A Podcast About Music…Kinda.
Kinda Neat is a unique content portal for musicians on the verge created by Lee Shaner (BKA rapper “Intuition”). It was created to showcase independent musicians and provide them with an additional promotional platform. KN is a place for artists to comfortably tell their story. We’ve created a relaxed environment without the usual trappings of modern interviews. There’s no gossip, thirst for click bait, or aggressive testing of an artist’s credentials. We discuss the humanity of artistry, seeking common themes that lead to the pursuit of music.
After an hour long conversation, the musicians are given the opportunity to show their talents on an even playing field. Every video on KN’s channel is set in front of the same wall, with the same mic. Putting different artists in the same space allows each character’s individuality to shine through the performance without distracting from the music. One take, no tricks, no editing, no hiding.
World Class Sound Quality.
While Lee handles the curation, booking, and hosting duties, the world-class sound quality is created by Ben Shim. Utilizing state of the art equipment at our home base, Daddy Kev’s Cosmic Zoo, Ben has become the premiere YouTube live performance audio engineer. He’s continually pushed the boundaries of what one-take performances can sound like. His mixes are a perfect balance of live rawness and studio engineering. They show the artist’s reality in the most beautiful light without sacrificing grit by over-processing vocals.
Lee’s curation has created an audience of hungry music lovers that often follow the show’s standouts for the entirety of their careers. Major accomplishments dating back to as far as 2011 (when the two were creating the innovative Knocksteady Live show) include Anderson .Paak’s first video content online, Vince Staples’ first video content online, showcasing Macklemore 2 years before he became a number one selling artist, Kali Uchis first live video performance, showcasing Kyle 3 years before his first Billboard hit. The list goes on, but the biggest accomplishment for the two men behind the show is staying involved with their first love: music.
Passion For Craft.
Lee and Ben are both musicians in their own right. As Intuition, Lee created multiple rap albums and projects that garnered a small but loyal following. Similarly, Ben is a trained mixing engineer who’s passion for audio began with his love of electronic beat production. The duo’s passion for craft allows them to approach their show from a unique angle. Lee knows how an artist would like to be talked to, and Ben knows how an artist would like to sound. The attention to detail and quest for quality shines through in every episode of Kinda Neat.
Im trying to rsvp for fridays preformance. This was the only way I could think to do it.
Logan…click this link https://kindaneat.net/events/8/rsvp and fill out the boxes.
I would love to get in touch with you… please email me 🙂
Is there any chance you’d put some kinda dl link for the songs from youtube on the website? I need some of these tracks on my phone!
hello! i love this podcast. i used to listen to you back in the ks days and so glad your making this podcast more you. really love it and enjoy listening to people i would have never known about. thanks again for the conversations!
also i have a few designs i was hoping to show you guys but idk where to send em.
Really love the podcast, thanks for doing what you’re doing!
I was just wondering, how does an artist get an interview on your podcast?
Here’s a q that I’d like to see answered on the podcast:
Lee, where do you want to go with your music? I understand as an artist you hold no defined destination but what do you expect your music to do for you or others? Do you see yourself touring internationally or (seeing the inspirational direction your music has turned to) do you see yourself as a musician which tries to give back to your people? Thanks and enjoying the show dos mucho.
Awesome podcast, got to know this through my husband. He is listening to Shot’s Fired as well. And I thought these podcasts are ~kinda neat~ so thanks! The Open Mike Eagle interview was very interesting, it sometimes made me stop whatever I was working on and say out loud: ‘Seriously?! People do (or say) that kind of shit?!’
Anyway, I will keep on listening to this because it’s good stuff, thanks.
Hey, I’m a big fan of the show, love what you guys do, I was wondering if I was interested in being featured on the show with my music how could I go about doing that?
equilibrum should make a beat and have you start a youtube cypher.
You guys should contact Donny Oh for a live performance. He’s completely under rated and deserves more of a spotlight. Check him out on you tube/ sound cloud
I would have tweeted/facebooked you but i dont fuck with anti-social media never the less I think you should get rude jude or traphik aka imothydelaghetto on the podacast that would be wild. Also kinda neat is in my regular rotation of podcast. Found out about you through parker and been fuxing with you and butterey ben since, so much so I went back and listened to every podcast and am caught up on all episodes. Thank you to the entire kinda neat team for the awesome shit kinda neat provides and look forward to seeing/hearing more great things from yall, peace Oouutt!!
P.s. congratulations on the being signed by the complex network
I caught on to your YouTube channel and was wondering how new artists can get on an episode? If there is a specific process let me know. Thanks!
hey i was curious about how you go about picking people for your podcasts?
I love “Kinda Neat” it’s more than just music and podcasts, it’s inspiration. Thank you for creating something so great! Hope to connect one day in the future.
Really interested in spreading my work to seasoned ears willing to listen to untapped talent. There’s too many of us potential-ridden undiscovered artists with a positive message trying to be heard. Platforms like this allow us to do just that, but even that is a ship that’s constantly sailing away unless we’re lucky and get snatched on board. Intuition & Equilibrium’s “The Kill” has single handedly kept my life in perspective since the first time I heard it. I respect your work immensely. I’m hoping you can take a chance and see if you’ll feel the same about my own. I’m a one man show. Beats to lyrics to production to mastering. It’s all me. Would love it if you took a listen to a track or two on my SC page and catch the vibe. Thanks in advance team. Wish you all the best.
“Finish With a Kill” **
Hey I love your podcast and was wondering what would it take for a young aspiring artist to get an interview with you? Not that many coming outta Kansas City and would love to show people what my city has in store.
Hey I listen to the podcast all the time, I would love to hear an interview with Vince Staples. I know he is on tour, but maybe in the future. I know some maybe hard to get, but it would be interested to hear one with Twisted insane, or if Vince could hook you up with A$AP Rocky.
I want to hear Blueprint on Kinda Neat!!
Yooo I need to hear some new Azizi Gibson…Yoooo please Azizi has me hooked unlike any other rapper. Lot of dope ones but Azizi is sumn else!
Love the podcast. Have been listening for a while, glad to hear you’ll be doing more of it. The new episode was one of my favorites. Interesting stuff.
I Love Your Interviews And Format It’s Great,I Look Forward To These Thanks For Promoting A Format For Artist And People Of The World In General To Share Experiences And Thoughts On The World.
Just found your podcast. Really appreciate the content. Thank you for doing this work. Keep it going!!! Respect!
Awesome podcast man. Very picky with what I like as far as podcasts and this is wicked! Been starting to get into it recently. You have a great personality, awesome stories and bring in interesting guests, keep it up man, this podcast and your music deserve more props. Been through a lot these past few months and your Intuition and Equalibrum album has helped me get into a state of calm during some of those days where my brain just won’t stop.