Tuesday 2 July 2019
Old-school hip-hop from nostalgic newcomers

Copenhagen’s NATKAT is an underground hip-hop act comprised of rapper Frej Le Funk (aka B from E when he makes house productions), beat smith Floppykat and magic-maker DJ Sump. Together, they make fantastic golden-age-inspired hip-hop in Danish.

In 2018, the trio released their debut album Mørket kalder (translates to ‘the darkness is calling’). It’s an album full of stories and an old-school approach. Fans of stuff like A Tribe Called Quest, Dilated Peoples and De La Soul would love this Danish interpretation of the dusty, funky and jazzy production style. The beat is kept simple and flowing, boom bap-style, and on top Frej Le Funk lets his fast, deft rhymes flow.

The album is a compilation of sorts of both older and new tracks (this blog loved it). NATKAT needed it out before being able to move on to the next chapter.

And that chapter has already begun. A new track, “Dyb”, has been released in early 2019, and it continues the smooth 90s-leaning style. It will end up on a new EP which should soon see the light of day.

It’ll be a blast when NATKAT takes our Countdown stage at Roskilde Festival 2019 (a little live teaser).