Just a few days ago, Dj Scoop tweeted, “Evolutions of Bollywood Rmx’s we use 2 take hiphop/house beats & lay desi trks on top, now we take bollywood beats & lay hiphop/dance trks over it just take @Jaydabhi mashup over 1K dl’d and 5K listen w/in 24hrs.”
Jay Dabhi has been one of the most sought after South Asian DJs in the US. As a DJ, he has always strived to go mainstream, while meshing in South Asian side on the turntables and on the radio. During one of this most recent shows on New York City’s 92.3 FM, he dropped his latest International Love remix. The song was originally done by Pitbull featuring Chris Brown. But instead of taking a Hip-Hop beat and adding Bollywood vocals, he did the complete opposite. Dabhi took the beat to RDB’s most classic track, Sadi Gali, which was recently featured in the Bollywood movie, Tanu Weds Manu, and added the acapella vocals to International Love & played it on the radio.
The minute this song was dropped on one of New York City’s biggest radio stations, Twitter went wild with Tweets like, “@RDBTV goes mainstream with @JayDabhi’s #InternationalLove remix by @Pitbull,” or “OMG! Did I just hear @RDBTV’s #SadiGali on American radio?!”
So what was Jay Dabhi’s reasoning behind picking Sadi Gali as the track of the hour? I spoke to him and he stated, “When I first heard International Love, I envisioned it having music from different parts of the world underneath the lyrics. I originally was going to mix portions of it with Indian, Latin and Middle Eastern music, to give each verse/chorus its own international flavor. When I was testing out different Bhangra songs, Sadi Gali fit perfectly with it in terms of musical key. It was a perfect match!”Dabhi went onto state: