Kevin Smith aka Kojaque is a Dublin-born poet, MC, filmmaker, and label boss of Soft Boy Records, who has been responsible for some of the most interesting and left of centre hip-hop to come out of the city. Exploding on to the scene with ‘Deli Daydreams’, Kojaque is emblematic of the surge in interest in homegrown talent in Ireland, mixing sampling and jazz beats with dynamic, poetic lyrics showcasing life as a modern Dubliner.

“some of the songs feel more personal and some feel more like accurate reflections of the situation we’re in as young people trying to live and work in this city. I think it’s easy to fall into that feeling of hopelessness, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel, there’s light in the people making art in this city. That’s where the hope lies for me.”

Politicksis (feat. Luka Palm) is taken from Kojaque’s latest project ‘Deli Daydreams’, a concept mixtape which follows a week in the life of a Deli worker.