Having made a name for themselves tearing up parties around the UK (and beyond) RAW SILK are on a rampage, regularly setting the turntables on fire with their silky selections. We sit down with one half of the dynamic duo for a catch up about their favourite food spots and more.

So, tell us a little about yourself:

My names Steph and I’m one of half of Raw Silk. We are a London based DJ duo, residents for Percolate and have a monthly show on Netil radio.

What’s your cuisine of choice?

It’s hard to choose just one. I think my cuisine of choice in London is probably middle eastern, there’s so many great Turkish and Lebanese places. I also love Asian food. I have spent a lot of time in Thailand and Bali where I got use to eating fried rice for breakfast.

Anything you don’t mess with?

Meat. Grace and I are actually both vegetarians. Other than that I’ll eat pretty much anything.

Who’s the best cook in RAW SILK?

I couldn’t possibly say 😉

What’s your favourite neighbourhood food spot?

Hmmm I live in between Peckham and Camberwell where there’s a few good spots. I think its probably a toss up between Taco Queen, Yadas or Silk Road… Taco Queen probably wins because of the margaritas.

Are you a force to be reckoned with in the Kitchen?

‘A force to be reckoned with’ is probably too strong. I do enjoy cooking though and quite like being the one in control.

What’s usually on the stereo whilst you’re cooking up a storm?

Day Dreaming by Aretha Franklin is my number one song to cook to. This kind of uplifting soul music is probably my go-to vibe in the kitchen, but this of course can change drastically dependant on my mood and the occasion. Cooking can also be a nice opportunity to listen to new music and explore album tracks. Recently I’ve been listening to Children of Zeus, Nu Guinea, Kokoroko and Mildlife in the kitchen.

Day Dreaming by Aretha Franklin is my number one song to cook to

Do you have a signature dish?

Fish curry (on the occasions the vegetarianism slips).

Are you a sweet or savoury person?


What flavours would you use to describe your DJ sets?


Who would be your dream dinner party guests?

Seeing as she is the soundtrack to my cooking I think Aretha Franklin would be a dream dinner party guest. It would be fabulous to have a table full of soul goddesses. i.e Patti Labelle, Ella Fitzgerald Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack.

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About The Author

Josh Byrne

Josh Byrne

Head chef at both High Praise and XVI Records, Josh has been involved in releasing and promoting electronic music for the past ten years. Currently handling PR & Radio for a number of labels, Josh also DJ's by night - and consults for creative agencies on trends within music subcultures, providing up to date insights from the forefront of the scene.

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