“It’s crazy to play a venue with so much music history” – Cosmo Pyke
New music from South London, Cosmo Pyke and Bakar took to London’s iconic 100 Club stage on April 18th for a Fred Perry Subculture Live that celebrated new music talent. 18 year old Peckham-born Cosmo Pyke opened the show playing a set that covered his recently released EP ‘Just Cosmo’ finishing with single ‘Chronic Sunshine’.
Hotly-tipped songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cosmo has gained attention for his lyrics that pull on experiences from daily life around him, and his laid-back, warm sound that verges on psychedelic at times.
Cosmo describes his sound as “Spacey, beautiful and lazy”, with his live set following with a similarly summery, laid back feel.
Cosmo plays festivals across the UK all summer, including Dot to Dot Festival 2017 in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham.
"Come on 100 Club, what's good?" - Bakar
Newcomer Bakar recently released debut single ‘Big Dreams’ with his Subculture Live performance his first major live show.
Taking musical influences from British guitar music alongside the thriving UK grime scene, Bakar speaks about his sound “I love UK Rap/Grime just as much as the next man. I’m here to be the alternative for kids growing up in the city, like you can rap and do Grime but you can also pick up a guitar.”
Bakar entered the stage commanding the crowd to pay attention, playing a lively show that had The 100 Club audience jumping.
Bakar’s influences showed throughout his set that included a surprise cover of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, finishing with a loud and raucous rendition of ‘Big Dreams’.
Bakar releases new music sporadically through his Soundcloud page with further live shows likely to be announced soon.
The evening closed with a DJ set from London-based DJ and producer Throwing Shade
"In my teens, I got more into the punk scene. I was dressing crazily and I always had different coloured hair"
Throwing Shade played homage to The 100 Club’s vast music heritage, with a set that ranged from new wave to disco to post punk.
Select tracks from her 100 Club setlist:
Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
King Tubby and the Upsetters - African Roots
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place
New Order - True Faith
Freeez - Southern Freeez
Donna Summer - Spring Affair
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Ain't No Sunshine
Mr. Fingers – Stars
NTS Radio DJ and young poet James Messiah DJed throughout the night. His set included the late-80’s rave classic ‘Mystery Of Love’ by Mister Fingers, notably sampled on Kanye West’s 2016 single ‘Fade’.