Handsome Tours & Astral People present
DAVE w/ special guests Tickets
8:00pm, Wed 3 January, 2018
Oxford Art Factory, NSW
Dave, South London's latest Grime Phenomenon, is heading to Australia this summer.
Representing Streatham, South London is 19 year old mononymous rapper and producer, Dave. Impressing hugely on his debut freestyle back in May 2015,
via YouTube channel 'Bl@ckBox', Dave has since clocked up millions of views and streams across tracks such as 'JKYL+HYD', cult AJ Tracey collaboration 'Thiago Silva', and his highly revered slot at BBC Radio 1xtra's 'Fire In The Booth'.
Last week, Dave dropped the first single from his forthcoming Game Over EP. 'Question Time' is a hard hitting, politically charged track with beats inspired by James Blake, The Weeknd and Devlin. 'Question Time' is powerful not only in its delivery but in its content as well, touching on a number of current political concerns such as Brexit, the war in Syria, David Cameron and the NHS.
Inspired by artists like Pink Floyd and Hans Zimmer, the classically trained pianist employs slower tempos and a broader musical palette than his UK rap contemporaries; bringing him to the attention of Drake, who remixed the song 'Wanna Know' earlier this year. Following a joint North American tour with AJ Tracey, a sneaky appearance on Drake's More Life compilation, two hotly anticipated sets at SXSW and a sold out UK tour, Dave has made waves around the world.
Streetwise and book smart, Dave's plaintive rhymes and social commentary coupled with his versatility across different styles and tempos strike many a chord both beautifully righteous and jaw droppingly raw.