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Desi Beats

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Can there be a music scene that sells millions of albums worldwide, has its own record labels and festivals, attracts thousands of people to club nights every week and yet is still ignored by the mainstream music industry? The answer is yes and it goes by the name of desi beats. Desi music can be anything from bhangra mixed with hip-hop, 2-step, R&B or garage to mainstream Bollywood, and it's massive amongst the Desi population around the world.

For a brief history about the scene in the UK: read more...

At any rate welcome to Desi_Beats, the mp3 rotation journal:

- I try to upload a selection of tracks and|or videos once a week, but it can and does vary
- Files are hosted on my own server [and YouSendIt] and are available for seven days
- Links to artist websites can be accessed by selecting the relevant track images

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Disclaimer: These songs are for evaluation purposes only and should be deleted after 24 hours. If you like what you hear please support the artists by purchasing their music legally.

As entries are not tagged or headed, the best way to view the site archives is by using the ljseek box below - just type in what you're looking for and select 'my journal'.

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Affiliates: british_desi, bengali_cinema and 60s_bollywood

Recommended links:

Info. about the urban Asian scene. You can also use the BBC Radio 1 radio player to listen to the show

Listen to the BBC Asian Network

A popular Asian radio station in London

Just click on Panjabi Hit Squad to listen

Other recommended Radio Stations: desihitsradio.com - generasianradio.com

"Get some fucking culture"

A good resource for anything Bollywood

Another useful resource site: interviews, reviews...

Other recommended Websites: bopadum.co.uk - discogs.com - global-trance.co.uk - outcaste.com - sixdegreesrecords.com

Legal downloads! [currently down]

The place to buy your music online [currently down]

Other recommended Online Stores: allofmp3.com [mainstream|mp3] - Amazon.co.uk|.com [mainstream|cd] - beatport.com [altern|mp3] - bleep.com [altern|mp3] - juno.co.uk [dance|vinyl] - cdbaby.com [mainstream|cd] - iTunes.co.uk [mainstream|mp3]

The moderator of this community is khaki_29uk.
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