ILLEGAL intern Radio #59 Aug. 17, 2016

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ILLEGAL intern Radio #59 – Aug. 17 2016

Always driving to L.A. for a bit of cultura, it was a surprise to me when I read in the OC section of the LA Times about Relampago del Cielo‘s 40 Year Anniversary Celebration happening this coming weekend on the UCI campus at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. A quick search online and thankfully I was able to pre-record an interview in which Marlene  Peña-Marin shared much of the history of the group and information about the event. You can listen to the interview below and see the flyer here.

The last few weekends of summer events seem to be extra packed with something great for everybody. One of those events is Echo Park Rising. Jorge of Qvole Collective called in to give us the 4-1-1 on their event within EPR which will be held at the Lost Knight on Sunday, August 21st.


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

**Willie Bobo – Broasted Or Fried – Dig My Feeling

Nancy Sanchez – Espinoza Paz – Eh Ah

L.A. Witch – Kill My Baby Tonight – single

Frikstalers – Crop Circles – Crop Circles EP

**Eljuri – El Viento – single

**Gemma – Mirame – Gemma EP

Las Cafeteras – El Zapateado – It’s Time

Los Esquzitos – Aymon Faya – Tú quieres ser como yo

Las 15 Letras – Supertortas – Puro Eskañol Latin Ska Underground

Chicano Batman – Cycles Of Existential Rhyme – Cycle Of Existential Rhyme

**Her Lies Man – That Much Closer To Nothing – single

Chola Orange – Gorilla Lips – Chola Orange

Bodegas – Days When I Need To – 9 to 5

Brainstory – A Wonderful Why – Brainstory Presents: A Natural Phantasm

Boogaloo Assasins – Evil Ways (Instrumental) – Old Love Dies Hard

**Twin Seas – Surf Wave (Live at the Up&Up) – The Up&Up Live Sessions

**Sin Color – Pregunto – single

Boogaloo Assasins – No No No (Radio Edit) – Old Love Dies Hard

**Dengue Fever – Deepest Lake On The Planet – Swallow The Sun (Import)

Cuicani – New Day – Now & Then

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ILLEGAL intern Radio #58 – Aug. 10, 2016

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Wow, this show went by fast. Over at the Latino Comics Expo held at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) this weekend and I was able to interview several artists including Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha,, Cartoonist Jim Lujan, Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Jules Rivera and several other artists. Link to interviews


**Salvador Santana – Molina (feat. Juanes & Asdru of Ozomatli) – Quiero Creedence
King Chango – Confesión -Puro Eskañol Vol. 1
Jim Lujan – Let Me Do My Thing To You – Sanjourno SoundTrack (interview)
With Lions – I Feel You (feat. Teri Gender Bender & Omar Rodriguez – SoundCloud
**Los Rakas x Stylo – Me Enamoro (One Dance Remix) – single
Los Tumbados – Matamota (illegal edit) – Things Change
Rocket Juice & The Moon – Poison (feat. Damon Albarn) – Rocket Juice & The Moon
**Gemma – Mirame – Gemma EP
Kali Uchis – Lottery – Por Vida
John Trudell – Grafitti Man – AKA Grafitti Man
The Blazers – Cumbia Del Sol – East Side Soul
Adult Books – Suburban Girlfriend – Suburban Girlfriend
Aterciopelados – Maligno – Caribe Atomico
Nicola Cruz – Puente Roto – Prender El Alma
Nicola Cruz – La Cosecha – Prender El Alma

ILLEGAL intern Radio Playlist #57

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August 3rd, 2016

Today’s show was a mix of a few things going on. I just finished watching Stranger Things and loved it. I was inspired to mix in a few classic 80’s songs from movies it was inspired from. I was also fortunate enough to have Ricardo Padilla of the Latino Comics Expo and Cartoonist Jim Lujan call in and share some info. on their work and the upcoming event. Lastly, when I was at the studio on Tuesday night I heard some Chicano Batman and other familiar music coming from one of the studios. I was introduced to one of the station djs in training and invited him to bring in some music. He is starting his vinyl collection with some reggae and classic psych rock produced by Jimi Hendrix. Kid has some good taste.

Flying Lotus – Paper Crane Gang – You’re Dead!

Lemon Jelly – In The Bath – Lemon

Funkaholic – 1 For My Baby – single

**Hello Seahorse – Algún Día (Alicia) el Ganzo Sessions – Algún Día (Alicia) el Ganzo Sessions

**Kinky – Desaparecer (radio edit) – Desaparecer

Moenia – Dejame Entrar – Moenia

Jesse Bulbo – Maldito – Saga Mama

Silverio – Yepa Yepa Yepa – Silverio

**Ave Negra – Adonde Esta el Rocanrol – Jovenes Iracundos

Jackie Mittoo – The Drum Song – Showcase Vol. 5 (vinyl)

The Delirians – I Am The One – Leave This Tower EP (vinyl)

Black Merda! – Cynthy-Ruth – The Psych Funk of Black Merda (vinyl)

The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go (Sega Genisis remix) – SoundCloud

Sparks – Angst In My Pants – Angst In My Pants

Ray Anthony & His Orchestra -The Peter Gunn Theme – Capitol Collectors Series

Jim Lujan Cartoons – Mama I’m A Thug – YouTube

Jim Lujan Cartoons – Let Me Do My Thing To You – YouTube

Joe Hisaishi – Laputa Castle In The Sky Ending Song – Castle in the Sky (Original Soundtrack)

Joe Hisaishi – Flower Garden – Howls Moving Castle Soundtrack

**Gemma – Debajo De Ti –Debajo De Ti

**Fyahboy – Tanto Por Ti – Tanto Por Ti

2Mex – L.A. (Like) – B Boys In Occupied Mexico

**Monoplasma – Siento Lo Que Soy – S.O.S.

Brujeria – Don Quijote Marijuana – Spanglish 101

**BadBadNotGood – Speaking Gently – IV



ILLEGAL intern Radio #56 – July 27, 2016

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** indicates new release
Capo – Laberinto – Laberinto
**El Michels Affair, The Shacks – Strange Boy – Strange Boy
Mexican Institute of Sound – Vibras Tenebrosas – Instituto Mexicano del Sonido vs. Sant
**Bienvenido Granda – En la Orilla del Mar – Canta Sus Exitos (Spotify Link)
**Gilles Peterson Presents: Sonzeira – O Baixo Do Kassin – Tam Tam Reimagined
**Mateo Kingman – Sendero del Monte – Respira
**Fyahbwoy – Tanto Por Ti – Tanto Por Ti
**Koku Gonza & Anthony Nicholson – Conveniently Rolling – single
Vaya Futuro – Congelar – single
Mint Field – Ciudad Satelite
ela minus – Volcan – Grow EP
Los Blenders – Amigos – Chavos Bien LP
Prettiest Eyes – El Huelebicho – Looks
**Rudy de Anda – House of Construction – Delay, Cadaver of a Day
Rudy de Anda – Mil  (feat. Bardo of Chicano Batman) – Single
Tokimonsta – Giving Up (feat. Johnny Pierce) – Fovere
Chico Mann – Aguantate – single
De’Anza – De Aqui De Alla – Despertar
**Sin Color – Pregunto – single
Visionaries – If You Can’t Say Love – Pangaea2mex benefit
Jardin – Monte de Venus – Todo es Temporal
Brainstory – A Wonderful Why – Brainstory Presents: A Natural Phantasm



ILLEGAL intern Radio #55 – July 20, 2016

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Artist – Song – Album/Source (**)new release
**Céu – Perfume do Invisível – Perfume do Invisível
Campo – La Marcha Tropical – Campo
**Madame Récamier – Luz Verde – imaGina
**We Are The Grand – Pienso en Ti – Pienso en Ti
Cineplexx – Amores de Verano w/ Lilies on Mars) – Florianopolis
Los Vinagres – Alfa Tango – Me Lo Saqué de la Chistorra
**MOÜGli – Manglar – Manglar
**Nicola Cruz – Colibria (History of Colour Remix) – Prender el Alma (Remixed)
**The Chamanas – Neblina (feat. Angeles Negros) – single
Chico Mann – Nobody Wants To (feat. Kendra Morris – single
G.E.M.M.A. – Debajo De Ti – SoundCloud
Quitapenas -Valle Moreno – Quitapenas –
Brainstory – A Wonderful Why – Brainstory Presents: A Natural Phantasm
**Alice Bag – Little Hypocrite – Alice Bag
Lysa Flores – Bring Your Love – Bring Your Love
Prettiest Eyes – El Huelebicho (feat. AJ Davila & Klaní Medina) – Looks
Nortec Collective – Tijuana Sound Machine – Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible
Irka Mateo – Ojos Metralla – SoundCloud
Tame Impala – Stranger In Moscow (Michael Jackson cover) – SoundCloud
Natalia LaFourcade – Blanca mujer (en vivo feat. Draco Rosa) – SoundCloud
Vaya Futuro – Dinobaby – Ideas A Medias
Vaya Futuro – Congelar – single
Chicano Batman – Black Lipstick – single
**DownTown Boys – Maldito (Jesse Bulbo cover) – Downtown Boys (Rereleased)
**Alex Anwandter – Intentarlo Todo De Nuevo – Amiga
Sound bites & interviews with Alice Bag, Chicano Batman, Vaya Futuro, Lysa Flores, Prettiest Eyes, Yanga, & Grenda.
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Viva Pomona 2016

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Last week spent the weekend at Viva Pomona for a mix of indie bands from both sides of the border and beyond.  Here are a few of the sound bites and tracks featured by many of the artists at the event. Special thanks to Emilio Morales from La Banda Elastica & Phoebe.

Interviews, drops & music by Vaya Futuro, Chicano Batman, Alice Bag, Yanga, Mint Field, ela minus, Los Blenders, GEMMA, Prettiest Eyes, Brainstory & others.

Chicano Batman, Vaya Futuro, & Fraude at Viva Pomona. 

Alice Bag & Prettiest Eyes

Yanga, The Freights, Vanessa Zamora, & Brainstory





ILLEGAL intern Radio #54

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 July 13, 2016

My mom was my special guest today
If you’ve been listening to the show or reading the playlists, you may know the genres of music range from Latin Alt to Punk, indie, Cumbia, Trios, Rancheras, AfroBeat, etc. we’ll this week my mom is in town so I asked her to join me. She picked out a few of her favorite tracks from my vinyl collection (it was hers long ago) and we had a blast.
Tito Puente – Pa los Rumberos – Mas Mambo Mania
Cuicani – New Day – Now & Then
Palenke Soultribe – Afrika Is The Mother of The Beat – Makako EP
La Porturaria – Supermambo – Huija
Olga Guillot – Porque Tu Me Acosto – Lo Mejor de Olga Guillot (vinyl)
Olga Guillot – La Gloria Eres Tu – Lo Mejor de Olga Guillot (vinyl)
**Quitapenas – Guayabo (Yukacito Remix) – La Junat Sound System Remix
**Sales – Ivy – Sales EP
Gemma – Think Back, Dream Back – SoundCloud
Nancy Ames – Un Gusto A Miel (Taste of Honey) – Latin Pulse (vinyl)
La Sonora Santanera – El Bombero Quiñá, Quiñá – Pokar de Ases
Julio Iglesias – Begin The Begin – Julio (vinyl)
Bayu – Pa’ gozal – a Banda do Planeta
Perez Prado – Cha Cha #5 – El Fiesta de Baile (vinyl)
Las Colibri – Canciones de Jose Alfredo Jimenez
ELA Taiko – ELA Taiko Theme – ELA Taiko demo
Nicolás Urcelay – Adios – Adios A Nicolas (vinyl)
Kali Uchis – Sabor A Mi – SoundCloud
Jacinto Gatica, su Arpa y su Conjunto – Fandango Jarocho – Fandango Jarocho (vinyl)
Poncho Sanchez – (Baile El) Suave Cha – Freedom Sound
La Rondalla Tapatia – Tu Nombre – La Canciones Mas Bonitas De Gabriel Ruiz & Gonzalo Curiel (vinyl)
Julio Jaramillo – Nosotros – Por Demanda Popular (vinyl)
Theivery Corporation – So Com Vocé (feat. Bebel Gilberto) – single
Javier Solis – Que Sea Feliz – Un Año Mas Sin Ti (vinyl)
Buyepongo – Pegao – Todo Mundo
Marisa Ronstadt – I Can’t Breathe (feat. Quincy McCrary) – single
Antonio Prieto – Lamiento Borincano – Vol. III (vinyl)
Vincente Fernandez – Julia – Ni En Defensa Propia (vinyl)