In The Bhangra Boss: The Story of DJ VIPs, Ravi Sagoo celebrated the 50-year history of Scottish Bangla music since the dawn of Bombay Talkie, the pioneer who laid the foundations for the Scottish scene. The 2000s became the focal point of the UK scene, largely due to the influence of Edinburgh A base label VIP record held by a charismatic DJ VIP.
DJ and label boss DJ VIP, real name Vipen Kumar, began to love Bangla music full-time as a wedding DJ and then as a club before moving to the capital as a young man. After working as a DJ, he worked as an international Bangla promoter and released the album “Party Time” in 2005 on his own record label VIP Records.
The VIP record label, which initially supported the talent of the local Scottish Bangla, has gained international recognition and now has more than a billion releases from Bangla stars such as Dillgit de Sanji, Rahim Paredesi and Truth Cole. I have a fan base that collects streams.
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In the documentary, Kumar’s family and the DJ team, including Kunal, Pushkal, Shiv, producer Tigerstyle and Truskool, moved Scotland to the heart of the British Bangla scene and reflected on how he was changing. That’s when I remember the King of Bangla, Scotland. Bangla Industry from its base in Edinburgh.
They also evoke the beloved character’s stories and memories and show that his legacy is still alive today even after his death in 2019 on his highly successful record label and DJ Troop.
Kumar died in January 2019 and began his career as one of the UK’s leading Asian artists including JK, Luxstar and Eze. Later that year, his life was commemorated with a special posthumous tribute award at the first ever Asian Community Awards in Edinburgh.
Sagu to tell the story of Bangla which has grown into a new generation of producers of controversial Asian Bangla daytime, clubs of temples and mela festivals and a mix of real Indian singing and modern influenced beats. One of them is Sanjeve Kori, famous for Scottish breastfeeding games. Manjot Sumal from Squad, DJ Sonia, VIP-DJ, DJ Bobby B from GTown Desi.
An energetic folk dance tradition from Punjab, India, Bangla is now a global modern dance and fitness phenomenon, featured in everything from America’s Got Talent to the London Olympics. However, Bangla’s first record as a dance appeared in the late 19th century. The current style and shape of Bangla was invented in the 1940s and has evolved since then. It was originally a folk dance, celebrated during harvest time, danced to a series of puppets, big drums and boliyan, short texts about love, patriotism, strength and festive themes.
The Bhangra Boss – The Story of DJ Vips, Monday 26 July, BBC Scotland, 10:30 p.m.
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