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Dil Ki Baatein – The 515 crew ft. Chirag Rao OUT NOW ON iTunes

29Mar

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Dil Ki Baatein brings together an array of amazing talents. The tune written and composed by World Music artist the lovely Sonia Panesar.  You throw in the 515 Crew who delivers musical influences from all around the world with that Bollywood flare. They have performed with Legendary Alaap, Navin Kundra, Sunil Kalyan and Sonia Panesar. Besides 515 Crew amazing hook in the beginning of the track and Chirag’s smooth vocals really pulls you in.  Chirag studied under the phenomenal Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan, whose also taught singers such as Hariharan, Shaan and Sonu Nigam.  Get your copy Dil Ki Baatein now!

Sonia Panesar Pays Tribute to Jagjit Singh

23Mar

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This is probably one of the most beautiful tributes we’ve come across in memory of the Late Jagjit Singh, the King of Ghazals. Sonia’s voice magically takes us back to the famous 1982 tour Jagjit and Chitra did. It’s almost like Sonia’s voice is being guided by Jagjit’s spirit – a very heartfelt and simple melody – with that 2012 touch to amp up the beat. Charkha Mera Rangla will be out on iTunes April 9th, just in time for Vaisakhi! This Punjabi Folk Smash-Hit was produced by sound extraordinaire Phat Kat!

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UDR Album of the Week: World Famous (Panjabi Hit Squad)

17Mar

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This week we’ve picked Panjabi Hit Squad, over the last few months we’ve been teased by their tracks! This album is certainly not one to be ignored!

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Remembering Sonia Rai

15Mar

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We were sad to learn about Sonia’s passing. We didn’t know her personally but we got to connect with folks here in the Bay Area to help promote bone marrow drive and fundraisers. Cure Sonia has been converted into a non-profit to honor her beautiful soul. We can’t stress how easy it is to become a marrow donor. It all starts with a simple cotton swab inside your mouth… no blood. no needles.

Please visit AADP to learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor. For our UK listeners, please check the Anthony Nolan Trust.

From Sonia’s Family via Cure Sonia Fan Page

Dear Friends & Family,

Thank you for all your love and support. In honor of Sonia and to carry on her legacy, we have formally incorporated Cure Sonia into a nonprofit organization. We are humbly requesting that rather than sending flowers, please make a donation to Cure Sonia. For those attending Sonia’s Memorial Service, there will be the ability to donate at the Service itself; for those that cannot attend, donation instructions will be posted on Facebook shortly.

— Sonia’s Family

Cloud 9 Music – Kan Kar Gal Sun

14Mar

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Under the VIP Record Label, Cloud 9 music coming out with their first single Kan Kar Gal Sun. The trailer is a real tease. Track will be dropping March 22nd!

Thinking about becoming Vegan? Tips from S-Endz

14Mar

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I tease S-Endz and call him my “Vegan Guru” (seriously he is) I’m still not convinced I can go completely vegan, however I’m attempting to adapt some vegan principals after juicing for 60 days. To me he’s the ultimate definition of coolness. Thanks for giving us a little dose of your vegan knowledge. 😉 (and giving me a lesson on vegan cheese over twitter heh)

Petz: I know you were a vegetarian for three years before the vegan transition. Think back to your pre-vegetarian days and now being vegan – how has your health improved?

S-Endz: My health has vastly improved since I became vegan. I have more energy, more stamina, my BMI is ideal, I’m more focused… But most impressively, I haven’t caught a single cold since I became vegan, even when I’ve been around multiple friends and family who have been sick. Dairy consumption leads to increased mucous production in the body, which is obviously to be avoided. I would suggest that everyone reading this goes and reads Dr. Robert Kradjian’s “Milk Letter” and/or watch the documentary “Forks Over Knives” to understand what dairy consumption is really doing to your body. It’s truly horrifying.

Petz: When you’re not in the studio, what sort of dishes does S-Endz like to whip up in the kitchen?

S-Endz: I like Indian food, of course. I learned from my Masi how to make a few things. I make a pretty awesome yellow dal, and aloo palak. I like making stir fries with tofu too, and I make great vegan Mexican food – bean burritos with lots of fresh veggies, jalapenos, guacamole and soy cheese :-)

Petz: Since you have had the best of both worlds, is it easier for you to be vegan in UK or US? What are the differences and similarities?

S-Endz: It’s definitely easier in the US because you can get a lot of great vegan specific products at even your average Wal Mart or Safeway, and you have places like Whole Foods. In the UK, it’s harder unless you live in London. But generally speaking, being vegan is easy, and much easier than I had thought it would be. In fact, if anyone reading this tries to go vegan even just for a few weeks, I’m confident they’d be surprised at just how easy it is.

Petz: Do you think you could beat Gordan Ramsay in a vegan cook off?

S-Endz: Honestly, I’ve never watched a single show of Gordon Ramsay so I have no idea whether he’d be able to make good vegan food. Given that he’s a chef by profession, I’d certainly hope so. But cooking for yourself is a different thing to cooking for others so I couldn’t say. I know how to make things I like to eat and that’s good enough for me!

Petz: Hey listeners, I personally think S-Endz can take on Ramsay! 😉

The Number One April Fools Gag for 2012

12Mar

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Everyone loves a cookie!

We stumbled on this site illfortune.net that sells fortune cookies for the brave. Are you brave enough to try one? They look legit… but beware. The fortunes are humorous and twisted. The ANTI-fortune cookie company, iLLFortune,  was founded by David Fenton.

The fortune cookie tradition began in San Francisco around 1900, and today the fortune cookie industry creates 3 billion of these sweet treats each year. Now iLLfortune has turned the concept upside down. One of the company’s mottos is, “Prank Friend, prank enemy.” No one is safe.

Urban Desi Radio got a sample box and some of our fortunes read….

Prozac is planning a long term relationship with you

The voices in your head think you’re an idiot

Diapers will be a part of your daily regimen and you won’t be the one changing them (our favorite!)

Imagine bringing home Chinese take out, replace the restaurants cookies with iLL Fortune’s cookies – you are guaranteed  to get PRICELESS reactions. The whole “scratch and sniff” app is so 2011. Prank on Pranksters!

Metz n Trix still at Number One!

10Mar

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March 4th the talented Northern duo, Metz and Trix made history knocking off Will.I.Am, J.LO and Mick Jagger to claim the number one on the UK Urban Music Charts. They also are number one on UDR Top 5 workout tracks. One of Petz favorite tunes to sweat out to. We’ve been receiving numerous inquiries about the track after Miss Banga played it on the UDR Podcast.

Metz n Trix collaborated with pioneering DJ/Producer Surinder Rattan, who added his magic touch to the track.

You’ll be able to purchase the track on iTunes at the end of March.

Urban Desi Radio – Show 2 – March 2012

8Mar

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UDR’s latest show

(March 2012)

Host: Miss Banga

Playlist:

1. Nai Reina – Imran Khan ( DJ Shadow Mumbai Mix)
2.Aap Jaisa Koi – Mixman Shawn feat. Mira Veda
3. Akhiyan – Shar.S feat. Desi Routz
4. Akhiyan – Surinder Kaur (G-Ta Dub-Step Mix)
5. Dil Nachde – Delhi2Dublin
6. International Love (Jay Dhabi Mix feat. RDB)
7. Fly Away – Kid Skilly
8. Moorni – Punjabi MC ( Violinder Mix)
9. Dil Mera – Punjabi Hit Squad feat. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
10. Chikni Chameli (DJ Amar)
11. Kudi – Tigerstyle
12. OMG – Metz and Trix feat Surinder Rattan
13. Facebook Uttey- Kuldeep Dhaliwal

1. Nai Reina – Imran Khan ( DJ Shadow Mumbai Mix)

2.Aap Jaisa Koi – Mixman Shawn feat. Mira Veda

3. Akhiyan – Shar.S feat. Desi Routz

4. Akhiyan – Surinder Kaur (G-Ta Dub-Step Mix)

5. Dil Nachde – Delhi2Dublin

6. International Love (Jay Dhabi Mix feat. RDB)

7. Fly Away – Kid Skilly

8. Moorni – Punjabi MC ( Violinder Mix)

9. Dil Mera – Punjabi Hit Squad feat. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

10. Chikni Chameli (DJ Amar)

11. Kudi – Tigerstyle

12. OMG – Metz and Trix feat Surinder Rattan

13. Facebook Uttey- Kuldeep Dhaliwal

Bay Area Punjabi Girl Campaigns for Miss California 2013

4Mar

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Jesse Deol, 23, is campaigning for Donald Trump’s Miss California 2013 and has officially claimed the title “Miss Bay Area”.

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Deol is looking forward to her journey in the competition but also looking for making a difference by having her voice to heard among her generation. Deol is 100% East Indian

and grew up in the Bay Area which makes her one of the first South Asian females to be competing in such a competition.

“I know my friends have always laughed at me for saying I want to save the world, but hey, why not try? I would take the fact of knowing I’ve helped someone or made some one’s day over any materialistic object, any day” said Deol in a personal one-on-one interview.

“I believe the world is lacking of sincerely compassionate people who genuinely care about the well-being of others; however, this does not mean ALL are, or that people cannot be changed. I want to be apart of making those positive changes”, she said.

jess2Deol’s passion includes saving the environment and believes it is the essence of our existence which needs to be preserved and maintained.

Deol is planning to work on numerous charity projects in the upcoming year along with attending plenty of important community events in the Bay Area.

Deol studied Pre-Veterinary medicine and minored in Wine and Viticulture at San Luis Opispo, CA. In her undergrad she began losing faith in the medical pharmaceutical industries and realized the detrimental effects on agriculture and animal production, consequently human health. Her interests to protecting the environment. She one day hopes to fight for the people as an environmental lawyer, or another advocate of related field.

Please *LIKE* her Facebook fanpage to follow her journey, and get updates on what she is doing!