ROLLER: Thanks for coming to play roller! Where did it all begin for Hewson? Do you remember the first time you heard drum n bass?
HEWSON: Thank you for having me. I am so excited to play my first roller! I first heard drum and bass 1999 when Addicted To Bass was airing mainstream, from there it was the likes of Pendulum, Tantrum Desire, Andy C, Break and High Contrast that opened up a whole new world for me.
ROLLER: Definitely an amazing era for dnb, no doubt. Do you remember the first time you actually mixed? Anyone you want to shout out to for showing you the ropes?
HEWSON: The first time I mixed was back in Burnley at the age of 10 in my friend’s bedroom, MCing to house music and that’s when I fell in love with the wheels of steel. Massive shouts to Darren Tucker for mentoring me through my residency at Metropolis Fremantle which gave me the experience and credibility I needed to grow, and also a special shout out to Andy Carpenter Extended Play for hooking me up with my first batch of DNB over 10 years ago.. Legend! And the Good Karma Music fam for taking things from 0-100.
ROLLER: You’ve played some pretty awesome parties round Perth. What are a couple that stick out for you?
HEWSON: I honestly couldn’t pick a couple as I have way too many unbelievable memories. But meeting and supporting my favourite artists has been the most inspirational. I have met some amazing people and I am so humbled to have been selected to perform at some of the biggest and best parties in town and that goes out to everyone involved, from the promoters to the hospitality workers and most importantly the crew on the D-floor! Also special love to Inhibit Promotions(Geoff Shrapnel) and the ProtoCode crew for keeping me on their rotations!
ROLLER: Absolutely. Some hard working people behind the scenes that don’t get enough love. What’s coming up in 21 for Hewson? Anything cool on the horizon we should know about?
HEWSON: I like to under promise and over deliver so best keep my goals on the DL but I am in a great place surrounded by great people and forever growing as a person and an artist so hold tightt.
Can’t wait to see what 2021 brings! But just to keep you interested. Check out Hewson’s socials and that good stuff and show our local fam some love!