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501 Friday

October 20, 2016

501® Friday
Presented by Levi’s

#501Friday is back with its third edition of the season!

Don’t miss the action at The Humming Tree, featuring the refreshing sounds of Bombay Bassment, Naezy and Prabh Deep.

Bombay Bassment
Bombay Bassment is an award-winning outfit from Mumbai that combines sounds of Hip-Hop, Reggae, Funk, and Drum & Bass.

With a definitive thought of forming a Drum & Bass band, drummer Levin Mendes and bassist Ruell Barretto got together and combined forces with Robert Omulo aka Bobkat, a veteran emcee, rapper, and DJ, originally from Kenya who formulates his lyrics and sound around the rhythms of his life and handrashekhar Kunder aka Major C, a DJ with over 15 years of experience of the Mumbai Hip-Hop scene under his belt.

The band released their self-titled debut album in 2014 through Sony Music.
Featured in The Indiecision’s list of Most Promising Indie Acts of 2010, Bombay Bassment hasn’t disappointed critics. Winning multiple awards in the first two years since their formation, the band won Best Emerging Band at the 7th Annual Jack Daniel’s Rock Awards. In 2011 they won the Converse: Original Band Hunt.

They also won GOLD for Best Hip Hop Group, SILVER for Best Hip Hop Song, and BRONZE in the Genre Bending Act category at the South Asian Indie Go Music Awards.

Bombay Bassment has played at some of the premier music festivals across India and the world including the GLASTONBURY Festival, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, Ziro Festival, SulaFest, GO:Mad Festival and the Reunion Kaloobang Festival in Reunion Island. The band also played at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival in June 2016.

Over the years the band has shared stages with Snoop Dogg, The Wailers, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Young the Giant, Will & The People, and Apache Indian who has even joined them on stage for their rendition of Manu Chao’s King of the Bongo.

In June 2016 the band released their 2nd album titled ‘Bombay Bassment X FUNC VIP’ in collaboration with music producer FUNC, and is currently on a promotional tour in India.

Naved Shaikh aka Naezy is a Mumbai rapper who dabbles in Hindi and Urdu lyrics. Naezy has quickly become a rising star in the Indian hip-hop scene, all thank to his impressive flow and slang-inflected rhymes.

Naved started his personal journey into the art form with The Schizophrenics, a hip-hop collective he formed with his friends from Khalsa College. In January 2014, he released ‘Aafat’ garnering over 6,50,000 views on YouTube. Aafat’s success was followed by ‘Raastey Kathin ’and a collaboration with Mode7 – Raffael Kalby’s solo project. Naezy also wrote for and performed ‘Birju’, the lead single from Ajay Chandok’s Hey Bro. In April 2015, Naezy took the country by storm with his definitive hit ‘Mere Gully Mein’ in collaboration withfellow Mumbai rapper Divine and Sez. Naezy’s story inspired filmmaker Disha Rindani to create a short film titled Bombay 70, which went on to win the Silver Gateway of India award for Best Short Film at the Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).

Naezy intertwines his signature brand of lyrics and compositions to highlight the problems that exist in city’s ghettos and to resonate with the outrage felt by the country’s youth with regard to class & culture barriers, religious differences, failing education systems and dearth of economic opportunities provided by the system. His biggest influences include Kendrick Lamar,Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Joey Bada$$, Snoop Dogg, Tech9, Eminem, Immortal Technique, Krs one, Wu tang

Prabh Deep
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, Prabh 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.

Friday | 21st October 2016 | 9.00

The Humming Tree
#949, 3rd Floor & Rooftop,
12th Main Road, Indiranagar,
Bangalore – 560038

Entry Free

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