- 13 Sep 21
The Belfast artist will perform at 7:30pm on the Y&E Series – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media...
Kicking off what looks to be another stellar week on the Hot Press Y&E Series is Filipina-Irish rap artist Don Chi – going live on the Hot Press Instagram at 7.30pm tonight!
Hailing from Belfast, the young up-and-coming rapper works with underground label collective "GACK". The 26-year-old was introduced into Irish hip-hop by "Rosco Sauce" back in July 2019, after she attended the local open mic competitions and cyphers, along with offering cameo performances for events like ELIXIR, 5th Element and Breaking Down Borders.
She explores Boom Bap, Trap, R&B and Afrobeat productions, and won her first debut set at open mic for Dirty Dike. In 2020, Don Chi released her Vortex EP, following up with this year's singles 'Mango Juice' and features from Hazey Haze and Krome. Catch her supporting Nealo's 'All The Leaves Are Falling' tour in Voodoo Belfast this October, and watch the music video for 'Angry' (feat. Rosco Sauce) below.
Watch the Hot Press Y&E Series performances every night live on the Hot Press Instagram (@hotpressmagazine) at 7.30pm – supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Up next on the Y&E Series...
Tuesday, September 14: DORA GOLA
Polish-born, Lahinch-based singer-songwriter Dora Gola caught our eyes with her recent singles, 'Dark Sands'. Having fallen in love with Irish music, Dora was drawn to bands whose style was hybrid – like Beoga, Kíla and Kan. The vocal and performance coach was nominated for Hot Press' Most Promising Act of 2019, paving the way with a beautiful debut EP. Interspersing Eastern sounds of slavic folk with dark electro-pop and '80s funk, Gola is hugely influenced by dance, and utilises the music of Gorillaz, Kate Bush, Prince and Bjork. Stay tuned for upcoming single in the form of 'Flying Tree'.
Wednesday, September 15: JACKIE BEVERLY
Since late 2018, Irish indie-pop artist Jackie Beverly has been steadily carving a space for herself in the Irish music scene, sparking people’s attention with her refreshing electro-infused writing, and refined vocal. Having appeared on Other Voices, First Fortnight festival, Whelan’s Ones To Watch and The Ruby Sessions over the course of 2019 and 2020 - plus stellar opening sets for established artists such as Kelsey Lu, Sorcha Richardson, and Nnic - Beverly is well on her way to solo stardom. Her 2021 single 'Headlights' followed on from brilliant 2020 offerings 'Sea Glass' and 'Sweet Goodbye'.