Fun Indian Dance Music

#1 Mar 11th, 2005, 09:02
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I've "recently" gotten into some Punjabi MC, and while he's from England, its still indian/punjabi music he's mixing. I really love the upbeat dance music and was wondering if the vast knowledge of this forum can produce for me some good CD's. I was thinking maybe movie sountracks if such things exist or popular indian dance artists.

#2 Mar 11th, 2005, 10:54
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I love me some Daler Mehndi, yes I do!

That said, the field is broad as the ocean, and I know but a grain. . .
#3 Mar 12th, 2005, 23:04
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Maybe re-mixes by Bally Sagoo..some songs are fun. But I am no expert...
#4 Mar 13th, 2005, 00:27
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While we are at it, I've also a similar question:
I love the song "Pyar Ka Hai Bairi" from Sangeeta Shankar on the "Rough Guide to Bhangra" compilation.
Does anyone know similar songs?
(I don't know if I'm right, but I belief that the other songs of Sangeeta are quite different, more hiphop style..)
#5 Mar 13th, 2005, 00:27
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Desi Beats Rule! :-)

I love that type of music too and am always on the look out for new stuff. If you like Punjabi MC (ie. Indian music with a Western twist) then I would check out people like DJ Sanj, DJ Vix, Juggy D, Rouge, Jay Sean, J.Nas, Lil Sach, Karan MC, Sugahill, Raghav and Rishi Rich. I see you're based in Canada so don't know what the music selection out there is like but here in the UK you find a lot of 'desi beat' type albums that are a mix of asian music with hip-hop/r & b. If you're able to stream radio from your internet connection then check out the Bobby Friction & Nihal show on
Also look out for Panjabi Hit Squad on

Both these shows play fantastic music. The BBC also has an Asian Music Network that also plays more traditional music.
The Radio1 DJs have produced an album: 'Bobby Friction and Nihal presents'.

Some other albums to try:

DJ Vix - Vix it Up (track 2 - yaar kure - is amazing)

D-Unit - a Sanj Production (various artists) - this album is FAB!! (have you heard track 3 'dont be shy' by 'Rouge' - this track is THE BEST!!!)

Juggy D - Juggy D (inspired title! ;-) )

Asian Groove by Putumayo World Music (various artists) - this is more
traditional but has fusion tracks on it that are really good.

If you like bhangra style music then check out Sahara or RDB. I personally find that bhangra gets on my nerves quite quickly! A good website for buying asian music is

'Urban Fusion' album is a great mix of desi beats, hip-hop and dancehall.

I also love the album 'beats, rhymes & life' by Outlandish. It's a mix of Asian, South American and Arabic. Very cool indeed!

You might also like the 'Essential Asian Flavas' collection of albums.

For Bollywood albums that are pretty funky I'd get:
Kal Ho Na Ho soundtrack
Tera Mera Pyar - The Pink Pussycat

If I can be of any more help let me know. I'm passionate about this type of music, though can't profess to be any kind of expert in it!!
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