Lushlife, Prabh Deep & Kumail
30 March 2018
As part of Bira 91's initiative, titled FreeFlow, US-based rapper Lushlife heads to India for a 3 city - including a show at April Fools' Fest in New Delhi.
Under the name Lushlife, Raj Haldar has written and produced some of the most critically-acclaimed indie hip-hop albums of the last decade. With more than a decade of classical piano and jazz percussion training, as well as a strong composition and orchestration background, Raj creates from a far-reaching musical palette, as evidenced by his genre-bending albums.
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.
Kumail Hamid is a music producer from Mumbai, has been experimenting with a variety of genres which has led to his current work in what can only be classified under the ambiguous label of "electronic music". His music boldly pushes the level of experimentation of the current "scene" beyond its club friendly confines, exploring the more ethereal regions of sound. Heavily manipulated live recordings coupled with atmospheric synths and meticulously panned rhythm sections form the fundamental characteristics of his tracks. These sonic qualities are moulded together in a variety of structures, a result of his eclectic set of influences.