Bantai Records (Record Label)
Bantai Records, is the Biggest Independent Hip Hop Record Label based in Bangalore, India. It has been founded by Emiway Bantai, the Biggest Hip Hop artist in India in February 2021. Bantai Records have signed over 40 artists in less than a year and gain 100K subscribers on YouTube on the day it launched, a record no other label has been able to beat.
On 21 March 2021, Bantai Records released their first track "THC CYPHER (Freeverse 2021)" on YouTube and other streaming platforms, which became their first hit song with over 4M views (as of January 2022) with over 255K likes. It featured 5 artists namely Emiway Bantai, Stony Psyko, Dope Daddy, Minta, Meme Machine and Hellac. All artists except Stony Psyko and Dope Daddy are signed with Bantai Records.
On the first day of the release of the song "THC CYPHER (Freeverse 2021)", Bantai Records gained over 100K subscribers in less than 24 hours. The cypher gains 2M+ views on the first day. No other record label has been able to acheive this feat.
The logo of Bantai Record features the 3 colors on the flag of India signifying its roots are deep in Indian Culture.
In Interview in June 2021, Emiway Bantai has said "Bantai Records" is the next big thing in Indian Hip Hop and will disrupt the industry. Emiway Bantai, himself, is the poineer of Indian Hip Hop and has been able to uplift the scene to a global audience. Emiway Bantai is at the forefront of Indian Hip Hop since 2016 when one of his song hit 10M+ views on YouTube organically.
Bantai Records sign Rappers, Singers, Lyricist, Beat Producers, Video Editors, Managers and others.
Bantai Records is the only Independent Hip Hop Record Label in India.
Artists in Bantai Records
Bantai Records is the most popular Hip Hop Record label in Indian Hip Hop. Earliest members of Bantai Records include Emiway Bantai (Founder), Memax (formerly known as Meme Machine), Minta, Hellac, Loka, Young Galib and Swaalina.
Swaalina is the only female artist in Bantai Records as of 2022. There are other female employees in the Management department. Swaalina was the director of Emiway Bantai's debut album "Malum Hai Na" which makes her one of the leading Hip Hop Directors in IHH.
Emiway's brother, V Break (stage name) is involved with Bantai Records as a Director and Editor.
Other artists who have signed Bantai Records include Jakx (Marathi Rapper), Flowbo, Hitzone, Thoratt, Refix (Producer), Gaush, Shez, Xtacy, Xaen, Tony James (Producer), Sanjay Sosa (Management), Sumit Singh Bantai (Management) and many more.
Work by Bantai Records
Bantai Records produce the Music Videos by Emiway Bantai and other signed artists. On average, they release 1 song every week.
Bantai Records has produced the debut album of Emiway Bantai titled "Malum Hai Na" which was the biggest album in the country which reached Number 1 spot on iTunes in 35 minutes, featured on New York Billboard by YouTube with 150M views on YouTube and 70M streams on Audio Platforms in the first 6 months.
Bantai Records has launched their official merchandise store which sell t-shirts and caps with various designs featuring Emiway Bantai.
Bantai Records have worked with several advertising agencies and the first ad created by them is the Exclusive Music Video promoting Narzo (Realme mobile) and Flipkart for a sale (2 times). The ad featured Emiway Bantai, Sumit Singh Bantai, Minta and Memax with the performer being Emiway Bantai.
Artists at Bantai Records have performed together at several houseful sold-out shows.
Extended plays (EPs)
- MEMAX EP (2021) by MEMAX
|Song||Written & Performed By||Music Produced By|
|"Kya Bolte Bro"||MEMAX, Loka, Emiway||MEMAX|
|"Kuch Nahi"||MEMAX, Minta|
|"Last 5 seconds"||MEMAX|
- RAJA EP (2021) by Hellac
|Song||Written and Performed By||Music Produced By|
|"Raja"||Hellac, Emiway||Madhur shinde|
|"Bombay"||Hellac, Thoratt, Young Galib||Baykarbeatz|
|"Masle pe masla"||Hellac||Critical Jaxk|
|"Heaven n Hell"||Hellac||Fernsjason|
Top Singles and Collaborations
|Year||Track||Artist(s)||Music Produced By||Additional Note(s)|
|2021||THC Cypher||Emiway Bantai, Stony Psyko, Dope Daddy, Minta, Meme Machine, Hellac||Flamboy||First track of Bantai Records. Stony Psyko and Dope Daddy are part of DOPEADELICZ who worked with Emiway in 2014 in a Cypher at the beginning of Emiway's career.|
|Sath Mai||Emiway Bantai, Swaalina, Memax||Memax||First Commerical song by Bantai Records and debut song of Swaalina.|
|Naam Lele||Hellac||Nasm Beats||Diss track to Raftaar and other artists who has been poking Hellac for a long time.|
|Tere Ko Maloom Kya||Loka||Aakash|
|Paani Mai||Emiway, Swaalina, Young Galib||Yoki, Tony James||A hit with over 10M views on YouTube.|
|Na Matu Dha||Jaxk||Memax||Debut song of Jaxk, Marathi Rapper|
|Kya Bolte Bro||Memax, Loka, Emiway Bantai||Memax||Title track of Memax EP by Memax|
|Killa||Flowbo||Vik||Debut track of Flowbo (one of the youngest rappers in Indian Hip Hop)|
|Raja||Hellac, Emiway Bantai||Madhur shinde||Title track of Raja EP by Hellac|
|2021||YouTube channel||Total Subscribers on YouTube: 100K||Silver play button||Won|