Words: Dylan Murphy
Four of the most exciting rappers in Ireland are going back to back over one beat this month.
Together with Jack Daniel’s, we’re taking the Cypher on the road and for its third installment and heading to Limerick to tap up some of the best talent the South has to offer. Joining us behind closed doors for the recording of the cypher is Strange Boy, Hazey Haze, Krome and Citrus Fresh.
The cypher recording is closed, but not to worry, Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh are bringing exclusive live performances to celebrate the launch of Districtmusic.ie, our dedicated music platform on the very same evening. We’ve teamed up with Jack Daniels for both the cypher and the performance and you can catch the pair in Dolan’s Upstairs, Limerick on Thursday 28 September, with doors opening at 20.30.
Having just released his phenomenal new album Good Grief, Citrus lands in fine form for the cypher. Elsewhere, Hazey Haze has been a fixture of the Limerick scene for the better part of a decade and arrived armed with experience and a no nonsense approach to rap. Krome, one of the most underrated rap acts from the area joins alongside Strange Boy, who continues to innovate with his trad-meets-rap style. Providing the instrumental and DJing on the night is prolific producer 40Hurtz.
It comes after we launched the inaugural District Cypher in February this year. The video featured Derry rapper Hyfin, the A92 crew members Dbo and Ksav, New Ross rapper Skripteh and Dublin’s Ac3. As expected, each and every artist shelled it and set the bar high for any rappers that wanted to follow their footsteps in our cypher series. Likewise, Belfast producer WhipItConall came correct with an undeniable beat.
We kept that same energy with the second installment, with Curtisy, ENI, Jeorge II, 1k3 and Awkward Z all going bar for bar live from Whelan’s, Dublin. It came after a producer call out on social media, which led to over 50 entries for the beat that would be used in the Cypher. An instrumental by Prod. By Biscuits and Prod. By Uisce was later crowned as the winner live on Twitch.
Hazey Haze and Citrus Fresh perform in Dolan’s on Thursday 28 September. More Tickets just released here.
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