Frank Foreal had a great conversation with Oliver Wang about the upcoming 10 year anniversary of his blog, Soul-Sides.com, his love for covers, and more. He also played a few songs for us! His crates are deep, so it was an honor to have him bless the airwaves with some of his favorite tracks. You can also find Oliver spinning tonight at the official 10 year anniversary party tonight, Feb 27, at Devil’s Pie in Little Tokyo, DTLA, featuring guest DJ Thes One and residents SeanO and Phatrick.
Here’s what Oliver played for us:
Charles May & Annette May Thomas – Keep My Baby Warm
West Coast Revival – Feelin’ Alright
Pete Rodriguez – Pete’s Boogaloo
Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix
Labi Siffre – A Little More Line
This week’s show featured sets from DJ’s Panamami and GroWeyez, as well as an in-depth, extended interview with Mibbs of Pac Div. Val the Vandal and GroWeyez sat down with Mibbs to talk about the history of Pac Div, as well as premiere new music from his solo project.
This weeks episode of Soundwaves included a live set and interview with the Brooklyn Nets Sound Curator and legendary mix tape DJ, J.Period. He kicked off the show with an amazing tribute to the late great J Dilla which included custom remixes and edits. After J. Period’s set one of Soundwaves favorites, Dj Expo transitioned into a fantastic tribute set of his own.
We then had the honor of interviewing internationally known DJ, J.Period, who if your not knowing is one of the busiest and innovative DJ’s in the game today. His “Best Of…” mixtape series is legendary and more than deserves all the praise they have received.
We speak about his creative process and how goes about his work with the Brooklyn Nets. Lot’s of interesting and amusing stories are included.
Closing out the show strong was DJ Panamami who as always…brings the funk!!
The Soundwaves Radio crew were honored to host the first half of the Sixth Annual Dilla-Thon which featured an in-studio interview with J Dilla collaborator and Delicious Vinyl artist Frank Nitt. The Soundwaves portion of the broadcast also featured guest mixes from Los Angeles-based DJ and founder of the monthly Hip-Hop party Boombox, Inka One, and Soulection artist Zikomo, as well as Pharcyde touring DJ, Cee Brown!!
Thank you to the good folks over at Dank Radio for dedicating their time and organizing this gathering for the one and only J DIlla. THANK YOU JAY DEE!!
Lots of good vibes this week! As we were prepping for the show Friday night, Fab 5 Freddy walked through the doors of KPFK to have a quick chat with Santana and the Truthseekers crew. Having a hip hop legend step into our place put us all in a great mood, and definitely helped us get our show on the way that night!
SeanO set off the show with a few tracks he’s feeling at the moment. DJ Mantron came through to celebrate his bday with us. He dropped a set of all music he discovered on Soundcloud recently, and talked to us about his current residencies.
Frank Foreal had a great conversation with Oakland’s DJ Platurn about his new mix, “So This Is De La Heaven, Pt 2.” We aired the interview along with a segment of the mix, which you can get at www.manifestworldwide.com. Frank then closed the show with some soulful tracks, courtesy of Hiatus Kaiyote, Xiomara, De La Soul, and more. Enjoy!
Tonight’s lineup was HEAVY with Grammy nominated producer DJ Dahi back to catch up since the release of his work on arguably two of the best major rap records in the last two years by Kendrick Lamar and Drake. We talked about some of his favorite artists to work with, his feelings on co-production, and the possible release of an instrumental album in the upcoming year or so. Be sure to catch up with DJ Dahi on SoundCloud.
You can listen to Dahi’s full interview here:
Next we had House Shoes come through and drop a set of HEATERS, much of the material from his recent “The Gift” series (available at www.djhouseshoes.com). We then chopped it up with EXT and DertBeats about how these projects came together, what they were up to before the projects dropped, and how these vinyl releases have effected them so far. Be on the lookout for a vinyl release of “The Gift Vol. V – T-White” near the end of March!
This week, DJ Panamami held down the boards, dropping an hour long set of music from around the world, including LA’s own Mexico 68. Frank Foreal and Seano bookended the show with short sets, featuring music from Xiomara, A Tribe Called Red, Disclosure, and more.