There is a lot we could say about the digital label and multimedia platform that is FRSH SLCTS, bringing you the best in hip-hop, electronic and cutting-edge dance music from the Portland area and beyond since 2008. All of it would be good. And all of it would feature helmsman Kenny Fresh himself (or KNNY FRSH if you have an aversion to vowels as that crew does), the one man musical connector, curator and compiler of the scene he has helped to flourish and fly. KNNY FRSH has made it his mission to shine a light on the best of the Portland scene, revealing hidden corners to those within, and expansive vistas to those on the outside. Building on an already thriving scene and his work with Waajeed’s legendary and pioneering label Bling47.com, KNNY took the torch, turned it to full tractor-beam, surrounded himself with the finest musicians from the area and simply gave them the space to share their own personal magic to the digital world. The result is a platform that constantly matches FRSHNSS with XPRMNTTN with DMN GD MSC.
So when KNNY asked us to support the drop of the review of their early years ‘The Porch Sessions: A FRSH SLCTS RTROSPCTV 08-09’ how could we refuse. After all, it’s difficult to say no without using any vowels. KNNY also unpicked the TWLV, ntrlly.
1. Who's in the house?
I... am KNNY, I be... FRSH SLCTS.
2. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Nah, it’s kinda always been like this for me. You think it'd be better at it by now, but I’m getting there.
3. It ain't where you're from, it's...?
What you're listening to.
4. Give me the fortune, keep the fame?
I’m not really tripping off of either, but I’ll settle for the former.
5. After the show it's the after-party, and after the party it's the...?
Napfter party. I enjoy naps, and I try to frequent recliners.That "cousin of death" shit is a lie!
6. It's quite okay for a gangster to wear sandals?
Nope! I’m anti-mantoe. Not a fan. Get that shit...TOGETHER!
7. If I ruled the world?
I’d give the job to someone else (maybe Slick Rick), but I’d make sure they gave me a nice severance pay, a cool island,oh and unlimited ice cream for
everyone me.I wanna keep the throne - thrones are tight.
8. Do you want more?
Not exactly, I’m trying to simplify. Ican do a good amount w/ a little,but I’ll take it however it comes.
9. How does it feel?
10. What's next on the menu?
11. Give me the reason to want you back?
Cuz I’m probably gonna show up anyway, so you might as well be cool w/ it.
12. Tell us why it's all love...