HYPE AND FEVER
MEET THE BROTHERS
HYPE AND FEVER are a prolific Leicester-raised, London-based DJ, MC performance and production duo, consisting of the Kala-Lee brothers: Naveen (DJ, Hype Hyphen) and Bhumeet (Vocals/production, Cold Fever).
The duo’s fresh sound pays respect to the past without being enslaved by it; they cut, match and mix the rhythms of their Jamaican and Indian heritage into a unique and experimental vibe that boasts individuality and innovation. Hype and Fever create an evocative and contemporary mélange by combining mainstream with the underground; where city streets meet suburban driveways.
The brothers break away from the social norms and specialise in their own sound; often weaving together strands of Grime, Hip-hop, Dancehall, Bassline, Bhangra, & EDM. They, and their music, are as equally at home in Delhi, or London, as they are in Kingston.
Their music began to receive support from taste-makers at BBC Asian Network, and BBC Introducing in 2015, which saw them play Maida Vale and set fire to festival stages to include: BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury, BoomTown, Seadance, Kaya, and Exit.
BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and Reprezent Radio, as well as regionals, have continued to spin Hype and Fever productions. They’ve also attracted complimentary online music reviews including Frequency 21.
In 2016 the brothers returned to the circuit and to Glastonbury. Hype and Fever have a naturally developed aura and a dynamic stage presence; delighting audiences with infectious energy, and an infusion of both digital (Mic, DJ, & Beat machine) and live elements (Indian percussion, drums & bass).
This organic sound is evident in their debut E.P ‘The Burbs’ and their lead single ‘Si’Down’ (premiered on GRM Daily) which has been erupting on the underground scene and has gained over 40,000 views on Facebook.
Last year saw Hype and Fever return to the studio where they’ve been busy melding new material together and achieving collaborations with major artists including: Beenie Man, Mykal Rose and Spragga Benz.
With various EP and collaborative projects on the cusp of release, and bookings secured on this year’s festival circuit to look forward to, Hype and Fever are fast gaining momentum, and are definitely ones to watch out for in 2018!
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