You’ll should know who Shakka is by now. But if you don’t, we’ll quickly bring you up to speed. He’s an alternative R&B singer and producer from Notting Hill, London who also incorporates elements of Grime, Afrobeat, Hip Hop and Dancehall to create his own unique sound with influences ranging from Outkast, Bob Marley to Craig David.
Firmly established as an influential name on the British scene, recent months have seen the two-time MOBO Award winner begin to garner the acclaim that his talent deserves and he’s now poised to enjoy a major breakthrough. Wyclef Jean declared Shakka to be a new star when they met at MIDEM earlier this year and weeks later Shakka was invited to join a Rihanna songwriting camp where he worked with superstar producers DJ Dahi and Supa Dups. With an album set for release in 2018, there’s a lot more good music to come from the artist in the future. But you can soak up the current sounds now at one of the dates for his incoming tour (below).
You can cop tickets here.