone Gets a Backstage Pass

We love the fact that the group is always making an effort to give their fans a sneak peek of their production process through videos on YouTube. Their fans love to see how their creativity unfolds which gives everyone a feeling of closeness to the group. Score!

5.  Damn Good Looks & Charm

This trio has the perfect mix of good looks, charm and sexiness! Each one of the guys bring something different to the table and the ladies go completely ga-ga over it!

4. Ability to Produce All Types of Music

Calling these guys creative is an understatement. Not only can they produce amazing music, but they seem to have mastered every type of music genre. From hip hop, R&B, dance, urban Desi  to  traditional Desi music – these guys have it on lock.  They are jacks of all trades!

3. Social Media Savvy

The Culture Shock team are pros at marketing their content on the net through social media but most importantly, we love the fact that they take time out of their busy schedules to reply back or re-tweet their fans. And if you’re a fan, getting a re-tweet or a reply is the best feeling in the world!

2. Free Music = Happiness

To be quite honest, our jaws dropped when we saw that their new album – Legal Tender 2.5  was up for free download! In this day and age, you won’t find many music artists putting up an entire album up for grabs like that. For this reason, we bow down to them!

 

1. They Know How to Rock a Crowd

If you’ve ever seen Culture Shock perform live, you know what we’re talking about! We’ve seen these guys pump up the crowd like no other music group. Not only do the ladies go crazy, but their music sends intense shock waves to your brain making you realize how awesome they are on and off the stage!

Time and time again, Culture Shock proves to be one of the most loved South Asian music groups. We wish them a long and prosperous music life and hope they continue to produce amazing music for many years to come!

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Urban Desi Radio – Show #2 – March 2012

27Mar

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Playlist:

1. “World” – Culture Shock

2. “Aint No Love” – Raxstar feat. Yamla Jatt

3. “San Franpsycho” – Mandeep Sethi

4. “Moorni” – Panjabi MC (Pure Music Generals Version)

5. “Bad Girls” – M.I.A. (Jimmy Love Moombahton Edit)

6. “Mahi Mahi” – Bilal Saeed

7. “Save the World” – Culture Shock feat. Nindy Kaur

8. “Nachengi” – Bikram Singh

9. “Depths of  My Soul” – Saint Soilder

10. “Oh Re Piya” – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (DJ Amar Choudhary Mix)

11. “Boohey Baariyan” – Hari and Sukhmani

12. “Nachle” – Punjabi Hit Squad

 

 

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15 Coolest Desi Music Artists from California

21Mar

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15. Panjabi Architect

From: Los Angeles

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Although he’s not an architect by profession, he sure can build towering music tracks. Panjabi Architect has the ability to “engineer” eerie and soulful beats together which makes for a relaxing listen. Our favorite track is “Bol Fakira Bol” which incorporates Gurdas Mann’s powerful words. “I think imagination to conceive and create is “architecture” and each beat should be carefully placed, chopped, blended and synchronized to perfection” he says. Well guess what Mr. Architect? You’ve done an amazing job with living up to your name!

14. Baagi

From: Los Angeles

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Baagi is a rapper who can express himself freely in Punjabi. His music and lyrics have an important purpose, in fact, he has touched upon farmer suicides, droughts in India and even the 1984 massacre in Punjab. Baagi is not afraid to rap with intention to spread further awareness about these issues. Our favorite Baagi track includes “Pagaari Sahmbal” which is dedicated to “the bushy bearded, bald headed and everyone in between” says Baagi!

13. Bol Punjab De

From: The Bay Area

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Bol Punjab De started off as simple party DJs in 1998 and morphed into quite talented music producers. With hundreds of performances under their belt, at venues across the nation and worldwide, they have rocked dance floors with smooth mixing and great MC skills. Their hit single “Gera Like a G6” took the Bhangra music industry by storm when they gave “Like a G6” originally sung by Far East Movement a Bhangra makeover.  Their name says it all and they definitely define the sounds of Punjab (with a little urban flair, when necessary!).

12. Doc Bladez

From: Los Angeles

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Bladez has been one of the earliest South Asian adaptors of Turtablism, which even won him awards in the 90’s! If you’ve been lucky enough to see this guy in action, you probably understand what other “tricks” he has up his sleeve. He is one of the few DJs that can rock a party with body tricks while playing mixes of Hip-Hop, Punjabi, and his recent favorite – Dubstep, and Drum n Bass. He has the ability to fuse classic Punjabi folk music and give it a new generation kick-in-the-ass! Check out his 30 minute non-stop mix of of “Desi Dubstep Journey” which we can’t get enough of!

11. Shar S.

From: Central Valley

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Not only can he sing, rap and produce music but he can direct, shoot and edit video flawlessly!  Shar S is a musician and visual artist all in one and pours his creativity out into all his media. His hit single “Akhiyan” produced by RBS Productions has been an all-time favorite for the hopeless romantic. His bad-boy looks and out-of-the-box music videos make the perfect formula for a very creative and successful artist!

10. Hargo Boparai

From: The Bay Area

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If there’s one music producer to put California on the map, it’s Hargo Boparai! His recent album titled “Bhangrafornia” really gave the world a flavor what a talented music producer from the Golden state can really do. With collaborations with Master Salim, Surinder Shinda, Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti and more, Hargo has genuinely showcased true Punjabi roots through his music. Check out his recent music video “Tere Vargi”  shot all over Northern Cali!

9. Hoodini

From: Los Angeles

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Formally known as Jagmeet Singh, Hoodini is a simple kid living outside the city of Angeles, but his talent is far from simple. Hoodini is the epitome of California hip-hop with a voice that flows flawlessly. “King”, his partner in crime, adds the perfect amount of indie flavor with his guitar skills when they perform live together. Watch them in action in our favorite track “Breakfast

 

8. Kanwar Gill

From: Los Angeles

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He’s the famous “Son of a Sardar” and original pioneer of Punjabi rap. Kanwar started his music career with the hip-hop Desi group Karmacy back in the 90’s and has been releasing powerful Punjabi rap lyrics ever since. Kanwar has the ability to rap in Punjabi and English in the same song! The way his words flow, never fail to give us chills down our spine! Just last year, Kanwar teamed up with singer Ladla Punjabi and produced a heart-warming track called “Teer” that really touched the lives of many Sikhs around the world, take a listen!

 

7. Haji Springer

From: The Bay Area

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This guy is like the Mac Dre of the South Asian hip-hop world! With his unique (and at times) explicit lyrics, Haji doesn’t fail to impress with his overall gaudy music and rapping style. He went from a solo gig to a music group called 3 AM and produced the hit single “Bass Hits Hard” which was a chart topper in mainstream American radio stations all over the nation! He’s definitely the poster child of South Asian hip-hop from the Bay Area.

6. Sammy Chand

From: Los Angeles

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Rukus Avenue, one of the first South Asian record label company’s in the U.S. was founded by Sammy Chand in 1996. He really understood the need to produce and manage legit South Asian talent in California and made it happen!  Sammy is a true pioneer when it comes to putting an official stamp on South Asian music. He’s signed plenty of artists along the way and still had time to produce various types of music for his own label. Let’s thank Mr. Sammy Chand for paving the way for California South Asian music artists!

 

5. Raginder Momi

From: The Bay Area

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Ahh, Raginder is a breath of fresh air. He’s not your average music artist, in fact he doesn’t even sing! Raginder is also known as “Violinder” because of his impeccable violin skills. Raginder’s specialty includes producing music covers of well know hip-hop, pop, bhangra and hindi songs with his violin skills. He’s been playing the instrument since the age of 9 and his music is proof of his remarkable talent! Our favorite cover includes Punjabi MC’s “Mirza” take a listen!

4. Mira Veda

From: San Francisco

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Mira taught herself to write music and soon enough, she had enough music to release her own album. Mira is one of the few South Asian female artists hailing out of California. Her connections with the Recording Academy have given her plenty of mainstream existence. Mira is an artist who mostly sings in English but, is never afraid of recording some music in her mother tongue. Thanks for representing the females Mira, we adore you!

3. Pree Mayall

From: Sacramento

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He’s got the look, but don’t mistake him for a UK lad – he’s been born and raised in California! Pree is a Punjabi recording artist who is constantly putting out great Urban Desi music. Teaming up with his DJ/music producing friends is not only fun, but it helps his songs become smash hits, especially in the UK! His latest music video and track “Aaja Aaja” gives you a perfect example of his slick style and dashing good looks!

 

2. Mixman Shawn

From: The Bay Area

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Music has been pumping through his veins since the tender age of 5! Shawn started off his career with The Outfit Entertainment in the early 2000’s and soon after branched out into producing, singing and rapping for his own label- The Diamond Lane. Not only does he have the ability to produce and vocalize his music, he can write riveting lyrics to surely send someone goose bumps. Take a look at his true poetic and artistic side in our favorite music video of his – “Toofan” featuring another Bay Area music artist, Jesse.

 

1. Mandeep Sethi

From: Los Angeles and San Francisco

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Mandeep believes that his microphone is his channel for change and spreading awareness, in other words, social advocacy through music. Sethi has grown up around the influence of hip-hop and its basic fundamentals which he puts to good use. Social consciousness and cultural awareness act as pillars for Sethi’s music and lyrics which surely inspires a complete generation. Sethi enjoys traveling the world, stimulating others consciously while while sowing the seeds of true hip-hop. He has earned the number 1 spot on our list because of his influence to the South Asian hip-hop movement in the Western countries and in most of South Asia.

Think we missed someone? E-mail us at urbandesiradio@gmail.com and let us know!

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Urban Desi Radio – Show 2 – March 2012

8Mar

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UDR’s latest show

(March 2012)

Host: Miss Banga

Playlist:

1. Nai Reina – Imran Khan ( DJ Shadow Mumbai Mix)
2.Aap Jaisa Koi – Mixman Shawn feat. Mira Veda
3. Akhiyan – Shar.S feat. Desi Routz
4. Akhiyan – Surinder Kaur (G-Ta Dub-Step Mix)
5. Dil Nachde – Delhi2Dublin
6. International Love (Jay Dhabi Mix feat. RDB)
7. Fly Away – Kid Skilly
8. Moorni – Punjabi MC ( Violinder Mix)
9. Dil Mera – Punjabi Hit Squad feat. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
10. Chikni Chameli (DJ Amar)
11. Kudi – Tigerstyle
12. OMG – Metz and Trix feat Surinder Rattan
13. Facebook Uttey- Kuldeep Dhaliwal

1. Nai Reina – Imran Khan ( DJ Shadow Mumbai Mix)

2.Aap Jaisa Koi – Mixman Shawn feat. Mira Veda

3. Akhiyan – Shar.S feat. Desi Routz

4. Akhiyan – Surinder Kaur (G-Ta Dub-Step Mix)

5. Dil Nachde – Delhi2Dublin

6. International Love (Jay Dhabi Mix feat. RDB)

7. Fly Away – Kid Skilly

8. Moorni – Punjabi MC ( Violinder Mix)

9. Dil Mera – Punjabi Hit Squad feat. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

10. Chikni Chameli (DJ Amar)

11. Kudi – Tigerstyle

12. OMG – Metz and Trix feat Surinder Rattan

13. Facebook Uttey- Kuldeep Dhaliwal

Top 10 Sexiest Urban Desis

25Feb

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South Asians are known to be some of the best-looking people on earth. Piercing eyes, dark hair and olive skin are the staples of what’s sexy now and days. We thought I’d be a great idea to compile a list of  some of the SEXIEST Urban Desis out there. Please note: this is outside Bollywood (since there so many sexy folk to choose from in Bollywood, it’s just not fair!). Enjoy this list and please try not to drool on your keyboard. It’s hard enough for us *slurp*

10.Sanjay Gupta

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Indian-American Neurosurgeon and Media Personality

Hey, just because he’s a medical specialist, doesn’t mean he can’t be sexy! Sanjay Gupta doesn’t necessarily ooze sex but, there’s just something sexy about a knowledgeable, handsome South Asian man on camera. He’s one silver fox that definitely earns the first spot on our list!

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9. Imran Khan (Singer)

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Dutch-Pakistani Music Artist

King Khan grazed the music scene back in 2007 and since then we can’t stop talking about him! Not only can he sing some of the hottest Urban Desi tracks, he has become a sex icon among the Punjabi music scene. Oh and not to mention,  those luscious lips!

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8. Gulzaeb Beg Ali

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UK  Model and TV Presenter

So you American folk may have not heard of her but, Gulzaeb has fast become a recognized face in the UK fashion modeling industry. She’s a versatile model and a sexy vixen who isn’t afraid to pose with traditional Desi garb or slip into something western and sweet. Classy and sexy. What more would you want?

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7. Nigel Barker

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British Photographer and Former Model

The name doesn’t show it but, Nigel is one sexy Desi. Half  English and half Sri Lanken, this guy can play both sides of the ethnic card. Nigel proves that Desi muts come out just as sexy as full Desis!

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6.Minnie Gupta

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Indian Swimsuit Model

Her modeling credits include Playboy, FHM and Maxim. Yah, enough said! This Desi chick has always been confident to strut her goods regardless of the taboos of naughty posing in the Desi community. Go ahead girl, do your thing!

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5. Noureen Dewulf

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American Actress

Noureen has graced the big screen, little screen and independent screen through out her career.  She always made sure she carried a dose of sexiness with her! She was once on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list. Not only is she hot among Desis but, she’s hot in mainstream media as well!

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4. Imran Khan (actor)

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Bollywood Actor

Alright, alright, I know we said that we were not going in include Bollywood actors but, Imran Khan can be considered a real Urban Desi! He was born in Wisconsin and graduated high school in Silicon Valley! Imran has come to be one of the sexiest guys in Bollywood today. Too bad he’s married DOH!

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3. Jay Sean

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Mainstream Music Artist

The females at Urban Desi Radio said they would lick chocolate off of his chest. That’s how sexy Jay Sean is. Jay has proven that South Asians can have an amazing voice, be sexy and gain mainstream popularity all at the same time! Jay keep doing what your doing because you are sizzlin’ hot!

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2. Padma Lakshmi

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Author, Model and TV Host

Standing at 5’9, Padma has been acknowledged in American media as one of the hottest Indian woman on the TV screen. Her sexiness started in 1993 when she became the first Indian model to walk at runways in Paris, Milan and New York. She’s also been famous for posing in the nude, we’ll save that fore later 😉

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1. Sunny Leone

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Adult Film Star and Actress

Miss. Sunny gains our number one spot because… well, do we really need to explain why? She has to be one of the sexiest Urban Desis  in entertainment history! Although your mummy and papa may not agree with her profession, we LOVE her for breaking the mold of the “good Indian woman” . We love you Sunny!

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