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Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.

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Bhangra and Beyond is a weekly music show hosted by DJ Rekha, a cultural instigator, recognized worldwide for being one of the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. The first 40 minutes of the show is comprised of Bhangra tracks, both fast and slow, classic and new. The style of Bhangra -- which is a form of Punjabi folk music and dance coming from the region divided by India and Pakistan known as Punjab -- is contemporary and produced for a global dance floor. Rekha shares her deep knowledge and personal connections of many of the artists featured in this segment. After a break, the remaining 20 minutes provides the listener with a deep dive into the analogue and digital creations of a DJ who has spun numerous genres in venues across the globe. Featuring South Asian-leaning bass, this set sometimes finds itself showcasing everything from A Tribe Called Red (mistaken Indian identity intended) to Diasporic Rapper over folk music to dubstep renditions of Sub-Continental Tropical Bass.

    Dream for Sale

    Dream for Sale

    "In anticipation of DJ Rekha's first outdoor show in front actual humans in a long time, they pick their likely selection of Punjabi tunes they want to road test. In the beyond segment, new tracks from Africa, the Caribbean as well as Columbia electro tropical royalty, Bomba Estéreo.


    Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira


    Deja - Bomba Estéreo

    00:00 - Intro
    01:45 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira
    05:02 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot
    08:25 - Heartbeat - Nawab, Gurlez Akhtar
    11:55 - Majhe Wale - Baani Sandhu
    15:05 - Jugni - Bups Saggu, Prabh Ubhi
    18:26 - Gidda Bounce - Jags Klimax
    21:33 - 8 Raflaan - Mankirt Aulakh, Gurlez Akhtar
    23:26 - Jinni Sohni - G. Sidhu, Urban King
    25:46 - Mudeya Ve - Twin Beatz
    29:07 - 8 Parche Remix - Baani Sandhu
    32:53 - Beparwaiyan Refix - Jaz Dhami feat. Dr. Zeus & Fateh
    36:32 - Mic Break
    39:25 - Deja - Bomba Estéreo
    43:13 - Tabli Tabli - Fimber Bravo
    47:39 - You Sold Me Dream - Jupiter & Okwess feat. Ana Tijoux
    51:01 - El Ghaba - Innov Gnawa
    58:53 - Outro
    59:03 - Finish
    "

    • 59 min
    Shake The Ground

    Shake The Ground

    "Mankirt Aulakh teams up with Gurlez Akhtar, plus a lot of throwbacks sprinkled in the first segment. In the beyond set, we hear new tunes from Arooj Aftab, electronic musician Renu, and India’s Dee MC.


    8 Raflaan - Mankirt Aulakh, Gurlez Akhtar


    Mohabbat - Arooj Aftab

    00:00 - Intro
    01:32 - Groundshaker - Aman Hayer
    06:32 - Milli-1 - Raf-Saperra, DJ Frenzy
    09:05 - Make Some Space - Manj Musik
    11:44 - Apna Punjab - DJ Sanj
    15:16 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot
    18:40 - Time Chakda - Nimrat Khaira
    21:35 - 8 Raflaan - Mankirt Aulakh, Gurlez Akhtar
    23:39 - Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassie Gill & Simar Kaur feat. Dhanashree
    26:18 - Lamborghini - Khan Bhaini feat. Shipra Goyal
    29:22 - Jinni Sohni - G. Sidhu, Urban King
    31:44 - Ik Main Kuri - Jasmine Sandlas
    35:00 - Diva Jaz Dhami, Sama Blake
    37:31 - Din Raat - Garry Sandhu, Roach Killa
    42:24 - Mic Break
    44:56 - Mohabbat - Arooj Aftab
    52:25 - Kamala’s Rises - Amritha Vaz
    54:16 - Stutter Step - Renu
    57:23 - Badhte Jaa - Dee Mc
    59:28 - Outro
    59:36 - Finish
    "

    • 59 min
    Inquilab

    Inquilab

    "Specialist and Tru-Skool have influenced many a bhangra producer, as evident in the DJ Frenzy’s track with Raf-Saperra. The beyond section features tracks for the compilation, Inquilab, which features music written, performed, composed and produced by South Asian women, trans, nonbinary and/or gender fluid sonic artists. From the Subcontinent to the diaspora across the globe, these artists span across genres and fields in the music industry: film scoring, spoken word, lo-fi, electronica, pop, vocals, carnatic fusion, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, sound design, EDM, etc.





    00:00 - Intro
    01:24 - Milli-1 - Raf-Saperra & DJ Frenzy
    08:25 - Pomp Pomp Tha Music - JK feat. Tru-Skool
    12:36 - Jinni Sohni - G. Sidhu, Urban King
    14:56 - Lamborghini - Khan Bhaini
    18:02 - Sakhiyan Saheliyan_Bally Sagoo feat. Jyoti G
    22:34 - Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassie Gill & Simar Kaur feat. Dhanashree
    25:21 - Mago - Jasmine Sandlas
    28:33 - Cyclone - UpsideDown feat. Jaz Dhami
    31:34 - Duniya - Bambi Bains
    35:26 - Mic Break
    38:37 - Dew - Krithi
    42:46 - Season of spring (churaliya remix) - Sanjeet
    46:53 - Ostara - Bishi
    53:52 - Brahmamokkate (Carnatic Fusion) - Deepti Busireddy
    59:02 - Outro
    59:12 - Finish
    "

    • 59 min
    Va Va Vaisakhi

    Va Va Vaisakhi

    "The spring harvest festival of Vaisakhi coincides with the release of this episode of the show, and DJ Rekha digs up an RDB and somewhat dark ode to the day. Bup Saggu drops a new song with DJ Harpz and Manwal. In the beyond segment, DJ Rekha, recalls Mona Haydar’s Hijabi, as support against the French government banning the head covering, plus a new one from Khanvict.


    Vaisakhi - Jasvir Dhanjal


    Teri Meri- Bups Saggu, DJ Harpz & Manwal

    00:00 - Intro
    01:45 - Vaisakhi - Jasvir Dhanjal
    06:37 - Kisaan Sun De - G. Sidhu feat. Urban Singh
    09:01 - Sakhiyan Saheliyan_Bally Sagoo feat Jyoti G
    13:34 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira
    16:50 - Teri Meri - Bups Saggu, DJ Harpz & Manwal
    20:14 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot
    23:36 - Majhe Wale - Baani Sandhu
    26:50 - Mago - Jasmine Sandlas
    30:00 - Duniya - Bambi Bains
    32:57 - Naina - PropheC Mickey Singh & DJ Hark
    36:38 - Mic Break
    39:00 - Hijabi - Mona Haydar
    42:15 - Closer - Khanvict
    45:30 - Dancing Drums - Badmarsh and Shri
    53:46 - Lokomotiv - Yung.Raj
    57:00 - Melancholy - Kriti Rao
    60:30 - Outro
    60:42 - Finish
    "

    • 42 sec
    Not Single

    Not Single

    "In a bhangra world driven by voluminous single releases, Bally Sagoo and G. Sidhu release well thought out full-length albums. Never afraid to switch up her style, Jasmine Sandlas drops a hip-hop hybrid, dropping bars and verses in English and Punjabi. Plus, Brooklyn producer Ayesha, and some Afghani infused beats in the beyond segment.


    Mago - Jasmine Sandlas



    Liminality - Ayesha

    00:00 - Intro
    01:27 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira
    04:42 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot
    08:06 - Majhe Wale - Baani Sandhu
    11:15 - Barood Wargi - Simiran Kaur Dhadli & San B
    15:05 - Track Suit - Diljit Dosanjh, Nimrat Khaira
    18:18 - Ik Gera - Guru Randhwawa
    21:18 - Mago - Jasmine Sandlas
    24:30 - Panjeba - Jasmine Sandlas
    27:10 - Jinni Sohni - G. Sidhu feat. Urban King
    29:25 - Tu Mainu Milja Ve - Bally Sagoo feat. Naaz Aulakh
    34:38 - Tu Aaja Nachle - Bally Sagoo feat. Priti Menon
    38:29 - Mic Break
    41:28 - Liminality - Ayesha
    45:58 - Yak Sher - Farhot
    49:17 - Summertime - Satya
    52:39 - Live and Learn - Zeb
    57:22 - Outro
    58:06 - Finish
    "

    • 58 min
    Cool Down That Spring Fever

    Cool Down That Spring Fever

    "Kulwinder Billa returns with a sequel to his hit Palazzo, cleverly named Palazzo 2. Jaz Dhami drops a new collab with urban desi crooner Sama Blake. The beyond segment revisits a song from Riz Ahmed’s breakup album, in celebration of his Oscar nomination.


    Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot



    Diva - Jaz Dhami, Sama Blake

    00:00 - Intro
    01:21 - Palazzo 2 - Kulwinder Billa, Shivjot
    04:45 - Palazzo - Kulwinder Billa
    07:48 - Time Table - Kulwinder Billa
    12:19 - Hearbeat - Nawab feat. Gurlez Akhtar
    15:49 - Gulabi Rang - Nimrat Khaira
    18:47 - Sira E Hou - Amrit Maan & Nimrat Khaira
    22:03 - Milli-1 - Raf-Saperra & DJ Frenzy
    25:06 - 17 Dmnd Gbru - Tigerstyle, Srbjt Ldh
    29:08 - Ik Main Kuri Punjabi - Jasmine Sandlas, Intense Music
    32:23 - Phone - Mickey Singh, UpsideDown
    35:54 - Oye Hoye Hoye - Jassie Gill & Simar Kaur feat. Dhanashree
    38:42 - Diva - Jaz Dhami, Sama Blake
    41:15 - Mic Break
    43:52 - Lokomotif - Yung.Raj
    47:04 - Homelands - Nitin Sawhney
    52:05 - LSD - Talal Quereshi, Shamsher Rana
    55:52 - Any Day - Riz Ahmed, Jay Sean
    58:39 - Outro
    59:31 - Finish
    "

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Cheentimaar ,

Hooked

So good, love it. You’ve got yourself a new lifelong fan. Accidentally came across it and having been disconnected from Punjabi music for a decade, I love the mix of old and new. Get on it!

Buttonbbb ,

An education in Bhangra

You can listen to this all day long thanks to the diversity. Before I found this podcast, I thought only Traditional was the real thing. Now I recognise the beat in all sorts of music, and the only Bhangra I don’t like is the slowish love songs. Thanks DJ Rekha.
🧓🏻

Jashan29 ,

V nice

Plz add Old punjabi remix 🥳😍

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