INTERNATIONAL HUSTLING CONTINUES
We are in Dubai this week at the launch of Kandy Club on Thursday 6th April at the Al Barajeel Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel to throw down a crazy live performance plus a DJ set from JC. Play alongside us is India's superstar DJ Aqueel. So for all our people in the UAE come through and party with Sona Family you won't dissapointed.
Visit kandyclub.com for more info.
Next up we are in Germany at the end of the month for Sounds Of Bollywood on 21st April at O25 club in Frankfurt for a live hip hop show and a DJ set. Germany get ready for the Sona Family experience this is not to be missed. Along with all of this we have JC terrorizing the sound systems of the world with his DJ sets so check the TOURDATES section on the website for all the latest dates and cities.
NEW RADIO SHOW
Yes indeed we have the first official Family Hustle Mixshow on the website to do download bang on ya mp3 player or burn to CD. Once you listen to this you need not go anywhere else cause this ish is pure HEAT. Weighing in at 49MB its a bit of long download but believe us it well worth it especially when we have exclusive new Sona Family joints as well Mr Riz solo shizzle and Trailblazerz remixes. On top of that we are exposing the globe to the wealth of desi talent that it is out there in the hip hop and RnB world. Check it out and give us feedback via the Sona Family forum and email.
Its true Sona Family have succumb to the gravity like force of MYSPACE. We have our own page which is kind of in its building stages, however, you can check out new tracks, photos/ videos and our blog telling tales of recording sessions, gigs and general stuff in the on going saga that is Sona Family. If you aren't member its mad easy to become one and takes hardly any time then you can be a Sona Family friend and make us look really popular to other kids in the playground. There is also Trailblazerz MYSPACE page where you can check out the latest remixes and tracks from forth coming Trailblazerz mixtape "Global Threat - Fear of a Brown Planet".
BOLLYWODD GOES BOLLY HOOD
This past weekend March 31st - April 2nd saw crew turn Bollywood to Bolly Hood. Thats right we touched down in Mubai and tore up club Azianno in the trendy Phoenix Mill with roudy live performance and firing DJ set by JC. The place was totally rammed with people crazy to see Sona Family's first Indian gig. Mumbai thanks for the love you showed and hopefully we will be back soon as well as the rest of the country. Special shout goes to H.O.M. Records and Scratch for showing us a great time. Photos and video clips from the night will posted up the next couple of weeks so check back to site for that.
This week we have a our boy from NYC, DJ Sharad, doing the rounds on radio as part of his Desis Going Diamond Tour. Check him out on Bobby & Nihals Show on Radio 1 today, Punjabi Hit Squads show on 1Xtra Thursday and in the hot mix on Adil Ray's show on the Asiannetwork on Friday with Harry Sona. For info on DJ Sharad visit djsharadinc.com
Check out the >> TOURDATES section for the latest gigs. Sona Family will be live in Germany in April and soon touring across India and UAE in the coming months so keep checking back to the site for updates.
NEW CHILLI SAUCE MIX
Check out the latest Chilli Sauce mix by Sona Family's JC in the >> AUDIO/VIDEO section. Its school hip hop heaven!!
All true heads catch a vibe off this one.
GLASSY IS LEAD TRACK ON NIHAL'S BOMBAY BRONX COMPILATION
The track has made its official debut in the Indian subcontinent this January by being the lead track off Radio 1 DJ Nihal's Bombay Bronx compilation released through HOM Records/Universal Music. The video is currently getting major airplay on MTV India and Channel V and looks like it
will be doing the same damage on the dancefloors of Delhi and Mumbai in 2006 as it did in the UK last year. To all our new fans in India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE and East Africa thanks for the love and keep supporting Sona Family in 2006.
GLASSY IS ADIL RAY'S NO.1 TRACK OF THE YEAR
The club banger that was and still is "Glassy" broke all records on Adil Ray's show on the BBC Asiannetwork, by coming in as the No.1 record of 2005 in the show's top 20 tunes of the year. The track spent a t otal of 6 weeks at No1. on the Desi Dancefloor Chart. Though what really gave the song its rightful No1. spot was that it stayed in the top 10 for an amazing 26 weeks the longest of any track in 2005.
In addtion"Glassy" came in at No.30 in the Asiannetwork's Top 100 tracks of 2005. Sona Family would like thank all the people who voted for us.
VOTE FOR SONA FAMILY PRESENTS HARD KAUR - "GLASSY" IN ASIAN NETWORK TOP 100 OF 2005
The BBC Asian Network Annual Top 100 returns on Friday 30th December from 9am to 7pm and you guys, the listeners have the chance to put Sona Family Presents Hard Kaur - "Glassy" up in that top ten list. Voting for the tracks will close at midnight on the 25th of December.
Click here to vote for the 2005 club smasher.
NEW CHILLI SAUCE MIX AND PHOTOS
Check out the latest Chilli Sauce mix by Sona Family's JC in the >> AUDIO/VIDEO section, keeping you hot while its cold as a mother out there.
Keep checking back to the site for more chilli sauce mixes in the run up to the full on Family Hustle Mixshow in 2006 where you will be hearing the first tracks from the Sona Family album.
Until then download this 25 minute mix and bang it out ya speakers. Oh yeah we have even been nice enough to give you guys tracklistings so you know what you are listening to.
Remember C hilli Sause V1 is still up on the site if you haven't already downloaded it.
The >> GALLERY has been updated with long overdue photos from the Glassy video shoot and the white wall studio shoot check them out, use them as wallpapers, AIM icons or message board avatars.
SONA FAMILY RADIO SHOW
Sona Family has a new internet based radio show that will be available firstly on the Sona Family we bsite then as a podcast on Apples iTunes.
The show is called the Family Hustle Mixshow and will be uploaded to the site every two weeks playing exclusives from Sona Family and Trailblazerz, the latest hip hop/RNB from the states combined with freshest UK urban talent and Urban Asian music from around the world.
In fact we are just gonna play good music period.
Whether its up front or some classic back the day ish we havent heard in a while.
Check out the tasty Chilli Sauce mix from Sona Family's JC for a flava of things to come on the Family Hustle Mixshow.
So download that ish and throw it on ya ipod.
Happy Eid to all our muslim people celebrating today and tomorrow and please spare a thought, prayer or donation for those less fortunate people around the world, like the victims of the South Asian earthquake.
To a ll our people who are celebrating today.
Have fun and stay safe with the fireworks.
For all of you who have wondered why Sona Family have been on the lay lay after blowing up this summer with Glassy and Glassy pt2 the answer is simple. They have been hard at work on their long awaited debut album which will see a release in early 2006. Expect to hear nothing but pure heat, with a new club banger on your radio in the next weeks and little snippets of forth coming tracks here on the website. So stay tuned people.
Welcome to the brand spanking new Sona Family website, your source for all things hip hop with th at desi twist. A quick guide to what is where in this site:
>> NEWS :: The home page where you can find out all latest news on Sona family and sign up to our mailing list.
>> BIO :: Find out more about the crew generally as well as each individual member and our extended worldwide crew.< br> >> FORUM :: Sign up and chat to other Sona Family fans about music, life or whatever.
>> AUDIO/VIDEO :: Listen to sneak previews of up and coming Sona Family tracks as well as current smashes. Get the lyrics from your favourite Sona Family tracks. Watch live footage & music videos from the crew.
>> GALLERY :: See pictures of Sona Family and live shows. Download wallpapers.
>> TOURDATES :: Find out where the crew is performing or DJing next.
>> CONTACT :: For bookings or general inquiries.
>> STO RE :: Buy Sona Family mixtapes, albums, ringtones and legal music downloads.
THE GLASSY EP
THE SMASH HIT AVAILABLE IN STORES NOW
If you haven't heard the totally off the chain club smash "Glassy" from Sona Family presents HardKaur you must be living in a cave somewhere or just plain not with it. "Glassy" is the biggest tune on the street right now, it's tearing up all the clubs, and getting played to hell on the radio. Having claimed the No. 1 spot on countless charts including Adil Ray's Desi Dance Floor Chart (6 weeks), the tune is just getting bigger everyday. Once again we are breaking the mould and re leasing THE GLASSY EP, which will include the full length versions of the original "Glassy," "Glassy pt2," "Bang Boogie 2005" and the "Sona Family Mash Up." NOW AVAILABLE in all Asian music shops in the UK and also at The Sona Family website store. REMEMBER: SUPPORT THE ASIAN MUSIC SCENE. BUY THE CD AND DON'T DOWN LOAD ILLEGALLY.
BUY LETHAL BIZZLE "UH OH" VIA ITUNES
Yes people, if you have been listening to Bobby Friction & Nihal on Radio 1, Adil Ray on the Asia n Network, Panjabi Hit Squad on 1xtra and Rishi Rich on Kiss 100 then would have already heard the heavy Trailblazerz remix of one of the UKs top urban artists, Lethal Bizzle's new single "Uh Oh (I'm Back)." The single was released today in all the good music stores, but this remix is exclusively available at iTunes for only 79p. Use this link to listen to a sample. To purchase the track just go to the UK iTunes store on your iTunes application and type in Lethal Bizzle in the search. The Trailblazerz mix will come up, ready to be previewed and bought. Support UK Urban music and cop that disc.
Returning back to where it all started for Sona Family, Trailblazerz have reunited with More Fire Crew's Lethal Bizzle for his new single "Uh Oh" and come with some super bass Asian-infused grime. This is gonna be BIG!!!!! Hear it first on Bobby Friction and Nihal's Radio 1 show this Wednesday. Watch out for more colla bos between the Bizzle and Trailblazerz. The single drops 25th July, so check lethalbizzle.co.uk for more info.
GLASSY PT 2 KEEPS THE HEAT ON
Now that" Glassy" has made its mark, it has been followed up by the crazy crunk asian vibe of "Glassy pt2." As the first true hip hop posse cut for the urban Asian scene, the track bridges the gap between the UK and North America with s ix rappers spitting alcohol-infused bars back to back. All of this sprinkled with a killer reworking of the original chorus. Featured on the track alongside Hard Kaur are Roach Killa (Canada), Mr Riz, Harry Sona, MC Riz and Deep aka DA1 (Houston TX). This joint is BURNING HOT, is already No. 1 on Bobby Friction and Nihal's Radio 1 chart, and looks set to do the same damage as the or iginal.
Sona Family in interview and playing new a new exclusive track on Bobby Friction and Nihal's Radio 1 show between 9-11pm.
TRAILBLAZERZ OFFICIAL REMIXES FOR DAVID BANNER
The heat doesn't stop coming this summer with what has been described as the first Crasian record for SRC/Universal Artist David Banner. His new single "I Ain't Got Nothing" has been given the official Trailblazerz Asian Heat with an 808 thumping beat and guest vocals from Sona Family's Mr Riz and Mentor Kollektiv's Des-C. Hear it debut on Bobby Friction & Nihal's Radio 1 show. This record is sure to help David Banner to break in the UK like his label mate Akon. Watch out for more c ollabos between David Banner and Trailblazerz. F or more info on the Mississippi mic murderer visit david-banner.com
GLASSY VIDEO ON TV NOW
Not only is Glassy a banging tune but hands down has one of the best videos out now. Request the video now on Zee Music Box daily from 4-7pm and 12-7am call 09011 500 400 or text 86148 'ZMB(space) 889' and see it on B4U music as well. The video is directed by Sona Family's Harry Sona and Davey Inc's Shawn Davey. Download a real player clip of the video by visting the AUDIO/VIDEO page of the site.