“his verses are silky smooth, drifting effortlessly into beautiful crescendoes before floating us back to softer, soulful moments … Every track is built around a rhythm that ushers you on, dragging you through immaculately-produced instrumental layers and impressive lyricism.” – The Line of Best Fit
Once dubbed ‘North London’s answer to Frank Ocean’, UK hip-hop prodigy Col3trane brings his perfect synthesis of soul, R&B and ribcage-rattling production to our shores.
Last year’s debut, the Tsarina mixtape, garnered immense praise from critics and tastemakers alike. Follow-up BOOT pushed Col3trane’s unique sound further, taking in sounds inspired by the UK jazz scene, and drawing on the influence of David Bowie, Prince and Motown.
The release of this year’s Heroine EP, which features Goldlink, Raye, DJDS and Sega Bodega, cemented Col3trane’s standing as one of London’s most differentiated young talents.
Balancing exciting contradictions, his sometimes experimental music borders on twisted and unusual – but with an undeniable pop appeal. He’s an artist equally at home on the arena stage as creating beats in his bedroom. Ask him who his peers are and he can’t answer, putting it in the simple but truest term, “My lane, it’s a new one.”