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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

Scott Nathan: The storyteller

9/11/2018
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Scott Nathan made his bones as a photographer, but after you listen to our interview, you'll agree he should have been a storyteller. From the crazy capers he got himself into over the years, to the lessons he learned along the way, he has some great things to share. He describes himself as "not an asker," but seems to have a gang of rich and powerful people who want to give him stuff. Find out how he does it here. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Patrick Hoelck:...

Duration:01:16:49

DJ Revolution: How to operate under pressure

9/4/2018
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DJ Revolution was the DJ on the World Famous Wake-Up Show for 12 years. He’s an instructor at Scratch Academy, host of The Cut on YouTube, producer, and was a contestant, and then a judge on BET’s Master of the Mix. He’s one of the most respected DJs around. We dropped by Scratch to cut it up with DJ Rev, learning what drives him to be the best at what he does and how being so driven can be both a blessing and a curse. Check it out y’all. Also make sure you check out our sponsors in this...

Duration:01:16:44

Beatie Wolfe: How to change the game

8/28/2018
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Beatie Wolfe has something to prove — to herself, perhaps, but to all of us — about the way music moves us and about how the way we experience it matters. She’s not content to make music and release it the way everyone else does; her releases are events, whether live streaming from the world’s most silent room or turning a song into a jacket or a set of cards. We sat down to talk about what drives her to go to such lengths, and why it’s important that you never pay her a compliment. If you...

Duration:01:17:39

MICK @ Cannes Lions: I treat my life like a brand

8/20/2018
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MICK (formerly Mick Boogie) is co-creator of my favorite mixtape series, Summertime vols. 1-9, which he produces with DJ Jazzy Jeff. So I was excited to catch-up with him at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity — the annual gathering of the global advertising industry. MICK and I were among the few attendees representing the culture side of things. In between the yacht parties and the beach parties (MICK was DJing for Twitter, among others) MICK shared some insights into how he makes...

Duration:00:43:04

Sak Pase: How to flow

8/12/2018
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Sak Pase is a dope producer. Just ask his clients — Kanye, Jay-Z, Rhianna, Busta Rhymes, TI, the list goes on. He comes by our studio to share some secrets he's learned in his journey from being discovered in a Yahoo! chat room to earning six Grammy nominations. He tells us how he fights the tendency overthink things and just stay in the flow. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Watch The Duck: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/watch-the-duck EDM.com Track of the Week:...

Duration:01:10:24

Sophia Bush: How to stand for something

8/10/2018
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Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 3 of 3: Sophia Bush I love how ready Sophia Bush is to give us a piece of her mind. And to stand her ground for the things that are important to her. As she tells us in the interview, it's not without a cost. She gives us some insights into her views on activism and what it means to really stand for something. If you liked this episode, check out our other interviews at Collision Conference with Jillionaire and Anastasia Ashley: -...

Duration:00:21:24

Anastasia Ashley: Keep trying

7/31/2018
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Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 2 of 3: Anastasia Ashley Anastasia Ashley has been surfing since she was five years old and did her first competition at six. Today, she’s also a model, pitchwoman, and social influencer. We caught up with her at the Collision Conference https://collisionconf.com where she was giving a talk on content marketing. In a very short interview, she gave us some insights into what it’s like turning pro as a kid and how she knew when it was time to shift...

Duration:00:32:29

Jillionaire: You have to put in the work

7/24/2018
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Rebel Radio LIVE at Collision Conference Part 1 of 3: Jillionaire We caught up with Jillionaire at the Collision Conference in New Orleans this spring. He’s one third of the EDM powerhouse Major Lazer, and now a solo artist and label chief at Feel Up Records. He’s also a minister of rum for Bacardi, and collaborated with his bandmates to create a Major Laser edition rum. In our short interview, he gave us the rundown on how he continues to infuse Caribbean culture into dance music, and how...

Duration:00:33:09

Steve1der: How to keep it moving

5/7/2018
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Steve1der is a top remixer, DJ, producer, podcaster. He knows what he’s doing behind the tables and in the studio. He’s also incredibly outspoken about the challenges facing DJs today and what it takes to be successful. Listen up for the realness! If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Jayceeoh: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/how-to-collab-and-compete-at-the-same-time EDM.com Track of the Week: https://soundcloud.com/trapmusic/ellis-delta-and-dee-lush-hatemail

Duration:01:03:09

Rude Jude: How to boss up

4/23/2018
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Rude Jude is one of my favorite people to talk to. He makes me feel like I’m his square cousin — the non-drinker, non-drug user, non-hot head — who I respect and admire but often disagree with. Doesn’t matter that we don’t agree on everything. He’s outspoken, opinionated, and passionate. If you don’t know Jude, he’s the host of the All Out Show on Shade 45, Sirius XM, and the author of two incredible memoirs. Get them both on audiobook and listen to Jude read them himself. It’s an amazing...

Duration:01:15:29

Clint Schaff of the LA Times: How to stay interested

4/17/2018
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Clint Schaff is the homie, and also one of the creative forces behind the Dirty John podcast, NEWSTORY at Festival of Books (which happens to include a LIVE Rebel Radio interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, coming soon) and a bunch of other innovation at the LA Times. He stopped by the studio to tell us about how he’s stirring it up at a 100+ year old media company, innovating their business with content and experiences. For Clint, it’s part of a lifelong journey to explore stories that...

Duration:01:19:00

EDM.com's Ethan Baer: Learn to love learning

4/1/2018
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You might know that EDM.com is a co-presenter of Rebel Radio. You might have clicked on this episode because they told you to. This week, co-founder of the site and their label Ethan Baer joins us to put us up on his journey, from discovering electronic music to innovating the music business. He tells us how artists should be thinking about connecting with fans in a business driven by streaming, and how he’s adapted to the changing demands of leadership as he builds his company. If you liked...

Duration:01:22:29

HipHopDX founder Sharath Cherian: Hip hop doesn’t die until the American dream dies

3/21/2018
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Interviews like this are why I do this show. It starts with some good hip hop stories, old school, new school, and then we get into some amazing insights about business. Sharath is way smarter that you might expect. He’s self-aware, understands the culture surrounding his business, and has a strong vision of what success means to him. All that and more in this week's episode. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Sacha Jenkins:...

Duration:01:16:59

Jay Shetty: How to work at the pace of love

3/4/2018
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Jay Shetty took a break from getting millions of video views to come talk to us about making wisdom go viral. He calls himself a former monk who is now spreading love and wisdom through the internet. He’s actually a former rapper who became a monk. As you might expect, the wisdom comes nonstop in this episode. Lots of quotes you’re going to want to write down and put on your wall. Here’s one about overcoming failure: "Every time I fail, I say to myself, 'This is only going to make the story...

Duration:01:04:24

The Captains of Industry: How to keep it fun

2/20/2018
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Here’s what I love about Graham Funke and Stone Rokk: They’re great DJs, even if sometimes I don’t like the selection. “I play bad music well,” Graham says. They don’t take themselves too seriously, even when being outspoken and controversial. "I have a bit of a sociopath streak in me,” Stone Rokk tells me. Although they may not want to admit it, they obviously love the game. From painstaking attention to detail in the studio to creative marketing ideas to an upcoming book about their...

Duration:01:27:19

DJ Morse Code: How to struggle

2/13/2018
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Morse Code has been named the best DJ in America. He’s one half of Pools with (thee) Mike B, making chill house music for a pool party vibe. He teaches aspiring DJs at Point Blank Music School. I take the opportunity to find out what makes a great DJ in 2018. Listen up to what he has to say, then leave us a review on iTunes and a comment on Facebook. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Thee Mike B:...

Duration:01:10:14

LA Riots: Don't get accustomed to the lifestyle

2/6/2018
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Daniel and John from LA Riots are pumping out underground hits and remixes for the best labels in dance music: Fool’s Gold, Dim Mak, Insomniac, Spinnin’, Sweat It Out, plus a bunch of the majors. The two have succeeded by flexing their skills across the sound spectrum: house, drum & bass, electro, indie rock. Daniel came by our studio to tell us how he’s managed to roll with the changes from the early 00’s Hollywood club heyday to today’s festival-dominated culture. If you liked this...

Duration:01:16:24

DJ Excel: There is no Plan B

1/30/2018
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It’s popular to think technology has made DJing easy. DJ Excel says it’s harder than ever. "When I started, you only had to do a portion of what I have to do now. You didn't have to worry about branding. You didn't have to worry about social media. You didn't have to worry about anything else other than making sure you had the records, making sure you were at the club on time.” Excel lets us know how he manages it all, shares a couple mistakes he’s made along the way, and explains why not...

Duration:01:14:59

Helen Feng: There's no such thing as personal success

1/22/2018
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The third in a series of interviews brought to you LIVE from Beijing. Helen Feng sings under the name Nova Heart and has been called the Blondie of China, especially interesting since she isn't blonde. What she is, though, is sharp as hell and full of passion and vision. She has a very punk rock perspective on success and was incredibly open with us about her challenges with depression and suicide. If you liked this episode, check out our Rebel Radio in China interviews with: - Miao Wong:...

Duration:01:20:39

Nathaniel Davis: Using music to connect with people

1/8/2018
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We caught up with Nathaniel Davis in Beijing last month. He's an old friend, and a big part of the indie music scene all across China — from the Concrete & Grass festival to brand activations and bespoke events. He gives us some great insight into what it's like building a business in China, and one that puts passion over profit. If you liked this episode, check out our interview with Kevin Lyman: https://soundcloud.com/rebel_radio/vans-warped-tours-kevin-lyman-it-never-gets-easy EDM.com...

Duration:01:10:39