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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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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.

    Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce: Be Both a Leader and a Follower

    Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff of Lettuce: Be Both a Leader and a Follower

    "We're all human and we're all going to have some days where it feels like the walls are crashing in around us. But most of the time, I think if you can focus on the tasks at hand rather than the big picture, that's going to keep you kind of occupied."

    Wise words on staying focused during these trying times from Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, guitar player for Lettuce, one of the funkiest live bands out there.

    For those who don't know, Lettuce is one of the bands keeping funk alive with performances around the world, now more than 20 years in the game. They got a Grammy nomination this year for Elevate, their fifth album, and have a new album out this summer: Resonate.

    Shmeeans is gonna teach us some valuable lessons: how to keep a partnership healthy for over 2 decades, how to give feedback to people who might not want it (start with sorry), and more.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Tuxedo: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/ep-3-mayer-hawthorne-says-get-your-shit-together-and-dont-fly-coach

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bear Grillz: Build The Hype

    Bear Grillz: Build The Hype

    Bear Grillz is in a category with Marshmello, Deadmau5, Daft Punk — he DJs in costume, in his case a giant bear head. Despite that light-hearted approach to stage presence, he takes his business seriously.

    He started out promoting clubs and then booking tours before getting behind the decks himself. What a great way to learn the business!

    Now, he's begun exploring his identity without the costume, and at the same time tackling important issues of mental health that affect him and fans alike. Really intersting journey.

    Check it out now.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Caspa & Rusko: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/caspa-x-rusko

    • 59 min
    Ryden: Be Your Own Superhero

    Ryden: Be Your Own Superhero

    One of the amazing things about music is how people come to it as a career. Some start out as kids and never stop down that path. Others pick it up late and just jump right in. Ryden shows us that maybe the path matters.

    She studied classical music as a kid, then became an athlete and martial artist, a pre-med student in college, a TV host doing interviews on red carpets, and then finally started DJing, rapping, and producing. She also overcame physical and mental health challenges and, as she says, became her own superhero.

    One of her guiding principles comes from Tony Robbins and could not be more relevant in 2020: "Instead of asking, 'how is this the worst thing that ever happened to me?' Ask yourself, 'how is this the best thing that's ever happened to me?' That's when it becomes fun. Because, yes, this is hard, but there's awesome things that are coming out of it, too."

    Click now to hear her incredible story.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Ookay: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/ep-16-ookay

    Listen to more of Ryden's work here: https://ffm.to/ryden

    • 1 hr 14 min
    David Flores: Get in where you fit in

    David Flores: Get in where you fit in

    ** This episode is part of our long-running Art x Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One and co-hosted by Eddie Donaldson. To stay up on graffiti and street art, follow Eddie at https://www.instagram.com/guerillaone/ **

    David Flores has painted murals all around the world. His art hangs in museums and galleries and covers skate decks. He does private commissions and brand collaborations.

    In our first-ever episode from quarantine, David gives us some insight into his approach and how he's influenced by his environment, having recently moved from LA to the mountains of Ojai.

    Get into it.
    If you liked this one, check out past interviews in the Art x Rebels series in partnership with Guerilla One: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/sets/artxwork-rebels-series

    EDM.com Track of the Week: https://soundcloud.com/kevmomusic/demons-prod-harrisonmcquade

    • 39 min
    C-Minus: It's all in how much you pay attention to the record

    C-Minus: It's all in how much you pay attention to the record

    C-Minus has been at the center of LA's hip hop scene for many years, from multiple mixshows on POWER106 to behind the wheels at Motown on Mondays to holding it down at BReal.TV.

    He also played an important role in the rap-rock explosion in the late 90s, DJing on tour with Korn and Foo Fighters and bringing a rock show to hip hop radio.

    We dig into a lot of music in this episode, and talk about the curiosity that has driven him since day one.

    If you liked this one, check out our interview with Mr. Choc: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/mr-choc-how-to-be-a-team-player

    EDM.com Track of the Week: https://soundcloud.com/nourish/still-haze-down-in-the-vespa

    • 1 hr 29 min
    AMP Music Summit: Together we will emerge stronger

    AMP Music Summit: Together we will emerge stronger

    This week we bring you a short episode introducing the AMP Music Summit, a virtual music industry conference we're creating in collaboration with Simon Rust Lamb and Seth Combs featuring thought leaders from all areas of the music industry as well as finance, technology, HR, business culture, and more.

    The event is Wednesday, May 6th and registration is FREE at www.ampmusicsummit.com. Talks will be archived and available afterwards.

    Simon is a live music veteran and was formerly COO and General Counsel of Insomniac Events. He negotiated Insomniac's Live Nation partnership, and shepherded the largest dance music festival in the world, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC). He also co-promoted our LIVE episode with Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks.

    Seth is a two-time client of Rebel Industries. Co-founding SOL REPUBLIC, he helped bring incredible sound to the masses. As CMO of NEXT Music, he is bringing music to life through a mobile music app with over 34.1 million music fans, and launching Sessions, a live-streaming platform for virtual concerts.

    The three of us talk briefly about the upcoming summit, our motivation for putting in the effort, what we're hoping comes out of it, and some of the talks we're most excited to see.

    • 47 min

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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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