Limerick musician Jonen Dekay will perform with British rapper DeeRiginal on Sunday 1st October at 7.30pm in Limerick at Narrative 4, 58 O’ Connell Street.
Caherdavin native Jonen Dekay has been making waves in the urban music scene for the past year gaining accolades from The Irish Times and the Rubberbandits. Dekay honed his craft in Limerick with Music Generation and the Music Hub Studios.
Dekay will perform with London native DeeRiginal. Twenty one year old DeeRiginal has won many awards for his music in the UK including the Blast Beat UK Music champion 2015.
Born in 1996, his musical career started at the age of 14. From writing raps in class to then going home and using budget recording software to make music, Dee was passionate from the get go.
Winning his first talent competition in 2012 was the icebreaker of success as many more achievements started coming his way; talent shows, lyricist awards, festival competitions. All of this achieved through music recorded and mixed at local Devas Youth Club, Battersea, south London.
As things furthered we saw demo mixtapes and singles get released, the first successful hit arguably being “Oh Mary” the mellow, stoner anthem of 2014.
In 2015 we saw a more outspoken side of Dee with “Ops Start with C” where he spoke out on the rise of police brutality in the media. This level of political-ness is what led Dee to creating more thought provoking content like “Fantasy” & the #Mayday EP  which is a major contrast to his early work which was a lot more childish and naive.
The free event is collaboration between Blastbeat UK, Music Hub Studios and Narrative 4. All are welcome.
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