- 19 Dec 22
Both acts have made a massive impacts on the Irish hip-hop scene, and 2023 will see them join forces to perform in Dublin.
Irish hip-hop artists Chris Kabs and Loud Motive have announced a co-headline show at The Academy, Dublin's Green Room on Saturday, April 22nd 2023.
In addition to producing hits for some of the biggest names in Irish hip-hop, including JyellowL's Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album, 2020 D|Vision, Chris Kabs has continued to take his rightful place in the spotlight, with a string of lauded solo singles over the last few months.
Kabs recently dropped his joint single with fellow hip-hop juggernaut JYellowL in the form of the scorching anthem 'No Joke', out now via RoughBones.
Ireland's R&B/Afro/hip-hop scene has evolved into a fierce, multi-faceted arena with key voices emerging as vital players, and this pair are delivering a major contribution to the thriving landscape. In addition to producing the likes of Tolü Makay, Coolio, Hudis, JyellowL; Kabs has contributed music to Normal People, Fifa 20 and Ozone. He has just signed a licensing deal with Pure Sync Inc in London, which will see his music placed on wider global platforms. Stay tuned for his new EP, coming in 2023.
✨ @chriskabs & @LoudMotive announce a co-headline show at @academydublin on Sat 22nd April💥 Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9am https://t.co/UsMSrHiIn7@lindacooganb @hotpress pic.twitter.com/pDs1ElnJzd
— Noel Mc Hale (@NoelMcHale) December 19, 2022
Featuring Marvell (vocals/lyrics), Danny Duho (bassist) and Ridler Tempo (drums), Loud Motive fuse guitar melodies and intricate wordplay with hip-hop sensibilities and politically charged lyrics inspired by the stories that have been making headlines in Ireland in recent years.
The band have worked with US producer and musician Danny Saber (Madonna, David Bowie, U2, Busta Rhymes, Public Enemy) and are influenced by Kanye West, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent, Miles Davis, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Peppers and J. Cole. The band are all originally from DR Congo.
Back in March, the Kilkenny/Dublin three-piece released their first 2022 single, 'Astronauts' before unveiling 'Assets' a short time later.
Following knockout performances at Electric Picnic, The Button Factory, The Academy, Castlepalooza, HWCH & selling out shows in legendary Dublin Venues Whelans, The Workmans, The Sound House, and The Sugar Club – Loud Motive are excited to bring their powerhouse live show to Academy Dublin.
Tickets on sale from Tuesday, December 20th at 9am from Ticketmaster.
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