British Asian Music Series

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DJ Isuru presents In depth interviews with key artists and pioneers of the Asian Underground and Bhangra scenes in the UK.

By Year

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

By Tag

  • Asian Underground

  • Beats

  • Bhangra

  • interview

  • Jungle

  • Visionary Underground

  • Chillout

  • World


  • Asian Beats

  • Nation Records

  • 90s

  • Apache Indian

  • Sky

  • percussion

  • Ajay Srivastav

  • Clubbing

  • Chirag Pechan

  • Drum n Bass


  • Electronic

  • The Dub Factory

  • Sound Space

  • Secret Archives of the Vatican

  • Sangeeta

  • Sonia Mehta

  • Asian Dub Foundation

  • Anokha

  • Swami

  • Maximum NRG

  • Renu

  • Drumming

  • Joi Bangla

  • Premi

  • TJ Rehmi

  • Earthtribe


  • DJ Ritu

  • soundscapes

  • A.U.M.

  • Blue Note



  • jazz

  • Najma Akhtar

  • Metalheadz

  • Kuljit Bhamra

  • Stereo Nation

  • They Dance in the Dark

  • Dub

  • Sister India

  • Heera

  • Coco Varma

  • World Fusion Radio

  • Aki Nawaz

  • Dhangsha


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Lelonek on SOAS RadioThu, 2020-10-01 12:30

Anokha resident DJ and Producer LELONEK talks to Isuru about his career and production philosophy with info the Asian... See details

Dhangsha on SOAS RadioMon, 2020-09-28 21:03

DHANGSHA talks to Isuru about his latest self-titled album (to be released via Sound-Space on 2nd October) and his work... See details

MARQUE GILMORE on SOAS RadioSat, 2019-10-26 11:47

Isuru talks to drummer and percussionist MARQUE GILMORE aka THE INNA MOST, founding member of DRUM FM and PROJECT 23... See details

DJ Suki - Nation Records MixThu, 2018-03-08 18:43

DJ Suki (Audio Shrapnel) plays a mix of Classic Nation Records Tracks. See details

World Fusion Radio - Asian Underground MixThu, 2018-03-08 17:44

World Fusion Radio provides a special Asian Underground Mix for SOAS Radio See details

DR NARAYAN - Asian Overground MixThu, 2018-02-08 17:02

DR NARAYAN plays an all vinyl B-side exclusive set for SOAS Radio titled "The Asian Overground Mix) See details

RENU "They Dance in the Dark" Track by Track Analysis - Pioneers of British Asian Music 6Thu, 2018-02-08 16:03

Percussionist and multi instrumental composer, RENU joins DJ Isuru to discuss her album "They Dance in the Dark".... See details

COCO DAS (VISIONARY UNDERGROUND) - Pioneers of British Asian Music 5Fri, 2018-01-26 20:47

COCO DAS, Photographer, VJ and Founding member of VISIONARY UNDERGROUND, talks to Isuru about her career, music... See details

MAXIMUM NRG - The Story of UK Bhangra 3Wed, 2017-11-22 22:00

Pioneering Bhangra DJ Crew MAXIMUM NRG talk to Isuru about their career and mixing philosophy, with track analysis of... See details

TANUJA DESAI HIDIER - Pioneers of British Asian Literature 1Wed, 2017-11-22 21:46

In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of her debut novel, TANUJA DESAI HIDIER author of BORN CONFUSED talks to Isuru... See details

Pioneers of British Asian Music 4 - CHANDRASONIC (ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION)Sun, 2017-11-05 19:23

CHANDRASONIC of ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION talks to Isuru about his career, politics, guitar playing and production... See details

The Knowledge with DONI BRASCOWed, 2017-11-01 19:13

DJ DONI BRASCO chats to Isuru about his career and the art of Djing, playing some key classics and new... See details

Pioneers of British Asian Music 3 - SONIA MEHTA (SAWCC)Wed, 2017-10-18 21:29

Isuru talks to SONIA MEHTA of VISIONARY UNDERGROUND, ADFED and SAWCC for an in-depth discussion on her music, activism... See details

Pioneers of British Asian Music 2 - COCO VARMA (EARTHTRIBE)Fri, 2017-09-29 20:46

DJ Isuru talks to COCO VARMA of EARTHTRIBE about his productions, the early days of the Asian Underground scene and the... See details

SKY - "Love of Music" InterviewTue, 2017-08-08 15:59

Isuru talks to SKY aka SKY-LINE for a track by track analysis of his album Love of Music and his work with Asian... See details

Coco Varma Earthtribe Live Mix for SOAS RadioSat, 2017-07-08 15:54

COCO VARMA of the legendary EARTHTRIBE drops a live mix for SOAS Radio playing classic Asian Underground and Earthtribe... See details

Pioneers of Asian Underground 1 - DR DAS (ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION)Sun, 2017-02-12 20:38

DJ Isuru talks to DR DAS of the ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION about his career, production methods and philosophy, with a track... See details

Albums of Asian Underground - Mindfilter by TJ RehmiFri, 2016-11-25 18:01

In 1998 Nation records released the seminal album Mindfilter by TJ Rehmi. DJ Isuru speaks to TJ Rehmi in detail about... See details

The Story of UK Bhangra Part 2 - SwamiFri, 2016-11-25 17:29

In this Mini series Isuru will be exploring the origins and production philosophy of UK Bhangra. In this episode he is... See details

The Story of UK Bhangra Part 1 - Kuljit BhamraSat, 2016-06-25 17:14

In this new Mini series Isuru will be exploring the origins and production philosophy of UK Bhangra. In this episode he... See details

The Story of Secret Archives of the VaticanMon, 2016-04-25 17:06

Join Secret Archives of the Vatican for a deep discussion on their worldwide influences, production methods, philosophy... See details

20 Years of Asian UndergroundMon, 2016-03-07 20:30

20 Years ago a genre known as Asian Underground emerged in the UK Dance music scene. Join NAJMA AKHTAR, AKI NAWAZ... See details