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Newness from Majid Jordan w/ DVSN, Four Set, Maylee Todd, Tennyson, Shigeto and Yaeji who is making her presence felt in the blogosphere. Big fan of her work. Also Nai Palm delivers once again + the WU is back! Also, this Knox Fortune is gold! Catch you next Monday night!
Ghetto Dub – World Dub
Unno – Drink That Butter
ABRA – Pull Up
Sevdaliza – Other Girl
Twit Uno – Chayn Gang
Majid Jordan – One I want
Danny Watts – Pill
Jaubi – Time: The Donut Of The Heart
Four Tet – Two Thousand And Seventeen
Maylee Todd – AFANYALA
yaeji – New York 93
Jhene Aiko – While We’re Young
Masego – Tado
Makaya McCraven – Papaya
The Black Madonna – We Can Never Be Apart
Tennyson – Pancake Feet
Shigeto – There’ A Vibe Tonight
Mathias Lamfa – Lost My Edge
The Stepkids – Shadows On Behalf
emawk – someone
Iman Omari – So Real
Jordan Rakei – Eye To Eye
Pink Skies – Gettin Old
Troyboi – Don’t Want
Tusken – Cerulean City
Alemayehu – Alteleyeshegnem
Nai Palm – Homebody
Mr. Dibiase – Delayed Flight [89]
Daye Jack – Easy
Little Dragon – Peace Of Mind
Connor Pearson – Why
Daphni – Face To Face
Annabel (lee) – Paris, Room 14
Yaeji – Drink Im Sippin On
Quadrupolar – Yusuke Hirado Prospect
Rapsody – U Used 2 Love Me
SAINTS – Blind, I
Primitive Trust – Fallen Down
Wu-Tang Clan – Lesson Learn’d
Mass Influence – Analyze
Jitwam – Alone
Knox Fortune – No Dancing
Nosaj Thing – How We Do
Hundred Waters – Wave to Anchor
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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!






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I have always wrestled with ways of sharing views on current and community affairs. Especially since I am trying to refrain from the “political” guy with views” and the older I get the more simplistic I get in my own speculation. I thought about writing blog posts but I thought I’d take it one step further thanks to my Soundcloud app on my I Phone. From here on out I will voice my thoughts on things that are happening in the news and might even record some discussions on topics that affect our community.  The camera will still be in hand but capturing ideas, arguments and the voice is my time capsule of a moment in time.  Join in on the conversation and add me on twitter. I would love to make this as interactive as possible as well as hear your thoughts and responses.  I also want to stress that these opinions reflect my views and only my views. But most importantly I want to experiment with the means of creating dialogue.  Hope you dig!

Rant # 1 The Media, speculation, opinions and Trayvon Martin

Next Thursday early evening I’m playing records at the Venice TOMS shop off Abbot Kinney. Looking forward to witnessing the art by Chase and checking out the new shoe line!  Sounds kick off at 6:30-8 pm!  Swing through and say hi!  Would love to see all my fellow Venice locals!  Make sure to RSVP!

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I just stopped by this shop for some coffee and my oh my! Great community spot! Great selection of TOMS shoes and eye wear!! I took some shots with my iPhone which you can see below. Hope to see you this Thursday!

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I had no idea that visual artist, stage designer and puppeteer Wayne White played and shaped a vital part of my life and understanding through art. Saturday morning w/ my grandfather always consisted of 4 things, a trip to the donut shop, Pee Wee’s Playhouse followed by Soul Train then WWF Wrestling. Dont ask me to connect all the elements cause I cant. But Pee Wee was a big part of of my imagination.  I stumbled across this trailer for this documentary on White (and plan to catch the 7 pm showing later today) and instantly gravitated towards his philosophy on art.

Watch this trailer and hopefully it might be of interest. Go explore the film’s website as well!