Illegal intern Radio #90 – 3/22/2017

**Thundercat – Show You The Way – Drunk
Ultramarine – Queen of the Moon – United Kingdoms
**Quetzal – Barrio Healer – The Eternal Get Down
Viento Callejero – Arroz Con Coco – Viento Callejero
**Here Lies Man – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Here Lies Man
Brujeria – Pocho Aztlan – Pocho Aztlan
Chencha Berrinches – Matsuri Anne – Hecho En Mexico EP
Maldita Vecindad – Kumbala – El Circo
Viernes 13 – Slow & Low – Thirteen Rules
Chencha Berrinches – Endless Winter – Hecho En Mexico EP
Chencha Berrinches – Juana La Loca – Cada Loco Con Su Tema
Chencha Berrinches – Take Me To Jamaica – Hecho En Mexico
**Downtown Boys – Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas) – single
**Balun – Teletransporte – Balun
Sussie 4 – Unfold (Nino Arbol remix) – single
Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti – Bright Lit Blue Skies – Before Today
Thundercat, Flying Lotus – Them Changes – Drunk
Soko – Temporary Mood Swings – My Dreams Dictate My Reality
Buscabulla – Caer – Kitsune: Buscabulla EP
The Snails – Coconut Boat – Worth The Wait EP
Girls Names – Bury Me – Dead To Me
Summer Camp – I Want You – Welcome To Condale
Deltatron – Ego Trip – single
LP3 & The Tragedy – Southland Hum – LP3 & The Tragedy
Video of The Week:
Maldita Vecindad – Kumbala – El Circo
In September of this year, Maldita Vecindad’s album “El Circo” will be 25 years old. The album is one of the best Rock albums in my collection. From start to end, I just let it play through.

Levitation Room 3/18

lr13 It was strange seeing a band the size of Levitation Room headlining a show at a venue that has recently been renowned for hosting typically larger bands in the indie scene. When I first arrived to the venue my suspicions were further fueled by the emptiness of the venue, so much so that at one point we believed the Observatory in Santa Ana was closed. The “emptiness” soon became a misconstrued impression when people started to congregate for the first act of the night, Rudy De Anda. What struck me, and the other turning heads, when Rudy first uttered the first lyrics of the night was that it was in Spanish. Rudy’s sound – not by any means in an attempt to pigeonhole – aired on the side of Australian psych rocker’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra with their generous use of reverb, instrumentally and vocally. Continuing the Spanish speaking streak was Protistas, a Chilean punk-rock band who was playing their first show ever on American soil, but despite the language barrier the band’s attempts to speak to the crowd in a foreign tongue was received by a welcoming audience. Music truly transcended languages that night when the audience began to dance and jump to Protistas’ set. There was not a doubt in the room when the words “Make Love” were projected onto the screen behind the stage, accompanied by 60-esque soundtrack that Levitation Room was coming up next. Surely enough we were soon greeted by a curly haired gentleman with a harmonica attached to his acoustic guitar, and in case there was still any doubt about whether it was Levitation Room, he even went on to ask the crowd if they liked Bob Dylan. After playing a song invoking the likes of Woody Guthrie and Dylan the singer was joined by the rest of the band and just like the Constellation Room, the stage was full. The audience danced alongside psychedelic projections which coupled with Levitation Room’s 60’s inspired sound brought along a sense of nostalgia for a past that none of us in that room ever experienced. Despite Levitation Room’s obvious ode to the past, it does not mean that their music sounds “dated”, rather they’ve managed to strike this nostalgia to a time we highly romanticize but would never want to necessary live in.

*~Mis Favoritas~*

ILLEGAL intern Radio #89 March 15, 2017

ILLEGAL intern Radio #89
March 15, 2017

A few interviews from the Beat Swap Meet in Santa Ana. Interviews with DJ Hazze (The Movement), Hip Hop Storm Trooper, Artson (emcee and business owner), and Bumpbox. I was also lucky enough to have Kid Frost do a drop for the show.
I also went to a warehouse rave in DTLA this past weekend. After RSVP’ing on FB, you had to call a number after 9PM for the location. Just like the good ‘ol days. Ron D Core and Theo were two of the several djs on hand for the night.

** Samba de La Muerte – OK! – single

**Lagartijando – Antofagaste de la Sierra – El Gran Poder

Artson – A Trip Through Time – Soundcloud

Jungle Fire – Lamento Momposino – Jambu

Proper Dos – Firme Hina – Mexican Power

Lighter Shade of Brown – On A Sunday Afternoon – Brown & Proud

**Here Lies Man – Eyes of The Law – Here Lies Man

The Movement – Jump – Mini EP

Bongoloidz – Chill Pill – Soundcloud

Siddhartha – Tarde – Unicos

**Girlpool – 123 – Powerplant

**Alsarah & The Nubatones – Salam Nubia – Manara

Heavy Hawaii – Better – HH

Twin Cabins – Swing Lynn – I’m Sure

Mac Demarco – One More Tear To Cry – Rock and Roll Night

Summer Twins – Got Somebody to Dream About – Summer Twins

La Femme – Antitaxi – Psycho Tropical Berlin

Levitation Room – Crystal Ball – Ethos

Rudy De Anda – Visions of Plumerias – Ostranenie

**Orchestra Baobab – Foulo – Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng

**Quetzal – Barrio Healer – The Eternal Getdown

*Arema Arega – Miro y te Veo – single

Video of the Week:
Proper Dos – Firme Hina

ILLEGAL intern Radio #87- 03Mar2017

ILLEGAL intern Radio #87
March 1st, 2017
KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA /
Tune in Wednesdays from 6AM-8AM

It’s the time of the quarter djs in training make the rounds to get some training. I was lucky enough to have dj Mia L bring in a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean tunes. From KPop, indie to Hip Hop she introduced us to some great songs by both popular and up&coming artists.


We also were fortunate enough to have FE of Mujeres de Maiz call in to share information not only on the organization but also their 20 Year Anniversary coming up this weekend at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

**Little Jesus – Mala Onda – Rio Salvaje (out April 7th)

LITTLE JESUS – MALA ONDA from Fuerzas Básicas on Vimeo.

Quantic – Sol Clap – Magnetica

Helado Negro – Young Latin & Proud – Private Energy

Cafe Tacvba – Maria – Cafe Tacvba

**Ave Negra – M.C.S.E. – M.C.S.E. 7″

**Bonobo – Outlier – Migration

Stop Me – Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather – Version

Television – 1880 or so – Television

**Molly Burch – Try – Please Be Mine

Foxygen – Coulda Been My Love – …And Star Power

Beach House – Master of None – Beach House

intern Mai for covering the 2nd hour of the show
** KARD – Oh NaNa (ft. Heo YoungJi) – KARD Project, Vol. 1
**DAY6 – You Were Beautiful – Every Day6 February
Hyukoh – Comes and Goes – 22
** Dynamic Duo & Chen – Nosedive – Mixxxture Project, Vol. 1
Kenji Wu – Hu Nao – ?
Kisum – You & Me – Single
Bewhy – Day Day (ft. Jay Park) – SMTM 5 Ep 4
Reddy – Think (ft. Jay Park) – Single

BLACKPINK – Whistle – Square One
** Cave Me In – Gallant x Tablo x Eric Nam – Single
Erik St 319 – Sau Tat Ca – Single
** Zion.T – The Song – 00
9MUSES – Yes or No – 9MUSES S/S Edition
J Rabbit – Happy Things – Looking Around

 thanks for tuning in…

ILLEGAL intern Radio #86 – Feb. 22, 2017

ILLEGAL intern Radio
Broadcasting Live on KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA /
Wednesday 6AM-8AM PST

Show #86 – Feb. 22, 2017
Special Guest: Lilliam Rivera author of The Education of Margo Sanchez


**Rufus T Firefly – Rio Wolf – Magnolia

**Bargou 08 – Le min ijina

Mon Laferte – Amor Completo – Mon Laferte (Vol 1)

Javier Arce – Clavel (single)

Vaya Futuro – Congelar (single)

Vaya Futuro – Dinobaby – Ideas a Medias

Desafinado – Garota de Ipanema – SoundCloud

La Yergos – Fragil – Magnetismo

Tito Puente – Pa’ Los Rumberos – Mas Mambo Mania

Lalo Guerrero – Marihuana Boogie – Chicas Patas Boogi

Quinto Sol – Freedom Fighter – Sociedad Suciedad

Gepe – Hambre – Estilo Libre

**Kinky – Te Vas (single)

Chicano Batman – Itotiani – Chicano Batman

**Future Islands – Ran (single)

Tomorrow Tulips – Untitled – Eternally Teenage

Hector Lavoe – El Dia de Suerte – El Cantante

Melody’s Echo Chamber – Some Time Alone, Alone – Melody’s Echo Chamber

Wampire – The Herse – Curiosity

**Ton Ton Macoutes – Oh No – Dinero

Downtown Boys – Haz Algo – S/T

Grenda – On My Way (Fax Remix) – Soundcloud

**Ela Minus – Juan Sent (single)

**Chico Mann & Captain Planet – Oye Bien – Night Visions

**Centavrvs – El Punto Final (single)

**Thievery Corporation – Strike the Root – The Temple of I & I


Calendar of Events

ILLEGAL intern Calendar of Events

Upcoming recommended events.

The Observatory
Saturday February 25

Monday February 27


Radio El Nopal’s 100th Episode
by Host Miguel Ochoa
KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA /
Thursday March 2nd


Helado Negro
Resident Los Angeles
Monday March 6th

Café Tacvba
House of Blues Anaheim
Thursday March 9th
Friday March 10th


Skanking Reggae Fest 2017
Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles
Saturday March 11
Pateon Rococo / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
The Slackers / Jackie Mendez / y mas


18 venues in Downtown Phoenix
Saturday March 11
Girl Talk / American Football / The Drums
Blackalicious / Invisible Skratch Piklz / Yatch
Chicano Batman / Thee Commons / Sad Girl


Bouncing Souls
The Observatory
Thursday March 16

Flogging Molly / Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Mariachi El Bronx
The Forum Inglewood
Friday March 17th (St. Paddy’s Day)


Glass House Pomona
Tuesday April 18

Chicano Batman / Brainstory
Glass House Pomona
Saturday April 29


ILLEGAL intern Radio #85 – Feb. 15, 2017

ILLEGAL intern Radio #85 Feb 15, 2017

This week aired a couple interviews captured while at Opening Weekend of Zoot Suit at the Mark Taper. Interviews with both Eddie James Olmos and Cheech Marin. Also had a call-in to share info. on this Sunday’s upcoming event New Wave Cholas which included a give-aways to listeners.

Eduard James Olmos & Cheech Marin at the Opening of Zoot Suit

ARTIST – SONG – ALBUM/SOURCE (** indicates new release)

Buyepongo – Vamos A Gozar – Todo Mundo

**Here Lies Man – Eyes of The Law – Here Lies Man

**Sonar – Petle – Petle (Poland)

**The Holydrug Couple – Vase of Flowers – Soundtrack for Pantanal

**Kinky – Te Vas – single

**BBS – Monga Nunca – Vol. 1

**SOTEI – Obiata – SOTEI LP (Poland)

**Silverio – Tu Casa – single

Salon Acapulco – Bikini Lover (feat. Dan Solo)

**Manu Chao – Words of Truth – single

Los Nastys – Fumar Beber y Romper – Cannibal Business

Le Butcherettes – Demon Stuck In Your Eye = Cry Is for the Flies

Quitapenas – Me Llevaba – Quitapenas

**Quetzal – Espejos Vs. The Gaza – The Eternal Get Down

**Gaye Su Akyol –  Kendimden kaçmaktan – Hologram Imparatorlugu (Istanbul)

Leche – Leche Funk – single

Natural Resources – If There’s a Tomorrow – Underground Oldies Vol. 1

Barbara Mason – Yes, I’m Ready – Yes I’m Ready

Connie – Funky Little Beat – I Love My Freestyle Hits

Lalo Guerrero – Los Chucos Suaves – Los Chucos Suaves/Tequila split

Los Lobos with Lalo Guerrero – La Bamba – Papa’s Dream

Gogol Bordello – Immigraniada (Bassnectar Remix)

Cesar Sáez – Perdido – Perdido EP

Irene Diaz – Crazy Love (degruvme remix) – Soundcloud

Jósean Log – Beso – Háblate de Mi (

BadBadNotGood – Speaking Gently – IV