It’s a hot August afternoon, burger juice is sizzling and two KRK monitors are pumping out the sound of old school hip-hop. NOTA, Dutch representative and DJ from the Tale crew has hands on deck turning tracks while I’m turning hotdogs.


As per summer tradition The Tale crew is taking back to the seas for their third edition of their hip-hop boat party on a privately chartered yacht. The international crew is renown for playing the best of hip-hop through the decades and attracting a music-oriented crowd who are there for the best beats on the island.


Joining the Tale crew this time will be Shay Who, a versatile Nigerian DJ who played at the Underground Sound office opening last week. He can go from afro house to house to obscure rap tracks so we fully endorse this addition to the Tale crew.


Departing from Sliema ferries next Saturday at 6:30 you are guaranteed a full six hours of bumping tracks, with the splash of salty sea to match that hot and humid evening air. For those coming out of Glitch festival this will be a great rebound to freshen up after the mid-week techno banger.


My mate Clarence is standing against the railing of the balcony, with an extra strong mixed drink in his plastic cup. “Man. This is real, fucking hip-hop”.




Words by: Luc John Claude

Images courtesy of: The Tale