OneTaste, the renowned music and spoken word collective, is coming out from its birthplace in South London and are hosting their biggest showcase yet at Koko on June 16th with support from some of the artists it has helped to launch at the beginning of their careers.
Take an award-winning, New Orleans born jazz trumpeter and one of the most inventive MCs to come out of the UK in recent years, throw into the studio with some extra help from behind the boards and what do you get? ‘Love (Sic)’ is the answer, a sultry modern love story with a twist, released on Concord Jazz this February.
These two have used what airtime they’ve been lucky to get slating UK Hip Hop. Which begs the question; have they heard their own music? This smug oh-so-clever list of observations on the British / human condition would pass the time of day in a work email forward, but when slapped over horrible clunking beats it’s the aural equivalent of a car driving by and splashing water all up your trouser leg.
Book Slam’s recent move to bigger, better venue Neighbourhood was a sell out success with over 400 people coming down to witness Booker-winner DBC Pierre, rapper Plan B and US slam champion Nafeesa. We return in on January 25th with an equally stellar line up.