EPISODE 69: DREAM PANTHER

Dream Panther is a name I’ve been hearing from the mouths of LA musicians-in-the-know for a long time now. Every few months I visit his Soundcloud or Bandcamp page and end up leaving his music on repeat for hours each time. It’s dreamy electronic pop music with easily digestible lyrics that sets the mood for chillin’. He was a complete mystery to me though…I’d never seen him perform, rarely saw his name on show flyers, had actually never even seen a picture of him. Recently I started seeing his name popping up on big music sites due to his familial connection to IloveMakonnen (they’re cousins), and figured I’d try to crack the case of the mysterious gent. We talk about growing up in Mid-City Los Angeles, the culture shock of moving to a nearly all white school in Orange County, and buying a warehouse so he could have a place to perform.

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-Lee

 

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LAKUTIS – ANIMAL

Lakutis performs “Animal” live at  Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPIDODE 68: LAKUTIS

This week we talked to 1st generation Russian immigrant and Washington Heights, NY native Aleksey Weintraub, better known as Lakutis. The first time I saw him perform at Los Globos he was on stage shirtless, hair covering his face, screaming like a rap game Danzig, and the catchy dark pop hook for “Body Scream” caught my ear. This year’s 3 Seashells release finds him experimenting on the outskirts of hip hop in a dark, but party friendly world. We talk about growing up in New York in a one parent household, serendipitously falling into rapping, and trying to make a song he won’t hate when it’s done

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-Lee

EPISODE 67: JENSEN KARP

We’re finally back and deeply apologetic about being gone for a month.  This week we sat down with a gentleman who’s gotten brought up on probably 3 of the last 4 podcasts, Jensen Karp.  Jensen was signed as a rapper at the tender age of 13 and maneuvered his way through the music industry as Hot Karl through his early 20’s.  Now he’s a prolific writer, podcaster, comedian, curater, manager, and all around hustler.  We talk to him about getting talent scouted at a bar mitzvah, finding out he has brain tumors, and Mack 1o showing up to his doorstep with a briefcase full of money.

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-Lee

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EPISODE 66: ITSTHEREAL

Eric and Jeff Rosenthal are brothers that have been creating hip hop sketch comedy as ItsTheReal for nearly a decade.  Simply put: they crack me up.  Their loving homages to the culture — via parody rap songs, inane and irreverant interviews (that keep the artists laughing as hard as the audience),  journalism, or sketches — always have a fresh and funny take on what’s happening in rap music.  Their able to laugh with the culture and not at it.  Make sure to check out their mixtape Urbane Outfitters (I call it by the wrong name in the intro, my bad) and visit their site for hours of great content.  We talk about holding back vomit while interviewing Jay-Z, cosigns from Maino and Bun B, and throwing up the Roc in a glass elevator for all to see.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

-Lee

EPISODE 65: CONRAD LOEBL

Show booking can be a tiring and thankless job.  Thankfully we have folks like Conrad Loebl behind the scenes putting together the shows we love to attend.  Working as the booker for IHEARTCOMIX for the last 2 years, he’s been responsible for curating some of the most forward thinking and “up on shit” lineups that LA has to offer at venues like the Echoplex, Los Globos, and the El Rey.  Love episodes where folks aren’t necessarily full time musicians, but are still heavily involved in music and this is one of those episodes.  Hear about how Conrad started throwing shows as a teenager, being straight edge for 10 years, and why it pays to just be a good guy.

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-Lee

NOVA ROCKAFELLER – PROBLEM

Nova Rockafeller performs her song “Problem” live at Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPISODE 64: NOVA ROCKAFELLER

This week we sat down with Canadian ex-pat / Los Angeles transplant Nova Rockafeller.  Been paying attention to her music for quite sometime and was inspired to get her on the show after finding out she’s been working with friend of the show Dj Nobody.  We talk to her about her chaotic youth, her rebellious nature, and perpetually running away.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

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TV GIRL – BIRDS DON’T SING

TV Girl performs “Birds Don’t Sing” off of their new album French Exit live at Cosmic Zoo studio after a long conversation with Intuition on the Kinda Neat podcast.

-Lee

EPISODE 63: TV GIRL

A few weeks ago Brad Petering (the man behind TV Girl) put out an album by surprise.  French Exit entered our world via a solitary tweet and sometimes, when the music is that good, that’s all an album needs.  We talk to Brad about how the group has changed since we last spoke in ’11 (Trung has amicably parted ways with the group), his experiment with skipping all the PR bullshit for this record, and his stint as a stand up comedian.

This episode is available on iTunes or Stitcher.  Remember to download the  Podcast App, and subscribe to Kinda Neat.  Leave a 5 star rating on iTunes, comment about who you’d like to see on the show, and remember to tell a friend!

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