In a unique access all areas series, south London based photographer Joseph McDermott goes behind the scenes with music’s finest. Ahead of his Jazz Café slot, McDermott sat down with Kojey Radical to talk music, inspo and the dream collab.
So who are you and where are you from?
I’m Kojey Radical, and I’m visual artist turned spoken word poet turned musician. I’m from Hoxton, east London; original Hoxton fella.
How did you get into creating music?
I knew music was always going to be an interest of mine but I wouldn’t have necessarily predicted that I would have got into it the way that it has turned out. I was into art first – I had an idea for a project and I was playing with poetry here and there – it just got to a point where I was like, I need to do this. And then it went from there with my first release “Dear Daisy” in 2014.
And how would you describe your music?
Powerful and passionate, and based on a lot on my own personal journey.
If somebody hasn’t listened to Kojey Radical, where should they start?
What’s the best show you’ve ever played and why was it the best?
Every time I play a new show it becomes my favourite. Ireland is definitely a stand out.