Now in it’s 18th year at Gunnersbury Park, Lovebox have solidified themselves as one of the biggest and best London festivals this summer. This year they’ve outdone themselves once again with a promising line up including known worldwide and new artists such as Solange, Chance The Rapper, Kaytranada, Cypress Hill, Giggs and J Hus. Getting you into the festival mood, we take a look at 5 acts you can’t miss this weekend.
The show to absolutely do not miss at Lovebox this year is Solange. After few albums released, she became known worldwide with her excellent album A Seat at The Table with her two hits Don’t Touch My Hair (ft Sampha) and Cranes In The Sky. Last March she released the album When I Get Home with songs such as Almeda, Dreams and Way to The Show.
Kaytranada is known worldwide for his ability to remix and produce tracks with multiple genres, from rn’b to break-bit and from latin to electronic music. He has collaborated with Little Dragon, AlunaGeorge as well as Craig David and produced tracks for GoldLink or Kelela. Kaytranada was compared to the one of the pearls of promising Montreal scene. No doubt you will be joyfully dancing on “Be Your Girl” of Teedra Moses, “If” of Janet Jackson and his last album 99.9%.
Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper, from Chicago started to get recognition after his first mixtape Acid Rap release in 2013 and few collaborations with Childish Gambino. His mixtape was recently re-released on Spotify with featuring Vic Mensa, Childish Gambino, Action Bronson or Twista. He has recently released a 1-minute video in which he announces his debut album release during summer. Hopefully he will play his new tracks at Lovebox this year!
Since 1998 Four Tet has demonstrated a talent for producing experimental to ambient albums and tracks that transport us in a different dimension. From “Plastic People” named after the famous London nightclub to the dreamy “Angel Echoes”, the dancy “Buchla” or again the enchanting “Two Thousands and Seventeen”, Four Tet masters the diversity of sub-genres in electronic music. His live sets have always managed to make us feel part of something bigger, let’s be sure he won’t disappoint us this time again!
The American-Nigerian R&B duo and sisters VanJess has made a buzz after covering and posting songs such as “Headlines” from Drake on Youtube. Largely influenced by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Xscape, TLC and SWV, they have released their first album Silk Canvas which includes collaborations with GoldLink, Masego Lil Simz, Leikeli47 and Berhana. They recently have collaborated with Kaytranada on the track “Dysfunctional”.
Sarah-Louise Maillet | WRITER