Archive for January, 2011
Felt like one of those Sunday’s where searching for new music was going to hit a brick wall. Recently on Twitter I have been reminiscing of music that the Bhangra industry offered throughout the 00s and being an 80s baby, I thought why not share and reminisce with you some of the anthems that seem to have fizzled and almost been forgotten.
First up is a track taken from an album titled Dance With Me. This album which was released way back in 2002 contained one of the dancefloor anthems of the past decade in Aaja Ni Aaja sung by the now redundant vocalist, Amar Arshi. As good as the song was, the track that actually did it for me was sung by Kamal Katania. Hit play and let me know within the comments section whether you remember this one!
Kam Dhillon feat Kamal Katania - Akh Naal Gal Kardi
Released by Kismet Records in 1998, 2 Lethal Desi was a pioneer album which released one of the first tracks that Labh Janjua ever featured on, Gabroo. It also featured one of my favourite vocalists, Jinder Jinda who for some reason slipped off the radar. Check out the song which had me going crazy because of its underlying bass line, an essential requirement for any Bhangra fan going through puberty.
Bally Rai Feat Avtar Chamak + Amanjyot - Jija
Hard choice picking a track from the Ambersariya album which featured the hit title track and another diamond gem, Sharaabi (sung by the Late Mohan Singh Nimanna, may he RIP). I went for the track which almost everyone forgot about but tended to do so well on the dancefloor, let me know if you remember this one.
Mac-G Feat Labh Janjua - Munde Kolo
You probably think and its probably true, the anthem that everyone remembers from The Lick is Tappe by HS Talwar but for me tracks like this one and Pyar Kiya to Nibhana by Shazia Manzoor were the real highlights from the album.
Surinder Rattan Feat Avtar Maniac - Jag Hasia
Finally, a debut album by PJD titled Another Way of Life provided a track which seemed to gel so perfectly. Featuring the vocals of the living legend Sabar Koti and a garage instrumental of K-Ci+Jojo, the track was an instant hit (well for me anyway)
PJD Feat Sabar Koti - Dil De De
Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did, leave a comment if you’d like me to go through the archives at a later stage. Enjoy.
This video will probably be taken down due to US copyright reasons but enjoy whilst you can, I’ve loved this song for a while now and pleased it’s got its own video.
Sometimes words cannot describe the feelings that are created through music and it’s made even harder to describe whenever I hear a new Adele track. In fact the new Adele album, 21 has been on repeat since the first day it came out and I honestly feel that there may be no other album that will compete with her’s this year (yes I know it’s only just turned 2011). Superb, emotional, breathtaking, and outstanding yet these words don’t come close about how to describe Adele’s album. Should you not feel any emotions whilst watching this live performance of Someone Like You then I have to say, you are made of stone.
A jam packed collaboration featuring some of the finest vocalists from Aman Hayer’s camp including vocals from the multi-talented man himself. A nice tempo’d, feel good track which I am sure will do pretty well but doubt it will make the dancefloors but who am I to tempt dancefloor fate.
Bit sceptical about the production on this one but I couldn’t not post this as Jessie J’s vocals are on form (when aren’t they?). I think the main reason for this is since hearing the acoustic version from her YouTube page I had nothing but goosebumps after she sang it, not sure this version gives me the same effect but great nonetheless.
Reading on the more popular ‘review’ websites for the new No More Idols album, there seemed to be a tad bit of criticism for this track and one said that this was actually a waste of Cee-Lo’s vocals. Not sure what to say other than I whole-heartedly disagree, this track is something else, something superb.
Produced by Sikh Knowledge, Humble releases Baagi Music which is available for free download at thepoetproject.com. Five river flow, all in your veins, we baagi… GO!!!!
To be featured on Clare Maguire’s forthcoming album Light After Dark Chase + Status team up with the voice of 2011 for a nice tempo’d smooth number.
Mz Bratt performs Get Dark live alongside DJ Kayper on the decks and Mikey J on the MPC. Sicka!
Late last year I had one of the greatest pleasures when I met the living legend Hans Raj Hans. The concert was nothing short of mindblowing with another legend of percussion joining alongside him, Mr Ustaad Tari Khan. This song is taken from the Patiala House OST which is a film about a second-generation Sikh living in London who gives up his dream to save his family reputation until he meets a girl who gives him the strength to stand up for what he believes in. Not a fan of Bollywood to be fair but I love this track.