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A second podcast in week but with multiple brilliant minds covering ground on such topics as TIDAL, police brutality, Waco, Tech apps and silent meditation. I could not think of a better panel to discuss all these great topics with a sprinkle of humor that maybe 2% of you might get! But join in! Listen!
Shout outs to Novena Carmel, Zack Sekoff and Def Sound for joining me!
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. Michael Barnes is host of Melting Pot on KPFK and also a Lecturer at CSU Long Beach. This man knows his music! Novena Carmel is small bundle of positive energy and member of musical group Wallpaper. Together we talk about the events of that shaped and impacted 2014 as well as look head to 2105.
We talk Ferguson, Eric Garner, Iggy Azalea, race, Malaysian Airlines, Robin Williams, mental health, music and even compare President Obama to a dj. We also break down Black Messiah and our favorite records of the year. Hope you enjoy! This one is easily one of my faves!
I first got hip to Sophia Chang via her amazing site. Having played with photoshop I often wondered how she was able to do these amazing illustrations of rappers and NY figures. I then got hip to her work with Staple Design and had been bugging her for a while about being on my podcast. Since then she has been curating projects, featured on Hypebeast and has a project in the works with Puma! This was a great conversation that included what it’s like to design for the NBA and still have your parents ask “When are you going to get a real job?”. Hope you dig this chat!
Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez
Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!
Check out her work here.
I kept it on the downlow out of fear this would not happen. 16 creatives, 1 day and a couple of microphones inside the Red Bull Studios in NYC! Artists from the musical landscape and also from the visual were selected to discuss their various creative paths. And to see some of these artists engage with one another in the lobby was also awesome. I had to break out the GOPRO and camera and document a lot of this magic in one day.
This Monday I will be releasing these sessions on the blog! Possibly one every week or even 3! Trust me when I say there are some amazing and personal stories that left me inspired after we stopped recording. Stay posted and stay close! And in the mean time take a listen to previous episodes of my podcast! Big thanks to Ryan Woodhall for the engineering, Jon Oliver for production assistance and Shelley, Hannah and Marcel for helping this come into fruition!
Just found this clip of the amazing Lee Quinones of Wild Style. So great to this man still doing what he loves and still crack a smile on his face. Just got hip to Brooklyn Insiders and looking forward to exploring more of their videos on influential people from that borough. In the mean time get to revisit and know the amazing LEE and peep his blog!
Got to visit the Red Bull NYC building today and explore the Write Of Passage exhibit which explores the impact of American graffiti art on global culture. Mass Appeal did a great job putting this together which includes a giant SKEME piece and a reconstruction of an actual subway setting. It was also cool to check out the RBMA radio station in the building and meet some of the great folks who are making things happen at this wonderful institution that supports creativity and community. It was also a pleasure to meet co-founder of Ego Trip/Mass Appeal Sacha Jenkins who had lead a workshop earlier in the space and is also curating the WOP exhibit. It’s open to the public! If you are in the city make sure to swing by and check it out! More info can be found here. Thanks Shelley + Hannah and all the cool folks for the great visit!