JUICE: ISSA RAP FEST adds Baro and Kwame to their already huge party this Saturday
Melbourne hip hop lovers, your prayers have been answered… JUICE: ISSA RAP FEST is just around the corner! Held at the iconic Gasometer Hotel, four of Melbourne’s tastiest collectives are coming together to bring you one of the juiciest parties of the year. This week they announced BARO and KWAME will be added to their already killer line up of Manu Crook$, GREMLNS, Kwasi x HFNR, Sophie Grophy, Maya Hirasedo and more.
The four collectives – Sauce, Re Up, Thank Guard and Valve Sounds – are known tastemakers in the music scene – Sauce recently invited Atlanta rapper Father to their stage, Thank Guard are known for their specifically curated blog and wild monthly hip hop showcases. Valve Sounds’ roster is home to artists like UV Boi and Maya Hirasedo, and who could forget about Re Up, quite possibly the best hip hop party happening in Melbourne right now. With the power of these collectives combined, who knows the surprises they have up their sleeve.
What we love about Juice‘s line up is that is innovative and inclusive, where all genders and cultures are represented equally – everyone is welcome! Juice has captured the essence of the cultural movement of the new wave of hip hop in Australia, proving the quality of music our country is producing right now. So while there are are many parties around, Juice is the only party of it’s kind right now in Melbourne, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store this Saturday.
Some of Melbourne’s top DJ’s will also be playing, including Prophecy Boyz, REUP DJs (Steezy & Tranter), Sofie Roze, Mat Cant (WVS), Shelley (Valve Sounds) and more. Having sold out of first release, you’d be mad to sleep on this one.
Words by Julia Insolia