Articles tagged with Anthony Valadez
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Editor’s Note: LA label Plug Research will be releasing the latest full length from KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez, called “In Search Of”, on March 18. He gives us a sneak peek behind the making of the video for the track “Searching For” featuring Miles Bonny.
This song captures exactly where I find myself at this point in my life.
Miles Bonny is an artist I …
Anthony Valadez is one of the most prolific members of KCRW’s music staff when it comes to making his own music.
Following the release of last year’s full length “Just Visiting” and hot on the heels of a recent remix of Toro y Moi from his other project Los Girls, he has a new EP out. It’s a teaser to a full LP, called “In …
This coming Friday marks the second to last First Friday at the Natural History museum of 2013.
Artists Javelin and Helado Negro are an excellent bill of kaleidoscopic loop-based artists whose music is wonderously strange and totally mesmerizing alternative pop music that’ll sound awesome in the echoey halls of LA’s most educational hot spot.
Floridian by way of Ecuador, Helado Negro is an excellent producer who’s …
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KCRW Summer Nights is slowly coming to a close. The weather is still warm but school’s starting and the reality that the freewheeling days of summer are almost over is starting to set in.
But if you have ONE more party left in your system – let it be the last of KCRW’s Summer Nights in CHINATOWN this Saturday, August 25 with Aaron Byrd and …
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From KCRW Dj Anthony Valadez:
The Alchemist is one of the most respected producers and beatmakers today.
He is a real music lover known for taking old records and chopping up samples and rearranging them into new pieces. His trademark soul samples have always caught my ear due to his unique ability to flip old records that evoke emotion, which is why I’m especially excited that …
When the emails starting circulating about the loss of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch last week, it wasn’t long before we knew we’d have a collection of tributes to share. But Anthony Valadez took it to another level with his personally mixed session. He says:
Last night I did a mix in tribute to MCA. I took clips of his speech at the MTV awards and did this …
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I must confess growing up I was never a fan of the electric guitar in rap music. I never really gave the Beastie Boys a chance. They were loud, obnoxious, and having too much fun and not taking the craft of “rap” seriously.
As I got older I began to have more fun in my life and I began to understand the Beastie’s a bit …
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From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez:
I remember being hipped to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble after hearing them cover “What’s My Name” by Snoop Dog, which they dubbed “Rock With The Hot 8“.
The song was filled with spirit and soul only heard on the streets of New Orleans or in Chi Town.
I began to do my research and found these eight brothers from the southside of Chicago were also …
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez put together a tribute to Roy Ayers which LA Times writer Jeff Weiss calls the “best 45 minutes you will hear all day.” The inspiration for the mix is an upcoming event by ArtDontSleep (hosted by another KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad) on Thursday, November 17 with a live performance from Roy Ayers featuring Pete Rock, as well as Thundercat and …
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From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez:
I found out about The Park when I was invited to DJ at their weekly residency in San Francisco.
They were backing the lovely Alice Russell and I’ve been a fan of their music and fun live show ever since.
They’ve been touring with the likes of Darondo, Nino Moschella, Freddie Gibbs and Wallpaper and returned to LA a few …