“Black White or Asian, this is a Much Love Occasion”, announced Deadly Hunta to an enthusiastic FREEDM Studio as he kicked off 1Xtra’s ‘Word, Sound, Power’ night. Hunta’s positive, conscious lyrics carried an anti-drug, anti-violence, ant-racist message over an infectious, juicy mix of roots reggae, funk and hip-hop which soon had the audience eating out of the palm of his hand.”
Source: www.bbc.co.uk (Review of Electric Proms performance)
Deadly Hunta brings immense raw energy to his performances, fusing Dancehall, Hip Hop and Reggae, gripping audiences worldwide with the power of his dynamic lyrics. From backing Hip Hop legends such as Wu-Tang Clan and Ice T, to performing alongside The Supernaturals on their US tour, Deadly Hunta has built up huge credibility throughout the Hip-Hop and Reggae scenes.
This is evident from the response received after touring extensively with DJ Skitz on the Homegrown Tour as well as the reaction from the crowds at Glastonbury, Womad, Royal Festival Hall and the audience at the BBC Electric Proms. The Electric Proms performance by Catch 22 and Deadly Hunta was broadcast in it’s entirety on BBC 1Xtra, on which they also appeared on Ras Kwame’s show and the Rodney P & Skitz Hip-Hop show.
As Deadly’s fan-base grew, news of the power of his live shows started to reach Europe. This led onto tours all over France with Selecta Cab, one of the premier influential urban DJs of the country. This included several massive festivals as well as the underground club circuit and key radio stations. Having smashed these shows, the European bookings continued with further performances in France, Denmark, Bulgaria and Spain with the promise of appearances at a number of festivals all around Europe in 2009.
Deadly Hunta is moving from strength to strength: the release of his debut single “Talk Out Loud” received 6 consecutive weeks of air-time on Sky’s Soccer AM show and its music video was accepted for playlist on MTV Base and Channel U as well as achieving airplay on 1Xtra and many of the Pirate Radio Stations throughout London. Since Talk Out Loud, Deadly Hunta has been busy in the studio with Catch 22 Music writing his debut album and laying the foundations to release it. This has been achieved by featuring on and recording tracks with some of the UK underground’s heaviest hitters, all due for release within the next few months:
Ballistic Affairs – Skinnyman & Deadly Hunta – Food for the Brain + VIDEO
It’s Time Now – Aruba Red – Crown Management, AWAL
Judgement Day – Foreign Beggars, Ghetto, Shameless, Deadly Hunta – Ejectorseat + VIDEO
Alphabet Assassins – The Mongrels feat. Lowkey, Deadly, Skinnyman and more + VIDEO
Killer – Stylah ft Deadly Hunta & Ghetto
Don’t Cry – Deadly Hunta – DJ Skitz’ forthcoming album
Valley of Death – Deadly Hunta – Food for the Brain + VIDEO
And from the USA:
One Thing – Mims, Stylah & Deadly Hunta (Received Radio 1, 1Xtra and Pirate station airplay)
Riot – Diabolic (NYC) & Deadly Hunta
No Future – Diabolic & Deadly Hunta
Talk Out Loud – Deadly Hunta + VIDEO
Alongside these, Deadly Hunta has released his new mixtape “Diamond in the Dirt Vol. 1” which has been selling well at shows and will soon be available on ITunes and all independent record shops through a newly agreed distribution deal.
One of the best things about Deadly’s unique style is that it is very easily ported over to many different genres of music. His first adventure of this kind was with DJ Aphrodite on his Aftershock album with the track “Ganjaman” on V2. This brought Deadly Hunta global recognition in the drum n’bass scene. He is set to follow this up with a remix by super-producer Photek of the track “Mamma Mia”, and an Engine-EarZ dubstep remix of his collaboration with Solo Banton, “Unleash the Fire”.
Deadly has always found fans within the Asian music scene after his feature on Zane’s track “Heat” (+ Video), and then with the Indian remix of Mamma Mia, both of which received continuous support from Bobby and Nihal on BBC Radio 1 as well as from the team at the BBC Asian Network.
With a series of exciting collaborations in the pipeline, industry support coming from all angles and the first release from his new album, “Why?”… Deadly Hunta has to be the freshest UK artist to keep an eye on throughout 2009.