Friction Top 30 of 2009.
Here's my top 30 of 2009. A list I compiled that reflects everything I've played on my 'Friction' show here on the BBC Asian Network. The reason I used tracks from my 'Friction' show is so I could give you a Top 30 that reflected 'every' desi-centric scene out there from Bhangra to Urban as well as all the great Leftfield & Electronic music.
Playing this stuff out on the BBC Asian Network elicited howls of protest from people who think the Desi Music Industry is only "Bhangra" as well as artists who I've said are important as emerging artists. Let's just get this clear - this is a top 30 list of tracks that I think defined 2009 on the Friction show - period! There are artists who didn't make it onto the list with their tracks, who I still think are massively important to the Industry as well as artists who did make it, but only because their track made my head nod n 2009.
To put it simply - it's a Top 30 of my favorite tracks from 2009 - not a statement on an artist's talent, popularity or what I think they will do in 2010.
Listen to the show here!
1. Imran Khan -- Amplifier / Prestige Records
2. Swami -- Sugarless / Cigale Ent
3. Jay Dabhi & Moises Modesto -- Cry For Freedom / Soltrenz
4. Engine Earz & DJ Luxy -- Kaliyuga / Positive Thought
5. Phaeleh -- Healing (Feat. Indi Kaur) / Urban Scrumping
6. Riz MC, Sway & Plan B -- Shifty / True Tiger
7. Sahil Charaniya -- Maladaptivity (Feat.Tejas Rathod) / White
8. Code Red -- Jind Mahi (Feat. Sarbjit Saab) / Suga Kane Records
9. Major Lazer -- Hold The Line (Audio Dakoos Remix)/ White
10. Lil Wayne vs Asa Singh Mastana -- A Millionaire vs Kali Teri Cuth (DJ Chintu Mash-Up) / White
11. Tru Skool -- Jag Dhe Rehnah (Feat. Gurdas Maan) / Saregama/VIP
12. Bombay Dub Orchestra -- Journey (Liquid Stranger's Slip Trip Edit) / Six Degrees
13. Cornershop -- Who Fingered Rock n' Roll / Ample Play
14. Panjabi MC -- Panjaban / PMC Records
15. Jk -- Chooteh Laareh / Vip Records
16. B'Bay De Munday -- Bottles Of Jatt / White
17. Lomaticc -- Slip & Fall (Feat. Sunnybrown) / 747 Records
18. Tanja La Croix -- Habibi / Wikkid Records
19. Shizzio -- I Swear (Feat. Tigerstyle) / Jo Daki Ent
20. Bandish Projekt -- Sargam Breaks / Bheja Fry
21. Rishi Rich -- It Can Only Be Love (Feat. Mumzy) / Moviebox
22. MIDIval PunditZ -- Naina Laagey (Munty Remix) / White
23. Basement Jaxx -- Scars (Engine Earz Remix) / XL
24. Balkar Sidhu -- Charkha (Amarik Singh Remix) / White
25. Sukh Knight -- Knightlife / Nasha Records
26. Jaz Dhami -- Theke Wali / Sanchez Productions
27. Roach Killa -- Pardesan (Feat. Joga) / Moviebox
28. Celt Islam & Masala -- Revolution Inside Me / Urban Sedated Records
29. Panjabi by Nature -- Aashiq (Feat. Ms Pooja) / Limitless
30. Terry Mardi Presents Desi Niche -- If I Was Your Girl (Feat. Jin) / Terry Mardi