Kojaque is part of a new wave of Irish artists flooding the world with blistering and sophisticated literature, film and music; ideas and work that emerged from a social
revolution stonewalled by late-stage capitalism. Emerging in 2015 with a video performance piece for Midnight Flower, a literally breathtaking performance piece taking place under water, Kojaque co-founded Soft Boy Records with Kean Kavanagh.
Soft Boy quickly became a hub for experimental hip-hop, jazz, and other genres. Choice Music Prize nominated Deli Daydreams arrived in 2018, ostensibly a concept album orientating around a week in the life of a deli worker, and loaded with heartbreak, tenderness, side-angle views at masculinity, and loneliness. Green Diesel (2019), a
collaboration with Luka Palm, followed. In 2020 Kojaque released Town’s Dead, an expansive, urgent debut album that speeds headlong into love, sex, violence, drug deals gone wrong, depression, and the claustrophobia of a hometown.