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5th Element

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5th Element are an Irish Hip Hop duo based in Ballymun, Dublin. An area known for poverty and high levels of anti-social behavior.

However over the years it has become a symbol for the creativity that has flourished in post-recession Ireland. A melting pot forvarious talented arts, whether that be film, dance, painting or music. 5th Element are at the forefront of this music scene.

Members consist of Ger Kellett, who was born and raised in Ballymun, and Ryan “Linco" Lincoln, who was originally born in Ghana but moved to Ballymun when he was 3 years old. The two lads have been active on the Irish scene since 2012. During 2014 they began work with Dublin based Drum and Bass producer, DoubleScreen. The trio released the first single from their album back in February 2015. The track “Faces” was met with critical acclaim and kicked off a busy year for the boys. They went on to play Knockanstockan Festival 2015 and Electric Picnic 2015 on the Earthship stage in the Body&Soul area and the recent Lingo Spoken Word Festival in Dublin The album “State of Mind 2.0” was released in 2015.

5th Element have also landed major support slots in previous years. They have supported industry superstars such as Xzibit, Cypress Hill and General Levy.

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