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G Company's Bhangra Flashback [Edition 1]

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G Company's Bhangra Flashback is set to take you back into Bhangra history for each edition, uncovering a Bhangra song that has been largely forgotten. So, dust off your tapes & vinyls and get ready to be transported back!

 

SONG: GIDHE VICH
BAND: ANAKHI
ALBUM: TOTAL ANAKHI
LABEL: NACHURAL RECORDS
YEAR: 1992

On paper this song should not have worked for a number of reasons. First of all, the sheer audacity of Anakhi, a relatively unknown band back then with only 1 release behind them, who decided not only to recreate a song with a overused hook line, but also plagiarise the melody of the classic ‘Lut Ke Lagaye’ by legendary AS Kang.

BUT, not only did this work, it quite literally knocked my, and Bhangra-Heads alike, socks off in the process. Aimed at the dance floor, this song rightfully propelled Anakhi into the limelight as one of the top bands, and one which should not be ignored.

Although this song has been largely forgotten (and in some cases, unknown) by moderate Bhangra followers, it was a perfect example of the transition that UK Bhangra was going through at the time. It had elements of 80’s Bhangra with its western drums, guitars and keyboards, and introduced more prominent tumbi and dhol which would become a template for producer based Bhangra that was just around the corner.

Whether it is the piercing vocals of Surjit, or the hard-hitting production and clever instrumentation layering by the band members, everything about this song just worked and for me signifies what early 90’s Bhangra sound was all about! Oh, how I miss those days.....

 

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The Anakhist (Total Anakhi) - Anakhi

G-COMPANY is Bhangra producer based in Southampton, who lives and breathes Bhangra. He is currently putting the finishing touches to his untitled 2nd album, which is due for release mid 2013.

Twitter: @GcompanyMusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GcompanyMUSIC

 

 

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G-COMPANY
+4 #11 RE: G Company's Bhangra Flashback [Edition 1]G-COMPANY 2013-02-18 22:27
Kidha dosto, thank you for all the support and feedback you have given 'Bhangra Flashback' so far.

Edition 2 is done, and should be live by the end of February!
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dj jagz
+1 #10 dj jagz 2013-02-17 06:32
How ofter does it come? Chirag pechan who remembers them?
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rocco
+4 #9 RE: G Company's Bhangra Flashback [Edition 1]rocco 2013-02-02 20:10
This is a great idea. There is so much good bhangra that has come out and only the hardcore fans remember it. Some albumns that we would like your opinions on
-Top Nach by Achanak
-PUP, SYP by Par[censored]
-Avtar Maniac debut albumn
-aja aja aja by Sahotas
-Midas Touch by Malkit Singh
-bhangra fever by D Khazanchi
-Raga Kaka Winston
-Premi Strikes Back
-BTT and SYP by Safri
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Gsstar
+6 #8 Gsstar 2013-02-01 13:32
Absolutely SimplyBhangra Bringing New stuffs such like this. :-)

Quoting dj jagz.:
Loving the new trendz simplybhangra bringing out this year! And tbh articles like this are good to keep the people entertained ... Ananamika was another group what hap[censored]ed to them?
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dj jagz.
+12 #7 dj jagz. 2013-01-26 17:32
Loving the new trendz simplybhangra bringing out this year! And tbh articles like this are good to keep the people entertained ... Ananamika was another group what hap[censored]ed to them?
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Old-skool
+9 #6 RE: G Company's Bhangra Flashback [Edition 1]Old-skool 2013-01-26 16:37
This bring back memories. Bhangra was so much better back then. Good observation and entertaining read.how about doing Alaap or heera one next time?

well done g company and Simply Bhangra
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Word_is_born
+14 #5 RE: G Company's Bhangra Flashback [Edition 1]Word_is_born 2013-01-25 18:12
Nice one, taken from a good album. Nachural Records were a shithot label for a while.
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Kutha
+9 #4 Kutha 2013-01-24 11:27
Nice article. Good song though before my time and a bit old fashioned
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Music Maniac
+11 #3 Music Maniac 2013-01-24 11:25
Quite a good thing, reminds us of the earlier days bhangra :) We need certain articles to to dig up & review all the legendry Bhangra Era's. Great One
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sumira.
+6 #2 sumira. 2013-01-24 07:45
Really good 'simple' article with a classic tune. Love this track brought back some memories lolz
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Realist.
+10 #1 Realist. 2013-01-23 22:27
Listning to that after such a long time bought a huge grin to my face, proper looking forward to what other hidden jems G Company un-earths.

Props to Simplybhangra for this new addition to the site
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