In the month that the cast of Kurupt FM were nominated for a BAFTA and Skepta headlined Berlin’s techno palace Berghain (Das ist Shutdown?), the people of London had an abundance of world-class events to choose from. But fear not, there’s still plenty more amazing gigs to get down to this month. COZY MAG brings you the lowdown on the best gigs and events the capital has to offer in the last stretch of April…
18th April (Tonight)
Ray BLK (Hosted by Kojey Radical)
Where: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Expect: If you haven’t heard the sultry sounds of 21-year-old, South Londoner Ray BLK, go and listen now! And then come back and book tickets at the link below. You’re welcome.
Logic: The Incredible World Tour
Expect: Fresh from the US. Serial mixtaper, rapper and Def Jam signee Logic brings his visionary album tour to Camden.
Dedicated to Kanye
Where: Notting Hill Arts Club
Expect: Fan’s of TLOP? Then get your glad rags on and head to West London. The only party dedicated to Yeezy, playing Ye’ all night long.
Mike Skinner @ Murkage presents: TONGA
Where: Waiting Rooms
Mike Skinner of The Streets is teaming up with Manchester art and music collective Murkage to present a heavy bass night, Tonga. This one will be big, and you’ll only have to part with a mere £5 on the door!
Where: Village Underground
Expect: Last month British, electro-RnB newcomer Nao announced her debut album and if her last two EP’s were testimony to what this girl can do, she’s destined for greatness. Head to Village Underground for a large dose of soulful, funk-infused vibes.
Where: Shepherds Bush Empire
Expect: Jacob Anderson, Grey Worm, Raleigh Ritchie. The multifaceted demi-god brings his refreshingly personal, debut album ‘You’re a Man Now, Boy’ to the stage, proving he’s a musical force to be reckoned with.
Applebum: Go Shorty, It’s Ya Birthday
Where: The Garage
Expect: A celebration of Hip-Hop and Rn’B Culture, courtesy of Applebum and COZY MAG favourites The Age of L.U.N.A. as the party turns 2 years old.
Drake Night 5
Where: Efes Snooker Bar
Expect: This one does exactly what it says on the tin. A whole evening of Drake tunes to get your ears around. See you there. OVOXO. Limited tickets on the door. Get down early!
List compiled for COZY by Lauren Chester (@laurenbchester)