Vanguard of Ireland's burgeoning hip-hop & rave scene Mango X MathMan performing a special show with the Trinity Orchestra, and rap star of the moment Malaki, all take control of the sounds as the sun sets on the National Museum
Support comes from spoken word poet and artist Adam Mohamed.
Mango X MathMan feat. Trinity Orchestra
Steeped in Dublin’s rave culture, and at the vanguard of Ireland’s burgeoning hiphop scene, Mango X MathMan’s rise is a tale of resistance, resilience, and wrecking the gaff.
From grime anthems such as Badman, to one-night-only pirate radio broadcasts with No Surrender FM, from the bar-raising Wheel Up EP, to the spoken word profundity of Bread and Butter, the diversity of Mango X MathMan’s musical output is matched only by their ambition.
It’s a drive that is quickly bearing fruit, with the duo excelling in a multitude of settings; notoriously energetic festival performances, basement raves, warehouse parties, and above ground, remarkable performances at Ireland’s National Concert Hall, and at the Barbican Theatre in London.
Their critically acclaimed debut album, Casual Work (2019), became an instant hometown classic, with the album’s lead single, Deep Blue - featuring the Mercury Prize-nominated Lisa Hannigan - voted the number one song of 2019 by The Irish Times. A sold out national tour for the album in 2020 culminated in an already legendary show at the 39/40 club on the edge of the Liffey.
Now with their brand new mixtape ‘The Quiet Life’ and another national tour all coming in spring. Mango X MathMan are set to take 2022 back to the raves and streets they love.
Malaki - whose name means 'messenger' - is one of Ireland's most prolific and fast-rising rappers. Bursting onto the scene in January 2019 with the powerful spoken-word epic "Call Us By Our Names", the young Dubliner has been carving out his place in Irish hip-hop ever since. Don't be fooled by the youthful swagger - at twenty, Ma!aki has been an eye-witness to the steady disenfranchisement of Irish youth, a theme frequently probed in his bruising, brutally honest debut EP, 'Butterfly Boy'.
Railing against the 'hard man' archetype many Irish boys are raised to uphold, he tackles themes of transformation and toxic masculinity with biting quips and astonishing ingenuity, wearing his heart proudly on his sleeve.
Malaki synthesises a rich and original interpretation of Dublin life, seamlessly fusing personal expression with piercing social and political commentary. Songs like 'Fair Play' and 'Cavalier' display an ability to conceive tongue-in-cheek lyrics injected with an air of self-aware braggadocio, where 'You Told Me' and 'Paper Prophecies' expose the introspective, more unsure underbelly of a wordsmith at the forefront of his craft.
In an Irish Hip Hop scene that is ever changing, Adam explores the universal fears, struggles and triumphs that we all face through a blend of his music and spoken word.
Constantly honing his craft, he hopes his work highlights the trials and tribulations he has faced and that by being as raw, vulnerable and as honest as possible it resonates with people.
Please note: This show has been rescheduled from it's original date on Saturday 19th March. All original tickets valid for new date. If you are unable to attend please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that THUMPER now play special guest for Damien Dempsey on the Main Stage on Friday 18 March.