Saturday 16th July
Tickets £11.25 | Doors 19:30
OthaSoul’s presence within the UK hip-hop community has been both inspiring and needed. Described by OkayPlayer as “arguably the smoothest-sounding British rap collective we’ve heard in recent memory” the duo have made a lasting impression on UK Hip-hop.
Louis VI and Dozer Carter marked the formation of OthaSoul with the Real Talks EP and followed up with their highly successful debut album The Remedy in 2015 which featured the likes of Tom Misch, Jelani Blackman and Poppy Ajudha. The album established OthaSoul as one of the most exciting voices in the ever-growing UK soul hip-hop scene and its success took the duo on tour with Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Pete Rock and Loyle Carner. Combining socially conscious lyricism with incredibly soulful, melodic and groovy production, OthaSoul have been able to effortlessly capture and convey London’s dynamic and diverse music scene.
Their latest offering Return Of The Soul consists of 8-tracks spanning influences from soul, disco, funk, old skool hiphop, jazz and world music marking a fresh approach from the duo. Expect to hear earnest storytelling through their Kentish-Town tinted lenses blended with incredibly soulful production.
Special guest – Dereck d.a.c
23-year-old rapper dereck d.a.c. is a proudly independent artist from Brighton by way of Brazil and Portugal.
Having moved to the UK as a child, dereck was raised on not only the Bossa nova, jazz and soul heard in his family living room, but also on the underground hip-hop he was discovering for himself through his Brighton peers and YouTube binges. The result is a sound and artistic outlook that encompasses all of the above, combining a genuine love for music with his DIY approach.
Drawing inspiration from rappers like MF DOOM, Earl Sweatshirt and MIKE, dereck is known for his honest lyricism and appreciation for hip-hop history. d.a.c.’s music has gained attention from the likes of Complex, District Magazine and other outlets in the past, while also taking him to stages in support of Chlobocop, Black Josh and Four Owls in his career so far.
In 2020, dereck d.a.c. followed up his debut release (Umm… Random Shit) with blue, a four-track EP that he self-released as a cassette tape. The tape quickly sold out, showcasing the dedicated fan-base that the now South London-based rapper has built for his own take on relatable hip-hop.