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The official podcast series of Step Off! Magazine. Join us as we interview artists, performers, activists, community organizers & more who inspire others to make a difference in the world through their talent, art & social advocacy.

The official podcast series of Step Off! Magazine. Join us as we interview artists, performers, activists, community organizers & more who inspire others to make a difference in the world through their talent, art & social advocacy.

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United States

Description:

The official podcast series of Step Off! Magazine. Join us as we interview artists, performers, activists, community organizers & more who inspire others to make a difference in the world through their talent, art & social advocacy.

Language:

English

Contact:

6199717099


Episodes

Words From The Abstract - The Calmplx Episode

6/7/2022
As one half of the Los Angeles based underground hip-hop duo Indigenous Cats (composed of himself and emcee/vocalist Ina), Calmplx Teteoquichtli has made a name for himself in the underground Hip-Hop scene of Southern California. Incorporating classic Boom Bap production interwoven with his unique takes on decolonization and the incorporation of Indigenous empowerment in his music. In his second solo project entitled Abstract, Calmplx treads into new waters away from his partner in rhyme...

Duration:00:46:05

Words From The Abstract - The Calmplx Teteoquichtli Episode

6/6/2022
As one half of the Los Angeles based underground hip-hop duo Indigenous Cats (composed of himself and emcee/vocalist Ina), Calmplx Teteoquichtli has made a name for himself in the underground Hip-Hop scene of Southern California. Incorporating classic Boom Bap production interwoven with his unique takes on decolonization and the incorporation of Indigenous empowerment in his music. In his second solo project entitled Abstract, Calmplx treads into new waters away from his partner in rhyme...

Duration:00:47:05

We Still Exist - The Jake Prendez Episode

2/7/2022
Since the rise of the Chicano Movement in the late 60s and early 70s, Chicano artists have used a variety of mediums to express historical counter-narratives, encourage political activism, and educate communities. Unsurprisingly, Chicano artists have continued this legacy of Chicanismo into today’s contemporary artistic and political movements—taking the moment to express political autonomy, cultural solidarity, and pride in being of Indigenous descent. Among the many artists continuing this...

Duration:01:17:25

Love Sharpened Arrows - The Native Threat Episode

1/9/2022
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we had the chance to interview returning guest Native Threat, 1/2 of Indigenous-Chicano Rap duo Kozmik Force. Threat comes on the show to discuss his very latest solo project ‘Love Sharpened Arrows’, the latest effort in the Inland Empire-based emcee’s ever-growing catalog of work. Coming right on the heels of Kozmik’ Force’s EP ’Sound of a Weapon’ which dropped last year, Threat continues on in the long tradition of radical, politically charged...

Duration:01:13:20

Mowing Leaves of Grass - The Matt Sedillo Episode

11/23/2021
For more than thirteen years Matt Sedillo has been one of the most outspoken and uncompromising contemporary political poets in the United States. Born in El Sereno, California in 1981, Matt Sedillo writes from the perspective of a second-generation Chicano born in an era where a continually diversifying population has witnessed continually dwindling opportunities and the deterioration of both the country's infrastructure and economy firsthand. Since his debut, the two-time national slam...

Duration:01:05:50

Expōz The Matrix - The Odessa Kane Episode

9/13/2021
For close to three decades, Odessa Kane has been a constant and tireless figure in the local San Diego Underground Hip-Hop scene. As an emcee, graffiti writer, and B-boy the Southeast San Diego rap veteran has more earned the well-deserved status as an elder statesmen and icon in the local San Diego Hip-Hop scene. Born in Tijuana and raised in the Paradise Hills, the Mexicano-Filipino emcee earned his stripes in San Diego’s underground Hip-Hop scene of the 1990s as a member of the Masters of...

Duration:01:23:02

Taste Of Satori - The Selene Selah Episode

7/19/2021
For the past several years underground Hip-Hop Selene Selah aka Emcee Tr3s, has made her rounds in the underground Hip-Hop scenes of Los Angeles, California. Hailing from Inglewood, California and her family Tracing their roots to Colombia, the up-and-coming emcee regularly uses her platform to incorporate a blend of various philosophies from decolonization, to Indigenous empowerment, and new age spirituality into her unique brand of Hip-Hop. Garnering a small, but dedicated and growing...

Duration:00:55:06

Intellectual Ignorance - The Ric Scales Episode

6/23/2021
For the past seventeen years, Ric Scales, an Underground Hip-Hop artist from San Diego, California has made a name for himself in the region's Underground Hip-Hop scene. As an adept battle rapper and ½ of the duo 18 Scales, consisting of himself & emcee/producer Ralph Quasar (aka 18sense). Ric Scales has created a tapestry of sounds, ideas, and philosophies that have set his music apart from anything being created by his peers in the Underground Hip-Hop scene in San Diego. Having garnered a...

Duration:01:37:18

Kill The Colonizer Inside Your Mind - The Kozmik Force Episode (Remastered Cut)

4/16/2021
Three years ago, after much contemplation we here at Step Off! Magazine decided to branch out from the medium of print media and made the leap into the world of podcasting with a brand new podcast series. With little more than an iPhone and a Mac, we launched our official podcast of Step Off! Radio. We made it our mission to interview artists, performers, activists, community organizers, and those who inspire others to make a difference in the world through their talent, art, and social...

Duration:02:06:13

Where The Mangos Grow - The Azomali Episode

4/2/2021
For the past fourteen years, Azomali, an Underground Hip-Hop artist from Freeport, New York has made a name for himself in New York’s underground Hip-Hop scene. Like many of our guests previously featured here on Step Off! Radio, Azomali regularly incorporates philosophies of decolonization, pan-Indigenous unity across, and is a vocal critic of U.S. Imperialism in his music. Whether rapping about Colombia’s beauty, incorporating ancestral sounds, spinning tales about his journeys stepping...

Duration:01:35:46

The Force Of Two - The Indigenous Cats Episode

3/18/2021
For the past several years underground Hip-Hop group Indigenous Cats, comprised of recording artists Calmplx and Ina Eyeris have made their rounds in the underground Hip-Hop scenes of Los Angeles, California. Garnering a small but dedicated and growing audience online, the duo regularly incorporate philosophies of decolonization, pan-Indigenous unity, and spirituality into their unique brand of music. With an increasingly growing profile, Indigenous Cat’s are swiftly rising stars in L.A.’s...

Duration:01:49:11

Obsidian Blade - The Return Of Kozmik Force Episode

3/9/2021
We don’t normally have a lot of repeat guests on the show, but, for our latest edition of Step Off! Radio we have back on the podcast from our very first pilot episode Jaguar Arreola and Native Threat of Kozmik Force to talk about their latest EP 'Sound of a Weapon'. Since we had Jag and Threat on the show back in 2018, the duo has released several albums 'Untamed Unchained' and 'Ceremony on Concrete'. Likewise, Jag has released a solo project 'Maria’s Seed', which he came on the show to...

Duration:02:19:13

Earn Your Life - The David Fernandez Jr. Episode

2/22/2021
Over the past decade, Latino entertainers have been vocal proponents in advocating for better representation in Hollywood, even as a national discussion about diversity and access in film continues. Among this crowd of innovating entertainers is David Fernandez Jr., who over the past several years has made a name for himself in Hollywood as one of the industry's go-to actors for his portrayal of tough-guy roles and characters. In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, actor David...

Duration:00:56:50

Music Without Borders - The 'Lost' Episode With Tulengua

2/16/2021
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we bring to you a 'lost' episode from the Step Off! vaults. This episode with Tulengua was originally recorded last year on February 27th, 2020, to promote the release of their album, LOWKEYBANGERSVILLE. Shortly after this interview was recorded our computer crashed. We lost a bunch of material and seemingly our beloved Tulengua interview along with it. Fast forward nearly a year later while adding the new podcast page for the website, we...

Duration:00:53:26

Brave Enough To Resist - The Radical History Club Episode With Stacey Uy

1/12/2021
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, and our first show of 2021, we had the chance to interview Stacey Uy and discuss her role as the founder, researcher, writer, and illustrator of the Radical History Club, a series of illustrated decolonized history zines that detail long-neglected areas of U.S. social history, focusing on the experiences of BIPOC, women, and other marginalized communities. In our discussion we talk about the history of the series itself, and what inspired her to...

Duration:01:04:26

Maria's Seed - The Jaguar Arreola Episode

12/13/2020
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we had the chance to interview Jaguar Arreola, 1/2 of Indigenous-Chicano Rap duo Kozmik Force come on the show to discuss his very first solo project 'Maria’s Seed', the latest effort in the Inland Empire based emcee’s ever-growing catalog of work. Coming right on the heels of Kozmik’ Force’s third project Ceremony On Concrete which dropped late last year in 2019, Jaguar continues on in the long tradition of conscious, politically engaged music...

Duration:02:19:55

Ambition In Transition - The Juan Carlos-Lozano Episode

9/15/2020
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio we interview Juan Carlos Lozano, a musician, entrepreneur, and community organizer based out of San Diego, California. In our conversation we had the chance to discuss his background as a community organizer, as well as little about his backstory growing here in San Diego, and how the legacy of the U.S./Mexico has had a direct impact not just on his family but has played a key central part in his activism. Likewise, we were also able to discuss...

Duration:00:56:33

Keep Going, Keep Growing - The Soni López-Chávez Episode

9/11/2020
For many artists, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered an absolutely devastating blow to the creative arts scene. In a profession already often filled with highs, lows, and hardship, even in the best of times, the pandemic and the subsequent economic shutdowns over the past several months have been an absolutely devastating obstacle for many artists, musicians, and creators to overcome. San Diego’s creative art scene, of course, has been no exception to this alarming trend. Particularly...

Duration:00:30:11

Under The Bridge - The Spirit Of Chicano Park Episode With Beatrice Zamora

8/31/2020
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we had the chance to interview Beatrice Zamora, author of a brand new children's book The Spirit of Chicano Park / El espiritu del Parque Chicano, a new bilingual, children’s picture book written by Zamora and illustrated by artist Maira Meza that depicts the creation of the iconic landmark located in the neighborhood of Barrio Logan in San Diego, California. Originally born in Barrio Logan, Zamora was raised in the city of La Puenta in the...

Duration:01:11:12

Ancestral Art For The Modern Age - The Edgar Fernandez Episode

5/18/2020
In our latest installment of Step Off! Radio, we had the chance to interview Phoenix-based visual artist Edgar Fernandez also known as 8Ahau. Edgar Fernandez is a Chicano muralist and multi-disciplined artist from Phoenix Arizona. He was born in Los Angeles California in the early 90s and is the son of immigrant parents who migrated from Mexico to the United States in the 1980’s. Coming of age in Phoenix, Edgar expressed himself through his love of graffiti and Hip-Hop culture which would...

Duration:00:49:48