Yung Singh Teams Up With Ministry Of Sound For New Doc Exploring Origins Of Punjabi Garage

Yung Singh Teams Up With Ministry Of Sound For New Doc Exploring Origins Of Punjabi Garage


November 10, 2021

Yung Singh and Ministry of Sound's Cameron Barnfield have co-produced a new documentary that is set to explore the origins of Punjabi garage from its early beginnings to Singh's own work with the Daytimers collective.

The Birth Of Punjabi Garage will arrive on November 19 and will touch on themes of identity, race, culture surrounding the genre as well as the contributions from the South Asian community in the 2000s, widely considered the golden era of garage music.

Through unseen archive footage from the '90s and early '00s, the documentary aims to shed some much needed light on the DJs that have paved the way in the UK South Asian dance scene, including the newly founded Daytimers collective and Yung Singh himself. The collective's name refers back to the daytime club events curated by the British Asian community in the 1980s which held space for self-expression and, in turn, set the foundations for the mainstream British Asian culture we see today.

The Birth Of Punjabi Garage shares the stories and the evolution of this musical community so be sure to tune in when it lands. Catch the trailer here, and then listen back to Yung Singh's Punjabi garage mix for Shuffle N Swing here, and his already legendary Boiler Room set from earlier in the year below.



Words: Blessing Borode
Photography: Yushy


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