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DJ Anthony Valadez Remixes Electric Wire Hustle – “Bottom Line”

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,593 views]
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I’ve been a fan of New Zealand-based duo Electric Wire Hustle for some time.
I can’t quite put a time stamp on it, but it was definitely before the release of their self-titled 2010 debut release.
The minute I got my hands on the album, it was on repeat every Monday night.
This was a band that captured synths, sexy bass lines and vocals that just consoled …

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra + De Lux at First Fridays!

Posted June 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,353 views]
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Saving the best for last is still the best way to save & tomorrow’s final installment of the Natural History Museums First Fridays series is no exception.
With an incredible lineup featuring some current KCRW favorites, the show is probably going to have its own Diorama made in it’s honor so you definitely want to be there.
Kicking things off will be San Francisco’s Painted Palms. …

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Rare Times at the Natural History Museum’s First Friday

Posted May 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,139 views]
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Chill Quiet Storm meets House dudes Rare Times will be performing with Groundislava this Friday at the Natural History Museum as part of one of the last line-ups of the 2014 season.
Groundislava’s “TV Dream” and Rare Time’s “Cloudy” are perfect slivers of moody, neon-lit 80s nostalgia that would totally be on the soundtrack to a Cold War action movie about a kid with an Atari …

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KCRW Exclusive: DJ Anthony Valadez Premieres the Video for “Searching For” Feat. Miles Bonny

Posted March 20, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 1,551 views]
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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.
From Anthony:
This song captures exactly where I find myself at this point in my life.
Miles Bonny is an artist I …

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Anthony Valadez Presents “Zack’s Thesis”

Posted November 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,638 views]
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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 …

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First Fridays Tonight! Javelin & Helado Negro

Posted May 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,487 views]

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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Party With Us in Chinatown This Weekend

Posted August 23, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 1,994 views]
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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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Exclusive: Alchemist Mix for KCRW – Cigarette Glow

Posted July 17, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 3,494 views]
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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 …

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RIP Adam Yauch: An MCA Tribute Mix by Anthony Valadez

Posted May 9, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 3,176 views]
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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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RIP Adam Yauch: Anthony Valadez Pays Tribute

Posted May 4, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,709 views]

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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