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Pyar Nishani (Forget Me Not)



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New track from Burban Boombox Host & DJ OTinaOTina, produced by Mixman Shawn.

Check out those sexy pink stilettos… remember those? A couple of years ago when OTinaOTina came out with mixtape, she put those heels on top of her harmonium.

It was meant to be an artistic statement, but it caused controversy on her FB page.

Mixman Shawn and OTinaOTina make a great team!

Download Pyar Nishani (Forget Me Not)

An Enchanted Experience with SonnyJi



Sonny JiA week ago today, Sonny Ji hopped on his 1’s and 2’s and created magic through his impromptu mix.

Of Course, being a fan of the Bhangra Mixtape, I was selfish enough to have Sonny Ji spin..How was I going to have him be physically in front of me and not experience the magic in real life? That’s like waving a freaking strawberry lollipop in front of a toddler and then saying, “neener neener neener, you can’t have this”. Yeah. Cruel. Anyway, I called a few connections and booked him an impromptu gig to spin 2am-4am at a bar in the heart of San Francisco.


OTinaOTina Drops a New Mixtape – “Bhangin’ & Raw”



Urban Desi Radio presents….





1. Dope Shope – Honey Singh- International Villager
2. Hey Hey- Swami – Tigerstyle Remix – Equalize
3. You can dance – Bikram Singh – Bik.I.Am
4. Disco Da Dance – Dj Harpz
5. Challan Pakhiyan – Balwinder Safri – Rewind- Dj Sanj
6. Jaadu- The Dark MC – Retribution
7. Das Ja -Disc spin Bootleg remix – Dj Sanj
8. Notorious Jatt – Randy J
9.  Tutan wale – Mangi Mahal
10. Ik Gera Ik Gera – Breaking Beats
11. Husen Di Rani – Sidhu Tajpuri – Tigerstyle
12. Gora Gora Rang( Wiz Khalifa vs. Imran Khan) – Mixtabishi, Bhangrology
13. Mukhada feat Jay Status Deep Cold (DJ Sanj)
14. THE KANGSAAB remix — Mukhada feat Jay Status feat Deep Cold
15. Menu Tera Jeya (DholStep Remix) – B-STar vs. Akademik -Miss Pooja
16. Miss Soniyeh – Panjabi Hit Squad- World Famous
17. Jaan Mangdi- “Ripped off the internet” version – Jassi Sidhu
18. Brown Rang – Honey Singh – International Villager


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Rapper. Singer. Video Productionist. Photographer. Shar S.



Our featured artist of the week: Shar.S.


This man can do anything. Rap? Yes. Write. Yes. Sing? Yes. Videophotography and Photography? Yes and Yes.

Shar S. is from the Central Valley/So Cal in California, but his hometown is originally from Patiala, Punjab *ahem, that would also be my mom’s hometown*.

He has the look, the voice, and the vibe to be the next big superstar? Perhaps.

Big Ups to Shar .S. for putting CALI on the map!

Urban Desi Radio’s favorite pick of the week is his song, “Akhiyan” music produced by Desi Routz. Loving the urban European-desi style vibe of the song.

(You know I am a sucker for romantic ballads. This track is #1 on my list right now) It is hot!

Catch him at: You Tube , Sound Cloud  or download the song on iTunes now!

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**Attention all weak desi rappers** The Doctor is in.



By Tina Arneja www.otinaotina.us

Whoa Whoa Whoa. What is this? A Detroit-based American Desi rapper who raps in Urdu? Let me rephrase: An American Desi CONSCIOUS Rapper who spits rhymes in English and Urdu? Oh, and he’s a medical doctor too?

Kamran Rashid Khan (Lazarus) has got MAD talent and props to him for being a talented and consciously gifted new upcoming rapper.

There’s a handful of Desi rappers that I totally dig, but he just topped them all. He has truly delivered with “Drug of Choice”. Lazarus isn’t rapping about how he drives a black Denali while smoking a blunt. Instead, he is illustrating how MUSIC and RAP are his drug-of-choice. Also, LOVING the Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan incorporation. The music video is also very earthy–showcasing young life on the streets of Pakistan as opposed to some gangsters bobbing their head in a club.

Urban Desi Radio gives this guy 5 thumbs up, and I know we will be playing him weeks to come here at “The Beach”.

Did I already mention that he is a physician? (Being totally biased here, but he has just confirmed my theory that you can be in the medical profession and still be an extremely artistic musician part-time). *Ahem*

Download his Mixtape at http://www.LazarusStory.com.

Conscientious Hip-Hop with South Asian Voices



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Just as Talib Kweli and Mos Def joined to combine Hip-Hop and education awareness among the African American community, these young South Asian artists are doing the same for theirs. I feel that these young Sikh rappers are an excellent example of hip-hop as current politics, history, inventive poetry and wordplay, critically reflective insight, and musically captivating activism. These artists are beginning a strong underground movement for social awareness that will exist not only among the young Sikh community, but for the South Asian community as a whole.

Kudos and peace to these brothers for enlightening many youthful souls… with each show at a time.

*****This limited video footage is of the show which was held at Sol Collective in Sacramento, CA on December 22, 2010.  Sikh Knowledge + Mandeep Sethi + Humble the Poet + Hoodini and King! + Povan Beats + Baagi + Push. Hosted by AKA Amazing. DJ Rav-E