Rough & Koflow, Conversations on Turntablism

Surely not my smartest move to contact an editor on a Friday night. Much to my surprise though, Mongrel‘s editor Toke still managed a ‘fuck yeah’, in spite of his insobriety, when I asked him if he wanted to share his video projects on Culturepush. As ever, thanks to the liquid delights for our new contributor.

Take it away Toke!

Koflow: “I see a lot of DJs, but they have no skills … they have no show.”

This is the first episode to a 3-part series of conversations on ‪‎turntablism‬, where we aim to learn more about the special art form via stories shared by Singapore’s top DJs. In our first episode, we meet the vanguards who spearheaded the scene, Rough and Koflow, and they gave us a taste of what turntablism is all about.

Music by Koflow – The Turntable Instrumentalist feat. Mighty Souls. Special thanks to Valentine Music Centre.

Mongrel introduces and reintroduces topics, through the perspectives of pacesetters. Led by a guiding philosophy of sniffing beyond the surface (bad pun very much intended), the magazine observes the inner workings of vanguards in Asia, and serves as an avenue for inquisitive minds to explore out of comfort zones. Mongrel personifies an alternative lifestyle for the curious, embodied by elements of art + design, culture, fashion, food, and music. With the video format as our main conversational medium, Mongrel focuses on encapsulating intimate moments, as we believe in sharing the story as it is.

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