Watch The British Asian Sound Systems Documentary

shockwebpic_britishasiansoundsystemFrom Dazed Magazine comes this insightful documentary on the British Asian music and nightlife culture movement starting from the 90′s that interviews some key influencers of the scene.

Call it Bhangra managements: in a period stretching from the 90s to the early 00s, a musical and social phenomenon took place within the UK’s Asian community. A sound was developed that incorporated the pleasures, pains and politics of second and third generation Asian Brits. From the remixes of classic Bhangra tracks to the creation of drum & bass this period of time encapsulated a movement where cultural identities where announced all through the audible soundscapes of incredible music and the vital heart of youth nightlife.

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  1. marc says:

    I’m surprised that a documentary about British Bhangra in the nineties could completely overlook the work of Kuljit Bhamra.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuljit_Bhamra
    Especially considering he was awarded an MBE for services to Bhangra and British Asian Music.

    Poor research there perhaps. Talvin did great stuff for sure.. but Bhangra? I think the makers of this doc forgot to do their homework?

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