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FDBK Ep. 019 – Eric White Has Nothing To Hide

Local hip hop artist Eric White lays it all on the table about: His background, his struggles, his relationships, and mental health Music With Substance and his solo career Pay-To-Play and the Austin Hip Hop scene Keep up with Eric White:     Use the Nitewire (Live Chat) group renamed Unofficial Nitewire to connect with people on any given night and ...

FDBK Ep. 016 – Off The Top with Zeale


Born and raised Austinite and MC/artist Zeale talks about: His introduction to Hip Hop and freestyling Being on the rap battle circuit Becoming a recording artist The Austin Hip Hop scene What it takes to be a true MC His encounters with Talib Kweli, KRS-ONE, Questlove, and L.A. Reid Click here to watch Zeale save the day at the AWOLNATION ...

FDBK Ep. 013 – DJ Orion Does And Plays It All


DJ Orion, Master General of the DJ Collective Peligrosa, talks about: How he started DJing and his roots in the Latin culture His DJing style and his process when rocking a crowd Peligrosa, its inception, the members and their style Click here to watch the City of Austin announces Peligrosa Day (butchering their names) and they do a short performance of ...

FDBK Ep. 012 – ulovei and ulovesxsw


Miguel Angel a.k.a. photographer/DJ ulovei talks about: His background as a photographer and his business model His experience as a DJ including song requests Tips, advice and recommendations for SXSW (Check for SXSW info. Register for $30-$40 and they’ll RSVP you to everything) Find out about all the cool (unofficial) parties happening during SXSW (with RSVP links) from insiders. ...

FDBK Ep. 008: Bar Etiquette Pt. 2 With Michelle and Dacia


Bartenders Michelle Hill from StarBar on West 6th and Dacia Branch from Bungalow on Rainey Street talk about: How and why they started bartending and walk down memory lane Their pet-peeves as bartenders along with stories Bartending techniques Tips on how to get a hook at the bar  Be sure to go visit them at these bars and most importantly: ...

FDBK Ep. 007: Go Go Garcia Keeps Going


Jose Garcia a.k.a. DJ Go Go Garcia talks about: How he got started DJing with House and Techno (as a Hip Hop head) and where the name Go Go Garcia comes from. His thoughts regarding song requests. How he developed Sundays at Dirty Bills. His Off The Wall event along with DJ Bird Peterson for vinyl enthusiasts and Service Industry people. ...

FDBK Ep. 005: DJ Mel, The President’s DJ


One of Austin’s favorite DJs, DJ Mel, talks about: His passion for music and what led him to DJing How Nasty’s started His take on song requests His experience DJing for President Obama Be sure to go check him out at Nasty’s (36th/Guadeloupe) every Monday. E-mail your name at for free entry for 11pm. Follow him on Twitter at @djmel, ...

FDBK Ep. 003: Mr. Chris “Globetrotter” Daus


Former manager of Six Lounge and Hangar Lounge, Chris Daus, talks about: How he got in the bar business back in Seattle and his move to Austin. The ups and downs of bar management Back from his 5-month trip to Europe, we talk about the differences between European bars and Austin bars. Played a game of Instant FeedBak Here’s a ...

Hip Hop Open Mic Night


We all know what an open mic is. Basically, there’s a mic on stage and anybody- and i mean anybody- can go up and talk into that mic. As a bonus, it may come with audience. Well, I’ve seen (and performed) at a comedy open mics but this was my first time checking out a hip hop open mic. It’s ...

More Than Pizza: Applying Basic Business Principles to the DJ/Entertainment Industry Part III

There's always a bachelorette party that wants to hear Pony.

This is last installment of DJ Bobby West's series about the DJ/Entertainment industry. Make sure to read Part 1 and Part 2. Are you tired of eating pizza every night?

A Song Request Gone Wrong, But Right


We all know that if there’s one thing that DJs really don’t like, it’s song requests. Of course, there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to getting your favorite song played. If you haven’t read DJ Bobby West’s guide to requesting songs, you should definitely check it out. It’s one thing if the request makes sense and goes along ...

Greatest Night of My Life!


I went to see Raekwon and Mobb Deep perform at Kung Fu Saloon. These where two artists I grew up listening to and to say I was excited would be a massive understatement. I got there 5 hours early to make sure I could get in. By the time the concert started the only thing in front of me was ...

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