Panjabi Hit Squad

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Panjabi Hit Squad
OriginLondon, Southall
GenresBhangra[1]
LabelsTiger, Def Jam[2]
MembersRav, Dee
Past membersMarkie Mark
Websitepanjabihitsquad.com

Panjabi Hit Squad are British DJs, producers and radio broadcasters for BBC Asian Network[3] and formerly BBC 1Xtra.[4] The group recorded several albums, including Desi Beats Vol 1 with Def Jam.[2] They have won the UK Asian Music Awards three times, in 2003, 2005 and 2012. They produced two albums for Ms Scandalous, Ladies First and Aag.[5]

Career[edit]

Panjabi Hit Squad started their broadcasting career on BBC 1Xtra in 2002 where they hosted the Desi Beats show on Monday nights from 12–2am.[citation needed] In 2003, the show moved time slots to Thursday night from 10pm–12am.[citation needed] They won two UK Asian Music Awards (UK AMA) for Best Radio DJ, in 2003[6] and 2005.[7] In 2007, Panjabi Hit Squad started to host their own show on BBC Asian Network on Saturdays from 6pm–9pm.[8] In 2012 they won the UK AMA for Best Club DJ.[9]

Panjabi Hit Squad host their own 2 hour mix show on the in-flight systems of every emirates flight.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Statistics Singles
The Album
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Indiasound/Tiger
  • "Shaher"
  • "Dil Churaliya feat Dee"
  • "Paun Bhangra"
The Streets
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Tiger
  • "Jawani"
  • "Dil Churaliya remix feat Dee"
  • "Kuriyeh"
  • "Hai Hai"
Desi Beats E.P.
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: AV8 Records
  • "Get Crunked Up"
  • "Bhangra Pauna"
  • "Stolen(Dil) Feat Jay-Z"
  • "Sharaab"
Desi Beats Vol.1
  • "Hai Hai Remix"
  • "Mittran De"
  • "Fantasy Feat Dee"
  • "Shere Panjabi"
World Famous
  • Released: 2012/2013
  • Label: Major Moves/Universal Music India
  • "DIl Mera peak position: Number 1 (UK Asian Download Chart)[11]
  • "Fulkari peak position: Number 3 (UK Asian Download Chart)[11]
  • "Shake It peak position: Number 10 (UK Asian Download Chart)[11]
  • "Miss Soniyeh"
  • "Dil mera Feat Rahat Fateh Ali Khan"
  • "Fulkari"
  • "DISCO Feat Richa Sharma & Krishna Beuru"
  • "Sun Mundeya"
  • "Thoda Thoda"
  • "Shake It"
  • "World Famous Boliyan"
  • "Meri Jaan"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Thomas H. (21 August 2012). "London Mela, Gunnersbury Park". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Kessler, Ted (25 October 2003). "Tumbi raiders". the Guardian. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Panjabi Hit Squad on BBC Asian Network", BBC.co.uk
  4. ^ "Desi Beats on 1Xtra", BBC 1Xtra, 23 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Album Discography". Panjabi Hit Squad. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Asian artists honoured at awards". BBC News. 23 October 2003. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Artists unite to celebrate British Asian Music". www.wass-up.com. 24 March 2006. Archived from the original on 1 July 2006. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Panjabi Hit Squad and Jas Rao join Asian Network", BBC Press office, 1 August 2007.
  9. ^ "Lebara Mobile UK Asian Music Awards (UKAMA 2012) Results". Chakdey.com. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The very latest House Party by Panjabi Hit Squad", Emirates, Dec 2017
  11. ^ a b c "ASIAN MUSIC DOWNLOAD CHART - 24TH MARCH 2012". Desispy.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.

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