Under the Radar: P Caso

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Rapper P Caso is making waves in Glasgow’s hip-hop community, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

P Caso, aka Paul Venagas Edge, is one of the founders of the High Rise event collective and label, which has been making waves in Glasgow’s hip-hop community. Born in Bogota to a musical family (two grandparents were music teachers and his father is a cellist), he was exposed to jazz, salsa and funk at an early age before going on to develop a love of rap in primary school.

Earlier this year he released Mise En Scene with producer Kalum, a seven track mini-album consisting of short musical vignettes inspired by films, which is reminiscent of the haunting sounds of pioneering Edinburgh act Penpushers back in the noughties.

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Following his appearance at the Pitch showcase last week, P Caso's next single is out in 9 September. Continuing in a dark vein, it combines a looped piano line with a vocal that sounds just a few decibels louder than a whisper. It is released the day after the next High Rise night at Glasgow’s Audio and is set to be followed by a video and an EP later in the month. Expect a lot more music and events over the coming months, with updates on P Caso’s show on Buena Vida Radio. For more info visit www.linktr.ee/Casotellem

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk Find them on Twitter @olafwide and @newfoundsound

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