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Irish rapper, songwriter, and producer Kevin Smith PKA Kojaque will be taking a break from supporting Loyle Carner across his Australian tour dates for a special performance at Ground Level next Thursday 20 July at the Lansdowne Hotel. Joining the already stacked line-up featuring Kavi, Jack Slade, Glass Boys and SLEEPR.
Kojaque’s music draws influence from artists such as Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean and MF Doom. He has had festival appearances at Glastonbury, Pitchfork Paris and Primavera Sounds, and is known for his quick-witted lyricism and his distinctive Dublin accent, quickly becoming the poster boy for Irish hip-hop.
After the resounding success of our inaugural event in May, Secret Sounds are thrilled to announce the third edition of their monthly club night ‘Ground Level’ on Thursday 20 July. Showcasing the very best local and emerging talent, alongside surprise international guests. The third installment will feature Kavi, Jack Slade, Glass Boys, and SLEEPR.
This monthly club night in Sydney is set to provide an exciting platform for emerging artists from a variety of backgrounds and genres to showcase their talents and connect with the local music community.
Ground Level aims to build a loyal group of emerging and local artists, and fans – where they can discover new talent, network with others in the industry and connect with potential collaborators. Our team strives to foster the growth of the Australian music industry, and this new club night is a testament to our ongoing commitment to supporting artists both nationally and internationally.
Kevin Smith PKA Kojaque is a rapper, songwriter and producer from Dublin, Ireland and is the creative driving force behind all of his work ad his own label Soft Boy Records, handling everything from the production to art and video direction. His music draws influence from artists such as Tyler, the Creator, Frank Ocean and MF Doom. His debut album ‘Town’s Dead’ which charted No.3 in Ireland and a No.1 alternative album. Kojaque has had festival appearances at Glastonbury, Pitchfork Paris and Primavera Sound among others, opened for Lana Del Rey, sold out his debut US tour in 2022, all EU, UK and Irish shows sold out on last tour. Known for his quick witted lyricism and his distinctive Dublin accent, Kojaque is the poster boy for Irish hip-hop, flying the flag and building an audience globally. Keep your eyes peeled for lots of action in 2023 with lots of new music forthcoming.
Speeding down a futuristic highway and spanning realms of glimmering electronic pop, the world of Kavi is both sentimental and euphoric. The project of Gadigal-based pop artist, DJ and model Karvesh Pillai, Kavi’s music fuses the grit of club dance-floors and pop sensibilities to backdrop his lyrical explorations of introspection, love and identity.
Fresh off collaborations with Sidney Phillips & Lil Ket, Glu and Shy Jnr in preparation for their debut mixtape, glass boys are reimagining their bittersweet sound for a live show experience.
Hailing from the North West suburbs of Sydney and comprising of producer Ar1zona , and vocalists v.00 and Glacie, the trio blend cloud rap, indie pop, and pop-punk to capture the disorienting highs and lows of growing up in an overstimulated world. Navigating relationships, numbness, and the second gen migrant balancing act of self determination and fulfilling expectations, their tracks are personal and raw.
glass boys flip this mood for their live show. They call upon other local artists from the burgeoning alt-rap and electronic scenes to add elements of Jersey club, UKG, and donk, catapulting their sound from the realm of bedroom listening to something designed for a crowd. Collaboration is at the heart of this process, and all of glass boys’ upcoming work. Stay tuned for their upcoming mixtape tipped to include Jay Cooper, WILDLYF, Ealing, Harvest, Lil Ket and more on the credits list.
Presented by Secret Sounds