Toppa Top 10: Diwali Rhythms!

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November 5, 2010

5.ย  Apache Indian, “Chok There” No Reservations Island records 1993 (UK)

Inspired (going to say ‘inspired’ a lot in this post, just bear with me) by Capleton’s flow, Sly & Robbie’s riddims andย  Supercat’s name (the Wild Apache!), UK Punjabi Steve Kapoor shaved razor lines in his head, dubbed himself Apache Indian and took this brilliant stab at fusing bhangra with dancehall. Not such a stretch considering his hometown of Birmingham is the stomping ground of both UB40 and the king of bhangra, Malkit Singh.