KindaBlack Radio was born of my intense love of music, my insatiable hunger to always find more, and my desire to share it with others.
I started out as a DJ in Arizona, selling mix CDs at music festivals to pay for my move to New York. I was shamelessly hawking my wares to whoever would have them…including the performers. Pigeon John and a even a couple members of Breakestra are proud owners of a limited edition soul mix by yours truly.
I moved to New York to pursue a career as a music supervisor for TV and Film. However, music supervising doesn’t just fall into your lap. You have to be creative. KindaBlack Radio is the route I decided to take. It’s not only a labor of love; it’s a portfolio. This collection of work displays my taste level and vast knowledge of various genres…It also provides my friends with some great free music from time to time…
Every month, I choose a theme for a mixtape, then go on a musical scavenger hunt to find pieces to fit that mood. The mixtapes follow emerging music trends and unearth hidden gems from the past.
By Such And Such heard the Kindablack Sike!! mix and immediately commissioned me to do an exclusive mix for their site. They wanted a playlist that sounded like two specific artists, Jeremiah Jae and XXYYXX. I hadn’t heard of either artist but happily accepted the challenge.