Grime Riot Disco & WAVLNGTH get together for the first time with something special in store for the Mumbai audience. December mayhem doesn't seize to continue as we have Livin' Proof joining us for a night of hip-hop!
About Livin' Proof:
Since 2007, Livin’ Proof has been at the forefront of London night life successfully championing the cause of true hip hop. The DJ collective of Rags, Khalil, Snips and Budgie as a crew have created a party regularly creating roadblocks at every venue they go to. Their reputation has been cemented as the premier hip-hop collective in London. They were the first to bring over A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and Dom Kennedy for their first respective UK shows and have put on parties with the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Flatbush Zombies, Just Blaze, Action Bronson and Alchemist, Jay Electronica, Pharoahe Monche, Frank Ocean, Slum Village, Kelis, Ali Shaheed Muhammed from A Tribe Called Quest, and Raekwon.
The collective currently host a monthly radio show on www.ntslive.co.uk and are to date, the only hip-hop collective to have had a regular slot on the seminal Boiler Room online streaming show.
Sidharth Ezhilan makes music under the name “Ezzyland”. Born in Salem, Tamil Nadu, he was a resident of Dubai for over a decade before returning to Chennai earlier this year. In 2008, he started off making hip-hop beats after being heavily inspired by exposure to an unhealthy amount of rap music at an early age.
Doing it for his love for the art, he draws influences from the most conscious rappers to the most based subcultures. His signature style is to riddle his lyrics/artwork with very esoteric metaphors. His "Flavawaves" EP landed him a second interview with RollingStone India. Later he fused some of these elements in his first foray into dance music thus birthing ''Comfort Zone" which was partially inspired by Jamie xx’s “In Colour."
Three months later, he dropped “Trap Machi”. This project fuses ambient and trip-hop elements with basic trap elements. He then followed up with the emotionally tainted “TTYL” EP. The song “Where we’re going we don’t need Rhodes” got played on White Cube Radio, a middle-eastern indie music radio station, for many mornings. His latest EP “Neon Grafx 3k9” is future themed. It draws alternative, ambient and jazz influences.
He plans to break barriers between the mainstream and the indie scene thus changing the sounds coming out of India and bridging his homeland with the rest of the world.
“From what I understand about my music-making process, I can tell you that impulse and creativity play the largest roles.”