A vital young talent, 25-year-old South London artist Kam-Bu releases brand new single LIVE-O. The follow up to his collaboration with p-rallel Evening Time and recent acclaimed singles ETON MESS and Pickney (which The Face described as “one of the artist’s best tracks yet”), LIVE-O was produced by Tom Dinsdale & JD Reid
An ode to the freedom of British rave culture, LIVE-O is a high energy modern take on 90’s UK dance music that draws influence from classic house, garage and the Madchester scene. The track also hints at an exciting new direction for Kam’s upcoming releases that will see him further exploring electronic music and the people within it.
Speaking on LIVE-O Kam says, “LIVE-O is a rave-ready anthem about the reigniting of adventure through the power of music, an ode to ‘free party’ culture and forest raves. The industrial sound blended tongue & cheek lyricism pointing towards the lost way of myself and the times. However, there’s something about the dance which has and always will be liberating”.
Since the release of his debut single Are You On?, Kam-Bu has emerged as a profoundly uncompromising artist force within British rap. He’s sold out shows across the capital, played tentpole festivals such as Reading & Leeds, All Points East, Glastonbury, Pitchfork Paris & Forwards (not to mention performing one of the buzziest shows at this year’s Great Escape) and been profiled by the likes of The Face, Mixmag, Dazed, Loud & Quiet, Crack, i-D, Arena Homme+, the Evening Standard, Pitchfork, Clash, Trench among many, many others. Additionally, he also appeared in ACW x Converse & Bianca Saunders campaigns, collaborated with Converse on a panel alongside Tyler, the Creator and has worked on community-based initiatives with the likes of Idris Elba, Gucci, Flock Together, Green Gym, Louboutin & the London Wildlife Trust.
In late 2020, Kam announced himself as a pioneering talent with the release of one of the most accomplished and tightly structured debut projects of late, his critically acclaimed debut EP Black on Black. Featuring production from the likes of Leon Vynehall, Pullen, Hylnu, Tom Henry & Knucks amongst others, the project effortlessly flipped between left-field drill & party anthems, all while maintaining a deeply introspective tone that reflected on the social, political and community issues affecting the diaspora across Britain. With a back catalogue of experimental, forward-thinking tracks to his name already, the stage is set for Kam to dominate the musical landscape in 2022.