with DJ Rekha, special guest Gunjan (live) with Dave Sharma, DJ Petra & visuals by Fictive
Thu March 7th, 2013
Minimum Age: 21+
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $10
Day of Show: $15
DJ Rekha Presents Basement Bhangra with Special Guest
Gunjan live w/ Dave Sharma
voice of Classics Kawan, Noorie
DJ Rekha DJ Rampage Global
Visuals by FICTIVE
Basement Bhangra Dance Lesson by SMD Bhangra club 10pm
Co-Lab 7-10pm feat DJ Umar Rashid on decks and screen
Doors open at 7pm in the Gallery
Doors open at 10pm in the Main Room
$5 before 8pm at the door
2 Happy Hours- 7pm and 10pm
$10 limited adv tix djrekha.inticketing.com
$15 at door
Bottle Service available- email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Launch the night with Co-Lab, a curated series featuring eclectic talent in an atmosphere to facilitate creative exchange at LPR’s Gallery bar. Then don’t miss a bhangra beat with the signature Basement Bhangra dance lesson and continue the night with “Ambassador of Bhangra” DJ Rekha and guest.
This is a general admission, standing event.
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.
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
special guest Gunjan (live) with Dave Sharma
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.
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.