DJ TazzyStar’s Mishthi Music Best of 2015

Another year has come and gone and for this mishthi mishthi world. My life (this is Taz) has been taken over by other side projects so this site has been a bit neglected but I haven’t stopped chasing that Desi music. Luckily, Mishthi Music writers Zuha, Yusuf and Nitasha have been keeping this site vibrant (Also, are you interested in joining the Mishthi Music team of writers? If so, hit us up!).

Desi diaspora music has been so good this year and particularly rebellious and melodious - and I’ve had a few tracks on loop this year. So here you have it, this is DJ TazzyStar’s Mishthi Music Best of 2015:

1. Borders by M.I.A 

M.I.A. has put out some amazing politically charged videos this year - but this one called Borders came out right around the time the Syrian refugee had really peaked. It’s fantastic.

2. See Something, Say Something by The Kominas

After what feels like forever, The Kominas have dropped a new album called Stereotype with lyrics that are particularly timely given the state of islamophobia these days. 

3. Queen by Horsepowar

A young force of nature out of Canada, Jasleen aka Horsepowar was a mean muggin machine this dropping mixes, going on tour and with some pretty dope videos. Her tracks are the perfect mixture of Rebel Desi Diva. 

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Scrap (Open Thread)

His asteroid home was cold, desolate and quiet. An organic would have gone mad from the silence, if the icy temperatures and lack of oxygen didn’t kill them before.

But for XL, it was his favorite place in the galaxy. The only place where he could feel truly himself.

For now, he sat in his throne, a huge chair he had made from carving stone and inlaying it with thick slabs of metal. Horrible to sit on if you where organic, but perfect for a skinless android.

He had hacked into several cameras close to Star Command and he smiled as he watched his baby brother wheel about, trying to make himself the big man of his team.

But he could still see the sadness in those large green lamps for eyes.

And his sadness was like a laser cutting into his battery.


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World Choreography Awards 2015 司会 ライカー・リンチ

11月16日、ロサンゼルス、Montalban シアターで開催されたWCA、ライデルも絶賛、無事司会を務めたライカー。ビデオクリップを作っている最中なんですが、間に合わなかったのでとりあえずスクショで。

冒頭でDWTSで踊ったジャイブのアレンジ版を披露したり、途中ではタップダンスを踊って見せたり。 @officialR5 メンバーも舞台にちょっと登場。



Three weeks from now, THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US hits shelves! Today, I’m thrilled to present the trailer!

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Herby Tarragon, Garlic & Meyer Lemon Roast Chicken

 Happy weekend Tumblrs. I made this yummy chicken yesterday. This was sweet, tangy and amazingly delicious. This is a perfect weekend dish. You can make it for dinner today, and have leftovers for sandwiches and tacos tomorrow. That makes life easy.

Here’s how I made this: Chop tarragon, rosemary, cilantro, parsley, thyme, and 4 large garlic cloves. Mix with Meyer lemon zest, softened butter, a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and the juice from the lemon. Rub it all over chicken, add more salt and pepper. Put the lemon halves inside along with a cut up onion and herb stems. Add a little white wine or water to the bottom of the roasting pan, ¾ cup or so. Roast at 350 for 1.5 to 2 hours until cooked to 165 degrees in thickest part of the thigh.

The herbs and citrus I used for this dish were from our back yard. The heirloom onions are growing in the front yard. The Meyer lemons are so good this year, and they’re all over our neighborhood. I love citrus season. Vegetable gardening in the winter is easy and delicious. I need to get out there and plant some more seeds while it’s still cold out. Peas, favas, and more greens and shallots are some of the things lacking in my garden just about now. But we do have massive amounts of arugula, rosemary, strawberries, lots of Meyer lemons and leeks and onions. The blueberry plants are starting to flower, I might plant a couple more of those. I also cut back my thornless blackberry and am hoping for a good harvest this spring. Our apple tree still has apples and they are delicious. 

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Ashley Graham, la reina 'curvy' en biquini y ropa interior

Reniega de la etiqueta ‘plus size’ y pide paso para la igualdad entre modelos de diferentes tallas. Ashley Graham comienza 2016 con un montón de proyectos entre manos: protagoniza las campañas de Forever 21, Addition Elle y Swimsuits For All y bajo los hashtags #Beautybeyondsize y #Iamsizesexy pregona a los cuatro vientes que se puede ser sexy con cualquier talla. Todo es cuestión de actitud.

Ashley Graham protagoniza la nueva campaña de primavera-verano 2016 de Forever 21. La marca estrena su primera línea ‘plus size’ y han confiado en la reina ‘curvy’ por excelencia para promocionar sus líneas de baño, fitness y ropa de calle. (Foto: Forever 21)

Bañadores y biquinis, sujetadores deportivos, leggings, sudaderas y otras prendas de vestir se han incorporado a la nueva colección de Forever 21 con tallas que van de la XL a la triple XL, porque ir bien vestida no está reñido con la talla de ropa, algo que cada vez más marcas están comenzando a entender. (Foto: Forever 21)

Con 1,75 m. de estatura, unas medidas de 96-96-116 y una talla 48, Ashley Graham es una de las precursoras del movimiento ‘Beauty beyond size’, que arenga a las mujeres a sentirse orgullosas de su cuerpo sin importar talla ni condición. (Foto: Forever 21)

“Creo que las chicas jóvenes necesitan modelos ‘curvy’ que hablen sobre su celulitis y sus traseros, porque mucha gente no lo está haciendo”, ha declarado a la revista People, y espera que con el tiempo las modelos de tallas grandes se conviertan en la norma y no reciban un tratamiento diferente de las modelos delgadas. (Foto: Forever 21)

“Creo que lo que yo y otras modelos ‘plus size’ de mi generación estamos haciendo es abrir esa puerta para que el resto de modelos que vengan no sean clasificadas como XL ni juzgadas por el número que ponga en su pantalón, que sean capaces de estar en la portada de Vogue USA y que todo el artículo no verse sobre “¿Eres gorda y feliz?”. (Foto: Forever 21)

Además de la campaña de Forever 21, Ashley protagoniza también la campaña de baño de Swimsuits For All, demostrando que posar en traje de baño es algo que se le da muy bien. De hecho, fue la primera modelo de tallas grandes en aparecer en la revista Sports Illustrated. (Foto: Swimsuits For All)

Asimismo, y como ya ha hecho en otras ocasiones, la modelo es la protagonista también de la campaña de lencería de la firma Addition Elle, para la que ha posado de forma tan provocativa como la que vemos en la imagen. (Foto: Addition Elle)

Bajo el hashtag #Iamsizesexy, la casa de lencería canadiense ha impulsado la campaña protagonizada por Graham con un único objetivo: demostrar, si es que no lo habían hecho ya, que más allá de la talla está la actitud, y que todas las mujeres pueden ser sexys y provocativas, sin importar peso o talla. (Foto: Addition Elle)

Junto a otras modelos como Robyn Lawley, Georgina Burke o Candice Huffine, Graham es una de las modelos XL más cotizadas dentro de la industria de la moda. Ha sido portada de Elle y ha protagonizado editoriales de cabeceras de moda como Harpers Bazaar, Love Magazine o Vogue, entre muchas otras. (Foto: Addition Elle)

Nacida en Nebraska (EE.UU.) hace 28 años, la maniquí lleva casada desde 2010 con el fotógrafo y camarógrafo Justin Ervin, a quien conoció sólo un año antes en una iglesia. Mujer de carácter y verdadera inspiración para millones de chicas a lo largo y ancho del globo, Graham ha conseguido llevar el estandarte de la belleza real bien alto. (Foto: Addition Elle)

anonymous asked:

(Heya! OnlyHorrorLingersHere. I have an XL side blog, so that's the reason I'm sending this via anon.) XL tapped his helmet in thought as he saw the smaller Space Ranger. She looked familiar...." Wait a sec....I know you. You used to hang around Killerville and the shadier bit of Tradeworld."

Mishthi Mixtape Vol 6: Maieli

Mishthi Mixtape Volume 6: DJ Maieli by Mishthi Music on Mixcloud

Time to ring in 2016 with an amazing tropical desi mix by Los Angeles DJ Maieli! For our sixth installment of our Mishthi Music Mixtape series, Maieli digs into her Colombian and Indian roots to create a mix that swirls Desi dance with hip shaking Latin sounds. The mix heavily features the lyrical talents of Horsepowar - for whom DJ Maieli produces beats for. Pulling tracks from the deeper sounds of Raxster, Adil Omar, Sikh Knowledge and as well as mixing in some classic filmi samples, this mixtape brings it hard.


  • Maieli - Untitled (Unreleased)
  • Timbaland ft. Magoo - Indian Flute (Pepeflinco Reggaeton Remix)
  • Sabo & Cassady - La Curura Remix
  • Maieli - Indo-Rain
  • DJ ANTZ - Don’t Taal ‘Em
  • Jai Matt ft. Dr. Srimix - Don’t Tell 'Em (Dhol Remix)
  • Maieli - Last Call
  • Sikh Knowledge - Drunk Ali Khan
  • Aazar - Masala
  • Mahendra Kapoor vs. Uproot Andy - Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Rafael Aragon RMX) 
  • Horsepowar - Eyebrows on Fleek (prod by Maieli)
  • Shreya Ghoshal - Barso Re (from Guru) (Intangible Remix)
  • Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons - Lovers’ Eyes (Mohe Pi Ki Najariya)
  • Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe - Timbalero (Nguzunguzu Remix) 
  • Raxstar - Poison (Zair)
  • Adil Omar & Talal Qureshi - Nighat & Paras
  • Horsepowar - Pinky Swear (prod by Maieli)(Upcoming Release)

If SoundCloud is your preference - please check out the mix directly up on Mishthi Music’s Soundcloud account:

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