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This man is brilliant. Having a footing in various musical genres, RocNation’s Sam Dew is a songwriter/songwriter who also executes well when it comes to his own material. I first heard his collaboration with UK dance king Julio Bashmore for a track entitled “Holding On” which is just about on Beats 1 just about 10 times a day. Sam kills it! I got to dig deep and learn more about Sam and his work with TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek as well as his comfort zones for writing. Hope you dig!

I’m not exactly sure how Nick Hakim appeared on my radar but I remember it was in the form of a video that made me stop everything and listen. The chords, the lyrics, the change and vibes all came from an authentic and pure place. This year folks got to see him drop 2 powerful self released EP’s and also contribute to Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers series. We talk about his love for Brand Nubian to Cody ChesnuTT. Hope you dig and enjoy previous episodes here!


Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Emily King swung through the RedBull Studios in NYC to talk about her journey of ups and downs plus a special treat to meet her mother who served as a wonderful backbone to the artist! Emily opens up about label deals that attempted to change who she was as a person and her reaction. This was a great conversation that left me pretty inspired about this music industry thanks to Emily’s hope and talent. Plus Mama King jumps in with ultimate wisdom! Hope you dig!

Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Production Assistance by Jon Oliver.
Host: Anthony Valadez + Jon Oliver

Big thanks to RedBull Studios in NYC!