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Kano at Fabric: A Grime History Lesson

Grime label Butterz returned to Fabric on Friday for their first residency party of the year. With the headline act as Kano, £20 door entry and a queue that swirled all the way around the premises, the expectations were high.

It was also the first show of the year for Kano, who delivered what was an 80% ‘Home Sweet Home’ performance, performing tracks from the 2005 classic grime album such as Boys love Girls, Mic Check and ending the night with the forever popular P’s and Q’s. This was a time for Kano to show his fresh faced audience, who will eventually inherit the grime scene of how it used to be done.

His first London show in over a year also saw Kano dropping his freestyles to the Low Deep produced Get Set, the ladies favourite ‘Ghetto Kyote’ and vintage Ice Rink, giving the crowd a real history into grime music and having them shamelessly wheel across room one.

Appearances on the night came from the energetic Ghetts, no doubt a special energy emanated from the two MCs reminding us of the early 2000, Kano, Ghetto and Nasty Crew grime days. JME also made a very quick appearance on stage, full of light energy, he brought times forward and performed ‘Flow of the year’.

The audience in room one looked hyped, uplifted and overworked to say the least. Not only was it an experience watching Kano perform but to see the interaction and love between him, and the audience absolutely loving his performance made it the best Butterz x Fabric party to be at. I’m calling this one ‘The Best of Butterz’.

Words: Huda Funk

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