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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.

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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Venice, CA

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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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English


Episodes

Kevin Allocca: Stay curious LIVE from Cannes Lions

9/9/2019
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Kevin Allocca gets paid to do what most of us do for free: Watching YouTube videos. I caught up with Kevin at the YouTube beach club during Cannes Lions and he took a half hour away from speaking on-stage and advising the world's biggest marketers to tell us about his fascinating job as the head of trends and culture at YouTube. He and his team are responsible for helping their brand clients understand why some things go viral and how to make content that's relevant and gets watched. He gave...

Duration:00:31:27

Samantha Ronson: The Tastemaker LIVE from Cannes Lions

8/26/2019
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I met up with Samantha Ronson at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and we sat on the rooftop of the FQ Lounge overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Not a bad place to talk to one of the world's most interesting DJs. The audio is a little funky because we're outdoors but our expert producer was able to make it sound pretty good. Samantha shared some details of her personal life — famous family, famous relationships — and a lot about her journey as a musician. We almost managed to get into an...

Duration:01:05:34

DJ Brace: Show and prove

8/6/2019
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This week we sit down with DMC champion and Juno Award (that's like a Canadian Grammy) winner DJ Brace. If you look him up online, you'll learn pretty quickly that the term DJ doesn't really do him justice. Sure, he plays records, but he does so much more than that. There's one video where he's working both hands and a foot pedal and basically making up songs as he goes. He also produces music. And makes tools for DJs. And designs turntables. And plays festivals. And teaches. And more. Check...

Duration:01:11:09

Dave Navarro: How to remain teachable

7/23/2019
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Join us for another ARTWORK REBELS episode in partnership with Guerilla One. Dave Navarro has done it all. He was a founding member of Jane's Addiction and then played with Red Hot Chili Peppers and then started his own bands Panic Channel and Royal Machine. He's been a TV host and a podcaster and a documentary filmmaker. He married Carmen Electra. Dave came by the studio with our occasional co-host Eddie Donaldson to talk about his newest project Life After Death: A street art persona that...

Duration:01:10:29

DJ Z-Trip: On Taking Chances

7/16/2019
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Josh sat down with the legendary DJ Z-Trip at the LA Times Festival of Books. Z-Trip shares his stories about his incredible journey as a DJ, producer, remixer, and some of the creative choices he's made along the way. We had a lot of fun mixing it up with him in front of a live audience. Check it out! If you liked this one, check out our interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/final-ali-shaheed-muhammad EDM.com Track of the Week:...

Duration:00:52:49

Bob Moz of Techstars: Give First

7/1/2019
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Bob Moczydlowsky (aka Bob Moz) runs Techstars Music, a startup accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs solve problems for music. He sits at the very interesting intersection of music, capital, and technology, finding the talent who will redefine the mechanics — or economics, or social dynamics, or something — of music. "I'm a talent scout. I'm looking for people who are in love with a problem that if they figure out an ingenious way to solve it, their investors make tons of money." In our...

Duration:01:03:09

Feed Me: The audio and the visual

6/25/2019
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People love to talk about how genres don't matter in music anymore. And yet, they do. Feed Me aka Spor aka Seventh Stitch aka Jon has been making underground hits across multiple genres for over a decade. Among other things, he's learned that a genre is a community — at least the makers but probably extending to the labels, promoters, and even some core fans — and has its own rules and ways of doing things. Learn about that, as well as how his passion for art and design has affected his...

Duration:01:02:29

Jade Catta-Preta: How to find your rhythm

6/3/2019
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Jade Catta-Pretta is building a career on two continents. She's a Brazilian-American comedian / actor and she's making it happen in both places. Hear her talk about how she manages challenges of managing multiple careers, of being a female comic, of working dirty, but not too dirty. You can even hear her tell me to f*ck off in Portuguese. What could be better? If you liked this one, check out our interview with Kira Soltanovich:...

Duration:01:14:59

Sian: Focus on what matters

5/20/2019
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Seems like we're having a lot of techno these days! Sian is a DJ, producer, founder of Octopus Recordings. In other words, he's a busy man. Quiet as kept, he's not content with just making people dance. In our interview he talks about his plans to move beyond the standard club and festival route and build a proper touring act. Join us and find out how he makes it all happen. If you liked this one, check out our interview with Will Clarke:...

Duration:00:59:39

Nathan Bell: Have fun with it and be as honest as possible

5/14/2019
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Nathan Bell is a designer, a gallery artist, and a DJ. He brought some fresh ideas to a stale category when he did a collection for Nike Running earlier this year, applying his sketches and phrases to running shoes, shirts, and jackets. He gives us some insight into his creative process and also into the way that smart brands make culture part of their business. Run to get this episode now and don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a new one. If you liked this one, check out our...

Duration:00:56:35

Detroit techno legend Kenny Larkin: Get back on stage

4/22/2019
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Kenny Larkin is considered a master in techno circles, blending soul and technology to push boundaries and make you dance. He's one of those "your favorite DJ's favorite DJ types" that casual fans aren't familiar with but whose impact can be felt across generations. Kenny let us in on what moves him to keep going and evolving and speaks openly about some of the things he's learned along the way. We also talk about the history of Detroit techno and its impact on the music that followed. Hit...

Duration:01:07:59

Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks: Do something crazy because it feels right

4/15/2019
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Ana Kasparian is a host of The Young Turks — the #1 online news channel — and of her own podcast #NOFILTER. We quickly learned that she's a source of wisdom and incredible energy. Ana joined us on stage at The Ace Hotel to kick off our new series: Rebel Radio LIVE at the Ace Hotel (clever title, no?). Joined by friends and fans, we talked about politics, culture, and how she finds the energy to get up everyday and fight for truth. Join us for this one, and make sure you're signed up at...

Duration:01:08:19

Chace Infinite: How to stay fresh

4/1/2019
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Chace Infinite is multi-talented: rapper as the face of Self Scientific, manager of A$AP Rocky, marketer, entrepreneur.He takes us through the twists and turns of a career that's taken him around the world, on-stage and backstage, for over two decades. And gives us some insight into how he's approaching his new venture, Harun Coffee. ALSO, if you're in LA on April 14th, join us for Rebel Radio LIVE at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus Los Angeles. Our guest on-stage...

Duration:01:10:59

Silva: Always make them feel comfortable

3/25/2019
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Silva is an important voice in electronic music, with radio shows on Dash Radio, iHeart, and Wav. She came by the studio to give us some interview tips and tell us how she's built her confidence through experience. Check out her story here. ALSO, if you're in LA on April 4th, join us for Rebel Radio LIVE at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Our guest on-stage will be Ana Kasparian, host of The Young Turks and one of the most important voices of progressive politics today. You'll learn how...

Duration:01:05:29

Laroussi: How to Reinvent

3/12/2019
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Laroussi was making noise in her native Holland. Hit records, awards, all signs pointing to success. But something was missing, so she picked up and moved to the US where she was relatively unknown, and began rebuilding. Her new single, Lost, is currently #4 on the Billboard club charts, and climbing. Laroussi came through our studio with her manager, the homie Adrian Miller, to talk about what it's like to start over and give us some insight into the power of the relationship between artist...

Duration:01:10:29

Laura Cathcart Robbins: How to be the only one in the room

3/7/2019
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Laura Cathcart Robbins writes and tells stories that cut through the bullshit. She's vulnerable and real, revealing things about herself, her insecurities and imperfections, and holding up a mirror for the rest of us. She came by the studio to tell us about her new podcast, The Only One in the Room, which explores what it's like being the "other." If you liked this one, check out our interview with Catherine Burns: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/catherine-burns-live-from-sxsw EDM.com...

Duration:01:18:34

DEFER: How to find the flow

2/19/2019
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This week we go deep Eddie from Guerilla One and our guest DEFER. From graffiti to eastern philosophy to what it means to have a work ethic in a creative field. Check it out now. If you liked this one, check out our interview with RISK: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/how-to-be-like-risk-live-breathe-eat-sleep-art EDM.com Track of the Week: https://soundcloud.com/hip-hop/88mph-seven-feat-itsonlyha

Duration:01:11:29

Matt Orlove: How to create an experience

1/29/2019
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Matt Orlove is an unlikely party promoter. He runs his business like a business, and that's what's enabled him to grow from one party in one city to over 200 parties a year in America's top clubbing markets. He gives us some tips of how he channeled his love of the music into a business that works. Check it out. If you liked this one, check out our interview with Adam12: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/ep-12-dj-adam-12 EDM.com Track of the Week:...

Duration:01:09:59

Yumi: How to work through the fear

1/18/2019
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Yumi stops by our studio to brainstorm new business ideas. The singer / model / YouTuber gives us some insights into how she's building a career based on honesty and vulnerability, and how she's overcome — and sometimes still struggles with — confidence and anxiety challenges. She also tells us what it's like being Steve Aoki's niece, as well as being signed to his label Dim Mak. If you liked this one, check out our interview with R3LL:...

Duration:01:02:39

Jon Sidel: Why wouldn't you want to be a rock star?

1/1/2019
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Jon Sidel has been a key figure in LA’s club, restaurant, and music communities since the 80s. Along with his partner, the late Matt Dike — co-founder of Delicious Vinyl and producer of the Beastie Boys album Paul’s Boutique — Sidel helped to create LA’s unique nightlife identity and has continued to shape it for more than three decades. In our interview, he explains how it’s all rock n’ roll to him: "My goal was to be able to tell the man to go fuck off and do my own thing.” Right on......

Duration:01:08:59