SPENTRadio returned to Hiero Day for our second consecutive year (It’s the 3rd annual Hiero Day) to get some podcast action in. We were so excited to return after such a successful event and podcast in 2013. We were fortunate enough to have ample recording space over in the media area and the event’s organizers had scheduled several artists/performers time to meet with us and other media outlets. Continue reading
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
September 15, 2013
San Francisco, CA
The 45 Sessions brought in DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) back to town for a special edition of the 45 Sessions. Usually held in Oakland, the crew crossed over the (NEW) Bay Bridge and brought the party to the Puma Yard at the America’s Cup Pavilion in San Francisco. Continue reading
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
Mountain View, CA
San Francisco’s modern rock radio station Live 105 puts on their annual BFD Festival every summer. First time I went was back in 2002; Rob Zombie and Papa Roach performances are still remembered fondly. This year’s big acts included Passion Pit, Stone Temple Pilots and DJ Shadow and Diplo out in the Subsonic electronic tent. I briefly connected with my co-host BVanek, but he was with some other friends who wanted to see some of the other bands. My old college friend Donna was also there and I got to hang out and reconnect with her a little bit which was very cool! Continue reading
“B Squared” returned to the Hieroglyphics HQ building in Oakland, CA to have a conversation with Phesto from Souls of Mischief and Hieroglyphics. As long time HIERO fans, an ongoing talking point amongst JD and BNosanchuk was the mystery surrounding Phesto D. We were very interested in finding out more about the Souls of Mischief member. Continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, we got Z-Trip.
BNos and Bvan aka “B Squared” sat down with the one and only Z-Trip while he was in town before his show at The New Parish in Oakland, CA. Z talked to us about what it meant to return to and perform in Oakland, and even let us in on the fact that he was very close to moving to Northern California at one time. We touched on his recent big Grammy performance with LL Cool J. He broke down how that all came together quickly and even spoke on working with LL for the past few years. Continue reading
By Bryan Nosanchuk (@BNosanchuk) and Brian Vanek (@BVan3d)
Z-Trip plays and performs in the bay area a couple times a year, but it’s been several years since he’s come to the city of Oakland. If you’re familar with Z-Trip you already know the calibur of DJ he is. If you’re unfamilar Z-Trip brings an old school true analog feel and flavor while still pushing boundries and having fun with his music choices. Continue reading