Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey popularly called The Freestylers in full flow at Kitty Su
A philosopher has said, “Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything… ” The wings to the minds, the flights to the imagination and the charm to the sadness were literally felt by a mystic aggregation of music-lovers and music-creators at Kitty Su in New Delhi recently.
The occasion was the first ever gig in India by UK’s groundbreaking duo, “The Freestylers”. The concert, jointly organised by Kitty Su and NME, saw a tightly knit, dedicated group of fans grooving along to The Freestylers’ eclectic set which included selections from their new album, “The Coming Storm”. The late night event witnessed an enchanting and gripping musical-symphony by The Freestylers who stole the heart of audience on the beats of their bass music.
The Freestylers – Matt Cantor and Aston Harvey started working on music together in the mid ‘90’s after discovering a mutual love for Hip-Hop, Electro and Beats. Starting out as an Urban Electronic Music Act, they have achieved the kind of success most outfits aspire to. From touring with Lenny Kravitz on his ‘American Woman’ tour to rocking at the Glastonbury Festival; from dropping the beat at MTV’s Times Square Millennium Party to having their music synced to the soundtrack to the Ben Stiller hit, ‘Zoolander’, The Freestylers have been there, done that and sold their T-shirts.
Riding the crest of a towering wave of sensory overload, The Freestylers entertained the crowd at their first ever show in India. Speaking on their choice of bass music, the Freestylers expressed, “We think everyone loves bass. We have been successfully expressing our music through bass since many years.” They further revealed, “We have done experiments with many genres. We like to mix. We are the freestylers.” The variety and freshness in their music could be clearly felt at the concert as their beats rocked the floors of Kitty Su.
The concert was put together in association with NME. NME launched in the Indian market with its website www.nme.in. Speaking on the occasion, Sam Lal, Editor and Head - Events and New Initiatives said, “This concert is the continuation of NME's legacy as a music brand that seeks to push the envelope. It made perfect sense for The Freestylers to launch NME India's events platform which will showcase musicians who have made innovation their calling card.”