Prabh Deep, Tienas, Ahmer & More
25 October 2019
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.
The brainchild of nights like 'Wobble' and 'Evolution: The History of Drum & Bass' DJ Uri has nurtured the Indian bass music scene, influencing the next generation and still managing to stay fresh in his music and in his approach. 20 years in the Indian scene and regular shows across Europe, this one man DJ machine just keeps dishing out a barrage of heavy weight bass, scratches, live sampling and finger drumming over a mind boggling array of Quality Music.
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.
Swadesi consists of emcess producers DJs and graffiti artists// Mumbai based crew.
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.
Sharan Jayan aka So Fire is one of India’s best undiscovered artists. Having worked in the Tollywood industry for a while, Sharan is ready to release his debut project titled Triangles, in collaboration with Rolex Rasathi and Boka, later this year. Featuring a range of artists that dabbled in styles ranging from hip-hop to classical composition, Triangles is a heady medley of all the sounds that Sharan has picked up in his career.
Rak is a bit of an outlier in the Tamil hip-hop scene – dabbling in the horrorcore and dubstep influenced sounds explored by the likes of Danny Brown, Death Grips and others. . A relatively unknown quantity in the Mumbai hip-hop scene, Rak promises to be the flagbearer of alternative Tamil rap for years to come.