Articles tagged with Anthony Valadez
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 …
This past Sunday, KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Liza Richardson provided the sounds at Union‘s daytime jump off to celebrate the new Jack Purcell X Mackintosh collaboration. If that sounds foreign to you, you must not be a sneaker collector.
See, sneaker collectors are a serious bunch. They will show up before dawn and line up around the block to get some exclusive kicks.
To mark the opening of La Plaza, the first museum dedicated to the story of Mexican Americans in LA, we’ve asked a few of our DJs to talk about their own experiences, including DJ Anthony Valadez.
“I remember taking Chicano Studies at Cal State Northridge and always gravitating towards professors who engaged with the classroom and invited discussion.
Sure, we thought we knew it all at 21 …