KOJAQUE and LUKA PALM return with a brand new single, ‘Airbnb’ – Listen Now

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Kojaque and Luka Palm have today dropped a brand new single, ‘Airbnb’ – the first to be taken from the pair’s collaborative project, ‘Green Diesel’, which is coming soon. Kojaque has additionally been confirmed to tour with slowthai across Europe in October.

2019 has already been a remarkable one for Kojaque, whose ‘Deli Daydreams’ project continues to take him far beyond the city of Dublin that inspired it. A conceptual tape based around a week in the life of a Deli worker, the project became the first of its kind to be nominated for the prestigious Choice Music Prize in Ireland (following an outcry from critics and fans alike at its initial eligibility). Along the way, Kojaque has built an impassioned global audience (all totally DIY): from a rack of sold-out headline shows – including the likes of XOYO in London – and worldwide festivals (SXSW, Glastonbury, Longitude) to being invited to tour with Slowthai and Lana Del Rey (in Dunlin’s 30,000-cap Malahide Castle). Kojaque was also recently selected for YouTube Music’s ‘Foundry Programme’ alongside the likes of Omar Apollo and Flohio (previously shortlisted artists include Rosalia, Dua Lipa and Dave) as he continues work on his next solo album this year.

A fellow Soft Boy alumni, meanwhile, Luka Palm is a Swedish-born rapper from Stockholm who grew up in Dublin, and has been a staple of Ireland’s underground hip-hop scene since the release of his track ‘Pink Lady’ in 2015. Currently a member of Kojaque’s live show and a close collaborator on previous tracks such a ‘Politiksis’ and ‘Date Night’, it was a natural occurrence for them both to collaborate and create a record together: the first glimpse of which, ‘Airbnb’, is introduced in brilliantly odd style by the boys today, alongside a video which joins Kojaque’s increasingly-impressive visual catalogue (he is also an established director and visual artist).

Describing how the pair’s forthcoming ‘Green Diesel’ project came about, Kojaque says: “ we started out wanting to make a short project, 4 tracks or something, but the more we worked together the more the tunes piled up, until we had like 11 tracks together, we kept working on um and finessing then and chose the ones that flowed together the best. The project is all energy, we pushed each other to make it and to get it to a place we’re both really happy with. I think you can see a lot of passion in the project and some bangin fuckin tunes.”

Introducing ‘Airbnb’ for the first time today, Luka also writes: “I remember we were having a lil party in Kean’s and he started showing us a beat that he made in like 5 minutes that he made in Kev’s hallway when he was waiting for Kev to get changed or something. I told him to leave the beat on repeat. I pretty much wrote the hook on the spot in like 2 seconds and just thought it would be a laugh doing a tune talking about air bnbs nd shit. I wrote my verse very quickly on the spot too. I don’t think Kev was fucking with the air bnb hook at first but then after hearing it a few times he started smiling and nodding his head and began to write a second verse for the tune. By end of the night we had a demo recorded and we’re blasting it all night, we had recently made our song ‘Date Night’ so we were looking at the track like it was Date Night Pt.2. Air Bnb was the second song to be written for Green Diesel.”

Watch the video for ‘Airbnb’ – BELOW:

Look out for ‘Green Diesel’ coming soon, alongside further live plans from Kojaque in addition to the dates below:

Kojaque Festival performances:
August 30 || Cornwall || Knee Deep Festival
September 8 || Pula || Outlook Festival

Kojaque & Luka Palm – ‘Green Diesel’ Tour
September 11 || Belfast || Limelight 2
September 12 || Limerick || Dolans Upstairs
September 13 || Cork || Dali
September 15 || Dublin || Academy

Tour dates w: slowthai (Luka Palm only *)
October 10th || Academy || Dublin*
October 11th || Academy || Dublin*
October 21st || Bird || Rotterdam
October 22nd || Paradiso Noord || Amsterdam
October 23rd || Trix Club || Antwerp
October 24th || Uebel & Gefährlich|| Hamburg
October 26th || Ideal Bar & Vega || Copenhagen
October 29th || Debaser Hornstulls Strand || Stockholm
November 1 st || Exil || Zürich

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