Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Take Five: Keeping it in the Family

Every week we feature five songs that have something in common. Today we take five songs produced by family businesses.

Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle - Dhadka O Dil Dhadka

Two sisters whose voices have dominated bollywood. Taken from the film Bharosa, Dhadka O Dil Dhadka was danced to by sisters Sai and Subbalaxmi who are better known for their dance to Apalam Chapalam. There are some very impressive moments in this clip, both in the singing and the dancing.

RDB - Sadi Gali

Three talented brothers who have been producing hits for a decade. First released on the album Three, Sadi Gali caught the attention of bollywood and was featured in the film Tanu Weds Manu. Check out some of the remixes. Lehmber at his best.

Sahotas - Hass Hogia

The original bhangra boy band started out in the 80s. Fans still live in hope that these brothers will make another album. From the album Brotherhood, Hass Hogia is a soulful track with a bhangra beat. Guaranteed to make you smile.

Swami - Desi Rock

Originally formed by brothers Simon and Diamond, Swami blend a whole range of styles to give us a sound like no other. Simon left the band, but his cousin S-Endz now provides rap vocals for the group. Desi Rock takes a sample from the film Roti Kapda aur Makhan and turns it into a unique bhangra anthem. Sometimes heard playing loudly from fast cars.

Zeb and Haniya - Chup

These cousins sing in a range of different languages and produce music that is utterly unique. From the album with the same name, Chup is an sunny song with a latin feel to it. Perfect for hot summer days.

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