Double K and Thes One are People Under The Stairs. The west coast underground duo have somewhat gathered a cult following since they formed all the way back in 1997. Known for employing a largely in-house operation in terms of making their music, the pair have garnered respect from fans and fellow musicians alike. Despite their lack of mainstream success, the pair have a worldwide following and have toured all over the globe. It has been a while since they graced a London stage but that will all change on Wednesday 13th May when they perform at The Jazz Cafe, arguably the best venue for intimate hip hop performances. The show is made possible by The Doctor’s Orders, who themselves have been organising hip hop live shows and parties for a full decade in the nation’s capital. Supporting them on the night will be The Doctor’s Orders resident, music nerd and skilled mixmaster DJ Mr Thing. Check out his recent Saturday Night Live at Mr Thing’s mix here and his Crate Diggers episode here.
Above is a People Under The Stairs collaboration with DJ Yoda incorporating all manner of British references and below is a lecture that Thes One took part in at the University of Southern California on sampling.
For tickets and further information hit up The Doctor’s Orders but be quick before tickets inevitably sell out.