Hunnypot Radio Live #400 w. KII ARENS (GUEST INTERVIEW/DJ SET) + JASON HAWK HARRIS + KEMO THE BLAXICAN + NIGEL STARGATE + THE WINACHI TRIBE

Years before developing his own brand of confessional, cathartic country music — a sound he describes as "meta-apocalyptic country/Americana grief-grass" — Jason Hawk Harris chased a different muse as a classically-trained composer.
He was rooted in the orchestral influence of modern classical music from the 20th and 21st centuries. He loved the theory behind the genre. The atonal arrangements, too. It all started with a fondness for Queen, whose albums accounted for some of the most frequently-heard records in Harris' Houston household. The band sounded progressive, mixing the punch of rock & roll with the complexity of symphonic music. From there, Harris discovered Debussy and Mozart. He eventually enrolled in music school and graduated with a degree in composition, which he immediately began putting to use.
After writing thousands of measures of classical music, though, Harris found himself drawn back to the country, folk, and rock music that had soundtracked his early childhood. He'd grown up listening to classic crooners like Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, Jim Croce, Patsy Cline, and Elvis. That music had laid a sort of musical bedrock that couldn't be ignored. Later, after hearing bluegrass musician Michael Daves playing a stirring guitar solo, Harris knew he needed to somehow incorporate his country-loving childhood into his songs.
"Hearing Michael Daves tackle that solo really woke me up," he remembers. "There was something wild about the way he played. He played with abandon. Something sparked in me again — the same spark I'd heard when I first discovered Brian May's guitar solo on 'It's Too Late' — and everything changed."
Harris began cutting his non-classical teeth with the Show Ponies, an Americana group based in L.A. He played guitar for the band and produced most of their albums, racking up several million Spotify streams along the way. Meanwhile, problems arose in his personal life — including a family history of addiction, which ultimately resulted in the early death of his mother — and began fueling Harris' need to write his own music.
Released in November 2017, the five-song Formaldehyde, Tobacco and Tulips marks Harris' debut as a solo artist. It's an emotional EP about joy, pain, sorrow, and grief, tied together with autobiographical lyrics and sharp, detail-rich songwriting. The record also paves the way for Harris' full-length album, which draws a distinct bridge between his country and classical roots.
"I love country music because it's built upon a collision of the sad and specific," says the songwriter, whose music evokes comparisons to imaginative Americana frontmen like Daniel Romano and Robert Ellis. "I want to treat it like an art form. I want to show people how seriously devastating it can really be."
Although performed with traditional country instrumentation — including acoustic and electric guitar, pedal steel, bass, strings, piano, and the occasional harmonium — Harris' LP reaches far beyond the genre's rootsy influence. There are complex chords, acrobatic arrangements, and unexpected intervals. There are cathartic songs about love and addiction. A classically trained composer turned country singer, Jason Hawk Harris proudly operates within his own lane, proving that there's something stirring and compelling about musical culture clashes.

Five Delinquent Habits albums, three solo albums and countless tours around the globe including the UK, Europe, Japan, South America, Mexico and Taiwan - Kemo the Blaxican of Delinquent Habits is releasing his first "Trifecta" a 3 song EP titled Ugly At Times featuring GODFORBID of That Handsome Devil. These one-of-a-kind projects is something Kemo chose to name Trifectas. For this first release, this duo packs a dynamic punch on the three piece trifecta. West Coast swagger fused with East Coast swank. Ugly At Times is a collaboration of two prominent veteran hip hop artists with undeniable chemistry saturated with ambitious vision that beautifully defines the art of hip hop. The EP brings together two potent MCs to deliver a brutally honest impression of hard lives lived, question intention, and convey a deep powerful message about love. With production duties handled by Dr. Quandary & Louis Mackey, Ugly At Times packs enough musical and lyrical punch to satisfy even the most fever pitched Hip-Hop addicts. Ugly At Times is slated for release nationally Friday August 17, 2018 on Dead Silence Records.
Kemo the Blaxican hails from the Lower East Side of Los Angeles and is an original member of Los Angeles based Hip-Hop group Delinquent Habits.He’s equipped with a soulful style bilingual rhymes and profound lyrical content. You hear the smooth-yet-powerful baritone vocals delivered with a distinctive tone. You recognize the voice as it commands attention with provocative lyrics over flavorful tracks. This MC shifts the rhyme from English to Spanish, and then back to English again seamlessly. Your head nods the whole way through. Godforbid, a distinguished veteran of the East Coast underground: he cut his teeth in the 90s & early Oughts, as part of the rap group Alaskan Fishermen, with the legendary Thirstin Howl 3rd. For the last decade, "Godforbid" has been the frontman of the nationally-lauded gypsy rock band That Handsome Devil, but always keeping his hip hop roots close.
Kemo the Blaxican's latest release Upside of Struggle on Dead Silence Records is series of hip hop tracks inspired by his roots; specifically southern California culture and the music that influenced his youth—from west coast funk, soul, and classic hip hop, to traditional Latin music. The album also features guest appearances by Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) and Tetsuya Weeping Willow Nakamura (formerly of War) on the track“Just What You Feelin,” as well as contributions by Sick Jacken (Psycho Realm) on the album. Upside of Struggle is Kemo’s third solo album on Dead Silence Records. The 12-track incarnation bursts with musical styles and compelling arrangements. Kemo’s lyrical skills stretch back and forth between L.A. street slang and barrio Spanish. He moves the listener through moods, harmoniously encapsulating contradiction, antagonism and the co-existence of good, even during bad times, all with mind bending ease.

A Stargate is a universe that allows practical, rapid travel between two distant locations and the Megastar Nigel Stargate embodies this sentiment in his music. The alter-ego of Rapper/Producer Caviar, Nigel Stargate comes from the “Hills” of Compton, California. A magical place where hip hop music meets posh royalty, two distant locations. Stamped by the renown Dana Dane, Nigel Stargate is produced by Caviar and has recorded a vault of eclectic posh hip hop music at Caviar’s The Vault Studios in Hollywood.
Nigel Stargate’s treasury of music contains songs with artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Cee Lo Green, Macy Gray, Trinidad James, Big Gipp, Kokane, Keith Robinson as well as the legendary MC, Dana Dane. “When You’re Rich” one of the tracks recorded at The Vault, was Nigel Stargate’s breakthrough song featuring Cee Lo Green. Nigel worked with Music Video Director, Mike Marasco, to visually capture the life of Nigel Stargate who receives the traditional Hollywood perks when he is transformed from a homeless person to a rich man in the “When You’re Rich” video. Nigel loves everything visual and his desire to tell his stories pictorially resulted in a collection of music videos for all of his songs.
Nigel is fresh and creative and his craving to fill the void in the music business brings originality back, an element that has been absent in hip hop for a long time. Imaginative lyrics, fresh hooks and new beats took their proper places on Nigel Stargate’s songs in lieu of lifeless lyrics, humdrum hooks and boring beats. The Greek Philosopher Plato said that “Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe” and Nigel Stargate is the portal.

Since the formation of the band in 2015 opening for Ringo Star's Son Zak Starkey in London's West End The Winachi Tribe have not stopped for a second. Releasing a number of critically acclaimed singles (with two promotional videos starring acting greats Keith Allen & Tommy Flanagan, the second filmed with Tommy Flanagan at his Ranch in Malibu, California), collaborating with legendary producer's Howie.B Danny Saber & John X (Recording sessions with Danny Saber took place in the Hollywood Hills at his notorious Batcave studio & John X at the legendary Venice Beach Creation Centre) and gaining Global press/airplay in both the U.K, U.S & China…including rotation on national 'BBC 6 Music' 'KCRW' ‘KEXP’ & ‘Billboard China’ plus features in major publications such as 'L.A Times' 'NME' ‘Billboard’ 'Manchester Evening News' ‘The Big Issue’. Tearing up stages at some of the UK's biggest music festivals including Victorious Festival / Tramlines / Shiiine On Weekender / Bearded Theory & Sunflowerfest Belfast. Being booked as official tour support for Happy Mondays & Sugar Hill Gang...also headlining three of their own national U.K tours .

The Winachi Tribe show no sign of slowing down!!! 2018 has seen the band head to America for their debut headline tour of the U.S (California), the release of critically acclaimed single ’Transition’ accompanied by a 20 date U.K (picking up an official ‘Grammy’ entry along the way!!!) and the announcement of a second U.S tour September 2018…it’s fair to say it’s been one hell of a year for the tribe!!!

21/09/18 will see the release of the LTD edition vinyl ‘Transition’ E.P through ‘MANCUNIA RECORDS’ which includes remix’s by Howie.B & Daisy o’Dell.

(VIVA MAGAZINE)
There’s a confidence and power to the band’s live set that at times can be mesmerizing. You can’t help feel you’re witnessing a band that could be on the verge of something extremely special.

(L.A Times)
There are just a handful of bands in my life that make me enjoy every song on a single album, and The Winachi Tribe have added themselves to that exclusive list (Tom Muhl - exclusive listen to Winachi's upcoming debut album)

DANNY SABER: (The Rolling Stones / David Bowie / Madonna Producer)
“As good a band as I have ever worked with, they blew my head off when I first heard their music. Winachi are unlike any other band currently breaking through...they've got their own thing going on.

As Featured on -
BBC 6 Music / BBC Introducing / L.A Times / KCRW / Manchester Evening News / Jimmy Star Show (US) / MUTV / NME TV / Lopsided World Of L / Billboard TV (China) / Old Trafford (Playlist) / Songtradr (US) / IFP (Independent Film Project US) / Louder Than War / Gigslutz / Do You Own The Dancefloor? (Film placement) / The White Room (Film placement):

Collaborations include -
Tommy Flanagan / Keith Allen / Danny Saber / Howie B / Scorpio (The Furious Five) / Alabama 3 / Rowetta (Happy Mondays) / Kermit (Black Grape) / Daisy O'Dell"

Influences -
Parliament / Funkadelic / Massive Attack / Tricky / Happy Mondays / Melle Mel / Sly And The Family Stone / Primal Scream / Black Grape / The Beatles / The Rolling Stones / James Brown / New Order

A Stargate is a universe that allows practical, rapid travel between two distant locations and the Megastar Nigel Stargate embodies this sentiment in his music. The alter-ego of Rapper/Producer Caviar, Nigel Stargate comes from the “Hills” of Compton, California. A magical place where hip hop music meets posh royalty, two distant locations. Stamped by the renown Dana Dane, Nigel Stargate is produced by Caviar and has recorded a vault of eclectic posh hip hop music at Caviar’s The Vault Studios in Hollywood.
Nigel Stargate’s treasury of music contains songs with artists like Marsha Ambrosius, Cee Lo Green, Macy Gray, Trinidad James, Big Gipp, Kokane, Keith Robinson as well as the legendary MC, Dana Dane. “When You’re Rich” one of the tracks recorded at The Vault, was Nigel Stargate’s breakthrough song featuring Cee Lo Green. Nigel worked with Music Video Director, Mike Marasco, to visually capture the life of Nigel Stargate who receives the traditional Hollywood perks when he is transformed from a homeless person to a rich man in the “When You’re Rich” video. Nigel loves everything visual and his desire to tell his stories pictorially resulted in a collection of music videos for all of his songs.
Nigel is fresh and creative and his craving to fill the void in the music business brings originality back, an element that has been absent in hip hop for a long time. Imaginative lyrics, fresh hooks and new beats took their proper places on Nigel Stargate’s songs in lieu of lifeless lyrics, humdrum hooks and boring beats. The Greek Philosopher Plato said that “Music is moral law. It gives soul to the universe” and Nigel Stargate is the portal.

DJ Hot Tub Johnnie

HOT TUB JOHNNIE aka John Anderson, Hunnypot Unlimited/Hunnypot Radio, Music Publisher, Film/TV/Ad Placement, Supervisor Consultant, Hunnypot Live Events Host, DJ HOT TUB. HOTTUB JOHNNIE plays Party Music for Party People, all genres!

Hunnypot Dance Party

FREE

7:00PM - HOT TUB JOHNNIE (DJ SET)
7:30PM - KII ARENS (MUSIC INDUSTRY/ARTIST GUEST INTERVIEW/DJ SET)
8:45PM - JASON HAWK HARRIS
9:30PM - KEMO THE BLAXICAN
10:15PM - NIGEL STARGATE
11:00PM - THE WINACHI TRIBE
11:30PM - HUNNYPOT DANCE PARTY

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