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Celebrating hidden gems and those who spread light. Hosted by D.J. POD aka Douglas John Podgorny Jr.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Celebrating hidden gems and those who spread light. Hosted by D.J. POD aka Douglas John Podgorny Jr.

    Jeffrey James Franca of ETHNO & Thievery Corporation - DJP160

    Jeffrey James Franca of ETHNO & Thievery Corporation - DJP160

    0:00 -- Introduction
    3:20 -- Music updates + announcements from me
    5:00 -- Why Jeffrey decided to go solo with the ETHNO project
    8:20 -- Jeffrey's approach to production and instrument selection
    11:10 -- How new Barefoot studio monitors have helped him get a fuller sound
    13:10 -- How Jeff turns ideas into masterpieces
    17:35 -- Jeff's first single: Leaf Water
    22:45 -- The background and vision for Musicology Vol.1
    25:15 -- How Jeffrey views music as a cultural sneak attack
    31:45 -- The ETHNO live experience and setup
    37:00 -- Jeff's introduction to music production
    40:00 -- Why drummers make great producers
    42:45 -- Awake Again feat. Celestine Manno, a song by ETHNO
    46:50 -- The story behind Thievery Corporation
    50:00 -- The evolution of the Thievery Corporation live sound
    55:30 -- Jeffrey's perspective on the Denver music scene
    1:02:55 -- Jeffrey's advice for aspiring musicians
    1:06:30 -- Jeffrey's upcoming gigs
    1:08:47 -- Long Look @ Lost Friend by D.J. POD

    About Jeffrey & ETHNO:
    ETHNO is the latest in sonic explorations from Denver based drummer/producer, Jeffrey James Franca.

    Heavily influenced by his love for global rhythm, ETHNO embodies the spirit and soul of Jeffrey's musical diversity. Widely known as the drummer for electronic music pioneers Thievery Corporation, Jeff brings new life, and a modern sound to the timeless experience of terrestrial vibration. You will find a vast array of influence from Africa, Asia, Caribbean and South America in the rhythms and melodies, along with lush textures and thumping bass to massage all your chakras, head to toe.

    Listeners will feel the time that he has spent traveling the globe with Thievery Corporation, within the ethereal worldly approach that leaps forth decades to create a genuine future world music sound. ETHNO shows feature a driving mix of danceable global-electro sounds, blended with live percussion to create a unique sonic exploration that has moved crowds across the country.

    ETHNO on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0w4PhbSpCICF2NbXn8lOKv?si=rK2Y_r8BQBWFiVBaK7cASQ
    Website: https://ethno-global.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ethnoglobal
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/ethnoglobal
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ethnoglobal
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ethnoglobal
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnECbu5G5slgpQElJ-ZhMiw
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    Music by D.J. POD on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2zgT7VAzbiKDLZ9zrgsHAU?si=L3uFqn9dTJWw6MsLohPQpA
    D.J. POD Cast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6piVvRIVqMREfus5vCOy4H?si=c7f4a037f027484b
    D.J. POD Cast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dj-pod-cast/id1450083526

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Shanu Mathew - DJP159

    Shanu Mathew - DJP159

    Shanu's newsletter (highly recommend) + his recommendations: https://www.thebalancenewsletter.com/
    Shanu on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShanuMathew93
    Shanu on Climate Change: https://www.thebalancenewsletter.com/defining-and-measuring-climate-change
    How to Get Rich: https://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Rich-Greatest-Entrepreneurs/dp/1591842719
    UBI Primer: https://economicprinciples.org/downloads/Primer-on-Universal-Basic-Income.pdf
    Ray Dalio on World Order: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/changing-world-order-ray-dalio-1f/

    • 2 hr 45 min
    The Return of Nick Celis

    The Return of Nick Celis

    Nick won't shut up about Jack White yet again + embarrassing stories galore.

    • 2 hr 32 min
    The Return of Uduimoh Ellis Umolu - DJP157

    The Return of Uduimoh Ellis Umolu - DJP157

    Uduimoh on IG: https://www.instagram.com/finding_duimoh/?hl=en
    Jon Basil: https://jonbasiltequila.com/
    KAMI on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3BhngrEjaGAD0a8OzzFWlC?si=ma2a7F-KRsef1doIMP37NQ

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The DJ Pod Cast: A New Chapter

    The DJ Pod Cast: A New Chapter

    Today, we hang up the jersey of the best 18-month old podcast in Chicago about music that features guests in a live setting with full-length music played and that had copious amounts of copyright infringements, but never got caught because no one listened to it and, even if they did, so what -- we're not making any money and, if anything, we are helping get the word out about your band, but in reality, no one actually cares because, again, no one was listening in the first place, but if you were listening THANK YOU + WE LOVE YOU :-)

    • 4 min
    156 - Helping the Community Through Covid & The Return of Big G

    156 - Helping the Community Through Covid & The Return of Big G

    Jamie Gamez -- THE man behind Big G's pizza (and the Big G's Pizza Studio on C̶l̶a̶r̶k̶ ̶S̶t̶.̶ Fullerton Ave.) -- joins the show for a second time and shares the amazing project his team has taken up to help assist our medical workers during the Corona Virus.

    Big G's on Venmo: @BigGs-Pizza
    Big G's Phone: (773) 281-2444
    Big G's on IG: https://www.instagram.com/biggspizza

    • 53 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Top Tunes + Top Studio

Refreshing to have a podcast coming out of the Big G's pizza studio in Chi, which has a great rep witih locals. The show delivers well on it's primary focus - to share great, and often underrated music amongst friends. Host DJ Podgorny is a natural curator of both interesting humans, eclectic tunes, and great conversation. I slot this in with my Spotify "discover weekly" every week for music discovery purposes.

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