Tag: The Bilz & Kashif

North America’s Biggest South Asian Music Festival Announces Line-Up



North America’s largest South Asian music concert desiFEST just released it’s 2011 line-up!

With a total of 12 hour chart-topping artists performing from 11 AM to 11 PM on Saturday May 28, 2011 free for audiences at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada. What a lucky bunch!

The artist line-up includes:imagesCA2KAO01
Taz and Stereo Nation, a legendary UK bhangra funk band will be headlining, with exciting South Asian artists from across Canada including Roach Killa, Parichay, KatEyez, Swaras (Toronto) ; The Bilz & Kashif, Prita Chhabra (Montreal) and Ray Gill (Vancouver). UK R&B sensation Navin Kundra will be returning, while Denmark’s Anita Lerche, a household name in India thanks to being the first non-Indian woman to record an album in Punjabi, will be marking her first time debut in Toronto at desiFEST.

Truly a mix of new artists and a tribute to veterans that have been making music for our ears locally and internationally in the music industry.

The concert will also include delicacies in the food market, artisans in the merchant market and a kids zone entertaining kids with fun and games.

“Five years is a great accomplishment for our team and the artists’ community,” expresses Sathish Bala, President and Founder of desiFEST. “The past five years, we have helped create awareness for South Asian music across Canada, and inspired a new generation of youth to continue creating music and showcasing Canada in the global music scene. Our 5 year show is a celebration of veterans and new artists performing on the desiFEST stage, with music that will keep everyone dancing!”

“As a family-owned, proudly Canadian company, Rogers is committed to being present in the lives of the diverse communities who are the fabric of this great country,” says Susan Gordon, Vice President, National Marketing and Marketing Services, Rogers Communications. “Rogers lends its support by sponsoring events like desiFEST, which connects these communities to what matters most to them.”

“We invite Canadians and visitors to Canada across the country to come join us and experience 12 hours of spectacular music, as we celebrate 5 years,” says Kala Patel, Vice President, desiFEST. “desiFEST has been a platform that brings music, culture and diversity all together, helping contribute to building the South Asian music industry.”
“desiFEST” is Canada’s only national South Asian music Festival.

For more information visit desiFEST

Urban Desi Radio TOP 60 Desi Beats for 2010



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

The Bilz & Kashif “Against All Odds”



Stay tune for an EXCLUSIVE interview with The Bilz & Kashif only on Urban Desi Radio!


September 24, 2009
The Bilz & Kashif Succeed “Against All Odds”
our Tracks Featured on National Geographic Channel

Montreal, Canada—The boys from The Bilz & Kashif have faced their fair share of challenges, which served as the inspiration for their latest single, “Against All Odds.” The upbeat track, taken from the group’s upcoming album, is something everyone can relate to. “Everyone goes through hardships in achieving their goals,” DJ Vicious says. We’ve all had people tell us we can’t do something, but if you put your mind to it, you can overcome any obstacle.” The video, a series of vignettes illustrating the guys’ own personal obstacles, was shot over 3 days in Montreal, and is set to release along with the single.


The summer was a busy one for The Bilz & Kashif, who released two tracks (“He’s Nothing But a Loser” and “Heer Ranjha”) and toured across North America and Western Europe, including a performance at DutchVersity’s The King Movement in Amsterdam. They recently licensed four tracks from their debut, 2006’s The Bilz Album, to a National Geographic television series, Music Nomad; their episode documents the influences of Indian music around the globe. The video for “One Voice” will be featured in early October at Toronto’s Filmi South Asian Film Festival, and the group makes their Hollywood debut with a track, “Kuri Punjabi,” in Catherine Zeta-Jones’ The Rebound. In addition to their work as a group, Master-D of The Bilz recently received his platinum plaque for co-producing eight tracks for international artist Chantal Chamandy.


Of course, their main focus has been their new album, Breaking Barriers, set to release early next year. The 14-track electro-pop album will showcase the trio’s talents—Kashif singing in English, Master D in Hindi and Punjabi—and have cameos from artists including platinum-selling Houston rapper Lil’ Flip. In the meantime, fans can expect two more singles and videos before the end of 2009. Purchase “Against All Odds” this November on iTunes and all major digital distributors or outlets.

Visit http://www.bilzmusic.com for more info.