Upcoming British urban artists, Loski & DigDat, joins us at the SU to bring mayhem to Royal Holloway for Refreshers! If you’re into all things grime, hip-hop and R&B then Flawless is the night for you.
Every area has a top boy - an influence that the local kids look toward as an inspiration, a source of power, a king. In the south London district of Kennington, that star is an 18-year-old MC called Loski.
Released off the break out singles 'Money & Beef' and 'Cool Kid' - tracks that quickly cemented Loski as the one to watch in London's drill scene, each racking up a cool 2.5m views - 'Call Me Loose' is set to put Kennington and, by proxy, Loski on the map. But for the uninitiated, let's lay out his back-story.
In 2016 - at 16 years old - he released 'Hazards', the track that first illuminated his name among the UK music scene. Still, music was for fun, to make a noise, and Loski didn't anticipate the reaction it received.
Those who first came to Loski through his previous releases will find something to love in his debut mixtape 'Call Me Loose', which is centred in the drill sound he first came to be celebrated for. But there's also a progression. For a start, the mixtape is cinematic. 'Drill' samples a political speech about gang crime, 'Broad Day' has the kind of low-key and emotive piano strokes you might hear on a film soundtrack, and the record is bookended by an intro and outro. And then there's the shift in tone, with the upbeat production of previous single 'Cool Kid' leading into 'Forrest Gump' - a track that seems built for a sun-soaked summer time shubz rather than moonlit rainy streets.
"No one's auntie wants to listen to drill," Loski jokes of his slight shift in direction toward the end of the tape. That said, kids are devouring drill and it's clear Loski is one of the genre's main players. By expanding his palette and bringing in hints of afro-trap, Loski is expanding far beyond any of his peers. He is the creator of a completely unique new sound of 'Afro-drill', which is continuously evolving and rising to power under his leadership. Rich in terminology that can only come from an MC who has lived a life on road and emerged onto the other side, 'Call Me Loose' presents an honest artist who is looking forward and unafraid to level up. In fact, he's already set his sights far beyond his area. The next stop? "I want to have a label one day." The Kennington king has spoken.
Included in Refreshers Wristband
£10 Advance available through SU website / Union App
£12 On the door
Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.
Online tickets may be transferred at the door, on the night of the event, between 10pm and 11pm. Transferals outside of this time need to be completed in person at the wristband exchange - tickets cannot be exchanged any other way. You cannot transfer a ticket and then come back to the event later unless you purchase an additional ticket. If transferring on the door, you will need to enter the SU once you have transferred your ticket.
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Your College Card will automatically have your ticket added to it once payment is completed online. You simply need to turn up with your College Card and photographic proof of age ID (driving licence, passport, PASS card or government ID) or a signing in wristband and the person who signed you in if you are a guest.
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Union Helpdesk - 12:00 to 20:00 (on the day of the event)
On the door - 22:00 onwards
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Union Helpdesk - 12:00 to 20:00
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