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*VIDEO* RJD2 and Zeds Dead in New York

October 4, 2013

By Bryan Nosanchuk

After Rock the Bells cancelled on me, my hip hop buddy Brian and I had to make the most of a trip out to New York. Closest show we found that caught our interest was a rave event with RJD2 and Zeds Dead. I’m very selective with my electronic music and have a few DJs and producers that I enjoy and would want to see live. RJD2 is one of those DJs who rides the fence well and is able to bridge the gap between so many genres of music including hip hop, dance, jazz, soul and so many others. He’s one of only a few pioneers in the music industry. It was so much fun and a real pleasure to finally see him perform live. He rocked that shit with 4 turntable decks and a live drummer!

RJD2 @rjd2

RJD2 @rjd2

Zeds Dead headlined. They were cool and had the crowd dancing and jumping, but in my eyes did not compare to the work and performance that RJD2 put in.

Crowd at Terminal 5

Crowd at Terminal 5

In addition to the concert we had a kick ass trip. I went to a real NY comedy show, Central Park, and had THE Pastrami at Katz’s Deli, ran into a bay area comic buddy out on Long Island and went to Coney Island and had a Nathan’s Famous dog. Most importantly I got to spend some time with my east coast family who I rarely get to see, but love and enjoy every moment with them. I wish we all could see each other more often, and I look forward to seeing some that I missed on my next trip someday.

Episode #129 with Sake One

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Sake One

Sake One

We were fortunate enough to connect with Sake One this episode. Sake is an old friend of the show; he called into our Blogtalk show, while out in Cleveland, years ago, and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him during Hiero Day, but this is the first time we’ve been able to sit down and go deep in conversation with him.

Known to us as one of the most respected and established DJs working in SF and the bay area, Sake is also very passionate about his city and the people that call it their home. As Facebook followers, we were aware of his consistent outspokenness towards social injustices, police brutality and equality, but really learned how and where that mind thought came to be. We were pleased to learn just how much time and energy Sake has spent volunteering and working for several community Continue reading

*VIDEO* Hiero Day 2013

Sept. 2, 2013
Oakland, CA

By Bryan Nosanchuk

I went out to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the Hieroglyphics out at Hiero Day. Hieroglyphics Imperium teamed up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013. ‘Hiero Day, the free all day music festival that featured live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages.

These are some of the highlights I was able to capture when I wasn’t also podcasting with my SPENTRadio team.

Akadi (Clusterfunk Collective) and BNos

Akadi (Clusterfunk Collective) and BNos

SPENTRadio @ Hiero Day photo by JZLim Photography

SPENTRadio @ Hiero Day photo by JZLim Photography

SPENTRadio and Chuy Gomez

SPENTRadio and Chuy Gomez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

’93 Til Infinity will always be known as Souls of Mischief’s biggest and most well known songs and for good reason. Cab Fare isn’t as well known, but it has always been one of my favorites. Cab Fare was only released as a bonus track on a Hiero Oldies compilation, and was rarely ever played or performed at their live shows.

Episode #126 SPENTRadio LIVE at Hiero Day 2013

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Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

Hiero Day 2013 @HieroDay

SPENTRadio took a trip out to beautiful Oakland, CA to celebrate the 20 year legacy of the Hieroglyphics out at Hiero Day. Hieroglyphics Imperium teamed up with Oakland-based Linden Street Brewery to present the Second Annual Hiero Day block party on Monday, September 2, 2013. ‘Hiero Day, the free all day music festival that featured live performances by the legendary Hieroglyphics and other special guests, local merchandise vendors, food trucks, and interactive activities for all ages. Hiero Day celebrated and showcased the Bay Area’s diverse, innovative, multicultural, and multigenerational music movement in the heart of Oakland. Continue reading

*VIDEO* Skywalkers and Pep Love LIVE at Brick and Mortar in San Francisco

By Bryan Nosanchuk

7/5/13
San Francisco, CA

Though I’ve only ever seen the Living Legends live only once, I’m a fan of several of the artists solo and side projects. I know the quality of hop hop that come from these artists including Sunspot Jonz. Its an easy sell for me when they’ve also got Hieroglyphics member, Pep Love on the bill. Sunspot teamed up with producer BOAC for this newest Skywalkers project.

It was also my first time to Brick and Mortar Music Hall. I’d heard of some of their recent problems with the city and wanted to see what all the fuss with the venue was all about. Pretty cool little place. I’d return to see another great show.

Episode #122 with Lateef the Truthspeaker

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Lateef The Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ)

Lateef The Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ)

Our entire SPENTRadio crew, JD, BNos and BVanek were back in the studio together for the first time in a few shows. We were also joined by bay area hip hop artist Lateef the Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ). Like many of our recent guests we are fans of their work and their art, and jumped at the opportunity to get to know them a little more, along with our listeners, while sharing their stories with the world. Lateef is definitely one of those artists that we always wanted to learn a little more about.

JD and Lateef start the show with some sports talk, more specifically our Golden State Warriors and the NBA Playoff picture, NFL Draft, our “beloved” Oakland Raiders, the “coach killer” Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. We know it’s been a while since JD has gotten in some quality sports talk on the show, and Lateef was able to keep up with the quick wit and knowledge and perspective of his own to offer. Continue reading

Episode #120 with DJ D Sharp

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DJ D Sharp (@djdsharp)

DJ D Sharp (@djdsharp)

This week on the DJ podcast, I mean SPENTRadio we are joined by DJ D Sharp. He’s currently the Official DJ Golden State Warriors, but his story is much more than just that. D Sharp takes us through his Oakland roots and how he started to meet other people making music. He’s shared a great story about Souls of Mischief and prepping for their first tour. D Sharp is continuing to build his reputation as an A-list DJ, meaning that in the not-so-distant future, D Sharp hopes to join the ranks of fellow letter + noun DJs like A-Trak and Z-Trip in the upper echelons of DJ society. Continue reading