Say hello to ‘Urban Desi’ Mickey Singh

By Bryan Durham - April 4, 2018

Say hello to ‘Urban Desi’ Mickey Singh - Bandook

Say hello to ‘Urban Desi’ Mickey Singh
You know, in case you haven’t. His mashup of Punjabi hits is here and we have it on repeat

Bryan Durham for bandook

We’ve joined the Mickey Singh party a little late in life, but now that we’re here, we wanna make some noise about the young artist, whose real name is Harmanjit Singh. The introduction came courtesy his just-released mashup of Punjabi hits called ‘I Am Urban Desi: The Musical’.

Featuring a bunch of choreographers and influencers like Manpreet ToorShivani Bhagwan and Chaya KumarPoonam & Priyanka#Simmi, Malinder Tooray, Kumari SurajAnjali World, Babbu The Painter, Emily Shah and b.FUNK, the eight-minute mashup is shot in an almost one-take format.

Produced by DJ Ice, directed by Chaya Kumar, the video features tracks as varied as Angel Eyes (Raghav), Eyes On You (Jay Sean), Blue Eyes (Yo! Yo! Honey Singh), Moorni (Panjabi MC), Nachange Saari Raat (Taz Stereo Nation), Ghar Aaja Sohiya (Shazia Manzoor), Kangna (Dr Zeus), Do You Know (Diljit Dosanjh), to Amplifier (Imran Khan (official) and ending on a reworked version of his very own ‘Phone’.

Now, a short note about the guy. Born in Hoshiarpur, India and currently a resident of Los Angeles, California, USA, Mickey’s known for his unique mix of Indian and Western sounds, a sound that’s come to be defined as urban-desi, a genre he’s come to own.

He’s best known for his first album Mick’s Tape, which gave new life to several Punjabi classics. But there’s a remix of Ankit Tiwari’s Galliyan that’s equally popular on YouTube. Then there’s the singles he’s directed the music of for actors as varied as Diljit Dosanjh and Jimmy Sheirgill.

We encourage you to check him out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NnWjvdYiXzdtO8B4jwfkA

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