When was the last time you ever heard of a Panjabi lyricist that was born and bred in the UK? We’ll let you take your time to think about it. Difficult, isn’t it? To have lyricists born and bred in the UK is something that just doesn’t happen. This could be for a variety of reasons. … More *INTERVIEW* UK Born Lyricist – Dhami Amarjit
‘Nazareh‘, ‘Mitran De Shaonk‘, ‘Putt Sardaran De‘, ‘Patta Lagg Ju‘, and more recently, ‘Deep Obsession‘. It’s fair to say that Gurj Sidhu has firmly cemented his place in the UK Panjabi music scene. But were those singles enough? Of course they weren’t. He’s got an album for you to dig your teeth into… Or ears … More *NEW ALBUM* ‘Sentimental Value’ by Gurj Sidhu – Out 23rd Feb 2017!
The hairstyle is back! The 90s are back! THE REAL JAZZY B IS BACK! Let’s be honest. When Jazzy B announced ‘Folk N Funky 2’, everyone was torn between being either: extremely excited that Jazzy B and Sukshinder Shinda are back together and bringing back the old sound that we all know and love, or being … More *NEW SINGLE* ‘Londono Patola Reloaded’ by Jazzy B & Sukshinder Shinda – Out Now!
The name Gurj Sidhu now carries with it a certain expectation from the listening public. Powerful folk vocals equally complimented with hard hitting beats. His previous singles have done just that. ‘Nazareh‘ and ‘Put Sardaran De‘ brought with them the reggae vibe, whereas ‘Patta Lagg Ju‘ deviated and introduced a fresh sound. The 6-Foot plus Powerhouse is … More *NEW SINGLE* ‘Deep Obsession’ by Gurj Sidhu & Kaos Productions – Out Now!
Word is Born son. And on that note, let’s get back to the programme. Every album that has featured on Flashback Fridays until now has been a 90s album, and rightly so. The 90s, for many, was such a rich time for Panjabi music. But when the tides changed course, it was difficult to see … More FLASHBACK FRIDAYS 012 – ‘WORD IS BORN’ by Specialist ‘n’ Tru-Skool
The interest in Bhangra dancing amongst the British Asian public has grown exponentially over the past few years, with classes popping up, left, right and centre. Bhangra competitions have also seen an increase, giving University and community teams the opportunity to showcase their talents and moves, which is an amazing thing to witness, as it … More FOLK-STARS 2016 – The Verdict
By now, I think everyone is in agreement that the early to mid 90s was when the UK scene was at its peak. Today’s Flashback Fridays album really reinforces that statement. ‘Put Sardaran De’ by Skillz Inc was a 90s album through and through. Only a fool would question that. The harrowing Hip Hop vibe … More FLASHBACK FRIDAYS 011 – ‘PUT SARDARAN DE’ by Skillz Inc