09 Feb MoStack shuts down his first show of 2018 alongside Avelino at Annie Mac Presents: Amp Sounds
MoStack featured at his first show of 2018 to kick off what’s expected to be a busy year of live shows with a bang.
Not too far from the venue was Mist’s listening party for his Diamond In The Dirt EP, which sees MoStack feature twice, on ‘Mosh Pit’ and ‘Uber’, but in Camden at Jazz Cafe, we were reminded of the impact of their collaborations, with a performance of ‘Screw and Brew’ evoking an energetic reaction.
Stack performed a range of his ever-growing list of hits, including ‘Liar Liar’ and ‘Let It Ring’, as well ‘Fisherman’ from J Hus top-five album Common Sense. Not too long ago, footage of emerged of MoStack bringing a fan on-stage to complete the words to, but to no avail. The unlucky fan couldn’t see through Dave’s bit, but that wasn’t an issue this time round, as two fans jumped on stage and performed the Game Over rapper’s parts of the track with no problem.
When ‘No Words’ dropped, everyone in the crowd went nuts. The audience wasn’t exclusively there for just the rap vibes of MoStack and Avelino, so despite the rap-heavy line-up, there was still some people there to watch Tom Grennan. But when this one dropped, it felt like everyone and their dog knew what time it was. Even if everyone in the room didn’t the know the words, the ones did made it loud enough to make the room jump.
MoStack did the damn thing last year, charting in the top 20 with High Street Kid, touring the UK and destroying just about every feature he touched, so with plenty more shows, festival appearances and another potential tour en route, this show served as a reminder that he’s an artist you definitely want to see live at some point this year.
Avelino graced the stage to perform bits from his latest No Bullshit playlist, a project you can read more about here, as well getting a few reloads for ‘Energy’, his FIFA-featuring track which features Stormzy and Skepta, while Tom Grennan closed out proceedings with his catalogue, including the popular smash ‘Found What I Been Looking For’.
The event at Jazz Cafe was part of Annie Mac’s month-long Amp Sounds residency across London. She didn’t play a set here, but you can expect to see her live at her shows across the month at Koko and Roundhouse, with proceedings ending with a final show at the latter venue on February 24.
Catch MoStack performing at this year’s Wireless Festival. To check out the full Wireless line-up, click here.