Kate Tempest’s Late Junction mixtape
Nick Luscombe presents a mixtape by spoken-word artist, poet and musician Kate Tempest.
Nick Luscombe presents a mixtape by writer and musician Kate Tempest.
First emerging as a spoken-word artist at open-mic nights around the start of this century, Tempest has gone on to write for theatre and has published award-winning poetry and a bestselling novel. In recent years, her musical work has come more to the fore, and she has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize.
This month sees the release of her third album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, an ode to England and love. To mark this, Tempest curates a mixtape of tracks that she loves, cutting across dancehall, contemporary gospel, spoken-word, ambient composition and new Afrobeat sounds from her native London.
Produced by Chris Elcombe.
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