A platform for Artists, Creatives, and Go-Getters. Our mission is to use our familiarity and access with the people and entrepreneurs in our areas to connect our audience with local businesses, bring community together, and to foster organic relationships between all levels of involvement: commerce to consumer and culture to community.
Great conversation with Nell Vaughn Co-Founder of Crown Wipes an organic on-the-go hat cleaner out of San Diego, CA. Tune in as we discuss growing up in New York vs. California, creating a product from scratch, and keeping your hats fresh (www.crownwipes.com)
Music spotlight on ISO Indies. A hip-hop duo from Brooklyn, New York. Stream their latest album "Underground Kings" now streaming on all platforms (www.isoindies.com)
Great conversation with New York-based recording artist J!MMY, we featured J!mmy in episode 77 highlighting his songs "Love You," "Blue," and "EZ." A week later we reached out for an interview in New York. Tune in as we talk life, creative process, and his forthcoming EP. Keep a lookout for "Adrift" J!MMY's upcoming single and music video featuring Jesse Gibson dropping on December 13th. All music is available on all streaming platforms!
ANNND We’re BACK! Great conversation with Marco Antonio Founder of Salamat Yoga (http://www.salamatyoga.com)
Born & bred as a Los Angeles native, Marco embodies the aura of the city through his creative vibrations. Since an early age, he was fascinated with art & movement imitating his idols: Micheal Jackson, Bruce Lee, Mike Tyson, & The Ultimate Warrior.
During his early years, he immersed himself into break dancing & mixed martial arts where he earned accolades as an accomplished international competitor. Through his exploration of movement arts, he unraveled a universe of unforeseen physical and mental parallel concepts through the art of yoga.
Salamat derives from common dialects of the Philippines meaning “gratitude” in connection with the Arabic translation meaning “get well” or “You’re welcome.” The intent is to bridge the gap by encouraging diversity & eliminating the stereotypes of yoga to create a good vibe experience for the masses.
Salamat Yoga has been featured in LA’s finest venues from the Ace Hotel, The Grove, the Row DTLA.
Music spotlight on J!mmy https://soundcloud.com/jimmysworld
Great conversation with Dan and John, Co-owners of Scoot Scoop. A free scooter removal business based in San Diego, CA. The city of San Diego is overrun with scooters. Many of the scooter companies operate under a business model that has little regard for public safety, ADA laws, or private property. The real reason is that most of the scooter companies do not truly care who they impose on while they make their money. As long as armies of electric scooters are allowed to charge people’s credit cards, most of the scooter companies could care less where they roam, or how they are operated. It is a “leave-it-anywhere,” “impose-on-everyone” philosophy of operating a business that unfortunately disrespects public safety and the private property rights of others.
Tune into this weeks episode and listen to Dan and John’s David Vs. Goliath story! Also, gaining coverage from The New York Times, Forbes, and Fox Business. The two entrepreneurs are taking a stand against billion dollar corporations.
Music spotlight on Profedik (https://soundcloud.com/profedik)
Great conversation with Kissa of Ninong's Cafe (www.ninongscafe.com) Ninong’s Cafe opened its doors in October of 2008 with one main goal in mind: to share Filipino culture and food with our community. Ninong’s is a family-owned and operated business and runs our day-to-day operations out of our cafe/bake shop in Northridge, CA, a suburb north of Los Angeles.
The bake shop offers Filipino-American inspired Pastries, Breakfast, and Lunch items. Our pastries are made and baked in our shop from our family’s recipes. We also offer our popular Barako Coffee and Filipino Teas imported directly from the Philippines.
Tune in to the podcast as we discuss how @ninongscafe became an iconic valley favorite and the beautiful story on how they share the Filipino culture and food with the community through their cafe /bake shop.
Music spotlight on Benny Benz
Great conversation with Coco Lily (cocolily.us) A professional coconut chopper and experience curator. Tune in as we discuss the magical healing powers of coconuts, not reducing your worth, and building out your dream job.
Music spotlight on Sir Karri https://soundcloud.com/sirkarri
Great conversation with John G. Founder of New York-based WHADAFUNK Clothing Co. Whadafunk is a brand that represents the DIY creative culture. Taking cues from skateboarding, motorcycles, and graffiti... they’ve created a lane of their own. Tune in as we talk NYC, streetwear, and how to build your own brand www.whadafunk.net
Music spotlight on Reggie Rare (@reggierare)
Great conversation with Chef Sophia Wang(www.chefsophresh.com) Sophia grew up in the industry because of her successful restaurateur father and started her culinary career 10 years ago after graduating at Le Cordon Bleu. Since then she has worked for hotels, restaurants, cooked for professional NBA players, PGA tournaments, catered weddings, opened two restaurants and hasn't stopped since. As a Korean and Chinese American, she believes in giving back to her roots and fuses her french cooking style with an Asian flare. Chef Sophia has the passion to fuel her drive and hopes to share that passion with you.
Listen in as we discuss being a restaurateur, doing what you love, and trusting the process.
Music spotlight on Knxledge knxwledge.bandcamp.com/album/hx-prt13
Great conversation with Jeff & Rachel of Taste Of The Pacific. A Filipino style BBQ events + catering company based in Southern California. Listen in as we talk about making the right connections, building from the ground up, and the entrepreneurial grind! Music spotlight on Russ Coson (https://soundcloud.com/russcoson/mean-it-feat-king-prod-zo-beats), Profedik (https://soundcloud.com/profedik/i-know-ft-heartbreaka-vonnie), and Engelwood (https://soundcloud.com/engelwoodmusic)
Great conversation with Founder & Owner Will Santos of Gold Mind Studios (www.goldmindstudios.com) We talk the art of mixing, his creative process, and paying dues. Music spotlight on Gold Mind Studios alumni Ninesem (@Ninesem), Martin Nidal (@my_visiion), and Philly K (@phillykmusic). https://soundcloud.com/gmstudios
Great conversation with Kiola Raines Founder of Kinetic Studio L.A. (3701 W. 54th St. Los Angeles, CA 90043) Kinetic goes beyond the physical workout regimen and pushes members to create change within the mind, body, and spirit. We talk family, fitness, and mindset. Music spotlight on Daniel Jay Woods https://soundcloud.com/danieljaywoods
Great conversation with Artist Beau Stanton, Director of Think Tank Gallery Jacob Patterson, and Wilshire Community Coalition President Jake Jeong. Where do we draw the line between censorship and respect for culture? A controversial mural in Koreatown Los Angeles makes international headlines. Listen as we discuss the Artist’s intent and why it outraged Koreatown Residents. More info on https://wilshirecommunity.org/
Great conversation with L.A. based recording artist Rane Raps (www.raneraps.com) We talk blending genres, charting your own path, and social responsibility. Music spotlight on Rane Raps https://soundcloud.com/raneraps
Great conversation with MasterChef Season 9 Contestant Ralph Degala. We talk about his journey from Houston to Los Angeles, landing a spot on Fox's MasterChef with Gordon Ramsey, and elevating Filipino cuisine. Music spotlight on Manila Grey https://soundcloud.com/manilagrey
Great conversation with Darwin and Nikki Manahan of Manahan + Co. A premium, tailored, and handcrafted apron company. Made in Los Angeles, California. (manahanco.com) We talk the value of market research, quality over quantity, and living comfortably. Music spotlight on Ryo Fukui, Leon Vynehall, and Jamiroquai
Great conversation with plant-based chef Lizette Lizarraga of Dee Vegan Munchies. We talk near-death experiences, losing weight, and pushing tamales! Music spotlight on Verzache (https://soundcloud.com/verzache)
Great conversation with The Musical Doc (https://soundcloud.com/user-765371645) A musician, singer-songwriter, and all-around great human being from Los Angeles. We talk living abroad, breaking social and cultural stereotypes, and future projects. Music spotlight on The Musical Doc https://song.link/i/1359875317
We are live on location at The NFL Alumni Socal 3rd Annual Red Carpet Charity Event. We had the privilege to interview Christine Simmons President and Chief Operations Officer of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, James Washington former NFL player and President of The NFL Alumni Association, and many more
Great conversation with AC, John, and Vince of Enter The 36 Courses (www.enterthe36courses.com) A culinary journey honoring the Greatest Hip-Hop Crew of ALL FUCKIN’ TIME. We talk art, music, food, and everything in-between. Music spotlight on The Lokel Show’s very own https://soundcloud.com/brotherguru
Great conversation with Shirley of Beauty 2 The Streetz. An L.A. based nonprofit providing homeless women with beauty products, food, and supplies. We talk growing up in Compton, loss, and giving without conditions. Contact Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or make a donation (((In Loving Memory of Dimitris Stevens Jr. )))Music spotlight on Zzay’s SOLSTICE EP Produced by Nuglife https://soundcloud.com/nuglifeproductions
Great conversation with Giorgi co-founder of GiorgiPorgi a coffee shop tucked away in DTLA (https://giorgiporgi.com) We talk culture through travel, bomb coffee, and designing one of the best coffee spots in LA. Visit GiorgiPorgi at 137 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Mon-Sun 8:30-4:20pm. Music spotlight on Anthony Fade https://soundcloud.com/anthonyfade
Great Conversation with Albert Chu and Patrica Huang, co-founders of Chefbox a grab and go retail store that offers a wide variety of chef-driven prepared meals (eatchefbox.com) We talk developing ideas into reality, 626 Night Market, and constructing the worlds largest cup of boba tea! Visit Chefbox at 434 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Open seven days a week 11AM-9PM. Music spotlight on https://soundcloud.com/saluteaut
Great conversation with Hip Hop Recording Artist Mayzin. We talk cultivating your own sound, moving to Italy, and signing with Atlantic records. Music spotlight on @immayzin. Check out his latest EP Flights to Nowhere on Apple Music, Spotify or Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/immayzin)
Great conversation with Vanessa Garcia Owner of 7 Mile House Restaurant in Brisbane, CA (www.7milehouse.com) We talk being an immagrant, navigating through struggle, and becoming an entrepreneur. Check out her self published book ‘See You at the 7 - Storeis From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House’ All proceeds from book sales will benefit the restoration and maintenance of 7 Mile House (7milehouse.com/shop/seeyouatthe7) Music spotlight on Amindi K Fro$t @amindi-k-frost
Season 3 opener!!! Great conversation with Russell Takashima Owner of Human Catalyst (TheHumanCatalyst.com) A San Diego based streetwear company with roots in Skateboarding, Hip-hop, and Graffitti. We talk California subcultures, selling shirts out the garage, and opening up The Human Catalyst Concept Store located 260 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910. Music spotlight on Terran Bailey (@terranbailey) and Renzo Rari (@renzorari)
Great Conversation with Rapper VaugnyxOcho. We talk growing up in Pacomia, musical influences, and respecting the hustle. Music spotlight on VauhnyxOcho’s latest release - Dial 8 Album out now (itunes.apple.com/us/album/dial-8/1400755212)
Great conversation with the talented Dre Blue(@truedreblue)A Rapper / Singer-Songwriter from San Diego, CA. We talk music + shows, protecting your energy, and her journey to Los Angeles. Music spotlight on Dre Blue (@truedreblue)
Great conversation with Alexander Orozco aka The Hood Foodie (@thehoodfoodie) We talk tip culture, the power of the subconscious mind, and changing the foodie world one bite at a time! Music spotlight on MURS latest album 'A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable' now available on all streaming platforms.
Great conversation with Jason Aka Homeless Cop a self-taught professional Artist. Check out “LIFE IS 2 SHORT” his first curated group art show running May 19th-26th at Delicious Vinyl 6607 Sunset Ave, Los Angeles. We talk Toys-R-Us, LA’s soul crushing rent, and The Black Dahlia. Music spotlight on Gas Station Art now streaming on iTunes.