Yesterday evening on Channel 4, Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal arranged a showcase to the Panjabi MC song "Moorni" launching the main course meal for his 'Great British Food' TV series. Watch the clip HERE
As part of Bhangra Britain Season BBC Asian Network asked a panel of leading Bhangra Music experts to pull together a list of top Bhangra tracks from the 70's to 2013. Yesterday, Moorni, Mundian To Bach ke and Dhol Jageero Da were positioned in at #2 #13 #22 in the BBC Asian Network 50 Greatest Bhangra Anthems voted by the listeners. #Bhangra50
Sat 12th April 2014 - Rap legend Grandmaster Flash goes in the mix selecting a Panjabi MC break for Charlie Sloth on BBC 1xtra . Grandmaster Flash, one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame becoming the first hip hop/rap artist to be so honored. He invented the Quick Mix Theory, which included techniques such as the double-back, back-door, back-spin, and phasing. This allowed a DJ to make music by touching the record and gauging its revolutions to make his own beat and his own music. Flash’s template grew to include cuttin’, which, in turn, spawned scratching, transforming, the Clock Theory and the like. He laid the groundwork for everything a DJ can do with a record today, other than just letting it play. What we call a DJ today is a role that Flash invented.