Bhangra Music
August 24, 2004 7:04 PM   Subscribe

Bhangra. With my formidable Google-fu, I have scoured the net for all that I could find. In question form: Does anybody know of some excellent Bhangra? I saw DJ Rekha open for Le Tigre, and that's what's gotten me started. (I'll try to see her mix next time I got to NYC.) So something in that vein. Also, Asian Dub Foundation's mix of "Taa Deem" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is excellent. I hear Bhangra is big in the UK, so UKMeFites, could you do me a solid?

I've seen the Blue post.

(On the side: I'll probably re-ask this in a different Ask.MeFi post, but John McLaughlin's Indian-influenced jazz is amazing. So any good Indian-influenced music you know of would be a plus.)
posted by bitpart to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Daler Mehndi is always a good when it comes to Bhangra.
posted by riffola at 7:20 PM on August 24, 2004

probably going to this on saturday: narmeen.

so by all means come thou to nyc! amitabh beckons you!!
amar, akbar, anthony!!!
posted by dorian at 7:59 PM on August 24, 2004

Talvin Singh won the Mercury Award a few years back. That's more along the lines of Indian-inspired than true Bhangra, I guess. MC Panjabi had a bunch of club hits for a while, but Talvin Singh is far more interesting. Nitin Sawhney can be a nice diversion after Talvin Singh.
posted by fionab at 8:25 PM on August 24, 2004

If NYC doesn't work, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid perform Bhangra Bollywood Hiphop every last Saturday of the month at the Fez Ballroom in Portland
posted by croutonsupafreak at 9:00 PM on August 24, 2004

this album and these sites are a good start. probably wouldn't mind the punjabi hit squad either.
posted by raaka at 9:32 PM on August 24, 2004

Although I don't know if you could call them strict Bhangra, I've enjoyed these albums immensely:

Midival Punditz

Asian Massive

Tabla Beat Science
posted by tetsuo at 9:56 PM on August 24, 2004

Probably not precisely what you're looking for, but along the same lines as Talvin Singh, I greatly enjoy the music of Karsh Kale.
posted by mmoncur at 10:52 PM on August 24, 2004

I saw Aalap back in 1988 & they were brilliant.

The aforelinked Geet Sangeet has lotsa info & a live radio stream.

For a more clubby vibe try Asian Vibrations who have an excellent radio stream.
posted by i_cola at 6:08 AM on August 25, 2004

Bitpart, I am so glad that you posted this question. I love Apache Indian. He does a dancehall/bhangra genre. I've been looking for other artists with a similar style.

posted by Juicylicious at 6:53 AM on August 25, 2004

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