Raharn Powell - Photography: Clément Laguardia
Sophie Faith
Monroe X

Sophie Faith, Rasharn Powell, Monroe X, Songer For Clash Live Thursday August 31st

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With our latest Issue 125 on stands and August promising a NHC with all the vibes, we return to Cafe Koko in Camden on Thursday 31st August for a night of live music & DJs with great food and drinks on hand. 

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Running monthly, the series has returned for 2023 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.

So far this season we have hosted performances from AntsLive, Br3nya, BZ, Zakhar, Jaydonclover, Psi.ko, Tommy SaintBerna, G!ft, Lost Girl, FelixThe1st, Kwaku Asante, Bawo, Mnelia, Amie Blu, Twyce and Zino Vinci.

This month we will be joined by the inimitable AZ holding down the mic on hosting duties. Gathering together some of the brilliant minds from the Pay Your Shooter community for the dance.

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. Thursday August 31st we will be starring the following acts alongside all our favourite new music on-rotation.

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With his creative pen game, sensual vocals and unwavering ambition, North London’s Monroe X is an exciting breath of fresh air to the global dancehall scene who is set to continue taking fans by storm with a string of fiery releases and a debut project in the pipeline.

Due out on August 25th timed perfectly with NHC, “Skin Out II” hears Monroe and a yet to be announced global artist trade verses about reconnecting with an ex-lover for one last time across a bass-driven beat fusing R&B conventions with dancehall cadences.

“Skin Out II” is the second half of Monroe X’s well-received “Skin Out” – racking up 460K+ streams and counting, part one of “Skin Out” (featuring CJ and Capella Grey – watch) has seen Monroe X make major waves with continued rotation at Kiss Fresh, BBC Capital Xtra and 1Xtra, alongside spots on R&B Weekly and Channel-X on Spotify.


With a fiercely independent work ethic, Sophie Faith first entered the scene working with some of the most revered producers, including Fred Cox (Rag N Bone Man, Zak Abel, Dan Caplen), Aston Rudi (Ray BLK, Elli Ingram, Jaz Karis, Mahalia), and Lophiile (H.E.R, Freddy Gibbs, Ari Lennox).

Connecting the dots with peers like Lauren Faith, Midnight Phunk and Linden Jay, she has garnered support across BBC Radio 1Xtra, Rinse FM, and Radio 2​​, being championed by Stormzy, Jamz Supernova, Rebecca Judd, Jamie Cullum & DJ Target along the way.  

As her star continues to rise, Sophie Faith is embarking on the most exciting chapter of her career to date and we are delighted to welcome her to the Clash Live stage for August.


Future-driven R&B artist Rasharn Powell is a master of chilled-out tracks dripping with sensual energy. Rasharn’s early musical leanings were shaped by his Grandfather, who introduced him to the world of dubplates and dancehall, but it was poetry and literature that afforded him the outlet to express himself.

Arriving on the scene with singles ‘Warm In Those Blue Jeans’ and ‘Hiroshima’, an electro-tinged detour into a dystopia awash with synths and snares, Powell lyrically dovetailed the calling of the high life with his upbringing.

Shifting the sonic topography in 2020 with a trio of singles, including ‘Smithereens’ – a coming-of-age soundtrack to summer bike rides and romances – his sound served as a welcome distraction from the profligate repetition that can so often blight Transatlantic R&B. Powell’s appeal lies in his inherent musicality paired with youthful charisma and curiosity, multi-octave range, and his ability to play around with mood and tempo. We are extremely excited to bring Rasharn Powell onto the Clash Live stage this month.


Undeniably one of the most talked about names in the UK rising rap scene right now. At 22 years old, SONGER has collaborated with one of grimes greatest, D Double E, had his music praised across national radio and press and is set to soon be playing his biggest hometown stage at Reading Festival.

Named after his very own dog, ‘SKALA’ marks the next chapter of the visionary ball of creativity that is Reading rapper SONGER. Deep into a whirlwind of hype and attention, ‘SKALA’ is a profound, momentary step off the gas that takes us up close and personal with SONGER, without compromising a second of the Midas touch that has got him where he is.

‘SKALA’ maintains an effortless consistency across an eclectic range of beats and soundscapes, exemplified by the opening tracks. The lyric “I’ve never seen a dog waste a day of her life / Everyday she wakes up with just love in her eyes” launches the album over a haunting, cinematic piano line. This anecdote underlines SONGER’s mission statement for ‘SKALA’: an outlook of fundamental positivity and confidence amidst the uncertainty of being a young adult in modern day Britain.


CLASH Live “Next Wave” @ Cafe Koko

Thursday 31st August 2023

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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