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

with Panjabi MC (live), DJ Petra, DJ Rekha, DJ Rampage & visuals by Fictive

Thu January 3rd, 2013


Main Space

Minimum Age: 21+

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 7:00PM

Event Ticket: $15

Day of Show: $20

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Basement Bhangra NYC, legendary and internationally renowned dance party moves to Le Poisson Rouge. Helmed by DJ Rekha aka the Ambassador of Bhangra and her crew, music is an explosion of cultures, hip-hop, and dancehall colliding to give you an unforgettable NYC dance and culture experience called Basement Bhangra.


$15 ADV // $20 DOS // $10 before 10pm at doors only
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.

Panjabi MC (live)

Panjabi MC began his career in music by writing lyrics and rapping at gigs. The people that saw him perform started to call him the Indian MC. He explained to them that there was no language called Indian but in actual fact the non English words that he would use in his raps were in Panjabi (a language from northern India). This is how the name Panjabi MC came about.

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.

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

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.


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