Boy Better Know / UK
Joseph Adenuga doesn't need to publish an EP every three months to hang on to his scepter as the King of Grime. Not only have his charisma and influence determined the evolution of the genre in recent years, he's also largely responsible (thanks to his close collaboration with Drake) for it's conquest of the American mainstream.The London MC and producer returns to Sónar with a new show and new (and highly anticipated) songs, currently cooking in his studio.
Although Skepta's ascent to the throne feels recent - crowned by 2016's extraordinary 'Konichiwa' - the MC and producer from Tottenham has been a key figure in Grime for over 15 years. From forming part of Wiley's Roll Deep crew, through to his solo records and his captaining of label Boy Better Know, Skepta is a global star who's put the work in. Constantly evolving his sound and his art, and keeping court with a close knit group of collaborators and confidants - JME and A$AP Rocky to name two - as well as collaborating with the likes of Goldie, Lil B and Section Boyz, this will be Skeppy's third visit to Sónar, where a royal welcome always awaits.