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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 best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distract and setbacks. How they make something where previously nothing existed, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others, and what it takes to create movements.

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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 best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distract and setbacks. How they make something where previously nothing existed, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others, and what it takes to create movements.

    KC Lights: Music that grabs you and doesn't let go

    KC Lights: Music that grabs you and doesn't let go

    KC Lights is a house DJ from Scotland whose star is rising quickly. This summer's hit "Better Times" accelerated that process, and when you see him live, you'll understand why.
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    • 56 min
    Lessons from The QUEEN of House Music: Crystal Waters

    Lessons from The QUEEN of House Music: Crystal Waters

    Crystal Waters is the queen of house music!

    She was making dance floor killers when most of you were still in short pants, and more importantly her songs still move like they did back then. We talk about her extraordinary journey as an artist and entrepreneur and the new ventures she's gotten herself into. She's wise but not jaded and I'm sure you're gonna enjoy listening.

    Go get it.
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    • 50 min
    How Music Grows Brands — Joe Belliotti and Rebecca Jolly

    How Music Grows Brands — Joe Belliotti and Rebecca Jolly

    Brand partnerships in music has become more and more important in recent years. It's been a big part of my business — putting partnerships together for brands like Scion, Mazda, 7UP, and for artists like Linkin Park — and today's episode is with two people at the top of the game.

    Joe Belliotti and Rebecca Jolly (are the authors of How Music Grows Brands — a field guide to building successful partnerships. The book is incredibly insightful into what it takes to make these relationships work, how and why they often go wrong, and contains a number of practical tools for measurement, analysis, selling, planning, etc. You should definitely get a copy if you're in this business: https://www.amazon.com/How-Music-Grows-Brands-Field/dp/1544537824

    We dig into their unique journeys in music, events, and corporate brands. Joe was formerly former head of music at Coca-Cola, and Rebecca publisher of Mixmag, Kerrang, and The Face, and head of partnerships at SFX. They both consult major brands on everything related to music.

    Time for class...
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Supreme Beings of Leisure: Never give up your dream

    Supreme Beings of Leisure: Never give up your dream

    Today's show is less of an interview and more of a wine-fueled roundtable where we talk about music, friendship, business, and how they all fit together.

    My co-host is Dennis White aka Latroit. He was my guest on the very first episode of Rebel Radio and has made a few appearances over the years. We're interviewing his friend and fellow Berklee alum Ramin Sakurai of Supreme Beings of Leisure.

    You may remember them as one of the top trip-hop acts of the late 90s/early 2000s. Their hit "Never The Same" was one of the core tracks that bridged hip hop, dance music, jazz, funk, dub, and more into cool vibes.

    They've been gone from the scene for a while, but came back this year with their first new release in 14 years.

    Let's get into it. Some links below to check out after you listen

    https://www.sbleisure.com
    Check their new album, 22 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/62oupFZQ9VPJqNBBAEUPuC?si=UEtp1LVvS06o7J2iba0lug
    Or Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/22/1663402457

    Check the latest from Latroit here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4keJDDQx0ac2jhmknbSLFK?si=ctvaWCHQTn2hyY5RjbqamA
    Or here: https://www.instagram.com/latroit/

    And the new Latroit remix of SBL's "Desert":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHv-Eqos20I
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chase: The more I paint, the luckier I get.

    Chase: The more I paint, the luckier I get.

    If you spend time in Venice, or follow West Coast graffiti, I'm sure you're familiar with the Art of Chase. His eye imagery has become iconic around these parts and he brings a bright playfulness to walls far beyond the beach.

    Our sometimes co-host Eddie Donaldson from Guerilla One helps us unpack Chase's story, which is way more interesting than you might guess. We touch on the history of graffiti, skateboarding, and hip hop. And how to bring salesmanship into an artistic career. And what it means to be an immigrant in this culture. And prostitution and lawsuits. And Bansky. This episode has it all!

    Go get it, then check out some art below...

    Chase: https://www.instagram.com/theartofchase/
    Guerilla One: https://www.instagram.com/guerillaone/
    Happy No Fear podcast: https://happynofear.transistor.fm
    OG Slick: https://www.instagram.com/og_slick/
    Flying Fortress: https://www.instagram.com/flyingfortress5410/"
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    "Spinning Gold" Is a Family Story and a Thrilling Musical Odyssey! — with Evan Bogart

    "Spinning Gold" Is a Family Story and a Thrilling Musical Odyssey! — with Evan Bogart

    We're back with Part 2 with Evan "Kidd" Bogart. Make sure you listen to part 1 to hear about Evan's incredbile journey through the music industry.

    He's also executive producer, music supervisor, and composer for the new motion picture "Spinning Gold" which tells the story of his father, Neil Bogart, who discovered Kiss, Donna Summer, George Clinton, and built the most successful disco label in America, Casablanca Records.

    We dig into some hidden gems about the movie — like why he used all original recordings of his father's music, instead of the versions we all know and love, and what it was like working with his brothers and his mother on this project.

    Make sure you check https://www.spinninggold.movie to find out how to see it. Don't miss some amazing performances from Jason Derulo, Wiz Khalifa, and many others.
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    • 15 min

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26 Ratings

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My fave culture interview show

It’s kind of like a mashup between how I built this, and freakonomics. Very smart and interesting interview style tickets behind the scenes and under the hood and brings fresh perspective any topic

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Josh (host of the podcast) is a friend, but I wouldn't be saying this if I didn't truly believe it :: With Rebel Radio, you are getting something that you won't get anywhere else. I've been involved with Verge Culture for many years, and with that backing me up, I can say that there are really no other podcasts that cross into as many different spheres of lifestyle and marketing than this one. In order to do this, you have to have lived through a life of subculture and urban arts, and Josh Levine has done so. Experience counts for so much, and the guests of this podcast have singularly unique experiences that we can all benefit from hearing about. Then go out there and have your own!

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Terry Gross for millenials

Josh Levine has found a unique way to explore the minds and souls of the pioneers of 21st century culture. He uses his unique voice to purvey the unique voices of his guests who are breaking ground in creative spaces rarely visited by the media. Tune in to be blown away.

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