Desi Mixtape 4: Azadi Edition
Mixtape 4 is here!
Kourosh Yaghmaei – Havar Havar
An old persian song by the Iranian singer Kourosh Yaghmaei. It will leave you bemused, because it will be remind you of a trashy 80s hit that is most probably *inspired* by it!
Bombay Vikings – Hawa Main Urta Jaye
All they did was to cover old hindi hits, no? Why mess with the formula! Good ol’ days!
GTown Desi – Peerh
These guys from Glasgow made a very impressive debut with Peerh! Its a funky Punjabi traditional meets urban music (whatever that is)
Nazia Hassan and Black Eyed Peas Mash up – Boom Boom Star (DJ Kayper)
*me ❤ this* A brilliant mash-up of Nazia Hassan’s Boom Boom with BEP’s Boom Boom Pow by the British Asian DJ, DJ Kayper.
Musarrat Nazir – Chale To Katt He Jayega
Musarrat Nazir’s “other” hit of the 1980s is a treat! I don’t how its going to fit with the other songs in the playlist, but I just wanted to put it in!
Stereo Nation (feat. Bohemia and Kostal) – Holi Holi Nach
From Stereo Nation’s latest album, this song is a treat! Not a big fan of Bohemia, but the Kostal boys are here to jazz it up with ma boy Taz!
Independence Day Specials
Mekaal Hasan Band – Waris Shah
The song is based on the poem by Amrita Pritam, in which she talks about the tumultuous events around Partition (of Punjab) during 1947.
Shout-out to Hindustan
Alisha Chinoy – Made in India
Pakistan Independence Celebration
Entity Paradigm (eP) – Shor Macha
Hot off the press!! The new song by eP is out! Kuch Shor Machaaa!!
Junoon – Jazba-e-Junoon
One of the best patriotic songs in the recent memories for me, from their 1996 Inquilaab!