Yung Fume’s been quietly bubbling as one of the scenes most promising artists. With a strong core fan base, an ear for amazing beats and a distinct cadence Fumos took to the O2 Academy in Islington on Thursday night for a night that will go down as a ‘you had to be there moment’ for those that missed out.
With his recent EP cover for Too Much Wave 2 being displayed on the big screen, DJ Yank Boogie provided the tunes whilst eager fans waited for Yung Fume to touch the stage. Fee Gonzales came out and performed a short opening set, setting the tone for the evening and making sure the ‘energy crew’ were activated and ready. When the show was initially announced, due to high demand the venue was upgraded and it couldn’t have been a better choice because when Fume finally hit the stage the mosh pits and Bloc Boy JB’s shoot dance were all over the place.
Fume ripped through his set with a cool confidence, the fans were rapping every word back to him with ease. Something that I’ve seen not go so well for other artists, who fade the music out for a popular part of their records, only to have a few people saying the words back. But that wasn’t the case for Fume, everyone in the building was invested, there were there to turn up and celebrate the release of his latest EP Too Much Wave 2. They were rewarded for their loyalty with Fume going back to some of his older music off of his Noughts & Crosses mixtape.
He then spoke on his recent collaboration EP with famed produced Zaytoven called Level Up. A project he created an accompanying app for and something that seemingly flew under the radar for most outside of Fume’s base as far as general music chat goes. Nonetheless this wasn’t a night for casual fans anyway, so as he launched into his JME assisted collaboration Never Had Me no one could have expected the legend himself to step out on stage with Fume. From there on out the special guest moments kept on popping up. Newcomer Bryn bounced on stage to perform her collab song Pull Up with him, and then M Huncho popped up to perform their single Droptops.
The final boss of guests for the evening was none other than Stormzy who came out and did a quick performance of Big For Your Boots, not without praising Fumos as the future and then joining in on dancing and rapping along on stage while Fume closed out a momentous night.
Last night showcased that Yung Fume’s going to be one of the biggest names in the scene sooner rather than later. So don’t sleep, stream/download Too Much Wave 2 below.