Presented in association with Vero True Social

Returning once again to the loud, bustling streets of Austin, Texas, for South By South West, the world’s biggest new music festival and conference, Clash is proud to present our explosive 2018 official showcase, held in association with Vero True Social.

A sprawling jamboree of concerts and live events that dominates an entire city, SXSW offers the widest array of sounds and genres across its many stages, and so is a perfect opportunity for Clash to affirm our continued dedication and support to new and rising artists, as well as to deliver on stage a thrillingly diverse and impressive live experience.

Performing at the showcase will be Duckwrth, Kodie Shane, Not3s, Buddy, Anna Wise, Mélat, Zoey Dollaz and Kojo Funds.

Our night of musical merriment will take place on Friday 16th March at Empire Control Room, which can be found at 606 E 7th Street, Austin. Doors open at 8pm, and it’s free entry for SXSW badge and wristband holders.

A little more information on our handpicked roster of amazing talent:

Austin native Mélat has worked closely with Californian beatmaker Jansport J to create a fusion of R&B melodies and boom bap beats, built on tradition but sounding refreshing and contemporary. February saw the pair release ‘Move Me II: The Present’, the sequel to their acclaimed first collab.

Rising to prominence as the lead singer of bands Sonnymoon and Built To Fade, Anna Wise caught the attention of Kendrick Lamar and contributed to his debut, ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’, since appearing on all of his albums, and winning a GRAMMY for her work on ‘These Walls’. In 2016 and 2017 she released two subsequent acts of her solo project ‘The Feminine’.

Born of Ghanaian and Dominican Republic Heritage in East London, Kojo Funds taps into African and Caribbean music to fuse an unstoppable sound that’s currently dominating clubs and radio across the UK. He has conquered audiences with street hit ‘Dun Talkin’ with Abra Calabria, and the Craig David-sampling pop hit ‘Check’ with RAYE.

Zoey Dollaz has already earned the respect of countless A-listers. The Haitian-American rapper has collaborated with Puff Daddy, Chris Brown and French Montana, and signed a deal with Future’s imprint FreeBandz. Last year, the Miami native toured the world with Future and released his major label debut ‘M’ap Boule’.

Hailing from Hackney, London, Not3s quickly rose to prominence as one of the UK’s most exciting rising stars with the infectious ode to black cabs ‘Addison Lee’. The 19-year-old further established his signature sound - which incorporates Afropop, hip-hop, dancehall and R&B - last year with the release of his debut EP, ‘Take Not3s’.

Compton rapper Buddy came into the game as the protégé of Pharrell Williams and has continued to develop his soulful sound that nods to his West Coast heritage while capturing the carefree youth of California.

Raised in South Central, L.A., art school dropout Duckwrth is making a name for himself with a psychedelic concoction of rap, funk and soul, as he parties his way through a chaotic world. Last year saw him release his genre-denying debut album ‘I’M UUGLY’ and offering second helpings with ‘an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape’ in the winter.

A 19-year-old Atlanta rapper and singer with a mouth full of grills, Kodie Shane broke out into the global spotlight as the First Lady of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team. She’s since been establishing her unique blend of R&B, trunk-rattling trap, positive energy and determination over a series of cult mixtapes, and has an anticipated debut album around the corner.

CLASH x Vero True Social Presents:
Official SXSW 2018 Showcase
Friday 16th March
Empire Control Room
606 E 7th Street, Austin, Texas, 78701

SXSW badge and wristbands welcome

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