Urban-desi artists you can’t miss listening to!

If you are someone who’d reach out for your headphones first thing in the morning and the last thing at night then you sure are someone who’s in love with music. And here’s a treat for all those who like to experiment with their music. As a music lover, I often get tired of listening to the same playlist and if that’s the case with you try some Desi-western music on my recommendation.

Well, for starters urban-desi music is, as the name suggests, a fusion of desi (Indian) and western music, and it’s the hottest thing around these days. If you’re considering updating your playlist then you should definitely check out these Desi-Western artists.

Mickey Singh

Mickey is a talented all-rounder. He is an American-Indian singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, model and actor. His songs are a mix of Punjabi and English with a dash of Jazz. He shot to fame after his first mixtape “Mick’s Tape (Rani Mehlan Di).”

Mickey has performed alongside singers like Badshah, Raftaar, Shaan, Jay Sean, Sunidhi Chauhan and Ali Zafar etc. You really don’t want to miss out on him.

He has a lot of songs. Songs that will make you get on your feet and dance, but the one song that made him a sensation is:

Pav Dharia

Born in Australia, a very Punjabi Munda who makes Punjabi and English songs. You might even remember him from the song ‘NA JA’, the song that blew up the whole music scene, YES HIM! If you loved that song then you will love his music.

His music, just like his first name, is very unique and it ranges from very very upbeat songs to the ones that will make you cry.

For all those people madly in love!

The PropheC

An Indian-Canadian singer and songwriter. PropheC is the stage name of Nealveer Chatha who was born to Punjabi Sikh immigrant parents in Canada. He is a talented songwriter and a producer as well.

His music is all about the mix of Punjabi and English, and it’s definitely the most unique blend as he mixes hip-hop, r&b, and pop elements with Punjabi lyrics. He became a hit right from his first album Forever with his single ‘Sohni’ hitting the charts and he has never looked back.

Nealveer started singing since he was 5 years old and learned classical music. By 16 he was composing his own music and writing his own songs. His music is as fresh and original as it gets!

Whoa, this one’s definitely got a vibe!


You might remember Arjun (full name Arjun Coomaraswamy) from the song ‘Suit-Suit’ which was in collaboration with Guru Randhawa. He is a Sri Lankan – British singer and songwriter. His father is Tamil and his mother is Sinhalese and he got his Punjabi flair from his late wife Natasha Sandhu, who died due to cardiac arrest and Arju also released a song “One Last Time” as a tribute to Natasha’s memory. The video for this song was one of the top trending videos in the UK.

He shot to fame with an R&B version of “Why this kolaveri di” song and he has also sung and composed many songs for South Indian movies. He has won many awards and accolades but I would just say that this guy knows how to win hearts. Here is his music to hog on.

This amazing one is in collaboration with Mickey Singh


Ezu is a British-Indian singer living in America. He has been one of the most recent entries in the Urban desi music genre. His songs are absolutely amazing and definitely worth listening to. His previous track “Yara Tu” has got more than 2.5 million views and the latest “Pyar Karda” is also a solid hit. He’s now working alongside artists like Raxstar, The PropheC, Zack Knight and Fateh.

This talented 21-year-old is a self-taught singer and I am sure that you would love every bit of his music. Training or no training the guy has got the swag to get make you groove.

I hope you enjoyed listening to these artists. A li’l different, a lot livelier and something that will definitely make you groove for a very long time. Who did you love the most? Let us know in the comments below.

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