As he began his gig with the hit Laung Gawacha, Bally Sagoo declared, “Aa gaana 1998 vich aaya si! 1998 ch tusi kitthe si?!” (This song released in 1998. Where were you in 1998!?). A few party animals were probably toddlers, but that did not stop them from going crazy on the dance floor grooving to the iconic track as well as several others that Sagoo spun at FLYP@MTV in Chandigarh on a Saturday night that truly raised the bar for Saturday nights in the city!
“I am so so happy to be back in India!” exclaimed Bally Sagoo, and added it was for more reasons than one. “This is the season for saag! I can have it plucked fresh from the khet! I am dying to have ganne da juice also! And of course work with newer people!” said the famous producer DJ who, in a career spanning almost 30 years, have worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Amitabh Bachchan, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Hans Raj Hans and many more.
For the 90s kids who grew up on a steady dose of music that was increasingly influenced by the fusion of West and East fuelled by the internet, it would be hard to not have grooved to the music of Bally Sagoo. Reliving the golden era of 90’s Bally Sagoo’s live performance at FLYP@MTV, the man who started the remix revolution for Indians in India and abroad, left the crowd screaming for more as he belted out hit after sizzling hit.
With all-time favourites and trendsetters such as Gur Nalon Ishq mitha, Botlaan Sharaab Diyan, Choli Ke Peechey, Yaar Bolda and several others from his repertoire as well as many other popular tracks. The King of Bhangra played till late into the night and said he loved the way the crowd responded to his music. “The ambience and the atmosphere of FLYP@MTV are commendable. The interiors are quirky yet soothing with colourful installation and performing on this truck converted stage really does reflect the distinct personality of Chandigarh. The amazing and supportive crowd of Chandigarh truly made this a memorable night!” said Bally after the gig.
Jamseet Marwah, Chairman, Funbars Hospitality said, “After our Grand Launch, we wanted to bring an exclusive experience for the guests and we thought what better than a celebrated Punjabi artist, Bally Sagoo. We are looking forward to bring the best talent in the upcoming weeks and this is just the beginning.”
FLYP@MTV is a melange of global flavours and local aesthetics which aims to bring an edge to the existing entertainment options, providing exclusive space for millennial to co-work, along with the promotion of local talent.
Text and images by Aarti Kapur Singh