Tag: UK

FREAK: Off to a Slow Start in the Charts

26Sep

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When it comes to these three particular artists from your childhood,  you become nostalgic and flashbacks (dancing in your room in front of a mirror) to “Dance With You” come racing back.

Rishi Rish, Juggy D and Jay Sean have been hinting about a collaboration for YEARS! When the collaboration suddenly had become a reality,Freak was billed the most anticipating track of the decade.

While most of us are off during the weekends, sadly the charts (iTunes in particular) don’t get the weekend off. Freak currently (26/09/15) sits at number 86 on the UK iTunes charts.

But despite a slow start on the charts, the track echoes a labour of love for their fans. Thousands of fans across the Indian sub-continent rushed to buy the track at midnight after the announcement that Universal Music India had taken the rights for Freak in that territory.

These three artists…three best friends….three brothers. After a decade, it’s nice to see them reunite once again. Just don’t make us wait another ten years!

Pravini Releases New Album: Unexpected Turn of Events

25Sep

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Today Pravini releases her fifth album “Unexpected Turn of Events” but it’s not like her previous albums. Normally we’re used to hearing R&B/Soul vibe, but this time she’s switched it up. Her new album is a blend of raw rock and pop (interesting combo).

The album title not only reflects the music itself, but also the becoming of it. The majority of the songs were written not during writing sessions, but during unexpected moments in between.

Earlier this year, she released her single “Go!” and now she’s making plans to tour the Netherlands and UK.

Hopefully we can get some tracks from her album to pass onto DJ Dips and Mentor for Desi Raw Radio.

 

Plans for 2015

11Jan

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After a two week holiday in San Francisco, I’m heading back to London today. I’ve been thinking a lot about UDR. It’s quite honestly such a waste that we’ve created this platform and we hardly blog.

I do believe the UK still has a unique vibe, especially for Urban Desi music.

I hate to see it this  site collect dust balls, my goal for 2015 is to bring you all content that others tend to ignore because in their eyes it’s not trendy or won’t get them hits on their site. They just need to think outside the box. All it takes is a little creative flare and not just publishing press releases.

That’s my renewed commitment to you, I’m hoping to punch out a blog a week. Maybe a podcast once a month? I just don’t want to make any promises to you.

It’s the 11th day of the new year, hopefully check back in with us next week to see if we put up a new blog. 😉 Happy New Year!

The American Nightmare…

27Feb

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I was shocked to see this appear on my FB timeline. It’s a painful that we don’t have health care in this country, we have sick care. The dark side of this care is the bill the patient gets stuck with aka an uninsured American. This bill is for just being in the hospital for 5 days. I got a chest infection in the UK, was kept there eight days and they sent me off with an extra dose of my asthma medicine. How much did I have to pay? Nothing. While I was bored to tears by the fifth day; I couldn’t help but be grateful I wasn’t going to get stuck with an astronomical bill like this one. The taxes in the UK are outrageous, but at least I know I will be taken care if I got sick. The NHS (UK Healthcare) is far from perfect — however —I would rather be treated under NHS than here in America.

Petz is a dual US and UK citizen, she’s currently going through Nandos withdrawls (pita and hummus platters) — please send your nandos cards to urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com so she can raid Nandos the next time she’s in the UK.

Simon WANTS You!

1Dec

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We don’t mean Simon Cowell, but a cooler Simon – the one and only Simon Duggal! What an impressive resume he has… founding member/producer/writer for Swami, producer of Shania Twain, producer/writer for Apache Indian and producer/writer for Stereo Nation. He’s currently looking for  male and female singers/rappers, song writers and dancers to participate in upcoming projects.

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Good Luck!

You Got Mail Artist: DJ Vix

9Feb

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This week we got DJ Vix new track, Glassy Nachdi feat. Bhinda Jatt and Surinder Shinda. This track was sent in to us by Drive time present, Deepa, from Asian Star Radio in London. Big ups to Deepa for sending us this track. DJ Vix you better give her a kiss on the cheek :)

Mr. Khan Christmas Message

20Dec

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If you find her majesty the Queen’s Christmas message a little dry and boring, flip the channel and tune in to Mr. Khan. He’s giving out gifts to folks at the mall, cooking up a “chili” christmas meal and serenading the ladies. Mr. Khan is played by BBC Radio personality Adil Ray.

Sona Walia’s version of Kach Di Glassi

8Sep

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From Sona Walia’s new album “Kuri Punjaban” by Kittu Productions…

Urban Desi Artist Stepping Up To Help Pakistan

22Aug

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Maz and Ziggy from Bonafide participated in a charity car wash to help the flood victims in Pakistan. The fundraiser was held at Express Car wash in London. The Bonafide duo is currently working on “Jeevan Pakistan” a charity single to benefit the Pakistan Flood relief efforts.

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Zam Hussain is planning a series of events around Birmingham, UK… he’s currently producing a compilation album, for anyone who would like to be on the album please get in touch with Zam

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Uzazi’s Epic Pakistani Anthem Remix…Uzazi expressing love and devotion for Pakistan through music, purchase this track and all proceeds to to the Pakistani Flood relief.

Pakistan Anthem (Uzazi’s Epic Anthem Mix) by djscoop

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For those of you who follow Bohemia the Punjabi Rapper on Twitter, you might of notice the green ribbon he’s sporting on his default pic, you can get yours right here

Check out Urban Desi Radio’s PSA running in all our programs.

If you are an urban desi artist and you are doing something to help the folks in Pakistan, please send us an email urbandesiradio[@]gmail.com and thanks for stepping up and doing something positive for the community!

Get a “Bonafide” Car Wash

13Aug

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Hey UK Folks!! How you would like Bonafide to wash your car? Crazy thought eh? Maz and Ziggy are participating in a fundraiser to help the victims affected by the floods in Pakistan. Big props to Maz and Ziggy for taking the time to help people who are less fortunate. Be careful though… rumor has it that Bonafide might just hose you down!

Express Car Wash

Watts Streets (off Regent Street)

Rochdale, United Kingdom
Saturday  at 9:00am – August 15 at 6:30pm

Bonafide will be helping at a charity carwash for the Pakistan Flood Appeal this Saturday and Sunday at Express Car Wash, Watts Streets (off Regent Street) Rochdale. Come Down and show your support!