Since her Portland debut in 2000, DJ Anjali has existed as the city’s primary advocate and dance missionary for the many varied electronic sounds of the South Asian/desi diaspora. She introduced “bhangra” & “Bollywood” to the dance floors of Portland and is also known for throwing down other international bass sounds.
Anjali co-hosts several of Portland’s most vital monthly dance parties, the long running Andaz (Bhangra, Bollywood, Desi dance since 2002) & Tropitaal (Desi Latino Soundclash since 2013.) She co-hosts 2 weekly radio shows: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush (on KBOO.fm Tuesdays 10pm -midnight) & CHOR BAZAAR (on XRAY.fm Wednesdays 6-7pm PST.), and is most known for incinerating dance floors with the heavy dance floor artillery of South Asia, but scours the globe for any hard-hitting music that combines local music traditions with window-rattling production.
Anjali has performed at numerous festivals including five sets at the Sasquatch! Music Festival tenth anniversary, Decibel, MusicfestNW, Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration, Beloved, Photosynthesis, Soul’d Out Music Festival, Portland International Film Festival, Fairytale Music Festival, Kaleidoscope, Vancouver Queer Film Festival & Indian Summer (Vancouver, BC.). From the east coast to the west coast she has headlined parties such as Basement Bhangra, iBomba, Bhangrateque, Ottomania and Non Stop Bhangra.