London’s rising experimental R&B, hip-hop artist Col3trane has announced two intimate sideshows to his appearances at Listen Out festival this spring, playing The Worker’s Club in Melbourne on September 25 and The Lansdowne in Sydney on September 26.
Born to American and Egyptian parents, Col3trane’s musical upbringing was cross-cultural. Developing an instinct for rhythm and melody, Col3trane drew affiliations to various UK rap and hip-hop collectives across the UK and met collaborators including J Moon and Lauren Ralph, producers of his debut singles and mixtape. His appetite for collaborations also led him to feature on singles for rising UK star Ebenezer and London producer SG Lewis.
After collecting accolades in 2017 for his debut “Tsarina” mixtape, Col3trane began work on his expansive new project; a second mixtape “BOOT” which dropped today. Featuring production from Rogét Chahayed (Solange, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott), DJDS (Kanye, Charlotte Day Lewis) Nicky Davey (The Internet) and Cadenza (Jorja Smith), the mixtape builds on Col3trane’s blueprint of emotionally intelligent lyricism, future-facing beats and genre elasticity.