Category: Bhangra

Edmonton 'DJ VJ' mixes and scratches up bhangra beats at Tantrik

Edmonton 'DJ VJ' mixes and scratches up bhangra beats at Tantrik
After interviewing DJ Anjali and DJ Rekha last year, Vijay Masih, aka DJ VJ is the latest to spin the decks at night club Tantrik. Coming from Edmonton, Canada, he tells of how he got into DJing, his radio show and what the bhangra scene is like in his native country. DJ VJ shares his... Read more »

Interview With Sacramento Bhangra Star Pree Mayall

Interview With Sacramento Bhangra Star Pree Mayall
Pree Mayall is a US bhangra artist who was born in Yuba City, and raised in Sacramento. An artist, a producer and percussionist, his career in music began at the young age of 7 and has since signed with record label Inner Vibe. In 2005, he was Toronto based Bhangra Nation’s ‘international dhol champion of... Read more »

JumpinGenres Ajay Randhawa Jumps onto the Chicago Bhangra Scene

JumpinGenres Ajay Randhawa Jumps onto the Chicago Bhangra Scene
Ajay Randhawa, known by his alias JumpinGenres, is a talented all round musician who has not only introduced himself as a worthy addition to the US bhangra scene with a fresh and at times gritty sound, but as a musical aficionado who enjoys music as a whole. With the ability to practice and master an... Read more »
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Interview with Top US Bhangra Talent Rav-E

Interview with Top US Bhangra Talent Rav-E
California born and raised Rav-E is a US bhangra musician. A DJ, producer, and a dhol player, he is signed to top UK producers Tigerstyle’s label Soldier Sound recordings. Rav-E aims to elevate bhangra music to a new level of international recognition. He has already shared the stage with some of the genre’s biggest names... Read more »

Brooklyn based DJ Rekha Spins Bhangra at Tantrik

Brooklyn based DJ Rekha Spins Bhangra at Tantrik
Born in London, DJ Rekha is an influential disc jockey and has led the bhangra scene in New York. Called the ‘Ambassador of Bhangra’ by New York Times for helping pioneer bhangra music in the US, she released her debut album in 2007, “DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra” and has continued to enjoy success since.... Read more »

DJ Anjali hits Chicago for Memorial Day Weekend

DJ Anjali hits Chicago for Memorial Day Weekend
Raised by Marathi banjaras and Cascadian loggers, this Oregon native introduced Bhangra beats and Bollywood vibes to the dancefloors of Portland. Alongside ‘The Incredible Kid,’ DJ Anjali has done much to bring Asian fusion music to America’s club scene. DJ Anjali will be DJing live at Tantrik in Chicago. Before that though, I hit DJ... Read more »
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Exploring the Chicago Bhangra Scene and its Growth

Exploring the Chicago Bhangra Scene and its Growth
Bhangra is a popular form of music that finds its origins rooted in Punjabi folk music. Developed in England by Punjabi immigrants during the 80s, it has become internationally recognized and has come to express South Asian culture in the West. The UK and Canada has produced many successful artists from Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda... Read more »

Meet UIC Bhangra from University of Illinois at Chicago!

Meet UIC Bhangra from University of Illinois at Chicago!
Bhang WHAT!? Bhang WHO!? BHANGRAAAAAAA! These are the opening words of UIC Bhangra’s bio on twitter, who are a dance team from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Formed in the spring of 2007, the team was initially called Dhamaka, literally translating to explosion. This describes their high energy performances. Now called UIC Bhangra,... Read more »