- 02 Nov 23
Watch musical maestro Chris Kabs deliver a set of sonic excellence live on the Hot Press Y&E Series tonight – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
We are delighted to announce a special performance tonight from Dublin-based rapper, producer and singer-songwriter Chris Kabs as part of the Hot Press Y&E series!
Presented in conjunction with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the new series will feature an impressive total of 40 exclusive, intimate sets. You can watch Chris Kabs's performance tonight, November 2nd, at 7pm, streamed live on the Hot Press Instagram.
A singular visionary who has garnered himself somewhat of a cult status in Dublin and beyond, Chris Kabs has achieved major success producing for artists - including JyellowL’s track 'Ozone,' which was featured on the FIFA 20 soundtrack and ‘Oh Lawd’ for RTÉ's adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel Normal People. With a distinctive vocal and production style, Kabs's unique artistry has garnered him a dedicated following, being last year's most-played black Irish male artist on national radio.
Seamlessly fusing trap, afrobeats, soul and pop, Kabs's solo music oscillates between wildly high-octane and poignantly melancholic, interrogating everything from emotional heartbreak to police brutality. The artist's live shows are no different; having showcased his musical prowess with headline shows at the Sound House and the Grand Social in the past. Kabs has also produced hits for some of the biggest names in Irish hip-hop, including JyellowL's Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album, 2020 D|Vision.
Kabs also took to the Hot Press YouTube in June, premiering new material from his forthcoming studio debut album, in an exclusively livestreamed performance. Gearing up to release Therapy, the hotly anticipated follow-up to his EP Y Not — which released in April of this year — Chris Kabs's Y&E live set is not one to be missed...
Watch Chris Kabs on Hot Press' The Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media – live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7pm tonight.
Also coming up on this week of Hot Press's Y&E Series:
Friday 3rd : Evie
An alt-folk artist with a twist, Evie's debut EP Since the Fire, showcases her distinctly delicate songwriting approach. At 22, she's happy to be the haunted house of the Irish music scene, drawing on dark textured influences such a Radiohead, Lisa Hannigan and Phoebe Bridgers. A more than capable live performer, Evie has sold out Dublin shows, having performed at the lauded CCI Paris, playing two historic Ruby Sessions, supported Last Apollo and appeared at the Sligo Arts Festival. Her sophomore EP Shiny Things takes centre stage this Spring.
Saturday 4th : Garron Noone
Garron Noone is a Ballina comedian and musician who’s earned himself a mammoth online following, with a reputation for his hilarious reviews of Irish culture, whether it be sharing his thoughts on Irish towns, or giving his expert step-by-step guide on dining on a spice bag. He’s earned plaudits for his comedy, featuring on the BBC’s Big Comic Energy, he also boasts over 480k followers on TikTok alone. His talents extend to the realm of music too – releasing his characteristically humorous single ‘Ready For Go (Chicken Roll Song)’ in May earlier this year.
Sunday 5th : F3miii
A Dublin-based musician making waves with his melodic voice and vibrant guitar skills, F3miii has been involved in music ever since he got his start singing in a gospel choir. He has since collaborated with some lauded Irish acts, including Jafaris, Haresquead, Monjola and Moio. Finding solace in creating music on love and heartbreak, the young producer has an impressive string of live appearances under his belt, including shows at Irish Music Week, Trinity Ball and Forbidden Fruit. F3miii has also featured on popular Spotify curated playlists such as Our Generation, Chilled Pop Hits and Alternative Ireland.
- 02 Dec 21