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ILLEGAL intern Radio #165/#164

#165 Sept. 5, 2018
**Making Movies / Las Cafeteras – Ritmo De Mi Pueblo – single
**Tropa Magica – Koopa-Cabras – single
**Bokonon – Wayside – Atlast
**Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero ft. Mikongo – single
Orquestra Akokan – Mambo Rapidito – Orquesta Akokan
**Quantic – Doombia – single
**Eddie Palmeri – Muneca – Full Circle
**Afro-Cuban All Stars – Habana del Este – A Toda Cuba
Zero 7 – Today (ft. Jose Gonzalez) – The Garden
**Maria Del Pilar – Original Dreamer – single
**Bobby Oroza – The Love Pt. 1 – single
**Te’Amir – The Quest (ft. Dustin Warren
**Thee Lakesiders – Parachute – single
Hana Vu – Crying on the Subway – How Many Times Have You Driven By
Say Sue Me – Just Joking Around – single (South Korea)
**Idles – Great – Joy as an Act of Resistance
**Sayed Salamah – Ard El Marrah (Mambo) Zamaan Ya Sukkar
**Bixiga 70 – Quebra Cabeca – Quebra Cabeca
Nightmares on Wax – Mission Venice –
**Messiahs From Outer Space – El Mar Contigo – Messiahs From Outer Space EP
Chola Orange – Soul Blazer – Soul Blazer
La Mecanica Popular – Bienvenida – single
El Santo Golpe – La Cosecha – single
Pancho Piedra & Nicola Cruz – Campo Triste – Botanas
Buyepongo – Maestros – Maestros
**King Coya – E-Chango – single
**Bardo Martinez – Love Of Mine – single
The Pocket Rockets – Situations – single
#164 Aug. 29, 2018
The Blues Experiment – Que Pasa – The Blues Experiment
Death Lens – Bombshell – Beer Up Only Club
Pocket Rockets – Somewhere We Can Be Alone
Batu Ozer – Escape From – single
**Generacion Suicida – Desaparecer – Reflejos
Death Lens – Dream State – Beer Up Only Club
La Tuya – Salvation – single
LP3 & The Tragedy -Southland Hum – Southland Hum EP
The Buttertones – You and Your Knife – Midnight In A Moonless Dream
**Daise – Sighs of Blue – single
Nomoe 751 – Skalamata – Nome751
Antibalas – Paz – Who Is This America?
Los Olvidados – Silvestre – el cine
**Dengue Dengue Dengue – Semillero  (feat. Mikongo) – Simillero EP
**Tokyo Ska Paradise – Love You, Cha Cha Cha – Glorious
**Gepe – Joane – single
**The Marias – Cariño – single
Babasonicos – Rubi –  Jessico
Beach House – Girl of The Year – 7
**Enjambre – Y La Esperanza (Bonnz Remix) – single
**Videotapemusic – Hong Kong Night View – Souvenir
**Bacao Rhythm + Steel Band – Xxplosive – single
Her’s – Dorthy – Songs of Her’s

ILLEGAL intern Radio #153 – June 13, 2018


ILLEGAL intern Radio #153 – June 13, 2018

Art Of Noise – Moments In Love – Who’s Afraid of The Art of Noise

Bonobo – Kota – Animal Magic

Helado Negro – Young Latin And Proud – Young Latin and Proud

Bomba Estereo – El Alma y el cuerpo – Elegancia Tropical

Jackie Mendez – I Cant Stay – single

Kali Uchis – Call Me – Por Vida

Sin Color – Pregunto – single

El Chicano – viva tirado – The Best Of El Chicano

É Arenas – Roda Gigante – Nariz

Centvrvs – Punto Final – Single

Jandro – Donde Ir – Jandro

Biznaga – Mediocridad y Confort – Sentido Del Espectaculo

Gogol Bordello – Immigraniada (Bassnectar Remix) – single

Here Lies Man – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere_Mastered – Here Lies Man

The Truffles – Why Don´t You Just Sing For…Sing For Me Again? – Invisible Band

Captain Cumbia – Ya Se Ha Muerto Mi Abuelo – Que Paso Captain

**Chancha Via Circuito – Barú – Bienaventuranza

**Dorian – Duele (feat. León Larregui) – Justicia Universal

Cuicani – New Day – SoundCloud (degruvme)

Chicano Batman – Itotiani – Chicano Batman

Stan Getz, Antônio Carlos Jobim, João & Astrud Gilberto – Corcovado (TokImonsta remix)     – single

Magic & Naked – Bring Me The Moon – Human Expression

Mitú – Melgar – Cosmus

**King Coya – E-Chango – single

**Mazzy Star – Quiet, The Winter Harbor – Still

Pinata Protest – Vato Perron(edited) – Pinata Protest

**Orquesta Akokán – La Cosa – Orquesta Akokán

**Tropa Magica – Tropivision – single

Chola Orange- Soul Blazer – Soul Blazer

The Altons – Gotcha – single

Very Be Careful – El Camionero(Exito original) -Ñacas

Mexican Dubwiser – Bicicleta (Lindo Monterrey Ft El Gran Silencio) – single


ILLEGAL intern Radio #124 – 11/15/17

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Interviews from Tropicalia Festival in Long Beach

Tropicalia is one of the newest festivals in Southern California featuring many genres of music. Follow KUCI dj Richard Estrada and Flavio Morales as they feature interviews with Cafe Tacvba, Felipe Esparza, Chicano Batman, Thee Commons, The Buttertones, to name a few.


Felipe Esparza

Making Movies – Chasing Your Tail – A La Deriva

Making Movies – Brave Enough – I Am Another You

Chicano Batman – Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)

Thee Commons – Selena Punk – Rock Is Dead

Kali Uchis – Ridin Round – Freedom Is Free

**Viceversa – Soulja – single

**Buyepongo – Alivio – Túmbalo

The Buttertones – Sadies A Sadist – Gravediggin’

Thee Commons – Camiza A Revese – Paleta Sonora

**Cafe Tacvba – Me Gusta Tu Manera – Jei Beibe

The Buttertones – Gravediggin’ – Gravediggin’

Mon Laferte – Primavera – La Trenza

**BadBadNotGood – I Don’t Know (ft. Samuel T Herring) – IV

**Ramona – Ojitos Soñados – Cérés

**Los Bitchos – Tripping Party – single

Mexrrissey – Entre Mas Me Ignoras, Mas Cerca Estare – No Manchester

The Chamanas – Te Juro Que Te Amo – Once Once

Los Terricoloas – Te Juro Que Lo Amo – Los Terricoloas en vivo

Surfing – Moonlight – Deep Fantasy

Video of the weekThe Buttertones – Gravediggin’

ILLEGAL intern Radio #82 – Jan. 25, 2017

This weeks show was a big push to remind listeners of one of Los Angeles’ best FREE events in DTLA, Night On Broadway. Organized by Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District and the Taking Back Broadway Organization. So what better way than to present a couple of the bands playing the event, Eduardo Arenas (bassist of Chicano Batman) who has his solo release Nariz, along with Bryan Ponce  (The Altons). Council Member Jose Huizar also called in and shared more information about the event and the revitalization of the Broadway Corridor.

ILLEGAL intern Radio
KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine – Streaming on www.kuci.org
Wednesday from 6AM-8AM PST

Night On Broadway
Night On Broadway


ILLEGAL intern Radio #82 – Jan. 25, 2017

**Ondatropica – Lazalypso – single

**Capo – Tiemblo – Navegantes

**beGun – Mobasi (Nicola Cruz remix) – AMMA RMXD

**Biznaga – Mediocridad y Confort

**The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Throbbing Gristle – Groove Is In The Heart

Muertos – Black Box – EP1

L.A. Witch – Drive Your Car – single

Skankin’ Pickle – Violent Love (Oingo Boingo cover) – The Green Album

**Ela Minus – Juan Sant- single

**Camila Moreno – Maquinas Sin Dios (Remix) – Maquinas Sin Dios Remixes

The Altons – Oh Love – The Altons EP

The Altons – Going Nowhere – The Altons EP

**Buscabulla – Fri (feat. Helado Negro)

El Guincho – Palmitos Park – Alegranza

Helado Negro – Runaround – Private Energy

Cuco – Amor de Siempre – Wannabewithu

The Chamanas – Ramas – Once Once (Deluxe)

Lupita Infante – Cien Anos – Lupita Infante

Las Cafeteras – Luna Lovers – It’s Time

**E. Arenas – Passaro Atado – Nariz

**Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free – single

Thee Commons – Avispa Del Amor – Collecion De Oro

Tastemakers & Eartshakers Exhibit


Now until Feb. 25, 2027

My contribution to the exhibit included this playlist of a 8 tracks from eastside bands making noise in the 90’s. Hope you take time to check out the show, in the meantime feel free to take a listen.

Opening Reception: October 15, 5-8PM


Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943 – 2016 is a multimedia exhibition that traverses eight decades of style, art, and music, and presents vignettes that consider youth culture as a social class, distinct issues associated with young people, principles of social organization, and the emergence of subcultural groups. Citing the 1943 Zoot Suit Riots as a seminal moment in the history of Los Angeles youth culture, the exhibition emphasizes a recirculation of shared experiences across time, reflecting recurrent and ongoing struggles and triumphs.

From the G.I. generation to the Millennials, young people from Los Angeles have shaped their identities through aesthetics, ideologies, and diverse forms of expression. The exhibition is not a historical overview, but is instead a presentation of kaleidoscopic group experiences and subcultural genres, emphasizing the creativity, inventiveness and diversity characterizing the World War II/post-war period to the present. Often considered to be outside of mainstream narratives and visual identities, youth culture in Los Angeles intersects with important social movements and countercultural discourse in the post-war era.

Thematic sections include: a look at connections between Los Angeles and British youth cultures and the dialog between the two; pachuco and pachuca culture; criminalization of youth from World War II to the present; generations of youth resistance; the collapse of musical genres with social identities and street fashion; the emergence of social spaces; and a speculative future of tomorrow’s youth. The exhibition includes drawing, installation, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, as well as elements from mass media such as television footage, print media, documentary photography, social media, and ephemera. Additionally, it features an installation of pachuco-era men and women’s fashion, and a digital music platform.

Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943 – 2016 is organized by Pilar Tompkins Rivas, with collaboration from John Carlos de Luna (Barrio Dandy), Lysa Flores, Carribean Fragoza, Ruben Guevara, Colin Gunckel, Romeo Guzman, Jorge Leal, Vincent Ramos, Adrian Rivas, Laleña Vellanoweth, and Mario Ybarra, Jr. The exhibition includes more than forty artists: Richard E. Aaron, Asco, Adriana Avila, Ben Avila, Judy Baca, Janette Beckman, Chaz Bojorquez, Gregory Bojorquez, Juan Capistran, Rafael Cardenas, Carolyn Castaño, Oscar Castillo, Gusmano Cesaretti, Sandra de la Loza, John Carlos de Luna (Barrio Dandy), Karla Diaz, Dino Dinco, Alex Donis, Richard Duardo, Pete Galindo, Harry Gamboa Jr., Alonso Garzon, Ignacio Gomez, Willie Herrón III, Salomón Huerta, Nery G. Lemus, Patrick Martinez, Yvette Mayorga, Jose Montoya, Timothy Norris, Felix Quintana, Vincent Ramos, Guadalupe Rosales, Shizu Saldamando, Humberto Sandoval, Marlene Tafoya, Michael Tafoya, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, Ricardo Valverde, Arnoldo Vargas, Mario Ybarra Jr. and Andi Xoch. Additional contributors include Carmelo Alvarez, Mike Avelar, Yolanda Comparán Ferrer, Richard Estrada, Lalo Guerrero, Art Laboe, and Sabby Rayas.

I arrived just after 8PM so the doors were ready to close, didn’t get a chance to take any photos, but here are some IG photos others took at the Vince Price Gallery https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/8937285/


ILLEGAL intern Radio #65 – Sept. 28, 2016

Vanessa (La Victoria) and Louis  Perez (LP3 & The Tragedy)

This week featured interviews and drops while over at the Music Tastes Good Fest in Long Beach. Interviews with 2Mex, Rudy de Anda, Vanessa (La Victoria), Louies III  & Ruby Rosas of LP3 & The Tragedy, Dicky of the Ziggens, and a few booths too (JamInTheVan, Zombie Movement Clothing, and Record Collector/Reseller Mike Vega.


**Teenage Fanclub – Hold On – Here

The Blues Experiment – Velcro Man – The Blues Experiment?

Chola Orange – Sauna Murder – Chola Orange

2Mex – Press Your Luck (DJ Nobody) – Youtube

**424 – Las Olas – Siempre Mar

LP3 & The Tragedy – Southland Hum – Southland Hum

Bongoloidz – Electric Ride –

**A Band of Bitches – Uh la la – Chingazos Musicales Vol. 2

Las Cafeteras – It’s Movement Time – It’s Time

Chicano Batman – Itotiani – Chicano Batman

Natalia LaFourcade – Hu Hu Hu (feat. Julieta Venegas) – Soundcloud

**Yanga – El Lobo – single

Quitapenas – Valee Morena – Quitapenas

Carmela y Rafael – Gota A Gota – Carmela y Rafael con La Rondalla Mexicana (vinyl)

**Rudy de Anda – House of Construction – Delay, Cadaver of a Day

Wild Pack of Canaries – Agua Amarga – Wild Pack of Canaries

**Pommez Internacional – Amor Hiero (feat. Denise de Hello Seahorse – Canto Serpiente

ILLEGAL intern Radio #63 – Sept. 14, 2016

ILLEGAL intern Radio Playlist #63 – Sept. 14, 2016

This weeks show featured interviews gathered at the ChIFF with Limon of Quinto Sol, film director Moritz, actress/professor Cristina Frias, Jaime Gutierrez (Cine Sin Fin), Mark Torres (KPFK Travel Tip For Atzlan), and musical act Sin Color.


ARTIST – SONG – ALBUM/SOURCE (**Indicates New Release)


**El Perro Del Mar – Breadandbutter – Kokoro

**Twin Seas – Surfwave – single

Quinto Sol – Freedom Fighter – Sociedad Suciedad

Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – Love Up and Push Up – Roots of Reggae

**Carla Morrison – Azucar Morena (Noyte Remix) – single

Cuicani – No Me Digas – Now and Then

Cuñao – Mas Alla – Sangre y Arena

Delinquent Habits – Return of The Tres – Merry Go Round

Tijuana No – Gente – Contra Revolucion Ave

**Orkesta Mendoza – Cumbia Volcadora – ¡Vamos A Guarachar!

Mexrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday – No Manchester

Twin Shadow – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – Under The CVRS

**Sin Color – Pregunto – single

**The Pocket Rockets – Situation – single

**Juan Ingaramo – Matemática (feat. Adrián Dárgelos) – Músico

*La Chamba – Marea De Lumbre – single

Brooklyn Gypsies – Supercore (Yukicito Remix) – Sin Fronteras Remix EP