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Red Bull Sound Select AKL: Kojey Radical, Shiraz & LSJ

Red Bull Sound Select AKL: Kojey Radical, Shiraz & LSJ

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  • Fri 23 Jun ’17, 9:00pm – 4:00am


Whammy Bar, St Kevin's Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd, Newton Show map



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  • General Admission: $5.00

Featuring: Kojey Radical (UK), Team Dynamite, Third3ye, and Shiraz & LSJ

*Curated by Young Gifted & Broke.

"I just know this is what I'd like to see, and I ain't special enough to be into music that only I get. I know that there are other people out there that'll be on the same page. You just gotta trust me I guess?" - Tom Scott

East London is still a melting pot, and no one personifies its cultural potential more than creative polymaths like young Ghanaian-British mixed media artist, spoken word poet, and musician Kojey Radical. With his album 23Winters, Kojey built on the legacy of genre non-conformist Black English artists like Roots Manuva, Dean Blunt, and Ghostpoet, gifting us a soundworld as multifaceted as his city's urban street markets.

Two of the leading lights from young Auckland creative arts collective The Grow Room, Shiraz and LSJ were the minds behind one of the best local rap debuts of 2016. Mixing wonky sampledelic beats with vivid, witty rhyme schemes and catchy cadences, their Jive Days album successfully pulled off the rare hat-trick of being nostalgic, slickly stylish, and forward-focused in concert.

Who else is dropping rap records that recall Madlib and Cam'ron at the same time? "These kids are doing what took me twice the life to do in half the time, and making the evolution of the art form look exponential," enthuses Tom Scott. "Shiraz has the vocal of an English professor. I don't even know how he knows half the sh*t he flows about."

Lineup by lineup, both shows illustrate the importance of Young, Gifted & Broke's role in promoting local rap music, and introducing audiences around the country to exciting new international talent as it bubbles up from the underground. As always, Tom Scott continues to put his Sound Select showcases together around his simple yet uncompromising guidelines.

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