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Rec Room is a new series highlighting some of the best MCs and DJs on this island… anyone who missed out on the first edition can check out what they missed by clicking here.
District Magazine is back in Hangar for the second instalment of the Rec Room series this Saturday, as an unofficial Longitude afterparty with Bobby Basil, Nuxsense, Mythill Grim, Lurks and Sick Nanley & AOK.
The idea of this new string of gigs is to bring together a carefully selected group of artists to shine a light on Ireland’s burgeoning rap scene. It’s free in until 11:30pm if you click here.
“Hip hop as we know it started in 1973 when DJ Kool Herc hosted the first ‘Rec Room Party’ in the Bronx, NY. We feel like hip hop in Ireland is at a crossroads, a rebirth. The innovators have laid the foundations, now it’s time to develop into one of the most formidable communities in Irish music…”
We’re particularly excited about this month’s Rec Room party. We’ve recruited Bobby Basil to perform. One of our favourite MCs in Ireland right now, we’ve been following his progress since he was one half of Dah Jevu. He’s now carving out a solo career, and making a serious name for himself in the Irish rap scene.
Another act we’re massively excited about is Nuxsense. You’d find it hard to find another rap group in Ireland that could match the six-strong group’s live energy. Buoyed by the top notch production from their resident beatmaker Sivv, it makes them a force to be reckoned with on the Irish rap landscape.
Every time Mythill Grim releases a track it gets darker and darker. But that descent is transforming him into one of the most interesting artists in Irish hip hop at the moment.
He proved at his recent support slot for Suicideboys that he can also stir a crowd into a frenzy.
Clockwork Collective main man Lurks will join us for a DJ set on Saturday too, spinning his smooth edits, as well as some gems from his collection.
We’ve also got newcomers Sick Nanley and AOK, who will perform live bringing their lo-fi sound to Hangar.
Rec Room will act as a perfect nightcap for any fan of Longitude’s rap heavy Saturday, so get down to Hangar on Saturday and support decent and independent Irish music. Click here for more information and to get on the cheaplist for the night.