Kojaque and Luka Palm have released a video for ‘Phoenix’, a highlight from the duo’s recent collaborative mixtape, Green Diesel. Following a run of joint live dates and Kojaque’s European tour with Slowthai, Kojaque will tour the UK this December, including a London date on December 5.
Describing how the pair’s Green Diesel project came about, Kojaque says: “we started out wanting to make a short project, four tracks or something, but the more we worked together the more the tunes piled up, until we had like 11 tracks together, we kept working on ‘um and finessing then and chose the ones that flowed together the best. The project is all energy, we pushed each other to make it and to get it to a place we’re both really happy with. I think you can see a lot of passion in the project and some bangin’ fuckin’ tunes.”
2019 has already been a remarkable one for Kojaque, whose Deli Daydreams project continues to take him far beyond the city of Dublin that inspired it. A conceptual tape based around a week in the life of a Deli worker, the project became the first of its kind to be nominated for the prestigious Choice Music Prize in Ireland. Along the way, Kojaque has built an impassioned global audience, being invited to tour with Slowthai and Lana Del Rey.
A fellow Soft Boy alumni, meanwhile, Luka Palm is a Swedish-born rapper from Stockholm who grew up in Dublin, and has been a staple of Ireland's underground hip-hop scene since the release of his track ‘Pink Lady’ in 2015. Currently a member of Kojaque's live show and a close collaborator on previous tracks such a ‘Politiksis’ and ‘Date Night’, it was a natural occurrence for them both to collaborate and create a record together.
December 1 || Glasgow || The Garage Attic Bar
December 2 || Manchester || Soup Kitchen
December 3 || Bristol || Louisiana
December 4 || Brighton || The Green Door Store
December 5 || London || The Dome
December 7 || Leeds || Headrow House