Tag: Urban Punjabi Radio

BhangraPolice a genius or a fool?



Our friends @SimplyBhangra revealed they know @BhangraPolice’s identity.  He’s a long time respected producer who is now on the artist SHITLIST.  What a way to shoot yourself in the foot eh? At one time or another, some of us have come up with alter-egos, some of the best tweets come from alter-ego personas. But BhangraPolice took a step too far, it’s one thing to be naughty/humorous, but when you spit venom and stir up shit… if you are respected in the industry there’s no need to come up with an alter-ego.  You are respected for your creativity, so speak creativity too!

The one thing he succeeded at was pissing off a lot of people and burning down bridges. I felt really bad for Bally Jagpal, who MANY suspected he was the one posting as BhangraPolice. Sorry folks…its not Bally (from what I’ve been told)

BhangraPolice is gone,  but not forgotten.  Any PR genius want to come to this artist’s rescue? And BhangraPolice if you are reading this, I would gladly give you a platform to explain yourself. You know where to reach me.

Brighting light to Desi Media Bullying LGBT Members



Our friend @TheGaysian brought to our attention a sad trend that has been around for a long time – media professionals who are a part of the LGBT community, but are being bullied by their managers and co-workers, especially in Desi Media. It all starts with a snarky comment and escalates to isolation and intimidation to unemployment. We stand next to the TheGaysian that this is NOT ok. While in these tough economic times, some might believe its foolish to stand up for a co-worker being bullied if that means YOU might get fired, but where’s the integrity?

As members of the LGBT community – we live, we sleep, we cry and we do a kick ass job in media like anyone else. Some of us are open and some of us are not, regardless whether we are out or keep our sexuality to ourselves; no one has the right to bully us. It only takes one person to stand up for another to set a positive message.

I would encourage if you see this type of ruthless behavior in the workplace, especially if you are a member of the media – be bold and stand up for your co-worker.

No such thing as queer desis? Think again… check out trikone.org

Another repetitive beat…Why N.S? Why?




Believe me… I really wanted to fall in love with this tune, really I did. While it promised an upbeat tempo, the repetitive beat just made me want to gag. There is nothing fresh about this track, that normally N.S delivers – but anyone can have a bad day or in this case a bad track.  We will probably receive death threats from you hardcore bhangra fans… you know the email. Keep them coming. Daru is poop poop.

Simon WANTS You!




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!

Sunny Leone will break record numbers…




The hot topic this week (for the past few weeks) is Sunny Leone on India’s Bigg Boss show. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Sunny Leone is a porn star here in the states, but having the pleasure of interviewing her (twice), she’s a very smart and intelligent woman. I would bet you all the rupees in the world, the people who are complaining about her, secretly jack off to her videos behind the black curtain.

The complaints are lame, I don’t think Bigg Boss is meant for the younger viewers, but again some people are under the delusion that all entertainment made in India is strictly for families and no one else. Bigg Boss is all about controversy. I’ve seen kids as young as 12 looking at porn in Mumbai internet cafes. I’ve seen couples around marine drive having dry sex on the beaches. I doubt Sunny is going to “corrupt” minds, the sponsors of Bigg Boss will see some major ROI bucks coming in – thanks to Sunny.

Osama and Talal Keeps Us “Balance”



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The dynamic duo, Osama Com Laude and Talal Quereshi team up and produce a new single “The Balance” which already has a video to go with it. Osama is known for his underground hip-hop flow with Talal’s beats. When is the album dropping boys???

Nachungi OUT on iTunes



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Another hit from Flavashop! You will have Nachungi stuck in your head for sure! It’s been a busy year for Sonia Panesar, her last single with Phat Kat and Mehi “Boliyan” has been flying off the charts from South Africa to Australia. Nachungi features Phat Kat as well.

Purchase Nachungi on iTunes

Can Bollywood Keep Up With Ms. Kardashian?



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If there’s a Bollywood Director out there, email us for Kim Kardashian’s agents number, she has recently expressed interest in taking on Bollywood. We’re sure you wouldn’t have any trouble finding a leading man for this Armenian bombshell.

“I would love to be in a Bollywood movie. Every time I see a Bollywood film it seems so glamorous. My brother actually went to India once and came back with all this amazing jewellery and so many stories. I would love to go there.”

India has got the best of Kim, since she’s been spending time in Dubai (We are sure she knows Dubai ISN’T in India) there’s no immediate plans for the Kardashian sisters to open up a Kash store, however, she’s excited to open up”Millions of Milkshakes” in Dubai.

Remember the string of sweet and funny tweets Jay Sean left for Kim? Perhaps the next time he tours India, he should take Kim along!

PS. Bollywood Directors, if Kim has trouble crying on cue? Just hide her earrings! You will get more tears than Kareena Kapoor!

MC Special NAACH PUCHO ft. Manak-E & AV



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What’s the worst thing that can happen on a date? Not clicking? Being bored to death? Bad breath? With every good date comes 10 bad dates, according to universal law. MC Special teamed up with Manak-E & AV, and came up with a song about a date going sour. Which leads to 101 questions from friends about how the date went. Nach Pucho will be out September 15th on iTunes. The video was shot in and around beautiful Spain. Keep you eye out for the trailer and treaser.

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Hargo Boparai Soon to Release Bhangra Album”Bhangrafornia” Putting California on the Map!



Do you feel like the Bhangra scene has been lacking good traditional music producers? Don’t worry. There’s finally a breathe of fresh air.

A new Pujabi music producer hailing from the San Francisco- Bay Area, Hargo Boparai is set to release a  his Bh261639_250043068345788_200742806609148_1208328_5130037_nangra album  – Bhangrafornia. What a wonderful mix of words, we’re hoping the album sounds just as nice :)

Hargo has  had an interest in music, particularly Bhangra music from a young age. With influences from traditional folk Punjabi music and local influences from Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti, this interest had led to the creation of his own album featuring some of the great well known vocalists in Punjabi music today, and others who are newer to the scene but have talented singing voices.

He says ” Alcohol, Panjabi MC, Sukshinder Shinda and other great UK and Indian producers along with folk punjabi music singers such as Chamkila and Yamla Jatt” are his inspiration.

The new album “Bhangrafornia” features all original songs from Master Saleem (India), Surinder Shinda (India), and other talented vocalists in  Punjabi music.

 In anticipation of his new album, we caught up with Hargo himself to see what the deal was…


UDR: Hargo Boparai…… claim to fame?

HB: Ha! No claim to fame as of yet, just trying to put together some fun, exciting, energetic bhangra music. Eventually I hope this will get the Bay Area, California some recognition in the Bhangra scene. We have a lot of talent, some of which I have on the album; my good friends Teji Padda and Kulwant Dhanjal both living in Calfornia are featured on the album.

I was born and raised in the Bay Area. Like almost every other producer out there, I started of by deejaying and eventually followed that into experimenting in creating my own music. It took many years to get something that was presentable, so here if my first shot! I am hoping everyone enjoys the music. I have a lot of different flavors, from pure desi folk style, to more modern, to hip hop. Like California, I tried to make this album in ways a melting pot of sounds and styles.

UDR:You used to DJ in the 2000s, your finally back on the scene, what happened?

HB: To be honest, I was focusing on my professional career and completing all my educational goals, which I now am fairly comfortable with. Music definitely is not paying the bills :)

The past few years have been rather crazy personally (in a good way), and last year I decided to dust of the recording and production equipment and get back to work in the studio with a fresh approach.

I was funny in ways; after not touching music in a few years, I felt totally rejuvenated and actually felt like it was a fresh start. You know how it is, if you do something day in day out for a extended length of time, your creativity and originality really takes a hit.

I started spending time with Ustad Lal Singh Bhatti and continuing to get input and learn things from him. All of this in turn lead to a layoff that is now officially over!


UDR: What’s your inspiration for “Bhangrafornia”?

HB: The album name itself has taken a life of it’s own. What I wanted to do was to come up with a album name that really reflects who I am. Bhangrafornia; a mix of Bhangra and California. It was funny because I literally took a poll with friends on what name the album should have, and Bhangrafornia came out on top. I also took that approach in the thinking for the album and all graphics; I wanted to make it un252568_230896546927107_200742806609148_1127473_1909959_nique and reflect who I am.


UDR: What can we expect with your new album?

HB: You can expect some fun, energetic music that you can jam to with your parents, kids, or grandparents around. The tracks are high energy, desi, with a twist of west coast flavors to some. I am hoping that people enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed recording the music and putting it together. The album is out August 5th worldwide on I-Tunes and all other major digital retail stores!

UDR: What’s next for you?
HB: First I want to see the response to this album. I have gotten some nice feedback so far with emails, twitter messages, facebook messages from around the world. I also had my track featured on Bhangra Breakdown on the BBC Asia Network with Dipps Bhamrah, which was big! I will let this album take its own path, but have some unique ideas for some music I want to do in the future. I will keep that all a surprise but can give you one hint, it will be something for the Punjabi American guys and girls!
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