Thanks for the link, already knew there was a list but im not trying single handedly go through and hit up random djs..less work if the djs interested in mixing just hit me up.
So what you're saying is that you don't want to put in the effort to contact DJ's that will help YOU out.. rather, you just want want to be handed help?
Seriously though.. if you want to narrow down the list, why not just take just a bit of time to check their samples (i.e. from their soundcloud) and click on their username to figure out when they last logged in here. That way you can figure out whose mixing style you like and if they are fairly active on BTF, that probably means you can touch base with them easily.
If you don't know someone personally and you are looking to get this mix done fairly soon, that's what I would recommend.
Danggg, FCB bringing down the house once again. Congrats boys. It's Ram's milkshakes that continue to make the magic happen, guaranteed! I'm sure having home court advantage must have gotten you guys even more pumped.
Shoutout to NYPD & FAUJ for placing as well. It must have been some tough competition. Can't wait to see them videos!
Could you possibly provide a few more details on what type of team you would like to start?
Is the team going to be a co-ed or all female?
Is the team going to be a music team (dance to pre-recorded songs) or will they perform to live instruments?
Is the goal of the team to compete locally, regionally, and/or nationally?
How many people are you looking to recruit? If co-ed, what's the split on guys/girls? Do you happen to have anyone else interested already?
From which area are you looking to recruit people from? Just Riverside or are there any other cities you don't mind people joining from?
Also, if you're looking to join a team, which type of team are you looking to join? Again, please provide details, like from those questions that I mentioned above.
To find established teams in your area, you can check out this link. It might help you out a bit in your search. You can contact them using the information that is provided in that link or post a response here if you need other contact information for any team.
Maybe others from California or those who know teams in your area can chime in and offer more advice.
Best of luck to you,
P.S. - Bhangra and Bollywood are music completely different. Dancing to each one is very different as well, hence you can't just lump them together. I guess you should decide on which genre your future team will target first, lol.
This site has made bhangra soft. Bhangra aint what it used to be and that's simply because everybody wants to make friends and hate seeing healthy competition. Ofcourse when two teams have a rivalry going on they're not going to sit and eat cupcakes together. A war of words and the whole industry starts pissing themselves. I applaud AEG and Virsa. Keep talking shit to each other and hopefully that'll ignite the fire back in bhangra. Nobody kills each other over bhangra so stop getting your panties in a bunch and let the teams do their talking.
P.s Im sorry since this is somewhat irrelevant to this post.
So even though I might be a moderator here, I would still respectfully disagree with what you stated above. Some may think I'm "biased" with my point of view, but I would form this opinion regardless. I don't see how BTF made the overall circuit "soft." The biggest difference between what BTF provides now in comparison to what we had in the past is transparency - this prevents one person from a team (or even a random person/fan) making 10 anonymous accounts to talk shit against someone's view or dance.
Just because you may know who a person is shouldn't make your team's rivalry any less. Trust me when I say that we (the moderators) try our best to NOT interfere with any discussions and let conversations/thoughts/rivalries transpire as they would naturally. As you can see from this topic - we didn't prevent it from happening (lock the topic), we simply asked for the personal attacks to stop. Attack each other's team, style, dancing experience, execution, stamina, gimmicks, "folkness," etc etc in any way that you choose.. just don't bring non-relevant junk (i.e. personal beef) into it. Additionally, when an opposing team releases their video here, critique the shit out of them - nobody is going to stop you from doing that.
I'm all about rivalries and love to see them just as much as the next person. I think many other factors that have led to the circuit getting "soft" (as you put it), not just that things are a bit more transparent now. Also, as much we would like it, not every member from the circuit is an active member here.. so it's hard to judge the entire circuit based solely on the people that actually post here/stay active.
I'm sure many may disagree, but this is just my two cents.
I can see women wearing chaadre as being frowned upon in Punjab, especially if dancing in a public cultural show/mela/etc. But then again, we don't have bhangra being performed by females back in the "motherland." Culturally/traditionally, I've only seen females dance in shalwar-kameez or churidar pajamas.
I guess this is simply a situation with females embracing a male dominated dance and trying to look appropriate, stylistic, and most of all - feel comfortable. I can't speak on behalf of all the women dancers we have on the circuit, but it might be "easier" (more comfortable) to dance in a chaadre vs a shalwar - especially doing moves like bathke. Also, it definitely helps to give that more masculine stance/look and show "power" while doing various moves.
If it helps the females out competitively, I could care less what they wear as long as it's appropriate (i.e. no excessive skin shown). The chunni identifies them as being females, hence why they choose to keep it versus going with a pagg/turla/etc (which also requires a lot of work to tie & maintain on stage). If females wore paggs, it might be hard to distinguish themselves (see AEG's "gimmick" with Navi from a few years back).
EDIT : Dam Ashveer too quick on the trigger - beat me on the link.
Thanks for sharing the results Hardeep. R2B2 has slowly been attracting bigger & bigger teams. I know the SMU organizers put a lot of work into running the show.
Congrats Alamo City Bhangra! I'm glad you guys are making a name for yourselves and reppin' Texas well. Please post a video if you guys decide to release one later - would love to see where you guys have progressed to.
Much respect to MIT Bhangra as well. I hope all the teams that competed had a great time in Dallas!
I was scared to download a 738MB strictly AUDIO file at first, but so glad that I did.
FYI for those who haven't check this out yet - this is close to 5 and 1/2 hours of straight Bollywood jams (with a little Punjabi mixed in here and there).
I have only listened to about 45 minutes of this, but it's very solid! I noticed a lot of creativity and some great mash-ups. Thank you for sharing it here brotha. I appreciate your talent and hope you can continue to release more mixes here.
By the way, what made you make this? By that I mean, was it made for competition or for DJing at a specific event? This must have taken an awful lot of time, right? Just curious.