Camden rapper and producer includes Idris Elba and Yasmin Bey as fans. A refugee, his dusty psychedelic funk music touches on subjects like identity, history, racism and pride. Having started out at the age of 12, from the same school as Ms. Dynamite, Akala and Faith SFX, he started collaborating and performing, tearing down legendary hip-hop spot, Deal Real at the age of 15. A refugee, Awate’s
First featured on DJ Semtex’s BBC 1Xtra show, Awate toured worldwide with emcee, Lowkey for four years and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica and Smif n Wessun, whilst performing regularly at The Roundhouse as part of his Residency at the iconic venue.
Using samples provided by Dcypha label head Turkish, Awate’s long awaited first release is the debut EP Shine Ancient, out now.