Where We At 002: Ritviz, Divine & DJ Uri


Showcasing the freshest new sounds across Indias aural landscape.


Ritviz // Ritviz is a music producer, composer, songwriter, singer & rapper from Pune, whose career kickstarted in July 2013. His debut EP titled ‘Vizdumb’ was released on the UK’s Relentik Records. In addition to his electronic side, Ritviz is a classically trained hindustani musician. His work combines his love for bass and Indian classical music into a unique soundscape that is instantly recognisable. He followed up his debut EP with bootleg remixes of Cash Cash’s ‘Take Me Home’ which saw him receive widespread attention from international music blogs such as Daily Dose of Bass and Ears Don’t Lie. In 2015, his track ‘Mukti’ was signed to and released by High Chai Recordings – the US-based global bass music label. Popular blogs such as Nada Brahma and Homegrown also picked up on this, calling it “a summer anthem with a festival feel”. He’s currently working on a follow up EP to ‘Vizdumb’. Ritviz has performed at festivals across India, most notably Bacardi NH7 Weekender and Enchanted Valley Carnival.

Divine // Vivian Fernandes aka DIVINE has a purists view of hip-hop. That vision has molded him as an authentic artist since his early days. DIVINE keeps it real as heard on ‘Mere Gully Mein’, where he raps about growing up in the gullies of Mumbai. His stripped back non-commercial approach has seen him emerge as the vanguard of India’s underground music scene. A strikingly real and honest voice that you just shouldn’t miss. A Hindi Rapper as well, known for his street lyrics and Mumbaiya style. His live shows are power packed and seamlessly fuses street Hindi rap and slang with international Hip-Hop Beats.

DJ Uri // The last 12 months have seen him opening for artists such as Pretty Lights, Diplo, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran, Benga & Skream, DJ Unkut, DJ Angelo, ANT TC1, Dub Phizix & Foreign Beggars. With a career spanning over 4 decades, DJ Uri has been true to the Hip-Hop movement. Influenced by the “Street Sounds Compilations” and the break dance era, Uri has had a solid upbringing being exposed to underground music from an early age. The depth of his collection and knowledge he has gained over the years are a credit to Hip-Hop culture. He lives and breathes the real essence of the Old Skool DJ and his pledge to only play on vinyl decks stays loyal to the art of Turntablism. Uri also dedicates time passing on his skills and experiences to the next generation of DJs. Currently Head of DJ Dept @ The True School of Music (Mumbai), He is at the forefront of a new generation of DJs learning those vital Old Skool skills. As a tutor for Access to Music, Rock School & 2Funky, Uri is passionate about Music Education. In February 2006 he opened his own DJ Academy Start from Scratch offering DJ, Music Production & Lyric Writing workshops across the UK. With a long history in the Indian scene, DJ Uri has been rocking the Indian club circuit and teaching local DJs for the past 17 years. In 2009, Uri decided to make Mumbai his permanent base. The last 5 years have seen him start up the Funk & Old Skool Hip-Hop scene with club nights like Ghettoblaster & Recycled, as well as nurturing the thriving Bass Music scene with his monthly Bass night Wobble! & Evolution: The History of Drum & Bass, a night showcasing the progression of DnB. DJ Uri is the face of the B-Boy DJ in India, and takes pride in guiding the rapidly growing Hip-Hop scene across the country. “It’s all about exposing the true art forms of Hip-Hop, a craze that is huge across the western world. We are glad to be doing this here in India, and believe that our passion for this culture will be warmly welcomed”. Uri was the official DJ for Battle Of The Year South East Asia Finals and was also included in the Hip Hop Cookbook representing India alongside Hip Hop Legends Kurtis Blow, Crazy Legs (Rocksteady Crew) & Grand Mixer DST.