Ghostpoet, Lukid, Jehst, Kutmah, Kelpe, Anchorsong
Soundcrash returns to XOYO for a third time with another solid as a rock line up a true not to be missed line-up.
Lukid is a veritable producer's producer, a sickeningly knowledgeable and talented 20-something Londoner who comes accross like a Hudson Mowhawke and Flying Lotus love child. You know, musically. Taking influences as far reaching as jazz, highlife, post-rock or grime, Lukid's bass driven productions are at the forefront of the UK electronic scene. It's an absolute pleasure to have Lukid play tonight.
Ghostpoet is a fairly new name on the scene, compared to the mighty Jehst but after his sold out headline gig at Electrowerkz in Feb and his critically acclaimed debut album on Gilles Petterson’s Brownswood label he is now one to watch. His music has a footing in Grime but who’s overall sound goes beyond genres and melds too many differing styles to name. Instant comparisons to Roots Manuva don’t hold weight for too long as he shines out as his own self with style grit and a polished laid back finish that cannot be beaten. Ghostpoet has officially landed.
Brainfeeder's Kutmah has been a revelation since his arrival in London. Having played alongside Bonobo, Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi, The Gaslamp Killer and Prefuse 73 he has not only held his own but positively shined at each turn with his brooding, bass-laden eclectic sets. So come down tonight and get a taste for one of the best djs working in our city at present.
It is with great honor that we can proudly bring you Jehst’s single launch and exclusive album preview. Jehst is a vital player in the U.K Hip Hop scene and the wider Hip Hop community. Often copied but never beaten his unique take on life in both North & South of the U.K has given him that edge that can’t be broken. As head of the Young N Restless crew he has push forward other artists that we now know and love Kashmere, Verb T & Micall Parknsun. Jehst has released 4 albums thus far and is on the verge of his 5th long player ‘The Dragon of an Ordinary Family’. A true name in the game Jehst’s live set is one not to be missed a true taste of what is to come in the latest chapter of Jehst.
Kelpe, aka Kel McKeown, has made huge waves within Electronic music on labels such as D.C Recordings and Black Acre. His music knows no bounds and this rare live show with live drummer will leap further than ever. His music always comes with a nod to his peers in the world of Hip Hop, Electronica and Post-Rock, but tonight Kelpe’s sound takes leave of all the aforementioned and heads into uncharted waters.
Our very own resident MPC manipulator and all round gentleman Anchorsong will also be on hand to launch his brand new EP tonight LIVE.
Ghostpoet (on stage 9:30pm)
Jehst (Single Launch - 10:30pm)
Anchorsong (ep launch)