Tramlines 2016: Coco @ The Hubs

Review of Coco’s secret Tramlines slot at The Hubs.

Upon arrival at Tramlines’ secret gig, I was greeted by thumping bass and banger after remixed banger, from local lad True Fiction’s DJing repertoire. Fresh from his Radio One airtime, he has, as ever, thrown himself into a busy Tramlines weekend that would leave a lot of DJs dead on their feet. This afternoon suited him perfectly though; a laidback warm-up for Coco’s intimate secret show.

Coco has been held in high regard by a number of DJs, including being listed in Mixmag by Annie Mac as one to watch for 2016, and being tipped by Charlie Sloth as being headed for big things. Following his recent collaboration with fellow Sheffield boy Toddla T, Coco has managed to get himself noticed further afield than just his hometown.

It’s clear that he has a lot of love for the city that he came from, and this was just another element that got the small crowd (just 100 competition winners) on his side. The beginning of the set consisted of a number of solo hits, with a break in the middle to showcase some of the remixes and collaborations he’s been working on since moving down to the capital just over a year ago. To close, Coco moved to new track ‘Ova Here’ featuring Jamaican vocalist Protoje, his latest single ‘My G’ and 2015 banger ‘Big Bou Yah’, proving that he’s an artist quickly building a back catalogue of hit after hit. Bonus points: I got a sweet trucker cap.

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