Words: Dylan Murphy
‘The Birth of Punjabi Garage’ is co-produced by rising DJ Yung Singh and Cameron Barnfield and drops on November 18.
Over the summer, Yung Singh’s Boiler Room set lit up the timeline and subsequently shone a light on the UK’s south asian dance scene.
Making moves as part of Asian underground crew Daytimers, Yung Singh has been putting community and heritage at the forefront of his approach since day one and this week he took to Twitter to reveal news about a forthcoming documentary that will continue that mission.
The Birth of Punjabi Garage lands via Ministry of Sound and explores the beginnings of the genre right through to modern day innovators and collectives. Yung Singh did acknowledge that it’s “not a definitive history btw, just the start of the conversation” and “hopefully provides an insight into how things got started”.
The new film features never before seen archival footage and examines the efforts British South Asians in the formative days of the sound.
Ministry of Sound’s Cameron Barnfield said, “Documentaries have covered Bhangra, the 80s Daytimers and the Asian Underground but the South Asian diaspora’s involvement in the early 2000s Garage scene has never been covered and we are therefore proud to bring this to you!”
Watch the teaser for the documentary in Yung Singh’s tweet below:
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