- Music: Ragga, Hip Hop, Dub, Drum and Bass, Bhangra
- Tickets: Tickets $12 from TICKETEK
Underground extravaganza of dhol laden beats and lyrical madness
Big Bada Boom began three years ago with the vision to expand the Indian dance music scene in Wellington. With their first gig at The Cross Bar, in Wellington, Big Bada Boom took off and has not looked back since. Aside from the instant lure of phat Bhangra tunes and grooving Bollywood favourites, Big Bada Boom has always set out to push the envelope when its comes to Indian dance music. Drawing on other influences such as Dancehall, Raggae, Dub, Drum n Bass, Hip Hop and its more popular cousin RnB, the selectors and MCs that perform at Big Bada Boom have created the NZ equivalent of UK's Asian Underground scene here in Aoteoroa.
Big Bada Boom is an underground extravaganza of dhol laden beats, coupled with lyrical madness, and some down right righteous rhythms all rolled into one night of fun. A night of a whole heap of booty shakin', grooving and all your favourite Bollywood and Bhangra tunes for you to sing & dance along to.
Big Bada Boom Line Up
DJ El-Amein-Ji began his career with Big Bada Boom when they did their first North Island Tour two years ago. An instant hit with his penchant for Bhangra, El-Amein-Ji always proves to be popular with the "Bhangra heads" in the crowd. Never one to let them down, he always pulls out the phattest, craziest selections, taking them back to the land of the five rivers and infinite beauty.
DJ Ajnabee started mashing it up with Big Bada Boom from their interaction with the Wellington Indian Sports Club. A regular at all their gigs, Ajnabee took his place on stage and began dropping some delicious Bollywood and Hip Hop mixes. His true talent, however, lies in his ability to scratch, which always leaves you wanting more. Ajnabee is a regular performer at Wellington Indian community events and is a much sought after DJ in his own right.
MC KthrNak, Aotearoa's first ever Indian MC, an honour that he lives up to as soon as he hits the mic. For those who have heard him know that his ragga style rhymes coupled with his sultry voice make for a dangerous combination. KthrNak is a regular with other sounds systems like the Wellington based Yardwise Crew. He has performed with world famous in NZ MCs such as the Mighty Astrix.
MC Pundit is a recent but much valued addition to the Big Bada Boom line up. Anyone watching this young man can see that his lyrical prowess is overwhelming. Bursting with gangster style rhythms and rhymes Pundit has an edge that makes you want to listen to his wisdom.
MC Mantra brings up the Southern contingent in the Big Bada Boom line up. A quiet, introspective young man, he add an element of solidity to the other two MCs. But when he does let his words fly, you will have to stop and listen.
Dubey Tabla Walla (Percussion and Effects), has performed in several different bands in Wellington. A true musician, he grew up with music all around him and even began learning his tablas at a tender age. His musical interests are varied but he always returns to pile on some soul shaking tabla beats when called upon