Life happens in waves
DJ Franzen (Season 1 Ep 21)
Franzen, born and raised in the Bay area of California has been making noise in the music business since the age of 14 as intern at KMEL. Finally getting a chance to be on the radio as a DJ in the Bay, he started to make a name for himself. Moving to Las Vegas in 2001 to help start its first all Hip-Hop station he worked his way up to become the #1 DJ in the city. This conversation was recorded in late April of 2021 and covers his Twitch following, how the passing of Shock G affected him, his personal relationships with artists like Drake, Jay-Z and Nipsey, to his 5 year residency at Drai's in Las Vegas.
DJ Trauma (DJ for Dave Chappelle) Season 1 Ep 20
Trauma is the DJ for Dave Chappelle, Tiffany Haddish and has such an amazing story of how he got there. From being the "Mayor of ATL" with slots on the local hip hop radio stations, being a staple in the Atlanta clubs and the go to for creating flyers he was working 7 days a week. Trauma moved to LA and started working exclusive events for Beyonce and Jay-Z, Nipsey Hussle and so many others! You'll want to hear these stories, tune in!
Autumn Rowe (Songwriter / DJ / Activist) Season 1 Ep 19
With a variety of songs written charting on Billboard over the years, vocal coaching some of your favorite talents on X-Factor and America's Got Talent, to being an advocate for songwriter rights, we can easily say Autumn Rowe is utilizing all of the hours in the day. During this conversation we touch on her beginnings in NYC singing in choirs, meeting Swizz Beatz, writing and shopping demos, all while working a 9-5. From her first hit song in the UK (Alexis Jordan- Happiness) to now, we talk about Autumn's love of music, educating others on how to grow as a songwriter, the birth of DJ Aftr Prty (After Party) and so much more!
DJ Swivel (Season 1 Ep 18)
DJ Swivel is a Grammy award winning mix engineer, producer and song writer. His resume of clients include Beyonce, Jay-Z, BTS, Fabolous, Kanye West, Lil' Nas X, The Chainsmokers, Jay Sean, Dua Lipa and so many more! We had a chance to talk about Swivel's engineering internship under Duro, his year with Beyonce working on the "4" album, the software he created along with some amazing studio stories.
DJ Dubz (Season 1 Ep 17)
DJ Dubz has toured the world working as the DJ for artists like Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Posner, Fergie & Cheryl Ann. Before he decided to become a DJ, Dubz started as a background dancer and choreographer for some of your favorite groups of the early 2000's (Mario, 3LW, JoJo, Keyshia Cole and more). He found his way into movies working in front of and behind the camera on classics like Honey and Dreamgirls to the current blockbuster Coming 2 America with Eddie Murphy and the anticipated Space Jam 2 staring LeBron James. This was a great conversation with tons of gems. Tune in!
DJ Drew Ski (Season 1 Ep 16)
Drew Ski has been putting in work for years. From paying his dues working under radio vets like Angie Martinez and Cipha Sounds at Hot 97 to getting his own show on the station. Drew recently released his first album "Seat At The Table" so we sat to chop it up about everything connected to that and his rise in the music biz.
Great new podcast
Looking forward to more of this type of talk.