slowthai + Phasm
Explosion of dark and dreamy grime. w/ AB
At a concert in London earlier this year, this rapper from North Hampton (a.k.a. The Middle of Nowhere) had himself carried onto the stage in a coffin, offering a hint from the get-go of the dark, dramatic style of this raw and unfiltered energy bomb. His live reputation is already making us drool, but don't be fooled: beneath that lusciously thick layer of showmanship lies a real message, with texts about (the lack of) opportunities for British working-class kids, about his own life and what it means to be vulnerable as a man. All of this is topped off with a tasty gravy of grime, buckets of humour and vocals steeped in talent — did you know that all his tracks are recorded in a single take?
The dictionary definition of phasm is “an extraordinary appearance (as of light): meteor”. Tonight this beatmaker and rapper of Brussels is coming to make good on his name. Phasm is a member of the Six O’Clock Gang, a hugely promising (bilingual!) hip-hop collective that you’ll be hearing a lot about in the near future if you haven’t already.
Part of NORMAL SCHNORMAL, a multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.