Prabh Deep, Seedhe Maut, AHMER & More
4 August 2019
Mango Kitchen & Bar
Prabh Deep is an MC from New Delhi, India. Gifted with a unique voice that contains traces of the traditional Punjabi folk singers, Prabh has been at the forefront of Delhi's hip-hop scene. Besides being a recording artist, He also pushes for and organizes MC Battles in the city. Born and brought up in Tilak Nagar, Prabh's self-conscious music paints a vivid picture of growing up in a locality that's still reeling from the fallout of the 1984 riots, the recent influx of drugs and guns in the community and his personal accounts of dealing with losing friends and loved ones.
Former music journalist. Sometime DJ. Most times co-founder and label head of Azadi Records, no one is exactly sure what this chameleon-like creature does, but he does it with a visionary purpose.
MC Soopy is the alter ego and stage name of New Delhi native Siddhant Roop Rai. As an MC , MC Soopy adds an element of surprise and break neck energy to DJ sets of any genre across the country. A combination of improvised grime infused rapping, high energy hyping and an overall mic prowess, enables MC Soopy to add a fresh sense of dynamism into the new and bourgeoning wave of underground music in India. As a DJ, MC Soopy traverses the sounds of hip hop, soul, trap, house, disco, italo and techno.
The Mumbai-based MC Tanmay Saxena, known popularly as Tienas or Bobby Boucher, is a breath of fresh air in the city’s hip-hop community – bringing to the forefront a Nujabes-inspired sonic aesthetic that hasn’t been seen before in a region dominated by ‘gully rap’. The name ‘Tienas’ is a wordplay on his initials “T n’ S,” much inspired by his idol and inspiration, Eminem who also used his initials “M n’ M” which stand for Marshall Mathers.
Azadi Records' signee Seedhe Maut represent the next stage in the evolution of the capital’s hip-hop sound. Having mastered the art of delivering razor sharp, combative and witty rhymes, the bi-lingual duo are following in the trailblazing footsteps of international hip-hop collectives such as Run The Jewels, Clipse, Black Hippy, Mobb Deep, Blackstar and more.
Starting at the age of 16, Nash JR has come a long way since his early days of spinning old skool Hip-Hop on basic pioneer decks. The 23-year-old prodigy has already gained notoriety among the circle of bass heads across the national capital.
Having an ear for bass music since childhood, Nash joined Project Hip Hop in 2010 and started promoting hip hop music across Delhi. In 2012, he joined Urbanatics group and started experimenting with genres like Trap/Twerk, Miami Bass, Dancehall etc. Nash does not let the technology hinder in his path of success. Whether be it playing on analog turntables or Pioneer CDJs, Nash has got it all covered! A hardcore 808 bass lover, Nash has released a couple mixtapes where his ability to transition between various genres has earned him a massive respect among his fans and DJs alike.
AHMER is a prolific rapper and producer from Srinagar, Kashmir. Since a young age, AHMER has been acutely aware of the violence that plagues that valley, and his lyrics reflect a self-critical and self-aware artist that is trying to make sense of one of the most complex issues of our time. By diving deep into his and his family’s history in the valley, AHMER manages to introduce to people to the complexities of the Kashmiri people and provides a more holistic view of their society.
Yash Chandra a.k.a Yungsta started rapping and battling at the age of 14. He has released many singles and a few mixtapes to his name since then.