Presenter TV/Radio (With BBC Asian Network, previously with BBC Radio 1 & East Village Radio New York) - South Asian & Desi Music Obsessive - Multiple Sony Radio Academy Gold Award Winner - Documentary Maker - Interplanetary DJ - Journalist - Master of Ceremonies - Father - Space Cadet & Secular Sufi!!



1 year ago with 2 notes

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Prince on US Television this September!  Can you believe this guy is 54! Also check the baby girl afro he’s rocking!


2 years ago with 6 notes

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R.I.P. Kuly Ral (June 5th 1977 - May 22nd 2012)

Official Release from RDB:

The international music fraternity has faced a saddening loss with Kuly of music band RDB, passing away on 22nd May 2012 in Houston, Texas, USA. The popular music group member sadly lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 35 years old.

Kuly was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2011 and underwent radio and chemotherapy. He was receiving treatment at a specialized clinic in Houston at the time of his death.

Kuly was an intrinsic part of RDB, a leading international music group, famed for their contribution to globalizing Bhangra and Indian music. His legacy will remain with RDB and their super-hit tracks such as Aaja Mahi, Singh is Kinng, Aloo Chaat and Shera di Kaum.

RDB and the family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time and thank their fans and well-wishers for their continued support and condolences.

RDB’s facebook page has been opened up for those who wish to pay their respects to Kuly and his family. To leave a message please visit:


2 years ago with 1 note

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Shizzio Feat. Desi Boome - ‘Paki’s In Paris’

They gets everywhere I tells thee! Bonjour , au revoir Pakis in Paris…


2 years ago

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Mugabe Skull-a-tor!

Mugabe Skull-a-tor!


2 years ago with 4 notes

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‘Qurbani’ from the film Qurbani (1980) starring Vinod Khanna, Amjad Khan, & Feroz Khan.

Spent my whole youth wathcing this one song & video as well listening to Adam Ant, Prince etc…Now do you get why my head is the way it is?


2 years ago with 6 notes

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Brotherhood Of Man - Ravi Shankar & George Harrison

Brotherhood Of Man - Ravi Shankar & George Harrison


2 years ago with 2 notes

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Desi Battle Rap - The REAL Asian 8 Mile competition.

Burban, Urban Desi, Desi MC’s & Asian Rappers….This is where its at! LOLZ…..!!!

Satinder Sartaj - ‘Sai’

I am not a religious man whatsoever, but this song, video & vibe is surely one of the reasons we exist.  Music can shred the layers of assumption away until the only thing left is the truth. Shed a tear for the human race & for the love that resides within you.

Bobby Friction at The Burningman Festival Parts 1,2, & 3.

Check out the videos made in 2009 to accompany my BBC Radio 1 documentary on the Burningman Festival.  It changed my life forever and makes Glastonbury look like a kiddies playground!