Tag: Urban Desi Bhangra

Tigerstyle remix for South Rakkas Crew single Gangsta Revival

24Aug

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For our listeners who love bhangra and dubstep fusions, you can download “Gangsta Revival” Gangsta Kid F ft. South Rakkas Crew (Tigerstyle remix). D-Rakkas of the South Rakkas crew is dropping a 8 track EP on Aug 30th. Preview the tracks right here.

D-Rakkas(South Rakkas Crew)-Gangsta Revival (Tigerstyle Remix) by maddecen

Boliyan DROPPING September 16th

23Aug

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Another hot tracking coming out from FLAVASHOP studios – Boliyan!!! Ft. Phat Kat, Mehi and Sonia Panesar. Coming out on itunes September 16th. This will surely kick off our Fall anthems as summer draws to a close.

SimplyBhanga.com invades iPhone Market

30May

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For the last three years, I’ve worked alongside Sukh and Ish (founders of SimplyBhangra.com) and SB has just put out an amazing app for the iPhone users (don’t worry android fans, our turn will come) I’ve been playing around with the app, especially coming back to the Bay Area from London and it’s GREAT! It’s the SimplyBhangra.com experience without even logging on to the website! Which can be tedious on an iPod touch, but I got to catch up on my bhangra news. I was very disappointed with the CDs I saw in the Southall shops, new releases from 2008?! Give me a break. The SimplyBhangra.com iPhone App will bring the latest Bhangra news, album releases and updates, exclusive interviews, and videos directly to the fingertips of Bhangra followers worldwide. In addition, users will be able to navigate to view the latest videos via SimplyBhangra.com’s YouTube Channel.

“Given our fans’ addictive nature to discover and share new music, we wanted to make sure they had access to the hottest new music information instantaneously. The iPhone app presents a contemporary means for readers to stay in touch,” said Rupinder Kaur, PR & Marketing Manager. The application will expedite in real time – updated content from the website, directly to iPhones, iPads, and iTouches. Users will enjoy one of the richest, unique application experiences available at the App store, including new, innovative content and features. The application is available for £.59 at the iPhone App store and is compatible with iPhones, iPads, and iTouches.

Some Key Features…

* · Simple navigation – read articles and view videos and slideshows with ease using the applications sophisticated navigation capabilities and cutting-edge multi-touch screen
* · Offline reading – download and sync articles and images to the device for viewing offline or in airplane mode
* · Share options – e-mail articles and content to friends from the app
* · View video highlights and get connected immediately with the latest and greatest of Asian Music
* · Get a closer look at artists with exclusive promotions and interviews, including personal views and information and browse an extensive Video Library
* · Go “Backstage” to experience the energy and ambiance of Asian Music and various photo montages accompanied by audio clips captured from behind the scenes

Apps are all about giving the user with ultimate experience while making everything accessible and convenient. Download the App Here!

Top 15 Desi Artists of the Decade

31Dec

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This list is like no other, something that can only come out once in a decade. These artists shaped the 2000’s with their talent and dedication to the scene. Urban Desi Radio proudly presents the Top 15 Desi Artists of the decade!

15. Atif Aslam
Years Active: 2002- Present
Genres: Hindi, Urdu, Romantic and Rock

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Aslam, a Pakistan native, had been widely recognized in the Bollywood scene and has given several hits such as Woh Lamhe, Tere Bin, Kuch Is Tarah, Tera Hoone Laaga Hoon and more. He’s known for his powerful vocal belting technique and ladies… the way he romances in his songs, doesn’t it just make you melt?Bollywood music would be tasteless without him.

14. DJ Sanj
Years Active: 2002- Present
Genres: Bhangra, Punjabi and Hip-Hop

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Before DJ Sanj there had  been no artist coming out of the US or Canada with legit Desi tunes and remixes. Sanj  was one of the first Desi artists to represent North America.  He took mainstream loops with Punjabi vocals and made some musical magic.  C’mon admit it, I know you’re still bumping his mixes!

13. Amrinder Gill
Years Active: 2000- Present
Genres: Punjabi, Bhangra, Romance, Hindi Pop

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He has one of the most passionate voices in Punjabi music. Guys, if you really want your girl to melt- play one of Arminder Gill’s romantic ballads. Arminder has impressed us with the diversity of music genres incorporated in his songs including: folk-rooted tracks to up-tempo dance tunes for the bhangra lovers, hey… he’s even had a couple rock songs!  A Punjabi artist who experienments with every type of music genre has earned the 13th place on our list!

12. Satinder Sartaj
Years Active: 2003-Present
Genres: Sufi, Folk, Punjabi

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Okay fine, he’s an artist most of our parents/grandparents listen to but, they have been raving about this man for a reason. His lyrical poetry revels the glory of mysticism. In fact, his poems have inspired many around the world. Sartaj has taken his sufiana music career to another level by dressing and writing like Warris Shah, a man who gave a new direction to Punjabi literature. Looks like Sartaj may be on same path, looking to change the world.

11. Lehmber Hussainpuri
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genres: Punjabi and Bhangra

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It’s a talented voice you can’t fail to recognize. Lehmber first appeared on the bhangra scene in collaboration with Dr. Zeus on the album Unda the Influence. Lehmber’s voice became a hit with both traditional and modern bhangra fans. We can’t forget his most notable tracks: Ah Ni Kuriye, Das Ja, Saadi Gali, Seetiyan and the worldwide smash hit Desi Rock. Hit after hit Lehmber stays in the spotlight!

10. MC Metz and Trix
Years Active: 2000-Present
Genres: Urban Desi

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These two MCs became the hottest duo to hit the Urban Desi music scene in the UK. After teaming up with big names like Surinder Rattan, RDB, Mac G and others they quickly gained status as the ‘Red man & Method Man’ of the Desi music scene. With hits like Tappe,Ambarsariya,Aja Mahi and more, this duo proved they wont back down from what they do best, rap and MC!

9. Swami
Years Active: 2000- Present
Genres: Pop, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Bhangra and Rock

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The world hasn’t seen a band like this yet. Tell me where can you get a partially Desi band who keep their traditional sense yet, break the barriers of typical pop music. Do you remember the phrase ‘Desi Rock’? Well, that phrase originated by Swami music! Their album Desi Rock was voted a BBC Radio 1 favorite which then, launched their career into orbit. They have been producing fresh-desi-neofunk beats ever since. UDR loves raw music and artists, thus placing them for #9 on our list.

8.  Dr. Zeus
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genres: Bhangra, Punjabi and Urban Desi

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You’ve probably danced to all his hit singles: Gwandian Da Dhol, Kangna, Ah Ni Kuriye, Sat Sri Akal, Assi Haan Punjabi and more. If Lehmber is singing over a sick beat, it’s probably Zeus and in the background making some music magic. Zeus has the ability to take traditional Punjabi lyrics and music and merge them into something so hip and modern. Zeus is a talented producers, I’m sure you all can’t wait for what he has coming up next!

7. Raghav
Years Active: 2003- Present
Genres- Pop, Hindi Pop

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His voice sounds like it’s coming out of some old raagi’s mouth but, the funny thing is he’s a young guy with a enourmous voice. He hails out of Canada, was vocally trained in Los Angles and now resides in the UK- this proves that Raghav is surely all over the map and verfies his worldwide fame. With over 1.3 million records sold worldwide, Raghav has raised the bar for Desi-pop artists.

6.Miss Pooja
Years Active: 2006-Present
Genres: Bhangra and Punjabi

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She’s known as “The Duet Queen.” If you happen to come across someone blasting bhangra music, most likely it’s a duet sung by Miss Pooja. She’s produces hit after hit and you know you can’t get enough of her flirty and fun duets. It’s a relief to see female artists putting in much time and effort to reach the top! Girl Power!

5. Juggy D
Years Active: 2004- Present
Genres: Punjabi, Bhangra, Urban Desi

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Thanks to Rishi Rich, Juggy D made his debut alongside Jay Sean. Juggy D has been the face of the UK Bhangra  scene ever since he broke through in 2004. Not only has he collaborated with his fellow peers but, has worked with big names like Madonna, Ricky Martin and Craig David. Let’s not forget his guest apperrences in a couple Bollywood films, this guy was a hit and will continue to be!

4.  Imran Khan
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Genre: Punjabi and Urban Desi

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We started warming up to him after his hit single, ‘Ni Nachleh’ and since then, we can’t stop bumping his beats! Although he has only had one album, Imran Khan has taken the Desi music scene by storm. His album Untouchable came out in 2009 with his catchy tune ‘Amplifier’ which, has been playing in every corner of the world, with youngsters and adults alike! Imran Khan has put Holland on the map!

3. Bohemia
Years Active: 2002-Present
Genre: Punjabi, Urdu and Desi Hip-Hop

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Critically  acclaimed as the ‘pioneer of Desi hip-hop’, Bohemia has set a standard for artists rapping in Punjabi and Urdu. After 3 hit albums: Vich Pardesan De, Pesa Nasha Pyar and The Rap Star, Bohemia has made his mark in the Desi music industry even, and even in Bollywood! Bohemia will continue to wow us with his rhymes and urban flavor.

2. RDB
Years Active: 2001-Present
Genre: Punjabi, Bhangra and Urban Desi

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This list wouldn’t be complete without the most popular bhangra brothers on the scene. Ever since they step foot onto the plate, they’ve always brought a new sound with them and created their own type of genre of music. Teaming up with big names like Akshay Kumar, Snoop Dogg and others has definitely put them on our top three.

1. Jay Sean
Years Active: 2003- Present
Genre:  R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop

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The first ever Desi to sign with one of the biggest records labels in the world. You can’t beat that, can you? Not only has this guy been a favorite with the Desi folks but, now he has made a name for himself in mainstream music. After being signed with Cash Money records, this guy has been flying high on the clouds of fame! If your rubbing  shoulders with Lil Wayne, Birdman and others alike, your doing something right. That’s why Mr. Kamaljit Jhooti has earned our #1 spot.

Breaking Beats: Casa-Licious Remix

28Dec

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Mr. Cas, from Breaking Beats brings us over 10 minutes of orgasmic Bhangra remixes! We’ve been waiting for this mix for a long time, it was worth the wait! Breaking Beats, Panjabi Hit Squad and G Town Desi (Type of Guy – Number 40 on Urban Desi Radio Top 60 Desi Beats for 2k10) will be coming together on New Years in Glasgow!

Casa -Licious Remix by Mr Cas (Breaking Beats)

Deep Dishin with Deeps – H Dhami Interview

27Jan

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UDR got an exclusive interview with Urban Desi Bhangra singer H Dhami, who has hits like “Mitran Di Jaan” “Lute Gaai” and “Har Gabroo” under his belt… Deeps got up close and personal with him on “Deep Dishin with Deeps”

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