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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.

    Danny G: It’s about momentum

    Danny G: It’s about momentum

    Danny G set a goal to release 10,000 pieces of content in 2022 across all of his channels. That’s 28 a day for all our math nerds.

    That forced him to think differently about his process and to focus on creating momentum with the algorithms, and his career. Scary at first but we dig into how he organized his life and business around this type of growth.

    Make sure you check out his music and more at https://dannygofficial.com/
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    • 42 min
    Seun Kuti: Musicianship + Ideology

    Seun Kuti: Musicianship + Ideology

    "The future is a mystery," Seun tells us, now back home in Lagos, Nigeria, after his latest world tour.

    He's been leading his father's band, Egypt 80, since he was 14, stepping up to the mic after Fela's untimely death. Twenty-five years later, he says he never "took over" the band, but instead "we just kept playing... it's always been a collective mission for me."

    Our interview gets into some real issues of globalization, class struggle, and corrupt narratives that fill public discourse across media and entertainment. Seun's outlook is bleak: "it seems like humanity is hell bent on destroying itself," and yet somehow hopeful at the same time, fueled by his love for his family.

    Let's get to it...

    Also make sure you check out his latest project, African Dreams, with Black Thought: https://awal.ffm.to/africandreams
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    • 45 min
    JODA: Don’t worry about the algorithm

    JODA: Don’t worry about the algorithm

    Today I reach across the pond to talk to JODA, essentially a supergroup (superduo?) of Jono Grant — 1/3 of Above & Beyond — and Darren Tate — film composer, and producer under the name DT8 among others. They're also both label heads, Jono of Anjunabeats and Darren of Mondo Records.

    JODA is their side project born out of the pandemic. Maybe a bit of restlessness from not being able to tour, and maybe tapping into the collective energy that led so many of us to feel like it's time to try something different. The record blends modern electronic production with 80s synthwave sounds, courtesy of the guys' extensive and growing collection of analog synthesizers.

    We talk a lot about collaboration. How they were able to give each other space to experiment and also keep the project moving forward. And about how the tools of the trade (analog synths in this case) influence the output of the final product.

    Dig in and then check out the JODA album here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5KS3RbR9m98HkNQzJy7dZJ?si=9kKti9hKT8aCmpeqdZdfkA

    And the JODA Selects playlist for a sampling of some of the music that influenced the record: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7vqcCIUpiVOOz5GBcQjtNl?si=a219e12d638140a6
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Michael Kirst: Trust your journey

    Michael Kirst: Trust your journey

    This week Eddie Donaldson and I talk to Michael Kirst, an artist on the rise. He gives us some great insight into why his career is progressing so quickly, after years of paying dues, developing a tireless work ethic, and humble, helpful attitude. He also blends a graffiti background with a fine art sensibility. This is a dude to watch.

    Check out Michael's art at https://www.michaelkirst.com
    And follow Eddie's hustle at https://www.instagram.com/guerillaone/
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    ADE: Doing it together

    ADE: Doing it together

    ADE — Amsterdam Dance Event — kicks off this week. Now in its 26th year (with a break for Covid), it's the largest gathering of the global dance music community We sit with the festival / conference co-directors Jan-Willem van de Ven & Meindert Kennis to learn how to build a brand that endures and evolves with culture. We also dig into some of the particulars of how they've built a successful partnership.

    It's too late for you this year, but head over to https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en/ and meet us there next year.
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    • 52 min
    Francis Mercier: Community driven

    Francis Mercier: Community driven

    Francis Mercier is building an Afro House empire by integrating inspiration from classic house, tech house, and the European dance music giants. All he needs is the time to run his multiple labels at the same time as his flourishing DJ career. Listen in to how he navigates it all.

    Dig into his music at https://solo.to/francismercier
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    • 45 min

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