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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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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

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.

    Adrian Younge: Stay focused

    Adrian Younge: Stay focused

    This week we connect with producer / composer Adrian Young for a masterclass in focus and discipline.

    Adrian is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Ali Shaheed Muhammad on the music for Marvel's Luke Cage as well as the Jazz Is Dead series featuring Jazz greats including Roy Ayres. But his list of credits is long and diverse, including film scores (Black Dynamite) and collaborators including Kendrick Lamar, Fat Joe, Lloyd Banks, DJ Shadow, Schoolboy Q, Gallant, Wu-Tang Clan, and more and more.

    He teaches us a bit about how he's developed that disciplined approach to getting shit done, and why having a law degree makes sense for a creative.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/final-ali-shaheed-muhammad

    • 42 min
    Arabian Prince: In order to succeed, you've got to fail

    Arabian Prince: In order to succeed, you've got to fail

    Check out Arabian Prince's latest venture at https://covitech.us. He's doing important work to help small businesses respond to COVID-19.

    He was one of the founders of NWA. As he tells it, he left the group early on over business differences, but you'll also hear that the group's move into gangsta rap didn't really fit what he was about creatively.

    Since then, Arabian has been on a journey to blend creative and business moves in music, entertainment, and tech and has brought us some valuable lessons on how to get that right. We also get into a little politics and racism, because it's 2020, and you know that's all that's on anyone's mind.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with AMG: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/ep-5-rapper-amg-on-how-the-rap-game-is-all-a-show-but-he-had-fun-doing-it

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Icon Collective co-founder David Alexander: Be of Service

    Icon Collective co-founder David Alexander: Be of Service

    Today's episode opens with a story David was telling as we were setting up to record. It's so good that we kept it in the show. The beginning is cut off, but the setup is that he went to Ultra Music Festival one year with no ticket and no expectations whether he would get in or what kind of experience he would have if he did. His only rule: Don't ask for anything, just give.

    I won't spoil the end of the story — you'll hear it in the episode — but I will say it was a great window into David's approach as an entrepreneur and human being and a great lesson about the rewards of always looking to be of service.

    Lots of other great stories in this episode as we track David's journey in building the Icon Collective, an amazing music production school in LA and online (https://iconcollective.edu). Lots to learn from this one.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Morse Code: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/dj-morse-code-how-to-struggle

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Special episode featuring The Passion Economy with Adam Davidson

    Special episode featuring The Passion Economy with Adam Davidson

    This week we are dropping a taste of another great podcast into our feed.

    Check out a snippet of The Passion Economy, hosted by journalist Adam Davidson. Each week Adam talks to entrepreneurs who are thriving by building businesses around their passions. Sound familiar?

    The episode we're featuring is with Coss Marte, a former New York drug dealer who got fit in prison and then launched a fitness company when he got out. It's an amazing story and Coss is someone we'd want to have on this show, so it seemed like a great fit to share it with you all here.

    You can check all the episodes of The Passion Economy at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1459910839

    • 10 min
    Reverse episode: Ethan Bear interviews Josh about leadership

    Reverse episode: Ethan Bear interviews Josh about leadership

    Once in a while I like to practice giving up control. This week I hand over the mic (Not literally, we both had mics otherwise you'd only hear one person which wouldn't be great unless we were doing a one-person podcast, which we aren't. So glad we cleared that up.) to my collaborator Ethan Baer. Ethan is an entrepreneur whose hustle I respect a lot, and he had some questions for me about leadership and business smarts.

    Of course I start out by telling him some of the ways I've screwed up over the years. Braggadocio! Hopefully by the end we got to some valuable lessons and maybe I'll challenge your perspective on some things. Love to hear from you if I said anything you liked or hated.

    In the intro I also also ramble on a bit about what it means to be a rebel, which you'd think I would have down to a clean one-liner by now. I don't. I basically make the argument that rebellion is about bringing new ideas into the world, which are likely to meet a lot of resistance on their way to becoming mainstream. I hope our show challenges you to think about what ideas are burning in your brain, and maybe take some action to create your own rebellion.

    If you want to learn more about Ethan (which you should), you can check out my previous interview with him here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-radio/id1009565465?i=1000408629511

    He has also co-hosted a couple episodes with me:
    - Blake Coppelson, founder of the Proximity dance music label and YouTube channel: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-radio/id1009565465?i=1000488734160

    - Gareth Emery, global superstar trance DJ and producer: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rebel-radio/id1009565465?i=1000484746391

    If you liked this one, check out the other flipped first interviews with Dennis White (https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/special-edition-the-reverse-interview-with-dennis-white) and Milana Vayntrub {https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/milana-vayntrub-enough-about-me-lets-talk-about-you)

    Music featured in this episode:
    KOH - 4Da Soul
    THRWDWN ft. B4NG B4NG - Fresh
    Courtesy of White House Music (https://whitehousemusic.net)

    • 57 min
    Disco Donnie: Time + Effort + Love

    Disco Donnie: Time + Effort + Love

    Legendary rave promoter Disco Donnie is our guest this week.

    He was perhaps the only promoter to be prosecuted under the draconian "crack house statutes" that were invoked to try to bring down dance music in the late 90s. Even that couldn't stop him.

    Today, his operation is stronger than ever. Donnie recently bought back the company that bears his name and is producing some of the most popular raves in the country. Even in the middle of a pandemic, Donnie is making bold moves.

    He's got big lessons to share about having a vision and going after it.

    You can check out his shows at https://www.discodonniepresents.com
    You can also hear him as a panelist at our AMP Music Summit back in May: https://ampmusicsummit.com/videos/#anatomy-of-a-festival-cancellation

    Music featured in this episode:
    THRWDWN ft David Ware: You With Me
    THRWDWN: Hot Trees
    Courtesy of White House Music (https://whitehousemusic.net)

    • 1 hr 12 min

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