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Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Where are these bhangra teams?
« on: October 11, 2016, 10:11:52 AM »
Most got married so now they are considered buddeh (old farts).

All they are left doing now is budha jhummar:
! No longer available

Be on the lookout for their collab exhibition act at the next Bhangra Idols.


I would be curious to know too. I know a few of them got busy with respective professional careers, grad school (some went abroad), etc. Maybe they do not have anyone to unite them & lead a competitive team.. it takes a huge commitment & sacrifice, especially for a captain.

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Week 5 Match Ups
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:11:14 PM »
Match Ups this week:
   DJ Preet vs KSM [Song: Canon - OVERWERK]
   ICM Ent vs Double A [Song: DJ Sona Concussive (Bassnectar x Renholder) - League of Legends]
   XI Music vs HsK [Song: Gry - What I Wanna Be ft. Maskerade, Jordz The Jay]
   YGR Ent vs HS [Song: Kozah - Unleash (feat. Otherside)]
   DSJ vs DJ Chet [Song: Rick Astley - Keep Singing]


Theme: Desi-fy these songs.

Due to the mods being posted slightly late on posting this, mixes are due Monday (10/17) at 11:59pm EST. Emailed to

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Updated Boston Bhangra Lineup!
« on: October 06, 2016, 03:49:27 PM »
Basim, PANJ isn't competing either.

I believe Spartan Bhangra is in the line up now. Still stacked - good luck to all! Sad to see JVD go after this one

My bad! Reminder to self: Never try to post after a long day.

Ty for the corrections friends!

~ Basim :)

Main Bhangra Discussion / Re: Updated Boston Bhangra Lineup!
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:21:35 PM »
So basically Anakh-E-Gabroo dropped.

Updated lineup for the BTF audience (11 Teams Performing Now):

Alamo City Bhangra
Bhangra Empire
Da Real Punjabiz
Gator Bhangra
Josh Valaithian Da
MIT Bhangra
New England Bhangra Club
PANJ Bhangra
Rochester Bhangra

Great points Sid. I actually agree with your stance.

I like having mixes & lighting cues turned in a day before the competition.. so basically by the mixer. If a team doesn't have the organizational skills to get these two things turned in on time, I can't even imagine how their performance is going to turn out, so deduct as many points as you want :P A team's formations being all whack due to practicing within a stage's size & not do certain gimmicks would be just excuses since it's a team's jobs to run these by the committee beforehand and get the proper information that they need.

Maybe to incentive teams to get their applications in earlier and within the deadline, instead of the ability to pick show order, giving some type of bonus like: X more minutes of tech time (on stage) might be a better idea.

I am definitely against mixer games deciding show order, since this time should used to chill out with members of your own team, serve as a meet/greet the entire committee, meet other teams, etc.

~ Basim :)

LOVE this topic. I'm so happy to read about a committee reaching out to bhangra teams/the bhangra community regarding options that will affect each team.

With the competition date set 6 months away, I really like the initiative taken to ask important questions and get some feedback well in advance.

  • I have always liked hotels closer to the venue since it helps teams have some down time, get ready well in advance and not have to worry about the travel time/ride to the venue. Additionally, if the committee wants to make food available at any time (i.e. a brunch after tech time), they have the option to set it up at the hotel or possibly in the venue halls (if the venue allows for it) without much difficulty. Lastly, if a team forgets something at their hotel, it's not hard to for a team member to go grab it.
  • My thoughts align with A.JAGGI about the rehearsals. The more rehearsals that are available to teams, they more planning and slightly changes/adjustments to their sets teams can make. I am not sure if your question was regarding practice space, but I also agree having practice space before an actual performance is just golden. You can even set
  • Necessary: Healthy stuff and/or things that are quick to eat are always a plus. Sometimes teams don't have the time for a full out or want a to a heavy meal, so these types of things are a plus. Absolutely Necessary: A schedule for each individual team on when they need to be where & what is going on throughout the days. The address of the after-party venue is necessary so teams can GPS it if they are going on their own (transportation isn't provided). For the people that drink, I hear that a free large bottle of "booze" goes a long way. lol. Great to have: VIP badges, wristbands, etc for JUST TEAMS so that they don't have to wait in a long line to get into the after-party. By the time teams make it back to the hotel, change, and get to the after-party.. it's usually quite late.. so having access to easy entry is a huge plus.

Since Ram brought up team order selection, I like the concept of incentivizing teams to get their applications in early, stage lighting cues (i.e. if they need spotlight during a particular segment of their set), and anything else the committee may require from teams (i.e. final mixes in before the mixer so that your venue's sound techs have them all ready to go for the stage tech times & performances). The teams that can provide these items successfully in advance should get priority to select their spot in the lineup. This also helps you (the committee) since you have more time to review information (i.e. applications) and plan things out accordingly.

I like the suggestions that Ram through out there for marketing your comp.
Anyway, just wanted to say awesome job with asking the right questions to plan around the needs/desires of teams Circle City Bhangra Committee. Don't be scared to reach out for any more advise.

~ Basim :)

Music and Albums / Re: Panga - Epic Bhangra / Bakshi Billa 2016
« on: September 30, 2016, 10:46:36 AM »
Glad to see you back. Murdered it bro. I like the raw sound of Bakshi Billa's vocals and your production compliments it well.

Your previous collab with Billa to produce the "Aja Dovey Nachiye" mix has always been a favorite.

All the best,

~ Basim :)

Check out the pinned topics in this section of the forum that you just posted in:

All the best,

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Prize update!!
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:18:56 PM »
Awesome prize. Thanks for offering this up! Would be a great plugin for any DJ that wants to experiment or add to their collection of digital tools.

Let's who finally ends up winning this!

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Week 3 - No Opponent Mixes
« on: September 07, 2016, 12:10:45 AM »
FYI - Original songs were posted here in case others want to preview them & compare to what the DJ's came up with:

^^ Ty to the mixing mods for providing this google drive link with the original songs as it a lot easier to give feedback.

KSM - +1 to this DJ. First off, very tough song to mix (it's not anyone's was especially "easy" this week), but great job building some hype. First some mistakes that I noticed: the mix was not only off beat, but convoluted sounding for me at the beginning. After the drop at 0:24, the mix flowed better. I like that you didn't overshadow the vocals, which was very easy to do in this type of mix. My favorite part of the mix was beginning from 1:00 when you blended that other song seamlessly and flowed into a smooth outro. Btw, what's the song at 1:00? I know that I have it on my PC somewhere, just can't recognize it.

DJ Nitrone - I thought no dhol mixes was the theme? lol.

DJ Real Doel - +1 to this DJ. Another very tough song, but I really liked the light background used and where this mix was going. Nice job. I wish this had a better outro and a little more variation thrown in.

Some of my likes & some quick feedback, but I hope it helps a bit. Great job to the majority of you.. this week was meant to be tough and I enjoyed hearing what people came up with.

~ Basim :)

Done sir. Good luck Ram. Sounds like an amazing opportunity and it seems like you're very excited about it. I hope you can spread the word a bit more about this and your team has a chance to showcase some great bhangra.

~ Basim :)

Nice stuff Twinbeatz. Enjoyed this mix - very refreshing. I actually liked your take on it better than the original song. Definitely iPod worthy.

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Week 3 Match ups
« on: August 30, 2016, 04:02:35 PM »

Stoked about this week's theme! Hoping to hear some work that screws with my expectations and makes me hear these songs in new ways. Great work so far, everyone.

Same here! BUT you should take that listening to the next level and VOTE on your favorites Angela  ;)  We definitely looking for more BTF users to cast their votes.

I hope the theme forces DJ's to be a little more creative & do something a little difference.

Looking forward to this week's challenges,

~ Basim :)

Also, is this topic supposed to be in the child board?

Thanks for pointing this out - moved the topic to the "Mixing Ladder Challenges" subforum.

~ Basim :)

Help! and How-to's / Re: Looking for DJ to create mix!
« on: August 21, 2016, 01:03:49 PM »

Hi rkaur,

We have a pinned topic in the "Bhangra Mixes and Music" section dedicated for hiring a DJ:

Check out their past mixes and I would suggest PMing/E-mailing anyone that you may be interested in doing your mix.

Hope that helps,

~ Basim :)

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Mixing Ladder Rankings and Matchups
« on: August 16, 2016, 08:55:20 PM »
Good feedback given by preet585 & mithu. It doesn't hurt to try this "assign a theme and let DJ's pick their own songs," but I'm sure it will be much more difficult to give feedback and compare both mixes directly.

Let the mixing mods try this out and see how it is goes.. the best way to learn what works best is just to experiment! :) It's not like the mod's can't revert back to the traditional "on song for each battle" method next week/in the future.

By the way, this is a great topic that had a lot of song suggestions from Season 2 of the mixing ladder:

I really like the "theme" challenges - I remember we had a lot of fun with these in Season 2. One specific week that I remember is toward the end of October when we did a spooky songs/Halloween theme..  trying to mix those songs was no jokes.. required the DJ's to be super creative! Check out some of "Week 6" mixes from our previous ladder if you want to listen to what I mean.

Anyway, look forward to hearing some more awesome mixes. We have a lot of good participants this time, so I'm sure the BTF audience will not be disappointed!

~ Basim :)

This is awesome. Thank you so much for your efforts and for sharing!

~ Basim :)

DJ 1 - I liked the variation from the original song and the execution brought it. DJ 1 also had a proper outro (despite using the very cliche "glass breaking" effect).

~ Basim :)

P.S. - Suggestion: Could the mixing mods include the original artist & song name either in the thread or soundcloud link (or both?). It would help immensely and also gives people new music to add to their collection if they liked the song being used.

Mixing Ladder Challenges / Re: Mixing Ladder Wk 1 Matchup 7
« on: August 13, 2016, 09:10:50 PM »
bit of a n00b with ladders, how do I enter?

if someone wants to enter the mix ladder and participate, how do they enter?!-sign-up-here-27878/

Just pinned that topic in case others are wondering the same.

Look forward to hearing what you guys bring to the ladder,

~ Basim :)

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