On the 23rd September Independence Music brings you a headline performance from SHAKKA, live in Newport. This is the first time SHAKKA has performed in Wales, so don’t miss out on this premiere.
Shakka burst onto the scene in 2011 with The Shakka Crown Affair, a mix tape that paid homage to some of the artists who influence his music the most. Following the success of this, Shakka created an online youtube series aptly titled 'Shakkapellas' where he covered popular songs by beatboxing each layer of the track as well as putting his own ‘Shakka’ spin on the song. This series attracted millions of views and gained him fans from around the world.
Since then Shakka has gone on to feature on Wretch 32's single 'Blackout' which charted at #6 in the UK singles chart in 2013, release an EP entitled 'Tribe' in 2013, perform at Glastonbury and toured the world with the legendary production duo Basement Jaxx.
In 2014, Shakka sold out two headline gigs at the Camden Barfly and then another at Oslo Hackney later on in the year. Shakka has started this year off with a bang by unveiling the track 'Rolling With Elephants' feat. Frisco. It has attracted over 150,000 views and has been played on Huw Stephens' show (Radio 1) and is being supported by DJ Target (1xtra),Mista Jam (1xtra), Yasmin Evans (1xtra) as well as other DJ's.
The gig also includes supporting performances from UK acts:
Tickets are £6 (or £10 on the door). Please go to https://soundslikefridayshakka.eventbrite.co.uk for tickets.
Doors open at 7pm.
We look forward to seeing you for a great night of live music.