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Doni Brasco’s “Cos I Can” Movement

9Sep

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Do you believe in the kindness of strangers? I remember one time being in Starbucks and the person ahead of me paid for my coffee. She gave the Barista 10 dollars, which covered my grande caramel frappacino.

That random act of kindness made me smile.

Imagine making over 100 lunches in one afternoon…

The whole point of making these lunches is just to make people smile.

Welcome to Doni Brasco’s “Cos I Can” movement.

Every month, Doni and his friends gather at his house to make over 100 lunches which include a peanutbutter/jelly sandwich, a fruit drink, an apple, a bag of crisp and a sweet cake.

They pick a spot around Newham and pass out the lunches to anyone who wants one.

Doni and I met through a mutual mate, but I’ve followed Doni’s career since Sunrise Radio. I fell in love with his outrageous sense of humour and his gutsy approach to push the envelope. There’s nothing stale about Doni’s shows and the way he mixes is absolutely superb.

I didn’t know any of Doni’s friends, but it felt a connection as we were making the sandwiches and packing the lunches. We all shared a common goal – to make people smile.

Doni explained to me that Newham has been rated one of the worst places to live in London. That’s what inspired Doni to start “Cos I Can” because he wanted to get past that bad image of Newham and spread cheer all around. I really admire that about him, you can be an amazing radio presenter on air, but be a real asshole off air. We’ve all come across those types, but Doni is all heart.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but as a newbie, Doni expected me to pass out the first two lunches along with his other mate.

I was rejected the first five times. I got weird looks, angry stares and a lot of hesitation. It made me think we’ve become so engaged in our own bubble that we’ve forgotten how to trust one another.

I can go on and on about the random folks we ran into. But let me tell you this one scenario, a man came up to Doni’s mate Mo and asked if Mo was a Muslim…

 “This has nothing to do with religion. Yes I am a Muslim but we also have a Sikh, Hindu and an agnostic with us. This is about spreading happiness and doing something nice for the Newham community.” Mo replied.

That showed me that some people believe if they get something for free, there always has to be some sort of hidden agenda.

I really enjoyed spending my Sunday in East Ham, getting to know Doni’s mates and being a part of “Cos I Can” it was just such a nice way to connect with humanity.

If you would like to be a part of “Cos I can” please join their facebook group.

Bikram, Pree and DJ Flawless out and about

1Aug

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A singer, a dholi and a DJ out loose in Chitown… Inner Vibes TV gives UDR an exclusive look behind the scenes of Bikram Singh, Pree Mayall and DJ Flawless gearing up for their show… Bikram takes a second to drop Pree’s new single “Sari Raath” featuring DJ Flawlees… check out this video…

Big Plans for POL Soundtrack

1Aug

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Russell (Uncle Rush) Simmons (left) will be taking the “Politics of Love” soundtrack under his wing along with the POL music supervisor Craig Nobles (right). With Uncle Rush’s expertise, the soundtrack is going to be off the hook. I’ve always had a soft spot for soundtracks, take Bollywood for example the movie might be crap, but the music is good. That was a statement I used to hear from a lot of my friends “the movie sucked, but the music was good” haha. I have high hopes for “Politics of Love” as of now, Mallika seems to be having a lot of fun soaking it up in La La land.

Dance Asia Radio Vol. 6 dropping soon!

1Aug

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I love the mixtapes DBI (Dhol Beats International) put out… their last one.. Absolut Bhangra Vol. 4 blew through the roof and got international play… they are known for putting together some pretty awesome mixes. Some of my friends have used Dance Asia Radio vol. 1 & 2 for their Indy film projects. One of the group members, BJ, has gotten tons of request to put together another Bollywood mixtape! So fans… you got your wish!! stay tune for some exclusive clips right here on UDR!

Behind the scenes with Jay Sean’s 2012

28Jul

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“2012” will be out on iTunes on August 3rd and the video will be debuting on MTV August 8th! Nicki Minaj is featured on the track. The bootlegged version was hijacked and put on youtube. It was quickly taken down and replaced with an instrumental track. The song made it’s radio debut on the Panjabi Hit Squad show,  with Rav and Dee, on the BBC Asian Network. It’s been making its way on the airwaves here in the states…check out the behind the scene videos of 2012…

Jay Sean – “2012” (MAKING OF) PART I from By Any Means T.V. on Vimeo.

Jay Sean – “2012” (MAKING OF) PART II from By Any Means T.V. on Vimeo.

Cash Money recording artist Jay Sean in the studio working on his new single “2012” produced by OFM.

Directed: Aristotle
Produced by: By Any Means
Editor: Footnote Media Group
2nd Camera: Troy Leach

VGGrooves – A Love Lost Mix

26Jul

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Happy Music Monday, V Grooves put together Mein Tenu Samjhawan, love lost mix by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan…. enjoy!

VGROOVES – MEIN TENU SAMJHAWAN (LOVE LOST MIX)_ft.RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN by vgrooves