Some of the UK's most exciting and original artists.
Since the release of his album ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’, earlier this year, Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe has quickly and quietly established and cemented himself as one of the UK’s most exciting and original artists. His lovable, ramshackle, hook-laden productions offer an impressive and unique statement of intent and tonight, here at the 100 Club, we were witness to his genius. In the space of a song, the scene is set, the atmosphere is heightened yet effectively calm as he delivers his lyrics with a unique sense of lethargy, quite unlike anything out there today. With dreamlike reflections on society and a trance like stage presence, all eyes were on Obaro as they had been all week, thanks to the recent collaboration with Mike Skinners new outfit The D.O.T. occupying the gossip section of certain tabloid papers. Somehow, you sense this is only the start of Ghostpoet’s flirtation with the mainstream music vultures. The best is yet to come, Ghostpoet is destined for greatness.
CLEMENT MARFO AND THE FRONTLINE
2012 will, without a doubt, be the year for Clement Marfo & The Frontline. Bursting on stage full of unrivaled energy and enthusiasm, the seven piece ‘mini army’ hailing from Mitcham in South London, tore into their soon to be unmistakable sound of euphoric rave grime pop. Touted by MTV as the first of their ‘Brand New for 2012′ Ones To Watch, an accolade previously bestowed on the likes of Lady Gaga, Florence & The Machine, Ke$ha, Tinie Tempeh and more, the next few months are looking incredibly bright and deservedly so. Frontman Clement, oozes charisma and charm, bouncing across the stage in trademark shades and cap, rapping over rousing keyboard and guitar chords whilst whipping the crowd into a frenzy. Arms are soon in the air and the beats are in your blood. Dirty drums and bass lines recalling something of an old school funk flavor root you to the floor and demand attention whilst the lyrics empower those they preach too. Champions.