Wednesday 4 November 2015

G-Star RAW x Boiler Room Shuts Johannesburg Down!

Image Credit: Temple Records label (Twitter)
 Last week G-Star RAW x Boiler Room shut Johannesburg down with a RAW Session at AndClub in Newtown. Over 300 of Johannesburg’s fashion and music industry leaders joined the RAW session movement. Guests were welcomed with the newly launched Belvedere Pink Grapefruit cocktails. 

Image Credit: Temple Records label (Twitter)
Okmalumkoolkat performed with his musical crew BoyznBucks, including Riky Rick, Scoop Makhathini, Stilo Magolide, Mkay Frash, uSanele, Phiko and Thegooddokta played a special BR-curated live broadcast. Also, DJ Lag, alongside other rising South African talents Nonku Phiri and Themba Lunacy.

Image Credit: Temple Records label (Twitter)

The RAW Sessions project is a touring series of events and short films, which unite the frontier of musical and directorial talents across the world. For Johannesburg’s edition film, G-Star took a journey into the tropical underground of the Gqom scene in Durban, South Africa as viewed through the lens of local filmmaker Chris Kets.

The documentary style work stars DJ Lag as he tells the story of this new genre and its subculture. Also making an appearance is Durban native and godfather of the Gqom sound Okmalumkoolkat.

See the short film story below:

Click here for more information on the RAW Sessions series.

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