FDBK Ep. 078 – How to Stay Focused with Riders Against The Storm

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Part 2 of our conversation with Riders Against The Storm, Band of The Year 2013 and 2014. Check out Part 1 and their 1st appearance back in January 2014. Going back to their home state of Rhode Island, Meeting great artists like George Clinton, Scarface, Mos Def and an awkward moment with K-Nine, Being professional as an…

FDBK Ep. 077 – Riders Against The Storm Return

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Qi & Chaka of Riders Against The Storm and Body Rock return to the podcast. (You can check out their 1st appearance right here back in January 2014). We talk about: Winning Band of The Year 2013 and 2014 and the opportunities that came afterwards, The necessary sacrifices and how to overcome the struggles, Building a…

FDBK Ep. 076 – How Can We Save The Red River Cultural District with Stephen Sternschein

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Part 2 of our talk with Stephen Sternschein, owner of Empire Control Room. Listen to Part 1 about his journey. We discuss the impact of new development on the Red River Cultural District: What the designation Red River Cultural District means? The Waller Creek Project and its impact on the Red River area, How come…

FDBK Ep. 075 – Stephen Sternschein Built An Empire (Control Room)

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Stephen Sternschein, owner of Empire Control Room, shares his journey from New Jersey to open one of the most successful venues in Austin: Being in a band from New Jersey and almost playing with The Roots and Lauryn Hill, Getting into the business side of the music industry, Coming to Austin during SXSW and organizing shows, How Empire…

FDBK Ep. 074 – Just Call Him Donte, Not DJ Dontizl

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Donte knew he was wanted to be a DJ ever since he used to play with his dad’s record player. We talk about: His first gigs at Latitude 30 and his DJ name, Playing for Kappa Alpha Psi and on campus, Getting into the Austin DJ scene and playing downtown, Building a crowd to be able…

FDBK Ep. 073 – Let’s Feed The Bak (with questions) with J, Angela, and Charmai

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Founder of The FeedBak and part-time disappearing act in low-light pictures, Bak gets on the hot seat as co-host Jamie asks him hard hitting questions with J, Angela and Charmai: How Angela’s and J’s first encounter with Bak, The origins of the name and growing up in France, His first times going out in Austin, How people reacted…

FDBK Ep. 072 – DJ 5-Oh, From Cop to DJ

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DJ 5-Oh went from being a cop to DJing. We talk about: Who/what inspired him to go from police officer to DJ, His first gigs at Weirdo’s How he’s gotten gigs because he’s a cop, His gigs at Lux and Spinners, Being a video DJ, His song request policy (especially “Trap Queen“) and his pet-peeves, Introducing…

FDBK Ep. 071 – Catching Up with DJ Mel Pt. 2

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Part 2 of our conversation with DJ Mel as we go over current events and DJ life. Listen to Part 1 right here: The closure of the Austin Music Hall, The fate of the Frank Erwin Center, Whether he should get more regular gigs and fear of not being on the radar, His mixtapes, Krunk-eoke,…