Basement Bhangra – Birthday Bash! Basement Bhangra – Birthday Bash!

with special guest DJ Sanj, DJ Rekha, DJ Rampage Global, visuals by Fictive & DJ Petra

Thu February 7th, 2013


Main Space

Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

Event Ticket: $10

Day of Show: $15

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Founder of Asian R&B MovementWORLDWIDE
Producer of Bhangra classic Da Jas, and many more
DJ Rekha
DJ Rampage Global
Visuals by FICTIVE
Co-Lab with DJ Petra
Screening of DOSA HUNT
“The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!”
8pm w/ Filmmaker Amrit Singh. An all-star cast of NYC musicians join filmmaker/journalist Amrit Singh to form a multicultural posse on a quest to find their hometown’s best South Indian crepe, dosa.
Basement Bhangra Dance Lesson by SMD Bhangra Club 10pm
Doors open at 7pm in the gallery // Doors open at 10pm in the main room
$5 before 8pm at door only | $10 limited advanced | $15 day of show
This is a general admission, standing event.

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Basement Bhangra – Birthday Bash!

Basement Bhangra The first Thursday of every month, entrancing partygoers experience DJ Rekha’s trademark blend of South Asian bhangra music merged with hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic sounds that create an unforgettable New York City dance experience. Starting with a 2-hour happy hour in the Gallery Bar featuring eclectic programming, the night then accelerates to the main space with the aid of a live drummer. The signature Basement Bhangra dance lesson guides the uninitiated and the diehards into a high-energy night that has made Basement Bhangra a16-year plus club land institution.

special guest DJ Sanj

DJ SANJ’s career in the music industry started while living in Toronto, Canada. He produced several hit Desi mix tapes in the late 90’s and in the past decade, he’s escalated from a local DJ to International Superstar. DJ SANJ is the only producer to have multiple production deals with Bollywood Giant Eros Entertainment, Universal India and Uk’s Largest Brit Asian Record Label MovieBox.
After 200 plus songs and over 18 albums to his credit DJ SANJ shifted his sights onto the largest film industry in the world – Bollywood. Since his move to Mumbai in 2007, Dj SANJ has racked up a heap of collaborations and hits in the Bollywood film industry. He recently worked on “Love Aaj Kal” one of the highest grossing Bollywood Films in the last decade

DJ Rekha

DJ Rekha official site | DJ Rekha on Twitter | DJ Rekha on Facebook

DJ Rekha is a British born, New York City based DJ, curator, record label owner, educator and activist. Called the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and named one of the most influential South Asians by Newsweek, Rekha is among the first DJs to merge classic Bhangra and Bollywood sounds into the language of contemporary electronic dance music. Since establishing herself on the club scene with her inaugural event, Basement Bhangra nightclub in 1997, Rekha has produced some of the longest running and most successful parties in New York including Bollywood Disco, and Mutiny. Her weekly podcast, Bhangra and Beyond can be heard on www.breakthruradio.com

DJ Rampage Global

Belizean Native. Tour DJ (Ms. Lauryn Hill). Club DJ (World Wide). Producer, Songwriter. Just to name a few. Had a vision to be a world class Disc Jockey, and represent his Native Land Belize City one day at a time via Turntables. Who said a vision couldn’t become visible to the visionary? See it for yourself. Believe, Set Forth, Give Thanks, Do It All Over Again

visuals by Fictive

FICTIVE aka Paul Clay is a New York City based award winning designer and media artist doing set, lighting, and video projection/LED design. Projects include Set Design for the Broadway production of the Musical RENT, the MoMA/Volkswagen Gala, Creative Time Spring Gala, the De Nederlandse Opera, National Theatre Wales/Welsh National Opera, the Bo-Pi-Liao Historic Center, Taipei City, Taiwan and more. Active in the New York night scene and he has done visual projections for numerous club nights and party crews including DJ Rekha’s Basement Bhangra, Bollywood Disco, Lipstick Optional, Blackkat, Sholay, Vinylholic, Complacent/The Danger and many others.


DJ Petra

DJ Petra is a DJ, dancer, writer and organizer. She started throwing parties at her apartment in Washington Heights four years ago, and since then Petra has played all over NYC, including Bembe, South Paw, The Cove, Public Assembly, The Bowery Electric, The Delancey, Katra and others. She has studied with DJ Rekha and DJ Chela, and continues to study dancefloors everywhere. Petra is currently a contributing writer for Okayplayer.com, and hosts the weekly radio mix show “Hip Hop & Her Family” on WNYU with Genesis Be. Find out more at Hip Hop and Her Family.

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