CULTURE + REAL TIME ADVENTURES
Gangs somehow popped up on my radar with the lush and dark track “This Time Around”. I did my research and found out these mysterious folks were in LA and on indie label “New Los Angeles”.
Brooklyn’s very own joins me for a very candid talk regarding where to eat in their local neighborhood, tour life and the joy of sleeping on different beds in different cities.
There is real no way to describe this man’s music other than to insert the words “genuine, authentic and talent” into the fold.
Here is my final podcast of 2014 and I figured who better to have in the room then two of the most active and open individuals who have intrigued me on social media! Meet Michael Barnes and Novena Carmel. We talk art, race and Obama as a dj.
I met Nick while en route to the Airport after dj’ing at the SLS. We talked about dj’s making thousands per gig and somehow the convo crossed the board as to why he continues to paint and drive a taxi at night. It was very inspirational.
This week’s guest on my podcast is Brooklyn singer songwriter Nick Hakim. We talk music, inspiration, Brand Nubian and Cody Chesnutt. Hope you enjoy!
The Funky President J Rocc swings through for a chat about his journey as a club dj in the OC. But then in came Peanut Butter Wolf to start the party and break down the history of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series and it’s inspiration of sample/rap culture. Tales of digging, serving the homies at Mcdonalds are all told
ABJO somehow and mysteriously pops up on my radar with amazing remixes and original cuts that end up on my Soundcloud stream. I always wanted to reach out to him and pick this kid’s head in terms of inspiration and especially his ear.
Since 2009 this band has had my attention. With the release of their self titled debut, Electric Wire Hustle had held my attention. I still pop in that record which stands against the test of time and hits hard.
After a little hiatus with travels, life adjustments and raising a dog I finally got back into the podcast realm of things and invited MNDSGN to swing through. His latest release entitled Yawn Zen is out now on Stones Throw and is one of my faves of 2014!
Got to link with Seattle’s Odesza who all my friends were raving about with their electronic sounds and dance floor beats. My knowledge was very little regarding this duo however I instantly became a fan upon my research for this podcast! We talk about inspiration, production and touring. Hope you dig!
Producer, beatmaker and sonic guru Jeremy Malvin aka Chrome Sparks swings through the RedBull Studios in NYC to talk about his new Ep entitled Goddess out now on Future Classics, a wonderful record label! We talk inspiration and get to know him a little better! Hope you dig!
This week’s guest on the podcast is Dj and Grammy Nominated producer Twilite Tone. Man, do yourself a solid and google him! I really wanted to avoid the obvious questions of “What was it like working with Kanye West” and somehow I achieved it but it was definetly on the back of my mind.
This was a great chat that touches on what happens when musicians from around the globe record in NYC and the beautiful outcome that comes with it. It’s the sound clash of tomorrow meets yesterday with with a psychedelic twist! Efrain drops by and breaks down the inspiration behind La Mecanica Popular.
This week John Robinson steps through the doors and takes us on a journey through NYC hip hop. We talk Scienz Of Life, Bobbito’s assistance early in the game and his ability to move to a new landscape and build with various communities. This was a great chat!
Fresh off the heels of his brand new release entitled Early Riser, Taylor Mcferrin breaks down his creative process and discusses his life and influences in music. He also breaks down what it’s like to team up with LA’s Brainfeeder label during recording and touring across the world.