Various Artists / Rough Guide To Bhangra Dance
Album: Rough Guide To Bhangra Dance   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Feb 2006
Label:World Music Network  

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-02-07
[coll]: Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance (World Music Network)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/7/06
Drum-based dance music from the Punjab updated for the English/South Asian club scene, great beat and energy. Highly infectious music. I just learned from the liner notes that “bhangra” means hemp! Whoo whoo!
South Asians don’t do FCCs. I like 8, 10, 13 best and hated 4 and 6, all others worth a listen.
1. *starts with street sounds, rave-y music starts almost 20 seconds. Proper bhangra starts around 50 seconds, very uptempo but with plenty of traditional bhangra touches and strong beat.
2. *About two-thirds bhangra, a quarter hip hop and a pinch of reggae (I think that adds up). Midtempo, somewhat banal English lyrics but an interesting mashup.
3. **Somewhat downtempo, close to traditional bhangra with bits of electronica, prominent dholak (bigass drum) and fun boops.
4. Cheesy intro, vocal duet with a bit of Spanish guitar, not much in the way of bhangra beat – forgettable.
5. **Uptempo and energetic duet with lots of drum and bhangra elements.
6. Downbeat; although it has a strong beat it also borrows heavily from the lamest female R&B – avoid.
7. **Downtempo but enthusiastic, classic bhangra by long-term top star.
8. ***downtempo bhangra/reggae dancehall a la Apache Indian. Fun!
9. *Downbeat combo bhangra and ghazal (Indian blues w/ harmonium) – for a laid-back mellow mood. Quite lovely, but not “dance”!
10. ***DEFINITELY “dance”. Electric guitars & flutes, aggressive beat (but very downtempo), this is very different stuff…
11. *Dholak, clapping and female call and response – VERY trad, roots of bhangra. From a scene in Monsoon Wedding.
12. **Midtempo with very trad instrumentation, great beat, strong vocals.
13. ***midtempo, great beat, classic vocals – the sort of track that made me love bhangra!
14. **urban dance bhangra, midtempo, lots of “club” elements along with bhangra.
15. *quite traditional sound from a major current hitmaker.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Four Of A Kind Rail Gaddi
2. Pabla, Soni Dil Tera
3. Mattu, Daljit & Ravi Bal Captain Bhangre Da
4. Hayer, Aman Dil Nai Lagda
5. Partners In Rhyme Gal Sun
6. Veronica Sajna
7. Singh, Malkit Chal Hun (Get Up Fix)
8. Binder Billo Raneeay
9. Juggy D Akheer
10. Manak-E Paisa
11. Madan Bata Sindhu Mehndi/Madhorama Pencha
12. Sagu, Indy & Manak-E Lakh Hilda
13. Mattu, Daljit Taweet
14. Taz Apna Sangeet
15. Panjabi By Nature Nain Preeto De