Inaugural guest Ben Kane, Grammy Award-winning mixer and recording engineer (D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah”), discusses his Kickstarter campaign for the completion of his state-of-the-art Brooklyn studio, Electric Garden.
Anthony Valadez, Los Angeles DJ, recording artist, and serial Instagramer, joins Arthur to discuss his love for community outreach through music, and his thoughts on the role of the disc jockey on modern terrestrial radio. In the process, he gets in touch with his inner music snob.
In a revealing talk with Arthur, Grammy Award-winner Nicholas Payton shares the creative process (and challenges) behind making his latest album Textures, which he created entirely in software using electronic instruments. Nicholas also discusses his views on the stagnation of hip-hop, the reception he gets from European “jazz” audiences, and he gives a personal tribute to his father, legendary bassist and sousaphonist, Walter Payton.
Okayplayer managing editor Kevin “Kevito” Clark sits down with Arthur to examine objective criticism in 2016, OKP’s leadership coverage of Black Lives Matter, Frank Ocean (in the space betweenEndless and Blonde) and his side hustle as a video game critic.
Richmond, Virginia (RVA) native Devonne Harris can assume several roles: producer; engineer; drummer; bassist; keyboardist; and as DJ Harrison: a premier beatmaker. The co-owner of Jellowstone Recordsand member of both Butcher Brown and KING$ shares with Arthur his love for vintage music, the rise of RVA, and the importance of D’angelo’s “Voodoo” on Haris’ rise to greatness.