The first of its kind Radio City Freedom Awards has been a platform to recognize and reward independent music across genres and languages. The recently concluded grand finale introduced the country to the untapped talent & young musicians creating independent music.
Following the award for Best Hip Hop Album in Radio City Freedom Awards, Machas with Attitude were spotted recording their next song with the famous composer Vishal Dadlani. Listening Party a specially-created one-hour show on Radio City Freedom, will provide a chance for these young artists to present their latest albums to listeners.
The grand finale of Radio City Freedom Awards witnessed the best of independent artists being felicitated by the highly acclaimed people from the industry. Vishal Dadlani presented the award for the Best Hip Hop / Rap Artist (Jury’s Choice) to the winning band Machas with Attitude. The Bangalore-based band got a huge break when they recorded a song with Vishal Dadlani, along with Enkore, the winner for the Best Hip Hop / Rap Artist (People’s Choice).
Elated by this opportunity, Machas with Attitude say, “We've been huge fans of Vishal since his Pentagram days & were really glad to receive an award from him. He then invited us over to his studio to record a song for one of their upcoming movies. It was an awesome experience to record with such open minded people who also incorporated a few of our suggestions. We would really like to thank Radio City for facilitating this opportunity.”
Adding further Enkore said "The idea behind the awards firstly is pretty fantastic to me, and the execution was even more impressive. What meant a lot to me was that hip-hop was given the same platform as other genres, more popular in the Indie scene. Big ups to Radio City for the initiative! Working with Vishal was a great opportunity but even more a great learning experience, getting a glimpse into how someone of his experience and repertoire works in the studio."
Radio City Freedom Awards aims to celebrate the essence of independent music & provide a platform that promotes ‘Indie’ music in the country. This will be followed by exclusive online Listening Party, a specially-created one-hour show on Radio City Freedom, playing back-to-back songs from the new album along with audio bytes from the artists. The upcoming ‘Listening Party’ will feature music from Gods Robots, an electronica band from Mumbai on June 15, from 4pm to 5pm.
Listeners can tune in to Radio City Freedom at: www.planetradicity.com/rcfreedom