Hollis Parker, SoSure Music and Grow Your Own are please to present ‘The Last Raw Launch Party’ to mark the release of The Last Raw Era – the debut album from London-based US producer Hollis Parker
Join us canal side at Grow in Hackney Wick from 7pm on Thursday 10th November where Hollis Parker will premiere his brand new double pack LP. Expect an eclectic journey through the Hollis Parker vinyl vault and, of course, a full preview of The Last Raw Era.
The Last Raw Era is themed around two distinct love stories: that evolving relationship between two fictional characters, and the entirely real emotion Hollis wears on his sleeve about New York, calling it “the foundation upon which I’m built”. A hazy melancholy informs much of the album’s tone, with obscure samples dusted off and given a new lease of life in songs that evoke the languid production of Moomin as much as the raw house cuts of the early US masters.
The diverse appeal of the album is illustrated well with the combination of strong club support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, LTJ Bukem, Tony Humphries, Gene Farris, Severino and DJ Krush, radio support on KISS FM and a wide range of specialist radio stations as well as key media support from Ibiza Voice, DJ Mag and Deep House London.
“This album is basically a culmination of everything I’ve done musically up until now” says Hollis “from the techniques and musicianship I learned to the equipment I figured out how to use, the different genres I’ve created: it all comes together on this album. “It’s a love story that’s also about a city, specifically a city that I got to know before the internet and social media, back in the 90s, or what I like to call the last raw era.”
Hosting this launch at Grow, a unique bar, kitchen and creative space carved out of an old sausage factory, who operate an ethical and sustainable business model is a great opportunity to showcase this heartfelt and emotive album from Hollis Parker.
The Last Raw Era will be available on 2 x 12” vinyl from Monday 7th November 2016.
NOTE - @slowfirelondon will also be serving up New Orleans style dishes all night from the kitchen. Highly recommended.
Pre-order The Last Raw Era
Preview ‘Here For You’ (taken from The Last Raw Era)
Download ‘Born From The Sound Of Dust: The Prequel’ from Deep House London