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Rebel Radio is brought to you in partnership with EDM.com The Art of Selling Without Selling Out. Rebel Radio shines a light on cultural pioneers and their influences, reflecting on the roots and future of underground culture. We engage the influencers who define what we wear, watch, listen to, and play with — and how we spend our spare time and loose change — and explore what it means to be a creative entrepreneur today. Our weekly interview show explores the journeys of those who do it bes ...
 
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Today I reach across the pond to talk to JODA, essentially a supergroup (superduo?) of Jono Grant — 1/3 of Above & Beyond — and Darren Tate — film composer, and producer under the name DT8 among others. They're also both label heads, Jono of Anjunabeats and Darren of Mondo Records. JODA is their side project born out of the pandemic. Maybe a bit of…
 
This week Eddie Donaldson and I talk to Michael Kirst, an artist on the rise. He gives us some great insight into why his career is progressing so quickly, after years of paying dues, developing a tireless work ethic, and humble, helpful attitude. He also blends a graffiti background with a fine art sensibility. This is a dude to watch. Check out M…
 
ADE — Amsterdam Dance Event — kicks off this week. Now in its 26th year (with a break for Covid), it's the largest gathering of the global dance music community We sit with the festival / conference co-directors Jan-Willem van de Ven & Meindert Kennis to learn how to build a brand that endures and evolves with culture. We also dig into some of the …
 
Francis Mercier is building an Afro House empire by integrating inspiration from classic house, tech house, and the European dance music giants. All he needs is the time to run his multiple labels at the same time as his flourishing DJ career. Listen in to how he navigates it all. Dig into his music at https://solo.to/francismercier Learn more abou…
 
Comedian / actress / podcaster Helen Hong schools us on why you have to talk about the elephant in the room and get it out of the way first. We also talk about... - Smoking cigarettes at Depeche Mode - Margaret Cho - Connie Chung - Yamenika Saunders - Joan Rivers - What's unique about comedy among the performing arts After you're done, here, make s…
 
Terry and his crew at Secret Walls are building a global graffiti brand, with live in-person battles happening all over the world and a growing presence online and soon to be in the metaverse. Behind all the business moves is a love and respect for the culture. Support Your Local Artist is their motto and the driver for everything they do. We dig i…
 
Sitting down with multi-faceted artist ToBy (aka Reggie B) to talk about new projects and how he handles rapping, singing, acting, comedy, and more. He's signed to Magnetic Moon, the label owned by Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza, which should tell you something about his level of creativity and willingness to color outside the lines. We loved ToB…
 
This week we chop it up with hip-hop and skate photographer T. Eric Monroe about his book series — Rare & Unseen Moments of 90s HipHop — and about his career which has put him face-to-face with some of our culture's biggest stars and underground heroes. Love his stories and the way he just flows in life. Check it out for yourself. Make sure you fol…
 
And another one in partnership with Guerilla One, co-hosted by Eddie Donaldson. Bagel is a Venice legend — documenting skate, surf, and street culture from the inside as a local carrying around his camera since the 80s. We had our conversation on the patio at The Rose Venice, one of the best food spots in the new Venice, and talked about music, art…
 
Back with my co-host Eddie Donaldson of Guerilla One, I sat down with Guerin Swing, talented artist / interior designer and longtime fixture in LA's nightlife and celebrity culture. Man, this dude has some stories! House of Pain, Pam and Tommy, graffiti battles — we cover a lot of ground. What I found most interesting is the way Guerin connects all…
 
Daddy Kev is the homie from way back. He's also one of the leaders of the LA beat scene and part of the reason we're bumping cats like Flying Lotus and Thundercat. He's the founder of Alpha Pup Distribution and the new club night Scenario, which replaced the longtime favorite Low End Theory. Kev schools us on how he's trying to make the industry sa…
 
The Pandemic changed everything. It meant the end of some companies, the beginning of others, and for still others — a pivot, or multiple pivots. Perhaps no industry was reshaped more than live entertainment. In many ways, we still haven't reached the other side, as performers, promoters, technologists, and fans continue to reevaluate how they're g…
 
Eric Hilton is one half of Thievery Corporation, the DC-based duo who made a big impact on the way the genre incorporates electic elements from other genres and parts of the world. They might be considered pioneers of the album format in electronic music, and were among the few artists who could make you dance, chill, and think all on the same reco…
 
Artist Republik is out to democratize music distribution and marketing, part of the wave of companies supporting the idea of a "middle class" artist through a combination of technology tools and a mindset of transparency and empowerment. Founder and CEO Nick Cianfaglione gives us a bit of insight into his vision, as well as the tireless work ethic …
 
Arrested Youth will outwork you. He writes music every day and says he approaches music the way he approached training when he played soccer growing up. We dig into the relationship between work ethic and creativity and talk about what it was like collaborating with his fans on last year's Arrested Youth & The Quarantiners, as well as being embrace…
 
Christie Zee is a force. She's a direct link to the underground and the origins of hip hop. Producing the world's most important turntable battles as CEO of DMC USA. Creating park jams that celebrate the essence of the culture. And more. And more. Dig the stories she shares. A masterclass in vision, passion, and will. Might just make you dust off y…
 
Rob Swift is a turntable legend. He's been a DMC champion, a member of the X-Men (later X-Ecutioners) DJ crew, a solo artist and producer, with a new project out now called Halls of Karma featuring The Real DMT, available everywhere you stream your music. Rob has taught the art of DJing for many years and has recently opened his own school: The Bro…
 
Mia Martina is a real-life overnight success story. Her first time in a recording studio was to record vocals for "Stereo Love" for Edward Maya. The song was an instant hit and now has over 50 million YouTube views and has been streamed hundreds of millions of times all over the world. It was the opposite of grinding your way to success. But for Mi…
 
Find out why Audiomack was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. Founder Dave Macli gives us some insight into how he goes about competing with the world's largest companies. "If you came up with a list of companies you don't want to compete against, it would be like Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon. And that's pretty much what we're…
 
Tritonal's Chad Cisneros gives us some insight into how he and his partner have stayed at the top of the electronic music game for over a decade. First, it's about productivity: "You produce when you're sad and you produce and you're mad. You produce when you're lonely and you produce when you're inspired and you produce and you're uninspired and y…
 
Marcus Welch co-founded Quadio as a streaming music platform for college students, and quickly found that his audience wanted much more than that. He's currently re-launching as a community around music and musicians, helping them network, learn, collaborate, and build their careers. He also created Quadio Records and Quadio Music Distribution as f…
 
LaRoyce Hawkins is our guest this week. For eight seasons, he's been in your house as Officer Kevin Atwater on NBC's Chicago PD. Turns out he's also a talented rapper, comedian, poet, and has a strong sense of his "assignment" in life and business. I loved his story about how he chose acting as a career path, and how he relies on mentors like his g…
 
Part 2 of 2. If you missed it, go back to last week's episode where we dig into the journeys of hip hop journalists-DJs-political activists-college professors Jeff Chang and Davey D Cook, authors of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Hip-Hop History. In part 2, we dive deeper into the political and social context that has driven the worldwide explosion of hi…
 
Part 1 of 2. There's so much good stuff in this interview we had to split it into two parts. Jeff Chang and Davey D have written the definitive hip hop history. They should know. They're both hip hop journalists, and DJs, and political activists, and college professors. Dave has been tearing the Bay Area airwaves and the internets since like foreve…
 
Joe Conzo was there — with his camera — at the very beginnings of hip hop. He was homies with The Cold Crush Brothers and became the documentarian for the group, and the scene, at a time when they were setting the pace. In our interview, we dig into the twists and turns life has thrown at Joe. They are many and severe. Might have crushed a lesser m…
 
J Boogie has been an important part of the Bay Area underground music scene for over 25 years. His DJ sets, remixes, and his artist project J Boogie's Dubtronic Science bring together hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, reggae, Latin, Afrobeats, house... and ya don't stop. Our interview touches on both the upside and downside of exploring such diverse inter…
 
Panos Panay and Michael Hendrix are the authors of Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation. Through conversations with artists including Pharrell, Hank Shocklee, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and more, they explore lessons in leadership and decision making that we can all use. They should know: Panos is SVP of strategy and innov…
 
Zuli Jr. is dropping his second album — Stop It God — next month. So it gave us a great opportunity to dig into the details of how to build a career as an independent artist. In a time when there are seemingly infinite tools and channels for building your business, deciding where to focus your energies is more important than ever. We explore what t…
 
Eddie and I chop it up about what it's like raising kids and how their attachment to music is different from ours, how perceptions of gay artists have changed, and what Virgil Abloh stole from him. It's a fun, short talk. Check it out and then go buy a print from his show at www.sugarpressart.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.f…
 
This week we're bringing you a snippet of another great podcast: The Artist And The Athlete. In each episode, Lindsay Czarniak brings together a musician and an athlete who share a real connection — whether that's an existing relationship or just mutual respect. Like Ray Lewis and Kirk Franklin. Or Alanis Morisette and Danica Patrick. The conversat…
 
Jason is an inventor and innovator. His latest creation is the Vision headphone, from his company Muzik, which puts a camera into a pair of headphones. He's full of good ideas, holding over 130 patents. But he also seems to be good at raising money. Muzik has over $80 mil of cash from investors including Drake, Kevin Hart, Cardi B, Michael Jordan, …
 
David started as a club and rave promoter in DC, where he learned "how to spend a dollar to make $10" and how to create experience for his guests. He then took those talents to Silicon Valley where he became a VC, investing in tech companies including Airbnb. He's now the founder of EI.Ventures which is launching a line of "farmaceutical" products …
 
This week we talk to Alphonso Rawls — former pro skater and a leader in skate shoe design. While he was riding for brands like Airwalk, Etnies, Droors, Duff's, among others, he began designing shoes for many of those companies, and others, before becoming head of footwear design for DC. There he designed the Court model, which has been DC's biggest…
 
Monalisa is one of those "it's the journey, not the destination" kind of people. She's played a big role in the LA club scene and music scene for many years — as a DJ at Motown on Mondays, Dublab, and so many of our city's great clubs; as the used record buyer at Amoeba and an important link to vinyl for many DJs, producers, collectors; as a promot…
 
Catching up with the homie Eddie Donaldson — sometime co-host of Rebel Radio and founder of street art consultancy Guerilla One. Eddie works with artists and brands to bring graffiti to the masses. He's curating the Love Los Angeles Style online art show, featuring prints from Tristan Eaton, Estevan Oriol, RISK, Taz, Saber, Dave Navarro aka Life Af…
 
Cameron is founder of Intertia Artist Management which handles the careers of some artists on the bubble (meaning you prolly never heard of them but your kids might have, or they will) including 10k.Caash, 7ru7h, and Spaceman Zack and producer of the Family Business Festival, a partnership with Young Thug. We talk about the pivots he's made in his …
 
Mario is co-founder of No Free Coffee, a new coffee brand dipped in urban culture sensibilities ("fire merch"), and launching with Clubhouse chats, an Apple Music playlist, hella content. Very different from the hipster Seattle vibes we're used to with our coffee. Makes sense tho: he's also a creative producer at Instagram and an accomplished predi…
 
Nimesh Patel is getting us through quarantine. With two comedy specials — Jokes for Quarantine and PATEL2020 — plus an album — Head Nimesh In Charge — plus snippets popping up reguarly on YouTube and TikTok, he's giving us a steady stream of laughs to keep us going. Check out our interview where he gives us an hour of insight into how he went from …
 
We catch Mark de Clive-Lowe at home, but only because it's 2020. Otherwise, he pretty much lives on the road, jumping all over the world to play and make music that spans jazz, hip hop, house. Although the first album in his collection was Madonna's "Like A Virgin," Mark has built his career on sounds that are a lot more esoteric and a lot less mai…
 
Soren Baker is a good listener. We get him talking about what he's learned in thousands of interviews for outlets including The Source, Hip Hop DX, the LA Times, in addition to his own Unique Access Entertainment channel. Not to mention the books he's written with and about Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Tech N9ne, The Game, and his latest — The Gucci Mane Gui…
 
Kash Johns is a powerhouse of positive energy. It's no wonder his Atlanta-based company — Winners Circle Publishing & Management — is turning into a real hit factory, with 3 Grammy awards and over 30 #1 hits so far. Kash is guiding the careers of 24 producers including cats like Smash David, Go Grizz, Turn Me Up Josh, London Jae, Poohbeats, DJ Shaw…
 
TheDrop.com is a streetwear and sneaker marketplace featuring hundreds of brands. You can imagine how quickly the business must be growing this year. Matt Falcinelli is the founder and CEO after learning the ins and outs of ecommerce at Backcountry and Skullcandy. He's putting what he learned towards bulding a company that changes the game for bran…
 
Stormi Maya knows how to get shit done. Almost a dozen music releases this year + a movie in the works + keeping up a YouTube, OnlyFans, Instagram. She may be best known for her appearances in the 2019 movie Hustlers, starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu or the Spike Lee series She's Gotta Have It, but Stormi is on a daily grind of creating con…
 
Jazerai Allen-Lord says that sneakers are at the center of modern culture. We believe her. She's been writing about sneakers for over a decade, designed her own sneaker for Reebok, and is helping many of the major sneaker brands incorporate diverse voices into the conversation. She knows her shit. In today's episode, Jazerai puts us up on how sneak…
 
Shawn Prez was building an incredible career at Bad Boy Entertainment, playing a key role in turning Puffy's company into a powerhouse of hitmaking and brand building. Then, one day, he quit. "I had to answer a greater call," he tell us. Because of the good work he had been doing, Puffy backed Shawn on his new venture Power Moves Inc., which now do…
 
This week we connect with producer / composer Adrian Young for a masterclass in focus and discipline. Adrian is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the music for Marvel's Luke Cage as well as the Jazz Is Dead series featuring Jazz greats including Roy Ayres. But his list of credits is long and diverse, including f…
 
Check out Arabian Prince's latest venture at https://covitech.us. He's doing important work to help small businesses respond to COVID-19. He was one of the founders of NWA. As he tells it, he left the group early on over business differences, but you'll also hear that the group's move into gangsta rap didn't really fit what he was about creatively.…
 
Today's episode opens with a story David was telling as we were setting up to record. It's so good that we kept it in the show. The beginning is cut off, but the setup is that he went to Ultra Music Festival one year with no ticket and no expectations whether he would get in or what kind of experience he would have if he did. His only rule: Don't a…
 
This week we are dropping a taste of another great podcast into our feed.Check out a snippet of The Passion Economy, hosted by journalist Adam Davidson. Each week Adam talks to entrepreneurs who are thriving by building businesses around their passions. Sound familiar?The episode we're featuring is with Coss Marte, a former New York drug dealer who…
 
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