Gardna // Photoset

27th September | Thekla

With his debut album, Good Time Not a Long Time firmly on the launchpad, Gardna’s Thekla show lived up to what the artist said about his own record: “The stem of it all is what it’s going to sound like on a big soundsystem at a festival.” One small boat sounded like one big, booming summer party.

Rooted in rap over reggae and dub tunes, Gardna showed us his ever-evolving style, with the addition of garage and dubstep influences. He showed how he can whip up a frenzy, but also be smoother than a silver-tongued sinner, trying to talk his way out of trouble with the door staff.

With an array of special guests, including Hollie Cook, KIKO BUN, Dread MC and Rider Shafique, it felt like even more of a party. Basically, Gardna brings exactly what everyone needs.

See the video for ‘Good Time Not A Long Time’ (ft. Omar) here: