Archive for March, 2011
If you know about dhol videos and YouTube then you will definately have heard of the name Raju Johal. Born and raised in Canada, Raju has put aside his superb instrumental knowledge to focus on his vocal game and has teamed up with his Inject Media colleague, Nick Chowlia to bring you his debut single Nachna Pasand. Check out the promo above for the single which is set to release on the 25th of this month.
If Bhangra video directors needed to take note of any video’s this year to set their targets for this year then it would be Foji’s Pumbeeri. The single which was released in early March premiered on our TV screens late last week and online a couple of days ago. Spurring off the successes of the T-Mobile/flashmob-esque style adverts, Foji decided to target one of the popular commercial areas within the UK, the Bullring Birmingham. Teaching up almost 200 participants via YouTube and Facebook, Foji gathered with his enthusiastic and fearless team from all ages, sexes and background along with his 12 camera crew to provide a history making video that will surely take some beating.
Signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, UK rapper K Koke brings out the official visual for his new track Nobody But Us. Catchy hook, strong beat, deep bars, I like it.
I’ve yet to experience the Bass Cannon whilst in a club yet but when the day comes, I hope I am very merry and in clear view of the bass speakers. This has been previewing all over YouTube for the past couple of months but today sees its release on iTunes, go cop it now!
Jinder Jinda - England Joga (Produced by Bally Rai)
Jinder Jinda - Jogi (Produced by Mukhtar Sahota)
Jinder Jinda - Putt Jatt Da (Produced by Kiss 'N' Tell)
If you were born in the 80s like me you would have noticed the impact of Kismet Record releases had on your life in the 1990s-2000s. A singer who shone bright for me was the instantly noticeable strong vocalist Jinder Jinda who really never stepped into the spotlight at all but always sang numbers that I actually liked more than other tracks that were being compiled on the same albums he would sing on. Tracks like Jee Karda from The Yardies album and England Joga from 2 Lethal Desi actually were tracks that still live on my iPod and it would be great if Jinder would reappear on some newer material. Last time (if my memory serves me correct) we saw Jinder was on Mukhtar Sahota’s album ’4 The Muzik’ which was released way back in 2004 so if I am correct, we deserve some new Jinder Jinda.
Roshan Prince - Jawaniaan
Featuring on the anticipated album The Heart Hacker (Dil Da Chor), Roshan Prince teams up with producers Joy Atul to bring quite a solid Panjabi release that will definately sell in large numbers. Known for his slow numbers (Bhul Jawaan, Tera Naam Le Deya), Roshan has decided to up the BPM for the majority of this album and it appears that he wants the admiration from the Bhangra lovers instead his typical romantic fans. I have as always picked a few numbers for you to enjoy and I sincerely hope that you do.
Releasing on iTunes on 17 April 2011, I’ve got to admit I’ve been loving the originals and remixes that have have been playlisted all over radio stations. Check out the video that premiered a few hours ago.
For an installment of ‘Foreign Exchange’ Mic Righteous goes back to back with none other than iconic US rapper Joell Ortiz. Mic seems to making some real major movements recently with a lot of his online videos gaining hits, I feel if he capitalises on this then he will be one to look out for in 2011/2012.
Jessie J performs Stand Up in the 1Xtra Live Lounge for Trevor Nelson.
If you let a frown become your normality
You don’t set an example for the youth of our humanity
If you spend every day wishing for the next to come
Aged and lifeless is what you‘ll become.
So Stand Up for the Love
Earlier this week we were brought with the unfortunate news that Dev Raj Jassal had passed away due to a losing battle with pancreatic cancer. I was lucky enough to meet him on a couple of occasions whilst passing at a few events but never whilst he worked his magic in the studio.
Dalvinder Singh - Boliyan (Flute, Tumbi + Algozey by Dev Raj Jassal)
It’s really amazing to find how much of an input Mr Jassal had within our industry, from his instrument playing (shown expertly in the track above) right up to his lyric writing but also not forgetting his vocal contributions. I also find it pretty difficult to summate into words how much I respect the work and efforts he put into the music that we hear each and every day. To say he will be missed is an understatement, his memory will live forever. Thank you Mr Dev Raj Jassal, I will always regard you as a legend.
In memory of a wonderful man whom is missed and will be cherished always. Who is now at peace and in waiting till we come home. Our love and thoughts are with your family.