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Diggy Dang

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Raghav Dang, known professionally as Diggy Dang, is a British-Indian singer, musician, DJ, promoter and record executive. He is known for having co-founded Reggae Rajahs, The Ska Vengers, Goa Sunsplash, and 10,000 Lions Sound System[1].

Early Life and Career[edit]

Diggy Dang was born Raghav Dang in New Delhi, India. At age 7, his family moved to London, United Kingdom. Dang graduated from University College London with a bachelor's degree in Economics & Statistics [2]. After being exposed to reggae music culture in the UK, Diggy left London and decided to bring the culture to India [1][2][3].

Reggae Rajahs[edit]

In February 2009, Diggy Dang linked up with DJ Mo City and General Zooz and together they formed Reggae Rajahs in New Delhi.[4]. The Reggae Rajahs became India's biggest promoter of Jamaican culture by curating and hosting numerous events across India with international artists such as Johnny Osbourne, Mad Professor, Anthony B, Dub Inc., Million Stylez, Ziggi Recado, Tippa Irie, Apache Indian, General Levy, Macka B, Brother Culture, Soom T, Deadly Hunta, and Mungo's Hi Fi, . [5] [1][6]. They eventually began opening up for major acts like Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, UB40, and Major Lazer [2][1][5] [7][8]. Reggae Rajahs introduced Caribbean slang and vocabulary to audiences all over the country.[9] They also received a nomination for the "Best International Band / Group " award at the British Reggae Industry Awards.[10][11][3] [8]In 2013, Reggae Rajahs launched Pressure Drop, a radio cast that helped the group gain an international fanbase and helped the crew get invited to play in places like Brazil, Poland and the Philippines [1]. Reggae Rajahs toured extensively across Europe, South America, and Southeast Asia performing notable festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash, Outlook Festival, Sziget festival, Uprising Festival[12] and Ostroda Festival[13] [14]. In January 2016, Diggy along with the Reggae Rajahs launched Goa Sunsplash, India's first international festival and the 10,000 Lions Sound, a hand-built sound system customized for reggae and related genres, [1][2]

The Ska Vengers[edit]

In fall of 2009, within a few months since Reggae Rajahs were formed Diggy co-founded the ska-jazz band The Ska Vengers.[1][15][16] and as the guitarist for the band, he contributed to two full-length albums [17][18]. The Ska Vengers released their debut, self-titled album, in 2013, on Times Music [19] . The first single, "Rough and Mean", explored the topic of misogyny in Indian society [19]. XX, pronounced "Double Cross", is the band's second album, released on 1 July 2016.[15] [20][21] It features nine songs, and apart from their usual ska and reggae sound, XX includes new influences, such as Latin music, on tracks like "El Cumbanchero", and also ventures into Afro-Cuban, jazz, and psychedelia, with songs like "Afro Fantasy". [21]However by 2015, Dang left The Ska Vengers to fully focus on Reggae Rajahs and music promotion [1]

In September 2022, after graduating from the Entertainment Business master’s program at Full Sail University, Dang began working as a project manager at iconic reggae label VP Records in New York City.[22] Currently, Raghav is managing upcoming releases for well-established artists Shaggy, Alborosie, and Beres Hammond. [22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Reggae Rajahs: Raghav Dang On Bringing The Reggae Rage To India". The Ideas Lab. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "How I went from studying economics in the UK to launching India's very first international reggae festival". Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Retrieved 2023-02-09 – via PressReader. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Bigg, Margot (2010-08-10). "Inna Reggae Rajahs Style". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Arora, Garima (2017-03-02). "We want to hit the basic consciousness of people, says Raghav Dang". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  6. Betigeri, Aarti. "The winds of reggae are blowing in India". The Caravan. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  7. "Reggae is taking root in the streets of New Delhi". Huck Magazine. 2016-06-11. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Payel (2014-02-14). "The Rajahs have Arrived and How!". The Plunge Daily. Retrieved 2023-02-09.
  9. Homegrown "5 Year Anniversary: The Reggae Rajahs Decode Their Dictionary", Homegrown
  10. Bombay Hip Hop "Reggae Rajahs Nominated for Brit Award", Bombay Hip Hop
  11. "Reggae Rajahs nominated for British Reggae Industry Awards (BRIA)". Dancehall Reggae World. Retrieved 2023-02-01.
  12. "Uprising Festival 2023". Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  13. "Ostróda Reggae Festival 2023". Ostróda Reggae Festival 6-9.07.2023 (in polski). Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  14. India, Rolling Stone (2013-09-19). "Tour Diary: Reggae Rajahs Europe Tour". Rolling Stone India. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "The Ska Vengers : XX Rated". Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  16. "In its true element". The Hindu. 2010-11-10. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2023-02-09.
  17. Sukumar, Sneha K. (2016-07-05). "'SKA'outing for new sounds: The Ska Vengers to launch new album". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  18. "The Ska Vengers share the stories behind their songs - Elle India". Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Ska Vengers - An Indian Band's Journey Transcends Boundaries". Ska Vengers - An Indian Band's Journey Transcends Boundaries. Retrieved 2023-01-31.
  20. "'XX', The Ska Vengers' releases its new album". Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Music, the Ska way". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-02-03.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Grad Works with Reggae Artists Shaggy and Beres Hammond at VP Records". Retrieved 2023-02-03.

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