SXSW Review: Dave, March 14, Latitude 30


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Welcome to the stage……DAVE!

What a artist name. Impossible to Google but man, you must be hot shit if you just simply go by Dave. A London hip hop artist who is only 18, Dave played the BBC Showcase Tuesday night. It’s probably not the most hip thing to say, but Dave played a very comprehensive set. “You’ll get some up tempo songs, you’ll get some slower songs, I’m going to rap and also, I’m going to sing” Dave told us during his set. The man does it all. In between songs, he would tell us about his upbringing and how he became popular “Waaaaaay back in 2015, I was free-styling…” It’s then you realized that this kid is 18 and that 2 years ago must be quite a long time.

Stories aside, Dave put on a stellar set that showcase his talents not only as a rapper, but also as a pianist and an arranger. Among his songs include ones that sampled his own piano arrangements and also some Spanish guitar, a nice departure from other songs. At only 18, the future is bright for this one.

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