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Hip Hop // Portrush, Armagh

Cbakl is an alternative hip hop artist producing eclectic beats drawing influence from jazz, R&B, soul and house. Starting out uploading tracks to SoundCloud aged 15, he began gaining an organic following online and has now progressed to becoming one of Ireland’s most in demand beatmakers. Successfully transitioning focus from SoundCloud to Spotify & Apple Music, he has amassed over 10 million streams across various platforms.

2021 saw cbakl developing his live set and presence in the local music scene with a BBC performance alongside Declan O'Rourke, as well as a number of singles well received by Hot Press, District Magazine and Nialler9. He finished the year strongly, with two of his songs featuring on RTE show Kin, starring Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) and Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders, The Fall) and supervised by David Holmes. The lo-fi hip-hop singles ‘man she loves’ and 'new girls every night' have begun the story for 2022, the first in an ongoing series of releases that will find him delving even further into different styles and genres, as well as collaborating with international and domestic artists.

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