Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making and Battle on WLPN Wednesday, Aug 5


This Wednesday August 5th from 7-10pm live on WLPN 105.5 FM join King Hippo as he presents Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making and Battle

What is Fresh Roasted? QC’s host King Hippo and his friend (and beat-maker) Phraim hold a quarterly event at the Whistler called ‘Fresh Roasted: Live Beat-Making and Battle’ which has been described by Groundlift Media as “high-minded Hip Hop”…It goes down like this:

A record collector presents a record which has unique and strange sounds or interesting and unusual percussion to three beat-makers. The beat-makers will then have one and a half hours to make a beat with that record on the spot and during that time, you’ll get to hear a set of music by the record collector. When time’s up, the beat-makers will present their beats and you, the audience, will decide who made the best beat!

For this special live broadcast of Fresh Roasted, QC Dj & host King Hippo will be the record collector. Selecting the source sample and playing a live set while the beat makers create and prepare for battle. This Beat Battle will feature Beat-Makers: Shon Dervis ( Furious Styles/ Current Champ of Fresh Roasted ), Pipe Attack and Krush Love.

Join us for all of this live (and only) on WLPN 105.5FM Lumpen Radio Wednesday August 5th from 7pm10pm. Be sure to tune in to find out how to vote and participate in judging the Beat Battle!  – Photos courtesy of Victor Duarte


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King Hippo has been DJing & working with WLPN since the launch. He curates music digitally from Chicago on his website,, and through live events. He has organized and promoted such unique performances as Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote’s first concert in Chicago, and beat-making events where producers sampled a live jazz band and created original recordings in the moment. He has performed as a DJ in some of the city’s most respected venues such as Danny’s, Harbee Liquors and Tavern, Maria’s Packaged Goods, Rodan, the Silver Room, Sportsman’s Club, Soho House and the Whistler.

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