GHOSTPOET (live) at The Rescue Rooms (14/04/11)

GHOSTPOET (live) at The Rescue Rooms (14/04/11)GHOSTPOET (live)
A U.K.-based MC whose beats and flow brimmed with drowsy anxiety, Ghostpoet (Obaro Ejimiwe) became involved with music while attending university. He was a member of a grime collective but eventually gravitated toward a less energetic production sound and MC’ing style, introduced on 2010’s 'The Sound of Strangers', a self-released four-track EP that caught the ear of BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Peterson licensed the EP for his Brownswood label and featured a demo version of the track “Liines” on the sixth Brownswood Bubblers compilation, issued that November. Back in February Brownswood released the first Ghostpoet full-length, 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam', featuring the single 'Cash & Carry Me Home':

The track has seen support on Radio 1 from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Gilles Peterson, Nick Grimshaw & Zane Lowe, and was followed up by the album's second single 'Survive It':

Back in March Ghostpoet and UK rapper Kano met for the first time at the Red Bull Studios in London, and Kano stepped into the booth and laid down a verse for the remix of Ghostpoet's single "Cash And Carry Me Home". Fingers crossed the remix sees the light of day!

Ghostpoet plays live at The Rescue Rooms supporting Metronomy on Thursday 14th April, 2011.
Advance tickets are available from here.
For more information check out the Rescue Rooms Facebook Event.