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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

Episode # 116 with DJ Platurn

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DJ Platurn (@Platurn)

DJ Platurn (@Platurn)

We were happy and pleased to welcome back to SPENTRadio, DJ Platurn (@Platurn). It’d been a while since we’d spoken to Platurn back when we were on Blogtalkradio.

We talked a little fallout and follow up from the Tribe Called Quest doc and another project in the works from a producer on that film. He gave us some very candid opinions on some celebrity DJs as well as the all the new “button pushers and knob twisters” calling themselves DJs. First Friday Oakland Art Crawl and the recent tragedy. We talk about his response and call to arms of the local people responsible for Oakland nightlife and community.

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