Arts & Culture
Oxford academics release first single for unique hip-hop band, Brasc0

Brasc0, formed by Oxford academics, are releasing their first single following a whirlwind rise to local success, performing their unique combination of jazz and hip-hop.

After forming in early 2018, the seven strong band have gained popularity after playing local venues such as the Cape of Good Hope, and Sandy’s piano bar. They have hosted music nights at the Tap Social, and Modern Art Oxford. Next week they are set to make their third appearance at the O2 Academy in Cowley.

The majority of hip-hop contains computer-generated sound such as samples or drum loops. Brasc0 is different: rapper James Boyes’s lyrics are accompanied by live instruments, performing music written by Samuel Williams (keyboards) and Crescente Molina (bass).

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