A little while ago on a digging trip with friends in the Midlands, we came across a cache of unplayed deadstock of some very rare UK Bhangra records. In the pile included several copies of Nermin Niazi's Disco Se Aagay (At the time of writing this, we have one copy left). Fast forward a year and Discostan have contacted the original members and together have licensed a well needed reissue.
The Guardian later wrote this article about the record and it's curious background.
"Recorded in the summer of 1984, Disco Se Aagay – released under Niazi’s name – sought to combine the siblings’ Pakistani musical heritage with the disco, new wave and synthpop that enchanted them in the UK. They married Urdu lyrics and post-punk ingenuity, Hindustani melodic scales and state-of-the-art synthesisers, to make an LP that perfectly harmonised east and west – but failed in both markets. “Even after all these years I haven’t really come across anything else that’s similar to it,” her brother Mosleh admits. “And that includes music we’ve made ourselves! It’s a very unique snapshot of a certain time in our lives and our intake of both cultures.”