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A commixture of music genres at RCFA 2014

A commixture of music genres at RCFA 2014
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With the best in the Indie music arena being honored, Radio City Freedom Awards 2014 drew a grand culmination. The grand finale that was held at Kingdom Of Dreams on December 3, witnessed huge energy and enthusiasm. The event received more than 460 entries across genres of hip-hop, rap, folk fusion, pop, rock, metal, electronica, and video and album art.

The second edition of India’s first ‘indie’-pendent music awards received more than 460 entries across genres of hip hop, rap, folk fusion, pop, rock, metal, electronica, and video and album art

With the best in the Indie music arena being honored, Radio City Freedom Awards 2014 drew a grand culmination. The grand finale that was held at Kingdom Of Dreams on December 3, witnessed huge energy and enthusiasm. The event received more than 460 entries across genres of hip-hop, rap, folk fusion, pop, rock, metal, electronica, and video and album art.

Raghu Dixit performing at the event

Nominations for awards attracted some of the biggest names from the Indie music circuit. Brodha V, Bombay Bassment, Laxmi Bomb, Swarathma, Junkyard Groove and The F16’s were some of the big names to feature in the nominations across different genres. The entries across all the categories were judged by an esteemed jury consisting of Atul Churamani, YotamAgam, NandiniSrikar, Luke Kenny, Subir Malik and Suneeta Rao.

Faridkot mesmerised everyone with their confused pop to kickstart the musical maneuver. Excitement built up further as 2013’s ‘Best Hip Hop Artist’ Brodha V got everyone's foot tapping to his award winning song ‘Indian Flava’ and left the audience craving for more. Gaurav Raina aka GRAIN, one-half of Midival Punditz took music to a new level with his electronic renditions. The evening reached its crescendo as composer, singer and songwriter Raghu Dixit took the audience by storm and drew curtains on a fantastic evening.

The large crowd which had assembled to celebrate the amazing talent cheered the nominees and winners alike as the Jury award and the People’s choice awards were being given away. ‘Coshish’ won in the Rock category (Jury Choice), while Symphony Novel left behind all others in the Metal category (Popular Choice). Electronica and Hip-Hop brought in some new names. The new categories that were added drew a lot of attention and brought to the fore several new faces.

Natania Lalwani won the 'Best Young Indie Artist' while Ram Sampath featuring Bhanvari Devi and Hard Kaur walked away with the 'Best Indie Collaboration of the year' award. The awards not just celebrated talent but also brought together the best in the business in the Indie music space under one roof.

Speaking on the award night, Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM, says, “Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA) is more than just an award function. It fulfills the need for recognition in the independent music space which is the space where true innovation is really happening. This year we have made a conscious effort to reach out to as many artists as possible, in order to make sure that everyone gets a platform to showcase their creativity.

We are glad that our efforts have paid off, and we hope that through Radio City Freedom Awards, indie music artists get to reach out to a wide audience and make further inroads in the music industry!”

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