DJ Rekha

DJ Rekha is a producer, curator, and educator based in New York City. She is founder of Basement Bhangra™ and Bollywood Disco nights and co-founder of Mutiny Club night. She was named "Ambassador of Bhangra" by the New York Times. Rekha and her frequent collaborator, Dave Sharma, performed their compositions at Chicago Symphony Hall for the Sinfonetta in 2015. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award-winning Broadway Show, Bridge and Tunnel, received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work on the play Rafta Rafta, and is associate producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, A Feet in Two Worlds. Her debut album, DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra, was released in 2007 and, in 2009, she was inducted into the NYC People's Hall of Fame. Her record label, Beat Bazaar Music, issued its debut single release, Pyar Baile, worldwide in November 2011. She has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park Summerstage, was a Grand Marshall of the 9th Annual NYC Dance Parade in 2015, and has performed internationally. DJ Rekha performs live the first Thursday of every month at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and hosts a weekly podcast, Bhangra & Beyond, on BTR.

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Celebrating the upcoming US live concert debut of Doorbeen, DJ Rekha kicks of the bhangra set with their smash hit, Lamberghini and transverses through a range of Punjabi tracks landing on a chill reggae infused classic by Asa Singh Mastana. The beyond set keeps that energy and ends with LA based Fijian Indian rapper Pallavi...


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 20 August 2019  n/a

Blinded By The Bhangra

Synthy old school bhangra gems plus rapper Ahmer and some traditional sounds from the Valley of Kashmir...


 13 August 2019  n/a

Old and New Steps

Inspired by Manni Sandhu UK Garage Style track Do Pal, DJ Rekha delves into some UK garage classics. Plus, new tracks by Anju and Uliya, and Karsh Kale in the beyond segment. Do Pal - Manni Sandhu, Navaan Sandhu & Bakshi Billa Disappear (Extended Mix) - Karsh Kale (feat. Komorebi) 00:00 - Intro 01:36 - Tere Uthe - Dark MC, Pammy Saini 05:05 - Aitvaar - Jaz Dhami 07:54 - Patake - Dr...


 06 August 2019  n/a

It’s a Strange World

Tracks by Dark MC, Gurnam Bullar, plus another track from Humeysha’s EP, Nusrat on the Beach and new music from Raaginder, and Seti X. Tere Uthe - Dark MC, Pammy Saini Strange World - Seti X 00:00 - Intro 01:34 - Tommy - Raj Ranjodh & JSL Singh 04:18 - Wang Da Naap - Ammy Virk, Sonam Bajwa 06:45 - The Queen - Kaur B 09:44 - Radio - Anna Heer 13:34 - Mattha Mattha - Jenny Johal 16:21 - Kharache - Gurnam Bullar, Shipra Goyal 20:27 - Tere Uthe - Dark MC, Pammy Saini 23:56 - Patake - Dr...


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Punga Not Chunga

Jenny Johal, Kaur B, plus a new track from Desi Crew in the bhangra segment. Ami Dang and Humeysha release new material in beyond set...


 23 July 2019  n/a

Digital Shuffle

DJ Rekha selects a random set of songs from across the years that were once in her heavy rotation, plus a dive into the dynamic sounds of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora in the beyond set. Giddeh Vich (feat. Kaka Bhainiawala) - Ricky Bhalla Challeh Mundhia - JK 00:00 - Intro 01:43 - Chakdey Boly - Jazzy B 07:28 - Darshan - B21 12:28 - Veer Vaar - Diljit Dosanjh 14:44 - Giddeh Vich (feat...


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On Taur

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 02 July 2019  n/a