BBC Asian Network has launched its new Residency series.
The station revealed its new line-up of residents on 22nd October, with DJ Kye, Almass Badat, DJ Nojan and Aneesha Kotwani locked to alternate weeks for the celebrated Sunday night slot. Every Sunday, from 11pm – 1am, the DJs will bring their distinct styles to the airwaves, with all four residents coming together for a joint show every five weeks.
DJ Kye kicked off the new series on 1st November, spinning “urban desi music, rap, hip-hop and different sounds from around the world”. You can listen back to the show here.
Up next is Almass Badat, a London-born, Zambia-raised DJ with Indian roots, who co-hosts the What Is This Behaviour? podcast and is a visible member of the Muslim Queer community. Badat will be playing sounds from a range of genres, from “future beats to Bhangra, Indo-electro, Grime, hip-hop, Afrobeats and so much more”.
Glasgow’s DJ Nojan will bring “the freshest Middle Eastern music with the best of Desi Asian, RB and hip-hop from around the globe”. Aneesha Kotwani, who founded Indian electronic music company Wavlngth in 2013, will be striving to “put talent from my country on the global map”.
Tune into BBC Asian Network here.
A new, 28-track collaborative project from The Jazz Diaries and aaj kal, ‘chalo’, shines a light on artists from South Asia and the diaspora. Hear Mumbai artist Nate08’s ‘Hold Up’ here.