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Bhangra Mixes and Music / Re: PDM Final Mix
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:27:47 AM »
Thanks for sharing it friend!

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: CSUN Bhangra Competition has the PropheC!!!
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:23:54 PM »
Thank you for the prompt response and addressing the concerns Aman. I hope this helps teams out that are considering applying.

If you still have pending questions, feel free to reach the committee at: []

Good luck to the entire 2014 CSUN committee; hoping for the best and look forward to some reviews of both the competition and the teams performing :)

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: CSUN Bhangra Competition has the PropheC!!!
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:46:29 PM »
That link brought back memories. lol . . . I can't say who should've placed but USC didn't deserve to be first and let's leave it to that.

Csun, hopefully you guys can outperform old/new Cali comps. No high school venue, ok? lol . . . Btw, that last Csun comp was packed, props to that.

Ps. Team that placed 2nd was a better team that night, not even bs'ing and well known teams ended up making costly mistakes, rest is history.

Please stay on topic Yankee paaji. It's fine to reference what happened over 4 years ago, but let's not rehash old topics/issues. I say that with respect & courtesy, only because the last thing we need is everyone talking about the old CSUN placings again.

Only what is in bold in relevant to this topic. Btw, I PM'ed the committee for some clarifications on the topic. I hope they can address some of your questions/concerns.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Bhangra State of Mind Review
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:37:18 PM »
I understand that your team felt sort of the same way we are now with BSM, and I personally like to publicly apologize for any of our wrong doing. The main organizer of RVPD did not reimburse all of the teams fully and since I was the point of contact a lot of responsibility came upon me to clear up the team's funds. Internally I wasn't getting proper responses from the main organizer about reimbursing the teams, so my friends and I (excluding him the main organizer) did a fundraiser and we raised enough money to pay back all the team's money that was promised. This showed 1 aspect that we accepted responsibility and eventually rectified it. Mr. Yankee please let me know if there is anything else I can do to bring peace to the matter of Cal Bhangra at RVPD?

Much #respect to you, Juggie, and your friends for stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility to reimburse teams/give out prize money even though you weren't directly involved with organizing the competition.

That deserves a lot of praises and ALL teams that attended Raunak Punjabi Virsey Di (RVPD) should be extremely thankful for what you guys did. We need more solid people like you in the bhangra circuit.

Let's keep this topic about BSM though. Yankee, please take your issues about other competitions up with the organizers or with the appropriate individuals via PM. Thank you.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Bhangra State of Mind Review
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:01:51 AM »
A big thank you for everyone that is posting reviews/feedback. This shouldn't be just about listing a bunch of shit that you hated or went wrong, so I would definitely encourage people to mention the "pros," things you liked, or fun times you had.

We all know that the topics that are controversial draws more attention, but it's nice to hear what a competition did a good job with. It would be awesome to hear from more people/teams where this was one of their first major competitions and more feedback on ways the committee can improve going forward.

This is type of thread that teams should be researching BEFORE they apply to comps.. i.e. next season/next year, teams should be reading this topic and discussing their concerns with the new committee before applying. The surprising thing, it seems the first year of this competition was actually a success so not too sure why they dropped the ball this year:

Also please "Bhangra State of Mind 2" committee members, please address these concerns in this topic & individually reach out to the teams that you caused such as an unpleasant experience to when the teams were the main entertainment that drew the crowd to your comp.

~ Basim :)

P.S. - Sent a PM to the committee, so I hope someone checks this thread and responds.

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Admin Help
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:38:36 PM »
Hi shwinerz, please check your PMs. If you need further help, you can contact Swi or myself.

~ Basim :)

Bhangra Mixes and Music / Re: need some quick help plzz!!!!
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:18:07 AM »
whats the song @ 1:52??????

Jagmohan Kaur - Guddi Wango

Uploaded to BTF by dholi sabz:


~ Basim :)

Videos and Performances / Re: Gurgulshan Singh (desi shmurda) M2D intro
« on: October 27, 2014, 12:08:40 PM »
This is awesome man! Thanks for sharing :) You should make this into a proper small mix and release it. I love the singing; very talented individuals.

~ Basim :)

Truly a world class competition! Great promo video.

Excited to see these teams face off. Good luck to all.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Jawani Comes to an End
« on: October 15, 2014, 12:30:54 AM »
Sad to hear about such an established team hanging up the vardiyan (especially since there a lack of all female squads), but alas all good things must come to an end.

Let's just hope they inspired some of new generation to take over where these talented ladies left off. Thank you for the amazing performances & for the diversity you guys brought to the circuit.

~ Basim :)

Off-Topic / Re: Calf Pain
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:01:24 AM »
A lot of people use compression wraps/compression sleeves, so those might help.

Also, try giving yourself a few days off in between doing "100baitkan" (nice username ;) ) for your calf muscles to recover. The last thing you want is a severe calf strain that causes your muscle fibers to tear.

I'm no doctor, but during those days of rest/recovery, you can use any products that contain the ingredient methyl salicylate (wintergreen oil) - which causes your capillaries to dilate and allows your blood to flow to areas of your body where it's rubbed in. Products include Bengay, IcyHot, Tiger Blam, Bio Freeze, etc.

Hope this helps,

~ Basim :)

Bhangra Mixes and Music / Re: What is this song?
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:17:21 AM »
You might have had a tough time because it's called "Chardi Jawani" by Aman Sandhu, but you were very close with your words.

You can download the song here:

By the way, you can always try to search our Media Center for a lot of tracks. We have quite a few tracks uploaded.  Even if you just searched for the word "jawani," you would have likely came across it amongst the 5 pages in the Media Center.

Hope this helps,

~ Basim :)

Videos and Performances / Re: **NEW** SGPD Bhangra video (featuring. Me!)
« on: September 30, 2014, 07:17:00 PM »
Great dancing Jusi.. you're a natural ;) Glad to see some guys from SGPD still dancing - wish they would bring a team & routine to the competitive scene again.

How'd your visit to Toronto go? A lot different than the U.K.? Thanks for sharing the video sir.

~ Basim :)

First off, welcome to BTF! I did a quick search on BTF for you. Here are some recent topics that came up:!/

It appears you're a little late since the deadlines for these comps have passed; just keep an eye out when these comps start accepting teams for next year.

"High school" specific comps are not very abundant. I think most hs teams just perform at talent/cultural shows, melas, wedding parties, etc.

You could always host/start your own high school competition - I'm sure you would get plenty of teams applying if you promoted it properly.

Good luck to your team,

~ Basim :)

Any chance these episodes might be available on youtube in the near future?

+1 - Any place to view the episodes online after they have aired? Would love to catch this series, but I don't think I can watch this when it airs every week.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Boston Bhangra 2014 - Team Lineup
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:00:55 PM »
Thanks for posting the lineup here Preet!

Pretty stacked lineup with a lot of veteran teams that have something to prove or to see if they "still got it" as we head into the new season.

I'm also REALLY glad to see that there are no teams competing at both Burgh & Boston - I guess it just worked out like that. I love to see what every team has to bring and a diversity in the lineups will allow just that.

There should plenty of local support with 4 out of 12 teams being from Massachusetts, but Boston always has a great crowd that seeks to be pleased regardless of a team's hometown.

Good luck teams & Boston Bhangra committee.

~ Basim :)

This is so clean and well done JsK! Having taken a quick listen to it, the biggest part that sounded off key & odd to me was from 7:53-8:02 (the tumbi instrumental just didn't flow well at all all with Soorme imho). Overall, a great job with the mixing. Lots of good transitions without over doing things.

What I really loved about this mix were the combination of of songs used - every single one is an "off the charts" hit. There's a great mix of some older songs & new songs.

Do you think that you could attach a HIGH QUALITY mp3 of this mix? I want to jam to it when I'm not at the computer.

Would appreciate it sir. Thanks in advance.

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: **Bhangra in the Burgh 8 Official Lineup**
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:16:04 AM »
Solid lineup with a very diverse mix of teams! I'm loving it. Good luck to all the teams competing - look forward to the new performances in order to dazzle your fans for the new season.

Also, good luck with the event Burgh committee,

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Looking for bhangra team in nj
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:14:33 PM »

What's the team in Princeton, NJ ? Is it Co-ed by any chance ?

*Girl sitting here crossing her fingers*

You may be in luck Haldiholic.

I believe it's Princeton University's co-ed team (that's based out of Princeton, NJ of course):

Not sure if you need to be a student of the university to be on the team, but definitely reach out to them using the contact e-mail in the above facebook group page.

If you don't get a response soon & need a direct contact of the team, let me know.

Good luck,

~ Basim :)

Full discolure: A few days back, I received a fb message to provide feedback on this mix from my dear friend Sangeen. So this is my take without having seen a performance by this team.

Loved the intro/start - the emphasis on the vocals was great up until 0:43 and I imagine this would have worked great for the team's opening sher.

Good transition from 0:43-0:45, I liked the use of the bass reverb effect to keep it simple & clean.

Great song choice with the song starting at 0:46ish.

I wasn't really feeling the rap lyrics in the background from 0:51 to 0:55ish. I didn't really think it added much and sort of clashed with the Punjabi lyrics (according to my ears). I would have choose a different sample to use here.

0:56-1:02 - Holy BASS. Great time to pump up a listener & crowd. I imagine the team to break out some powerful moves at his point. Really made my subwoofer work.

1:03-1:07 - There was a great slow down effect and a well placed "hoi" repeat effect. Overall this was essential to be placed here otherwise I would have thought the mix to sound quite repetitive by this point (especially due to continous heavy bass).

1:07-1:16 - Once again, the rap was brought in, but it's so faint.. that I don't think it does much for the mix. Maybe that was your goal? Who knows.

1:36-1:41ish - I loved the piano's added into the background of the songs. While this was also a bit faint, it flowed really well with the song. I'm not sure this is part of the original song or if you added it in, nonetheless, good stuff!

1:41-1:42ish - No transition here, which was a bit odd, because it's almost like the team wanted to stop something completely & move to doing something else very quickly.

1:47-2:02 - Very nicely done. A lot of different things happening here, but loved everything you did.

2:02-2:03ish - Good transition with a clip of of Manak-E "Kehndi mere pair dukh dhe" + bruahh sound effect + explosive bass sound. Again, quite simple, but effective.

A bit too much exaggerated bass for my taste with Manak-E's "Pair Dukh Dhe" song.

2:47-2:48 - Transition sounded really weird to me. Not sure where you were going there.. I understand the build up and then drop into the lyrics, but it sounded very "stop & start" between the Punjabi song & the rap song.

2:55-3:05 - Tough transition here due to the next song having such a different tempo, but it worked for you. The small build up & the "bruahhhh" sound effect was really simple - but I appreciated the "hey hey" sound effect carried over into the beginning of the Punjabi song.

3:43-3:44 - I think your transitions are getting too simple. This is another example that sounded a bit abrupt to me. I did like the panning effect of the sound that followed shortly after though (the sound effect that moved from right to left twice)

3:51-4:23 - Good sound affects & strong bass drops at well-timed moments in the Punjabi song

4:24-4:26 - Great transition here. It flows so naturally & well. Great job.

5:07-5:08 - There could have been a better transition here. Again, it seems very "stop & start" with the cut you made.

5:09-5:46 - This was hott. The slow down in satisfya just sounded awesome.

5:46-6:45 - THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK & INCORPORATING SOME CLASSICS! YES :D These are songs that majority of the audience recognize & it's great for the younger generation to be exposed to this stuff!

A good outro at the end, but I couldn't understand what the last words being repeated were. At first I thought it was a DJ tag, but it doesn't sound anything like Sangeen. It sounds like the word "sikhi." lol.

I hope this helps somewhat. It took several days for me to write as I only had the time to listen to the mix in pieces (note: I did listen to the mix as a whole, but it takes me time to get detailed & break it apart to comment). Overall, your mixing has improved a lot over the years.

Hope you can also provide more feedback (especially in detail) to others who are starting off or need help sir. Great mix overall.

~ Basim :)

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