What began as a collaboration of flatmates in 2014 making beats at Rawco HQ in Berhampore, Wellington, soon galvanised into full form when long time mentor and advocate Dj Art Official (Newtown Sound) invited them to play the Newtown Festival. With a matter of weeks to prepare, a team of Welli muso heavyweights was assembled and the world got it’s first taste of the Raw Collective flavour. Raw Collective take inspiration from many genres and influences and distill it into an honest, original, raucous energy that speaks to all generations and walks of life through music that sings to the soul, causes the head to nod and encourages the feet to move in a rhythmic fashion. With half of the members hailing from the Kapiti Coast, this homecoming is going to be a big one!
Check out a live performance at CubaDupa 2016 here!