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For years now India has been cranking out tracks showing the clear influence of the Dembow riddim and all its offshoots. The Punjabi scene has been the most impacted, but this mix also includes various Dembow-influenced rap, R&B and moombahton efforts in Hindi as well. (If you know of any Dembow tracks in Tamil, Telugu, etc., please send my way.) You’ll notice how much some of the songs sound like Major Lazer’s “Lean On,” whose filmed-in-India video is one of the biggest influencers of the trend. In fact, I could have made a whole mix of just songs aping “Lean On.” The songs on this mix only represent a fraction of the scene. I had originally selected over 100 songs for this mix, so this could easily be volume 1 of a long series.

India Loves Dembow Tracklisting

1Ravneet Singh & Vee – Laung Gawacha
2 Garry Sandhu – I Swear
3 Nimrat Khaira,Mankirt Aulakh – Suit
4 Sunanda Sharma – Jaani Tera Naa
5 Garry Sandhu feat. Jasmine Sandlas – Illegal Weapon
6 Babbal Rai – Mai Terra Akshay (feat. Bohemia)
7 Shipra Goyal – Dj Te
8 Akasa – Thug Ranjha
9 Raftaar – Baby Marvake Maanegi
10 Aastha Gill, Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Divya Kumar & Sachin-Jigar – Kamariya (From “Stree”)
11 Garry Sandhu – Alert Kudey
12 Emiway Bantai – Machayenge
13 Neha Kakkar, Romi, Arun & Ikka – Chamma Chamma (From “Fraud Saiyaan)
14 Badshah – She Move It Like
15 Amrit Maan – Pariyaan Toh Sohni
16 Sukriti Kakar & Prakriti Kakar – Sudhar Ja
17 Jasmine Sandlas – Veera
18 Shailendra Singh – Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun (Kone Kone Remix)
19 Nucleya – Lori (Tota Myna) [feat. Vibha Saraf]

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Brand New Incredible Kid DJ Mix for 2018!

January 10, 2018
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Every year I swear I will record more DJ mixes, and every year I fall far short of the prolificness to which I aspire. Here is my first mix of 2018, recorded live in the Batcave in one take. Enjoy. Rough’N’Ready Sessions Vol. 1: Rolas en Español y Portugués Tracklisting   1) Bomba Estereo – […]

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Prince Rogers Nelson Rest In Power

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A personal history. I first became aware of Prince in elementary school. I remember hearing “Little Red Corvette” and “1999” on the radio. I remember the radio DJ describing him as a controversial figure before playing “Little Red Corvette” as if his music couldn’t even be presented to the public without a warning notice. I […]

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Kanye West Inspired by Old Bollywood song?

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Many years ago during the early ascendancy of Kanye West I read an interview with him where he was in a Chicago Indian restaurant and the interviewer said that Kanye got super inspired by a Bollywood song that was playing in the restaurant and that he jumped up and ran back to his studio because […]

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The 13th Anniversary of Our ANDAZ Party : A History Part Four

August 19, 2015
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We just celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of our ANDAZ Bhangra and Bollywood party on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at the Analog Theater. Part one of the history of ANDAZ is here, part two is here, and part three is here and part four is here. ANDAZ now occurs the last Saturday of every month at the Analog […]

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The 13th Anniversary of Our ANDAZ Party : A History Part Three

July 28, 2015
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We just celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of our ANDAZ Bhangra and Bollywood party on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at the Analog Theater. Part one of the history of ANDAZ is here, part two is here, and part three is here and part four is here. After seven-and-a-half-years ANDAZ had to find a new home since the upper management at the Fez […]

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The 13th Anniversary of our ANDAZ party: A History Part Two

July 23, 2015
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  The thirteenth anniversary of our ANDAZ Bhangra and Bollywood party is Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at the Analog Theater. Part one of the history of ANDAZ is here, part two is here, and part three is here and part four is here. From the beginning Anjali and I knew we wanted to host a party that welcomed both Desis and […]

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July 22, 2015
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  The 13th anniversary of ANDAZ is Saturday night July 25th, 2015 at the Analog Theater. In case you didn’t know ANDAZ is a Bhangra and Bollywood party Anjali and I have been throwing since July of 2002. However, the roots of the party go back several years before that. Part one of the history of […]

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