Preview \\ King Hippo presents Fresh Roasted London ft LeFtO, DJ Gilla and Ken Okuda
This Sunday, something very special happens in London. Chicago broadcaster King Hippo brings his live beat-making event Fresh Roasted to Europe for the first time, featuring seven beat-makers and DJs from around the world, with a truly International line-up.
Fresh Roasted London runs midday – 6PM this Sunday. Tickets are available on the door only, at a humble fiver.
\\ Can you tell us what RAWS is, and how it all began?
\\ You said in your Jazz Beats and Flow special for EZH that this is a Japanese concept. Tell us about how you discovered it and if/how it’s been adapted from its original form?
\\ You’ve had some incredible artists and beat-makers involved. What do you think draws some of them to the concept?
\\ What’s been your favourite RAWS moment?
Music unites; my favourite memories of RAWS are seeing people come together to share and feel creative energy. It was great to see artists who had admiration for one and other meet for the first time and work together on the same day. It was wonderful to watch the musicians’ faces light up when they recognised their music in one of the beats made on the spot.
It’s really satisfying when the whole room unites to cheer for an incredible beat, it’s a wave of joy that washes over everyone. How can we cultivate that more? For me, it’s all about meeting new people and celebrating creativity. RAWS definitely is a platform for that.