PAV4N teams up with über-pro­du­cer SUKH KNIGHT on double A‑side ‘DOOM’ & announces lim­ited edi­tion deluxe vinyl out via his new label 4NC¥ on 21st August.

‘DOOM’ is third release from For­eign Beg­gars front­man PAV4N, who teams up with under­ground pro­duc­tion legend Sukh Knight for this one-off vinyl pro­ject.

Phys­ic­ally out 21st August and avail­able as a lim­ited run on PAV4N’s web­site, the lav­ishly-made saf­fron and blue 12 inch vinyl comes pack­aged in stun­ning art­work from Osom Stu­di­os and pho­to­graphy by award win­ning Indi­an pho­to­graph­er Mit­sun Soni. It fea­tures two A‑sides, ‘DOOM’ and ‘2020 FE DEAD’, with both tracks drop­ping digit­ally before then, along­side accom­pa­ny­ing music videos.

After tak­ing some time to digest recent glob­al events, PAV4N has returned with a per­fect totem for our times. Music­ally both tracks are set to an incen­di­ary 140bpm grime beat, with the pair pay­ing homage to their UK Grime and Dub­step roots – and lyr­ic­ally, PAV4N takes on the rest of 2020 with a right­eous des­troy­er energy akin to Shiva and Kali, tak­ing aim at glob­al power struc­tures and the sys­tems which supress us. With an over-arch­ing mes­sage to tear down the status quo to make way for some­thing bet­ter, he describes this feel­ing as being “like a sit­ting duck in a cru­cible of com­pla­cency”. And as frus­tra­tion and supressed rage boils over across the world, he also high­lights how people in power are bene­fit­ing from the cur­rent social unrest since Cov­id hit, explain­ing:

“The pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the per­fect set­ting for nefar­i­ous action from powers that be, wheth­er they are eschew­ing sci­ence and health over profit, passing ques­tion­able laws under the noses of a dis­trac­ted pop­u­la­tion, or out­sourcing life sav­ing meas­ures to the Old Boy’s Net­work.”

PAV4N is one of the first Indi­an rap­pers to have forged a pro­lific, uncom­prom­ising and world­wide career with his band For­eign Beg­gars. Name checked at the Grammys, play­ing every major fest­iv­al there is and hit­ting the UK Top Ten charts, PAV4N has been respons­ible for intro­du­cing wave after wave of under­ground music onto the world. After the highly influ­en­tial multi-genre group par­ted ways at the end of 2019, he blas­ted back into view with two tracks mark­ing his new solo pro­ject, which he describes as “A liv­ing art piece — the real­ity of for­ging a unique path in music, art and the life of a per­petu­al for­eign­er”. The singles ‘KARMA’ and ‘STAS­IS’ intro­duced the world to his glob­al take on con­scious and sub­vers­ive rap, which sees him recon­nect with both his cul­tur­al and Hip Hop roots, as he enters a more cre­at­ively reward­ing space, cul­min­at­ing in a con­ver­gence of artist­ic vis­ion and self devel­op­ment.

This spe­cial release also marks the begin­ning of PAV4N’s new record label 4NC¥ (@4ncurrency), which is ded­ic­ated to break­ing records from new tal­ent and seasoned artists alike. 4NC¥ will focus on the cross-pol­lin­a­tion of Indi­an and inter­na­tion­al artists through col­lab­or­at­ive pro­jects. Speak­ing of the label, which launches 20th July, PAV4N says:

“I want to cre­ate a glob­al plat­form for incred­ible artists and to con­nect scenes from around the world. With so much soci­et­al divi­sion and now heavy restric­tions on travel, break­ing these bound­ar­ies and sub­ver­sion through unity is even more import­ant now than ever before. My dream for 4NC¥ is to facil­it­ate mean­ing­ful exchange so artists can break new ground with their careers on a glob­al scale.”

‘DOOM’ is out on all digit­al plat­forms 31st July

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.