The Year In Music – 2017 – Part 2

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Check out the biggest tracks released throughout the year in 2017. This list comprises of our picks throughout the year as featured in our Monthly Music Reviews as well as personal favourites and hidden gems and underrated tracks in our opinion. Check out Part 2 below. Click here to view Part 1!
 
 
 

Angrej Ali ft Aman Hayer – Heer

 

Angrej Ali released his new track titled Heer ft Aman Hayer. Angrej Ali is one of my favourite singers of all time and has an incredible vocal. He absolutely nails it on this track. Aman Hayer gives us a great back-drop; some great musical pieces throughout the track. The ranges Angrej Ali is able to go to are amazing. Overall this is a quality track and one of my favourites from Angrej Ali. Check out the video below:

 

 
 
 

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Jasmine Sandlas – Punjabi Mutiyaaran

 

We said we would like more Punjabi songs by Jasmine Sandlas and boy is she delivering. Punjabi Mutiyaaran is the latest track by Jasmine Sandlas produced by Jaidev Kumar. Lyrics were written by Lalie Gill. Punjabi Mutiyaran is a song that expresses the pride and innocence that makes up the essence of Punjabi beauty. The video is a great visual expression of all the features and characteristics that make up a Punjabi Mutiyaar. The track is really catchy; creative and easy to follow lyrics; a great melody and an energetic beat. Can we also just take a minute to appreciate the spot on vintage act at the beginning of the video! Check it out below now:

 

 
 
 

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Gurdas Maan – Makhna

 

Gurdas Maan released the second single from his forthcoming album Punjab which was titled Makhna. Lyrics for the track were written by Gurdas Maan himself, with the music provided by Jatinder Shah. Following the huge success of the first single ‘Punjab’ Gurdas Maan delivers another hit track with Makhna. The composition and melody are just beautiful. The video is well thought out and directed by R.Swami. Gurdas Maan has been a consistent figure within Punjabi music and has been responsible for some of the most iconic tracks in the history of our industry. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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G Khan – Kache Kothe

 

Kache Kothe is the new track by G Khan produced by SKB and released via Fresh Media Records. Lyrics were written by Ajay Khan. I am really liking this track; its got a nice beat and the melodies and flow of the track are catchy. I like the vocal range changes during the verses in particular. Check out the video directed by Garry Sandhu and Sukh Dhillon below now:

 

 
 
 
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Upkar Sandhu ft Gupz Sehra – Naal Tere Hova  

 

Naal Tere Hove is the new track by Upkar Sandhu featuring Gupz Sehra. Lyrics were written by Guri Batala and the track was released by T-Series. I am really digging this track; especially Upkar’s vocals. He has got a unique vocal tone. Gupz Sehra delivers another hit beat with the production. Overall the track is very catchy with some nice verses and easy to understand lyrics. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Jaz Dhami ft B Praak – Oye Hoye Oye Hoye

 

Oye Hoye Oye Hoye is the new track by Jaz Dhami ft B Praak and Jaani. This track has a different vibe from previous Jaz Dhami tracks and you can tell from the first couple of seconds into the track. Music for the track was produced by B Praak and the lyrics were written by Jaani. The track combines both English and Punjabi and at some times it can be a little bit weird to hear the back and forth changes but it works well with the beat and the overall vibe of the song. Overall i like this track; its different from Jaz Dhami’s previous work and he does pull it off. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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MC Special ft Omar Malik & AV – Dil Diyan Tara

 

MC Special returned to the music industry with his new track Dil Diyan Tara featuring the vocals of Omar Malik produced by AV. Dil Diyan Tara is a great track and had some great production. I did get a Yaarian by Amrinder Gill vibe from the track at times but overall its great comeback from MC Special. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Neha Bhasin – Chan Mahi

 

Neha Bhasin returned with her new single Chan Mahi which is a unique twist of the classic track Jind Mahi. Neha has stated that this particular version was one that she grew up listening to from her mother and grandparents. Neha Bhasin has such an incredible vocal and sweet tone. Having first listened to a few years ago on her covers of Akh Kashni and Laung Gawacha, we knew that she was highly talented. The production for Chan Mahi was produced by Sameer Uddin who gives a great beat. Overall i just really like this track and the whole music style of Neha Bhasin; it’s quite unique and different to a lot of the other singers in the industry at the moment. Check it out below now which features dancer Naina Batra:

 

 
 
 
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DJ Harv ft Benny Dhaliwal – Sada Time

 

DJ Harv returned with his second single alongside Benny Dhaliwal – Sada Time. After the huge success of Darshan featuring Geeta Zaildar, expectations were high for his second offering. Benny Dhaliwal delivered another classic track like only he can; he absolutely smashes it on the vocals. Sada Time was produced by DJ Harv with the mixing and mastering done by K Singh and Dav Juss. I am liking the production on this; its not overproduced or has any unnecessary samples. It is a feel good song and something that you can easily stick on repeat a number of times! Watch the video below:

 

 
 
 
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Gurj Sidhu ft Kaos Productions – 365

 

The best thing about the track is the fact that it was sung, written and produced by UK Talent. This trio are speeding past the competition and are not even glancing back! 365 is an amazing track from start to finish; it’s a track that sounds great in your car and through your speakers. Production is top notch by Kaos Productions who have delivered some incredible and noteworthy tracks in the last few years. Gurj Sidhu having just released his debut album is already gearing up to release his second very soon. It 365 is any indication as to the kind of tracks we can expect from the second album, then we are certainly in for a treat. An unexpected highlight for me was the inclusion of the female vocalist Gurpsy Kaur who added that extra level of depth towards the end. The track was released via Moviebox records. Check out the video below now which also featured the beautiful model Jasmine May:

 

 
 
 
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Ravi RBS ft Surjit Khan – 51 Case

 

51 Case is the new track by Surjit Khan featuring production by Ravi RBS, Lyrics were written by King Grewal and the track was released via Headliner Records. 51 Case just missed entering our top ten list for June, however what a phenomenal track by Surjit Khan. He is such an underrated and talented vocalist, who has had a string of hit tracks recently. 51 Case is your typical Surjit Khan type track; great lyrics, superb vocals and a pumping beat. Check out the video below directed by Ravi RBS and Shar S:

 

 
 
 
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Diljit Dosanjh – Move Your Lakk

 
 

Move Your Lakk was a track that featured in the Bollywood film NOOR which stars Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role alongside, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli. The track is a hip urban number, great production and the combo of Badshah and Diljit mixes really well. The lyrics are quirky and catchy resulting in one just cool and funky track. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Gippy Grewal ft Dr Zeus & Roach Killa – Lahore

 
 

Gippy Grewal teamed up with Dr Zeus and Roach Killa for the urban track Lahore. It’s a great track and has that signature Dr Zeus sound. Roach Killa provides that unique touch as always with his rap and Gippy sounds clean as always on the track. Overall this is a catchy and fun track. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Ammy Virk – Qismat

 

This is my favourite track by Ammy Virk. The lyrics are incredibly deep and emotional. Ammy Virks vocal performance on this track is the best i’ve heard from him so far. The music rounds the track off nicely. Music was given by B Praak with the lyrics written by Jaani. It has such a great video as well; a top quality track. Check it out below now:

 

 
 
 
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Aman Hayer ft Angrej Ali – Tere Kare Ke

 

Aman Hayer and Angrej Ali teamed up once again to release Tere Kare Ke. After delivering a string of hit tracks recently with Heer and Daang De Dera, the duo released the upbeat Tere Karke track. This is the signature, ground shaking Aman Hayer sound that we all know and love. Fast-paced, great music pieces and a rich sounding track. Angrej Ali sounds phenomenal on this as you’d expect. He is one the best vocalist in the game today, no question about it. The pairing of Aman Hayer and Angrej Ali just works so well. I love the melody and composition, Angrej Ali’s vocals sound impeccable and Aman Hayer smashed it with the beat. Watch the video below:

 

 
 
 
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Swami ft Lovely Pawar – Dil Vich

 

Swami ft Lovely Pawar is our number 1 pick for July. Swami delivered another classic track; fresh, unique and so different to the majority of tracks out there at the moment musically. Lovely Pawar has got a unique vocal and does a great job on this track. You know you are going to get something different and special when you hear a Swami track and this is no different. It’s a great track from start to finish; it’s a track you need to add in your collection! Check out the video trailer now:

 

 
 
 
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Guru Randhawa ft Manj Musik & Vee – High Rated Gabhru

 

Guru Randhawa teamed up with Vee and Manj Musik to release High Rated Gabhru. Guru Randhawa also wrote the lyrics for the track; which was released via T-Series Records. This is a really fun and catchy track; quirky lyrics and creative production. Guru Randhawa’s vocals are on point on this track. The video was well shot and directed. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Mukhtar Sahota ft Surjit Khan – Dil Di Kitaab

 

The new track by Surjit Khan – Dil Di Kitaab was produced by Mukhtar Sahota and released via Headliner Records. Lyrics were written by Raj Gurmeet. This another great tracks with deep and emotional lyrics. Mukhtar Sahota provided a great music backdrop. You can hear the emotion in Surjit Khan’s vocals clearly. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
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Ravi Bal ft Harry Sandhu – Bashment 

 

Ravi Bal released his new single featuring Harry Sandhu titled Bashment. Musically this is completely on a different vibe. Ravi Bal always innovates with his sound and experiments different styles. Bashment takes Harry Sandhu’s unique vocals and mashes it up with hard hitting, funky and grimy beats. The track is taken from the forthcoming Ravi Bal album “The United States Of Bhangra”. Check out the video promo now:

 

 
 
 
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Jeeti ft Hunterz – Dil De Gali  

 

Jeeti teamed up with Hunterz to release Dil De Gali; which is more on the reggae side of things. Lyrics were written by Hunterz and the track was released via Jeeti Productions records. I like the mix of reggae beats with Punjabi vocals and Jeeti smashes it with the production side of things. Check out the audio video below now:

 

 

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Dipps Bhamrah ft Seetal Kaur & Rashi Ragga – Crazy Kamlee

 

Crazy Kamlee is the new track by Dipps Bhamrah featuring Rashi Raaga ft Seetal Kaur. I really like this track; from the production down the vocals; its a nice mix. It features two of great female vocalists – Rashi Ragga and Seetal Kaur. Dipps does a great job on the production; fresh and funky beats. Check out the audio video below now:

 

 

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The PropheC – Feelin 

 

The PropheC released his new new track titled Feelin which is taken from his new upcoming album. It’s a different vibe from The PropheC; it’s a more upbeat track yet still keeps that signature sound he is known for. Overall this is a fantastic track and we cannot wait for the new album; especially if this track is any indication. Check out the video below now:

 

 

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Jasmine Sandlas ft Preet Hundal – LV Di Jean

 

Hit after Hit – That is the only way to describe Jasmine Sandlas’s performance so far. We didn’t hear a lot from her in the last few years, however she is coming back with hit after hit. It is definitely looking like she is taking over 2017 and not holding back. LV Di Jean was produced by Preet Hundal who does a really good job in mixing it up. Jasmine Sandlas is flawless on the vocals as always. Watch the video below:

 

 

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Bups Saggu ft Saini Surinder & Preet Kaur – Garaari 

 

Bups Saggu released his new track Garaari featuring Saini Surinder and Preet Kaur. Lyrics were written by Attri and the track was released via Moviebox Records. Bups Saggu just knows how to produce great tracks; it has to be said. Saini Surinder and Preet Kaur sound great together and do a fantastic job on the vocals. Production is raw; especially in the car. All that is left now is another Bups Saggu album; possibly in 2018!? Check out the video below now:

 

 

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Ravinder Grewal – Selfie Queen 

 

Selfie Queen is the new track by Ravinder Grewal ft Jyotica Tangri produced by Dj Flow. Lyrics were written by Kulveer Shonki. I like this track; its a very catchy track; it’s got some quirky lyrics. Production is good by Dj Flow; simple yet effective. Check out the video below. Buy your copy here!

 

 
 
 
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Miss Pooja – Baari Baari Barsi 

 

Number 12 is Baari Baari Barsi by Miss Pooja. Music was produced by G Guri, with the lyrics being written by Singhjeet. It was great to hear a Miss Pooja track again. It is a catchy track and a different take to the traditional Baari Barsi type of tracks that we all know. The video is well done by Sukh Sanghera which you can check out below. Click here to purchase the track now!

 

 
 
 
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Surinder Rattan ft Joga Singh – Aari Aari

 

Aari Aari by Joga Singh was produced by Surinder Rattan featuring Desi Ma. Aari Aari is a funky urban track with catchy lyrics. Joga is a phenomenal singer and I really enjoyed his debut album; looking forward to a follow up album. Check out the video below. Click here to purchase Aari Aari!

 

 
 
 
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Desi Dark Child – Reggae Wisdom  

 

Desi Dark Child released his new album titled Reggae Wisdom which featured a whole host of great vocalists. The album as the name suggests is heavily focused on reggae music. This is an album that you can tell has taken time to produce and is not just a collection of reggae samples. We will have a full album review in due course however for now, the tracks that are sticking out are, Lack, Sahbia, Gidhe Vich, Jaan and Surmaa. Click here to purchase your copy!

 

 
 
 
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Jasmine Sandlas ft Garry Sandhu – Illegal Weapon

 

Illegal Weapon is the new track by Jasmine Sandlas and Garry Sandhu produced by Intense. I like the duo of Garry Sandhu and Jasmine Sandlas; they work well together. Production by Intense is fresh and different. The video was directed by Sukh Sanghera and the tracks was released via Fresh Media Records.

 

 
 
 
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Gurj Sidhu ft Kajal – Bottle

 

Gurj Sidhu released his new track titled Bottle featuring Kajal. Gurj Sidhu produced this track himself. The lyrics were written by Ginder Sidhu. Similar to how we spoke of Jasmine Sandlas releasing hit after hit, the same applies to Gurj Sidhu. Having just released the incredible track 365 last month Gurj is back at it again. Bottle is a fantastic track, I really liked Kajal’s addition; it added that extra level of depth to the track. As far as the production goes, Gurj does a great job; it’s funky, fresh and different. click here to purchase your copy of Bottle!

 
 
 
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Badal ft Aman Hayer – Chaska Duet 2

 

Badal teamed up with Aman Hayer once more to release Chaska Duet 2; the follow up to the hugely popular track Chaska Duet. This time he collaborated with Sudesh Kumari. It was great to hear Sudesh Kumari’s vocals on Aman Hayer’s production again and her pairing with Badal worked really well. The track takes a similar approach with the melody and composition to one of Amar Chamkila’s tracks. I feel this track should have been named something else; it would have made it stand out more as people will always compare the two versions. Check out the video below. Click here to purchase Chaska Duet 2!

 

 
 
 
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G Sidhu – Sat Sri Akaal

 

G Sidhu released the third single from his upcoming debut album – Pehli Tape titled Sat Sri Akaal, produced by Urban Kinng. After releasing a string of hit tracks lately including the phenomenal ‘Candlelight’, G Sidhu returned with another great track. Sat Sri Akaal is an upbeat bhangra track with some really catchy lyrics. The production on this is solid and compliments G Sidhu’s voice. His song selection in particular has been on point and suits his style perfectly; delivering tracks that compliant his vocals. Watch the video below:

 

 
 
 
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JK ft Tru Skool – Pomp Pomp Tha Music

 

November saw the official return of JK with the track Pomp Pomp Tha Music produced by Tru Skool. We haven’t heard from JK in a while and boy did he come back strong. Pomp Pomp Tha Music hits hard on the speakers; the production on this has the signature Tru Skool stamp. The track was written by JK and released via the VIP Record label. It is refreshing to hear JK’s vocals, which sounds impeccable as always. Now that we’ve got the teaser, we eagerly await the second JK album, which we are hoping will release next year. Check out the video below now:

 

 
 
 
 

Be sure to check out our Monthly Music Review series as always to see the complete list of songs in 2017 for each month!

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