Dré Six, Luke RV,  MONÉT, Reuben Aziz, LeoStayTrill For Clash Live ‘Next Wave’ At Cafe Koko Next Thursday 29th February

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With our latest Issue 127 out in the open we return to Cafe Koko in Camden on Thursday 29th February for a night of live music & DJs with great food and drinks on hand. This month we will be joined by the mighty SBTV, as we work to activate and provide a platform for our communities together jointly. We will also be hosting Goldie Quaker and NICO on the decks, do not miss this first party as we will laying down the blueprint for the year ahead.

Secure your free tickets HERE via Dice or fast scroll down to sign-up for the guestlist now via the form at the bottom of this article.

Running monthly, the series has returned for 2024 with fresh energy at Cafe Koko. Bringing together industry favourites for an invite-only cultural celebration. Acts including AshnikkoJ HUS, Lady Leshurr, Tom Grennan, Masego, Jarreau Vandal, Knucks, Big Zuu, Sampah The Great, Poppy Ajudha, Greentea Peng, Jammer, Skepta, Frisco, Sneakbo, Sam Tompkins & many more have all previously graced the Clash Live stage.

Last season (2023) we have hosted performances from AntsLive, Br3nya, BZ, Zakhar, Jaydonclover, Psi.ko, Tommy SaintBerna, G!ft, Lost GirlFelixThe1stKwaku AsanteBawo, Mnelia, Amie Blu, TwyceZino VinciSophie FaithSonger, Rasharn Powell, Monroe X, Bel Cobain, Kieron Boothe, Jada, MustBeJohnKwoli Black, Mellissa, Kawali, B-ahwe, Slew, Cristale, Piper-Grace, Proph & more.

This is generally speaking the last chance to catch some these acts this year in such an intimate environment. As always space is extremely limited, sign up for the free ticket lottery now via the form below for your chance to attend. Clash Live “Next Wave” returns on Thursday 29th February and we will be starring the following acts alphabetically listed alongside all of our favourite new music on-rotation.


DRÉ SIX

Rising east London singer Dré Six has been steadily building a reputation with his uncompromising lyrics reflecting inner-city life and its complexities. His storytelling and tender vocal style have led to acclaim from Skepta, Complex, and COLORS amongst others.

Dré Six, is known for his unique, self-conscious approach to R&B. On recent single ‘All Alone’, he effortlessly glides over the euphoric production, combining the finest elements of R&B and Rap music under one roof.


LUKE RV

South Wales’ very own, Luke RV is very much a man on a mission. Following on from his last project, ‘WHAT’S THAT, over there?’, the valley-native, now based in Cardiff, is back with a new project, ‘Are We There Yet?’ dropping 01/03/2024 – aptly on St David’s day – with features from fellow Welsh superstar Juice Menace, rising Irish talent, Curtisy, and London’s Danny Sanchez.

Luke has been on a journey to ‘bridge the gap’ between his hometown in Wales, and the bustling music scene in London, the countries capital, and has appeared on the recent Murkage Dave project ‘This City Needs a Remix’ and Manga Saint Hilaire’s fantastic new album, ‘Everything is Under Control.’ Hopefully a sign of things to come this year. 29th of March sees Luke RV throw his first Headline Show in Cardiff at the iconic Clwb Ifor Bach, a venue he performed at during Bawo’s ‘Legitimate Cause’ Tour.


MONÉT

South London singer-songwriter Monét returned with her new single, ‘Wanna Know’ before Christmas. A reflective single with pure emotion at its core, ‘Wanna Know’ sees the musician grappling with the intricacies of love and relationships. Accompanied by a slick visual shot in South London by JJ Foster, we witness Monét in various locations conversing with herself in an attempt to understand her innermost feelings. Her signature spoken-word style glides effortlessly over the JSTRNGS production, creating a new ‘Chill R&B’ subgenre. Speaking on the track Monét said: “Wanna Know is an honest track about navigating through different stages of emotion. For me, it’s important to be as authentic as possible in my music so that people are able to connect with it”

From Peckham, Monét began to write poetry at the tender age of 8, when she got her first taste of performing whilst showcasing her skills in primary school talent shows. Over the past few years, Monét has been studying journalism at university. Having graduated last year, her focus is now on honing her craft, tapping into the creative bubble of South London, and making music. Growing up with synesthesia, she uses her relationship with colour to her advantage, allowing tones to produce feelings and help direct her creative process in and out of the studio. She describes her music as warm and wants to invoke these feelings in the listeners; this obsession with colour is showcased perfectly in the ‘Wanna Know’ video.


REUBEN AZIZ

Music has always been a massive part of Reuben Aziz’ life. Raised on his father’s favourite artists, Tupac, The Fugees and DMX, he later found his influences in Frank Ocean, and Pharrell, to name a few. Reuben is a self-taught vocalist and guitar player who began writing music at age ten and producing at fourteen; it’s safe to say music was his first love. Having spent his teens on a mission to become a professional basketball player, the former 6’2 point guard had a creative pivot during lockdown, which saw many of his rap freestyles go viral.

The 20-year-old vocalist credits his restless energy with helping establish his developing sound that conceives a brew of modern soul-intoxicating lyricism poured with a saccharine falsetto. As an incredible listener, Reuben has always utilised conversations with friends and family to influence his songwriting and ensure that common relationship factors lead to his musical storytelling.


LEOSTAYTRILL

A south east London native, LeoStayTrill is setting pace with his acrobatic rhymes, quick to establish himself on every UK rap radar. The young riser leads with an undeniable charisma, releasing a series of remixes that have snatched him viral success and note-worthy cosigns from the likes of grime royalty, JME and more. The rapper’s early take on Jack Harlow’s ‘What’s Poppin’ is a testament to his pen, skipping between flows and punch-lines with a seamless flair. Elsewhere, the playful edge of ‘Honeybun’ places the rapper over an infectious, bouncy production, each verse bringing a unique energy to the table.

Utilising his break-through buzz as a springboard for 2024, we can’t wait to welcome LeoStayTrill to the CLASH Live stage.


EVENT DETAILS:

Secure your free tickets HERE via Dice or fast scroll down to sign-up for the guestlist now via the form at the bottom of this article.

The event is 18+, please bring ID.

CLASH Live “Next Wave” @ Cafe Koko

Thursday 29th February 2024

Ground Floor, 74 Crowndale Rd,

London NW1 1TP

Doors: 7.00pm – 12.00am

Confirmed RSVP is essential for entry & please arrive early to avoid a queue. Sign-up for the guest list now and look out for an email from us in the coming days for all guests we can accommodate this month

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