Azadi Records Second Anniversary Tour
Over the past two years, through our releases and shows, we've tried our utmost to showcase forward-thinking talent from across the country and add narratives from different communities to the Indian music scene. The support you've shown our work - from Prabh Deep's Class-Sikh, Seedhe Maut's Bayaan to Swadesi and Prakash Bhoir's The Warli Revolt - has been instrumental in the success we've achieved so far.
For our second anniversary, we're taking the entire label on tour and bringing along some new faces that have joined the Azadi family. Prabh Deep, Seedhe Maut, Swadesi, Tienas, Siri and others will be joined by Srinagar's Ahmer Javed, Surat-based hip-hop mainstay DJ Uri and the backbone of the Indian hip-hop scene, Sez On The Beat.
Delhi | 9th May 2019 | Thursday | antiSOCIAL, HKV
Bangalore | 10th May 2019 | Friday | The Humming Tree
Mumbai | 11th May 2019 | Saturday | Khar Social
Pune | 12th May 2019 | Sunday | Unwind
+ Special Guests
We've also released a limited edition t-shirt for the tour, featuring a design by Karthik Nambiar. It is available to purchase here with a ticket bundle or individually on Azadi Records store online as part of a web-exclusive add-on. The tee will also be available at all the tour venues as well.
Azadi Records is a Delhi-based independent record label. Established in 2017, the label seeks to provide a platform for South Asian artists to release forward-thinking, politically conscious music that critically engages with (and comments on) the pressing issues of our time. Our aim is not be underground, but to highlight pertinent stories that are often ignored by the mainstream. We are the label of the culturally conscious. The creators of stories. Explorers of new sounds, new visuals and new mediums that initiate dialogue between different communities around the world.
Rodney P is widely acknowledged as the Godfather of UK Rap. Inspiring a whole generation of British emcees and producers by being the first to rap in his authentic London accent and produce a home-grown Hip Hop reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK. Following the international success of London Posse, Rodney P has enjoyed one of the most esteemed and perpetual careers in UK hip hop to date. Recognised as Britain's most eligible candidate for Hip-Hop ambassador; indeed for many his name is synonymous with UK Hip-Hop.
Skitz gained recognition as a homegrown Hip Hop producer fusing the rawness of UK emcees with solid production and distinctively Jamaican influenced bass-lines. His first album Countryman won Hip Hop album of the year and catapulted rappers such as Est’elle, Roots Manuva and Skinnyman into the limelight.
Joining forces they championed the UK bass heavy rap scene, produced the first ever track played on BBC1Xtra and through their own flagship rap show Original Fever spread the message worldwide. Both with deep discographies they have performed from Africa to Australia and everywhere in between. Supporting the likes of Jay-Z and Kanye West, performing on huge stages and renowned for smashing parties, clubs and festivals with their reggae tinged bass driven sets.
Never ones to follow fashion or bow to musical fads, genre boundaries are broken, templates and formula are pushed to the side. Rodney and Skitz carve out their own distinct pathway both as independent artists and as a team. One where quality music and passion shine through.