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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 | 1,179 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 | 1,400 views]

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 | 1,302 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 | 1,810 views]
by Jon Gordon McKenzie

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 | 3,305 views]

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 | 3,020 views]

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 | 2,574 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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[TIX Giveway] Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Spottie Stream + MP3 Download

Posted February 10, 2012 by | 21 Comments | 5,866 views]
KCRW Tix Giveaway Homage Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

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 …

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Tribute to Roy Ayers by Anthony Valadez

Posted November 7, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,709 views]
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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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The Park: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 12, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,595 views]
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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 …

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