Rekha Rocks the B-SideBorn in London but raised in New York City, DJ Rekha is pretty much responsible for the success of bhangra — a South Asian-flavored fusion of folk, pop, and hip-hop — in the States. Since 1997, she's hosted the hugely popular Basement Bhangra club nights every month in N.Y.C. "The best sets are journey sets," says Rekha, "when I can play as many genres as possible — Bollywood, dancehall, hip-hop — and the crowd is with me the whole time." — Michael Gallucci
DJ Rekha spins at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at B-Side Liquor Lounge, 2785 Euclid Hts. Blvd., Cleveland Hts. Admission: $10. Call 216-932-1966 or visit bsideliquorlounge.com for more info.