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Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Ladder Coming Soon!
« on: July 28, 2016, 03:54:43 PM »
Please make this happen soon Harry!! *SUPER PUMPED*

Let me know if I can be of any help,

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Cancellation of Boiler Bhangra 2016
« on: July 20, 2016, 12:38:49 PM »
Long overdue public announcement, but it takes balls to open up to your mistakes so respect for that. Thanks for finally telling the whole story Mohammad K Ali.

I sincerely hope that this is a lesson learned for you, especially when it comes to having professional/open communication, because no matter what major you are pursuing in school... once you get into the workforce, no employer will tolerate a lack of communication & organizational skills.

Although, we as a bhangra community, expect more out of someone who was a bhangra liaison the year before (2014) and was closely involved in the organization/execution of Boiler Bhangra in the past. I would still make the effort to try and reimburse teams that lost thousands when they set aside time from their busy schedules for your competition. In addition, I would try to have a personal phone conversation with each individual captain who you screwed over so your apology has a more meaningful impact.

G'luck in the future,

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: BB to COB: Purdue University 2017
« on: July 09, 2016, 04:08:39 PM »
+1. Good reference sahab.

I found it funny that the Boiler Bhangra competition organizers/Purdue SASA didn't have open communication and honesty with all teams about what exactly happened last year. Two days before the competition, there is a sudden announcement:

Many people thought that last minute cancellation announcement was an April fool's joke. Till date, I am not certain if all teams (especially those that were coming out of town) had gotten fully compensated back for all the expenses that they couldn't get refunded.

Still waiting for clarification on all of these things. A public announcement on the exact situation should have been made and the committee should have taken ownership of any/all mistakes.

I would advice all teams to be weary & heed caution with the organizers of this event.

~ Basim :)

Videos and Performances / Re: NACHDI SHAAN (Sydney): Team Documentary
« on: June 20, 2016, 02:19:09 PM »
Hi TheBhangraHub,

This is again very nicely done! The drone shots, slow motion edits, and music were great.

My one suggestion would be to use a directional mic or position an external mic closer to the individuals that are being asked questions (being interviewed). The volume of their voices is very low in the video.. not sure if that's something you can fix in the editing process or maybe the vocal audio you captured was very low to begin in.. I would normalize that vocal audio. Also, the background music is too loud during those "interview" parts of the video so maybe consider turning it down so it doesn't overpower what the people are saying?

Hope that makes sense. Excellent work overall. Look forward to the future videos.

~ Basim :)

Great concept - looking forward to seeing the progress of this.

All the best,

~ Basim :)

Music and Albums / Re: Manni Sandhu - Welcome To The Future
« on: June 11, 2016, 02:08:47 PM »
Good stuff Jusi, thanks for sharing.

Love Manni's stuff. Look forward to checking out the album.

~ Basim :)

This would be awesome. I know many people that would be interested in learning. Maybe you both can collaborate on stuff? Or at least bounce ideas off each other on what should/should not be covered?

I know Swi had posted some basics almost 7 years ago. You can check out this videos on youtube and maybe do a more "modern" version.

Matching BPMs of Songs (tutorial 1/4):
Layering and Loops to enhance mix (tutorial 2/4):
Sound Effects and Pitch Shifting (tutorial 3/4):
Track Effects and Equalization (tutorial 4/4):

There is also this really good topic posted by abhigames:

Would love to see an easy to follow (don't go too fast & explain things thoroughly!) video tutorial on how to make a good bhangra remix from A-Z ;)

All the best,

Basim :)

Italy? ??? That is way tooo hypeeee!!

^ Seriously! That's amazing.

I hope granting the team's members a visiting visa all goes without a hitch. Good luck to all those attending the competition and to the committee! Seems like a packed lineup with a lot of Cali & Canadian teams. Should be a great battle!

~ Basim :)

Awesome mix. Well done Baysikhz. Can't wait to see the performance in HD ;)

All the best,

~ Basim :)

Yay for Malaysia Bhangra! Please share some videos of the performances after the competition here. I would love to see what style of dancing the teams adopt there early on.

~ Basim :)

This is awesome and an incredible service to the bhangra comunity that you're doing! It will give the Australian bhangra so much more exposure.

Very nicely shot and edited! Props to whoever captured and put it all together. So nice to see & hear from team members on an individual basis. Enjoyed the questions that were asked too.

Thank you for sharing here. Please continue to share the future teams that you do a video on here. All the best.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Bruin Bhangra Predictions!
« on: May 25, 2016, 09:27:45 AM »
Such a stacked lineup, that it's so hard to pick ONE winner!

I'll have to go with the SMD ladies because they took CSUN just a few months back and have always been super impressive. Bruin and this lineup is another animal though; hope they can bring the heat!

Thanks for putting up this poll. Look forward to seeing all of the team performances. Good luck to all and safe travels to LA everyone.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Northern California Giddha team
« on: May 18, 2016, 04:43:53 PM »
PM = Private Message.

Click on her Nimi's profile name and then find the words "Send PM."

Add a subject line, add some words to the body of the message, and then click on the "Send message" button. Easy!

Hope this helps,

~ Basim :)

That logo on your website is sick! Respect to whoever designed it.

Can't beat Papi's raw vocals too. Makes you so pumped.

Looking forward to what Surrey brings to the circuit,

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: What happens when you hit 2000 posts?
« on: May 03, 2016, 09:35:53 PM »
It's about time we take revenge! 8)

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Boiler Bhangra 2016 Cancelled?
« on: April 21, 2016, 10:17:26 AM »

Can't be worse than the Anil Prasad situation and Bhangra Blizzard back in 2010

Here's a history lesson for y'all

You gotta admit that that lineup was beast though! ;)

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Mixing Ladder 2016
« on: April 18, 2016, 11:24:30 AM »
Awesome! Would love to see it happen again. This has been talked about/suggested by many, but we need people to volunteer their time to actually run it smoothly.

You'll need a small team to make it happen. I would PM Saleem and he may be able to get the team special access for this section so you guys can run things your way.

I know of several mixers who would love to sign up and I can help shoot an e-mail off to all of those individuals that signed up last time to get you more numbers too.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday, BTF :)
« on: April 12, 2016, 12:01:39 PM »
haha, love the pic! You guys were all so young, dang.


~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Publishing Judges' Scoresheets
« on: April 05, 2016, 10:09:37 AM »
I agree with you to an extent. The problem is that numbers are so arbitrary. You might score a team a 90, then a team performs later in the show that absolutely blows them out of the water and it may influence you to think that 90 team was ACTUALLY an 80.

^ This is a great point. The reason that I would prefer judges to "talk" at the end is to reaffirm scoring after having watched ALL performances. It's so hard to blindly give points in subjective criteria when you haven't even seen all teams.

If judges haven't seen all performances, they are indirectly forced into factoring "show order" into their distribution of points.

I personally like it when you use points to narrow down to say the top 3 teams, then use deliberation to rank the last few teams after a 10-15 minute discussion amongst the judges. Usually competitions have some sort of entertainment for the audience while the judges deliberate.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Publishing Judges' Scoresheets
« on: March 31, 2016, 10:29:26 PM »
I am sure this topic has been discussed before, but it's always good to hear fresh perspectives in modern times.

I'm all for competitions releasing judging scoresheets as I believe it adds a lot of transparency and judges are essentially held accountable.

Some of most prominent and well run competitions, that really pushed the envelope of executing flawlessly and going out of their way to cater toward teams, compiled & released scoresheets/provided analysis after the competition took place. I know not everyone was competing or part of the "bhangra scene" at the time, so below are a few links

Elite 8:'-scores-other-notes/

World's Best Bhangra Crew (WBBC):$$$$$$$$$$$$-comprehensive-judging-system-$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$/

Another nicely tabulated scores presented publicly was with the competition My Life is Bhangra (MLIB):

Really worth a look through if you haven't seen these topics before.

~ Basim :)

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