Any Bhangra Fans out there?

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I met Jazzy B and Taz from Stereo Nation over the weekend at the Manchester Mela.

Must say both were very nice guys, signed loads of autographs, took pictures with their fans and stood and chatted to their fans.

Have to say also that Jazzy B is a fantastic performer. One of the few artists these days who actually sings live instead of miming like the majority of todays artists. Even his band played live.
 
one can never go wrong with bhangra...good times!
 
Saj said:
I met Jazzy B and Taz from Stereo Nation over the weekend at the Manchester Mela.

Must say both were very nice guys, signed loads of autographs, took pictures with their fans and stood and chatted to their fans.

Have to say also that Jazzy B is a fantastic performer. One of the few artists these days who actually sings live instead of miming like the majority of todays artists. Even his band played live.

Jazzy B is a good performer but he can be a bit of chichora at times.
I love bhangra music as you need some kind of happy music especially when you are tensed and bhangra msic is best for that.
I have had thousands of bhangra songs in the last 5-10 years and i have so many favourites. Gurdas Mann is one of my most favourite punjabi singers ( Not just for bhangra music though).
Most favourite bhanra singer is "Sukhshinder Shinda", other favourites are Babbu Mann, Punjabi MC, Hans Raj Hans, Lehmber Hussainpuri , Malkit Singh, Rabbi Shergill, Sukhbir and a few more.


These days, i am listening a lot to this song by Dr Zeus "A ni kuryie"
 
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Stopped taking an interest in Bhangra about 10 years ago... mainly due to acts like Jazzy B and DR Zeus, It just started sounding like a lot of screaming over sampled beats in the end.

bring back the 80's & 90's any day - I enjoyed listening to the likes of Heera, Alaap, Shaktee, Sohotas, Anamika, Malkit Singh, Punjabi MC etc.

I also enjoyed the funny bhangramuffin era in the 90's, where Bally Sagoo came on the scene with those great bhangra / reggae mix tapes - Star Crazy, Wham Bham 1 & 2, Essential Ragga - still listen to them today. :)
 
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I love to do bhangra whenever I hear that beat of dhol man I start to move with it.
 
I don't think you can consistently like one bhangra artist, or at least I can't...they have too many crappy songs in between the decent ones...the only really amazing one I can think was Daler Mehndi
 
Nah...bhangra is not for me prefere bollywood music of 70s and 90s a big kumar sanu fan like udit and kishore too.
Hate himesh reshammiya and atif aslam.
Met atif aslam on my radio show an arrogant man who thinks too much of himself esp compared to sonu nigam who is far bigger star but an humble down to earth gentleman.
 
why is it always written as bhangra with a b

we pronounce it phangra with a p

either way these days it's just a slight variation on the same tune with lyrics that seem to be taken from the vocabulary of a 12 year old

do they still sing about their "paabies" a lot ?

i always found the phangrah singers obsessions with their sisters in law a little disconcerting :)
 
I don't really get all that bhangra rage.

Every bhangra song as more or less the same tune/beat (tang rang tung rung) and all they ever talk about is 'kuri', 'nach le' and 'bhangra pao'. I like 'Mundia tu Bach Ke' but that is all that I can bear in the bhangra genre.
 
I do like Bangra but some Gabrooo Sikhraa songs I seriously find annoying.
 
Guys...jus one question to the guys from Pakistani Punjab. Do you guys dance the bhangra (note the word dance - not just like) there too? I know it is Punjabi but thought it was more of a Sikh culture rather than Punjabi (Sikh/Muslim/Hindu or otherwise).

That most of the well known Bhangra artists in India are Sikh must have played a part in that opinion me thinks..
 
We do dance Phangra in Pakistan Punjab too, as well as other variations such as Tamaala.

I love all Punjabi music and my favourite artists are Gurdas Mann, Arif Lohar and Sukhshinda Shinda.

I love stuff from the beginning of the decade like Gubi Sandu, RDB etc.

Shaukat Ali and the likes of Attaullah also have some legendary tracks.
 
Stopped taking an interest in Bhangra about 10 years ago... mainly due to acts like Jazzy B and DR Zeus, It just started sounding like a lot of screaming over sampled beats in the end.
I think when he first came on the scene he wasnt that good, but I think he's matured into a very good artist who is renowned throughout the world.
 
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There were a few tracks a while back that were okay, even now you can get some decent song BUT for every good song there is 100 rubbish songs
 
Geordie Ahmed said:
Thats a catchy song BUT those are rubbish lyrics - my 4 year old nephews could do better than that

Yeah sick beat though, although I think i've heard it before on a DMX track/remix.
 
Bhangra had a golden period in the 90's as someone mentioned with the bhangra and raggae fusion. Bally Sagoo and PMC come to mind as the top producers of that era. 'Grass Roots' and the 'wham Bham' album come to mind.

Then in the early 2000's came the Bhangarage period. Every tom dick and harry could do garage trax and there was so much rubbish around but there was also some very good stuff around. This bhangarage era is what put bhangra on the map. Bhangra made many friends during this period, it appealed to the masses.

Bhangra is very patchy right now, its going through a transition. Since garage has gone from the mainstream, bhangra producers aint too sure what they're doing. Right now bhangra is very traditional. It doesnt appeal to many casual bhangra listeners. Hence why bhangra is stuggling.
 
There will never be a bhangra band like Alaap and a singer like Channi :)

Who will ever forget that song Bhabiye ni Bhabiye
 
Imran Khans new album is quality apart from the Amplifier track the rest is pretty good stuff. They lyrics overal could have been a bit better but i have never heard a 2step type bhangra album with solid beats through out like this!
 
Da Don 101 said:
Imran Khans new album is quality apart from the Amplifier track the rest is pretty good stuff. They lyrics overal could have been a bit better but i have never heard a 2step type bhangra album with solid beats through out like this!

I just downloaded it a few hours ago, and it certainly isn't bhangra...more R 'n' B than anything else
 
McBoom said:
I don't really get all that bhangra rage.

Every bhangra song as more or less the same tune/beat (tang rang tung rung) and all they ever talk about is 'kuri', 'nach le' and 'bhangra pao'. I like 'Mundia tu Bach Ke' but that is all that I can bear in the bhangra genre.
I agree. I dont understand whats so special about the same beat, different lyrics.

That song you mentioned is good. I liked some by Abrar. But not a bhangra fan myself
 
90s pop sensation Tarsame Singh Saini, popularly known as Taz from Stereo Nation has passed away. As per reports, the singer suffered a liver failure following which, he slipped into a coma. He was 54.

Taz rose to fame with his album album ‘Hit The Deck’ in 1989. He was the lead singer of the pop band Stereo Nation which was formed in 1996 and was called the pioneer of cross-cultural Asian fusion music. He produced many albums in the 1990s and his most popular album to the date is Slave II Fusion which was released in 2000. It included chartbusters like “Pyar Ho Gaya”, “Nachenge Saari Raat”, and “Gallan Gorian”.

Taz also contributed to the music of Bollywood films. He had songs like “Daroo Vich Pyar” (Tum Bin), “It’s magic” (Koi Mill Gaya), and ” Mujhpe To Jadoo” (Race) among others to his credit.
 
Remember growing up listen to Taz in my first car which had a cassette deck player.

No age to go at 54 only a few years older than me.

RIP brother
 
Bhangra artist Balwinder Safri has died, his family have confirmed.

The Punjab-born star, from Birmingham, had been a part of the UK bhangra scene since 1980 and formed the Safri Boyz Band in 1990.

Mr Safri had been in a coma after suffering brain damage following heart surgery in April.

The 63-year-old was discharged after 86 days in New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and moved to a specialist rehabilitation centre.
 
Not for me. Bhangra Music denigrates women to mere objects of sexual desire by glorifying her private parts . I don't even call such nonsense to be Music.
 
I associate Bhangra Music mostly to Sikh culture. I once asked a Sikh if he would like someone to think of his sister's as preached in such filthy songs. He has quit listening to such rubbish ever since.
 
Jazzy B is a good performer but he can be a bit of chichora at times.
I love bhangra music as you need some kind of happy music especially when you are tensed and bhangra msic is best for that.
I have had thousands of bhangra songs in the last 5-10 years and i have so many favourites. Gurdas Mann is one of my most favourite punjabi singers ( Not just for bhangra music though).
Most favourite bhanra singer is "Sukhshinder Shinda", other favourites are Babbu Mann, Punjabi MC, Hans Raj Hans, Lehmber Hussainpuri , Malkit Singh, Rabbi Shergill, Sukhbir and a few more.


These days, i am listening a lot to this song by Dr Zeus "A ni kuryie"

WOW those were the days....13 years later.....hardly ever listen to Bhangra now as i hit mid life crisis and enter my depressing 40s :)
 
Bhangra artist Balwinder Safri has died, his family have confirmed.

The Punjab-born star, from Birmingham, had been a part of the UK bhangra scene since 1980 and formed the Safri Boyz Band in 1990.

Mr Safri had been in a coma after suffering brain damage following heart surgery in April.

The 63-year-old was discharged after 86 days in New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and moved to a specialist rehabilitation centre.

Bhangra legend with an amazing voice.

I saw him perform at a wedding quite a few years ago - he was brilliant.

Sad to hear of his death.
 
as someone who grew up on british bhangra in the early 00s it was sad to see the scene taken over by india and Canada, but this guy gives me hope, some of the best UK bhangra bangers ive heard in decades



dude has that ear to mix up the sounds, rather than go with that generic bhangra beat, while still sounding authentic, dudes a breath of fresh air for the UK bhangra scene imo.
 
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