Anthony Valadez

Anthony Valadez is a native Angeleno; a DJ, producer, and radio and podcast host. Dating back to skipping 6th period during his senior year in high school, he became part of a cast of rotating DJs on KVCM. He would later land shows on KCSN, KPFK, Dublab, and KROQ. He joined KCRW in 2008. His show has been championed by the likes of Childish Gambino, Khruangbin, Ty Dolla $ign and Julian Casbablancas for Valadez’s celebration of music discovery. He has held DJ residencies in Los Angeles including the legendary Temple Bar and the Natural History Museum for their First Fridays series, and in Las Vegas at the SLS. He also served as host and co-producer for three seasons of Crate Diggers on Fuse TV. The show documented the art of digging for recorded gems with top record collectors across the United States. He was hand- selected by Jennifer Lopez to open for her 2014 homecoming show in the Bronx. He has remixed official releases for David Bowie, Ozomatli, Local Natives, and has released three full-length albums of his own on indie label, Plug Research. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with Prince, Ben Harper, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bruno Mars and was voted Best Club DJ by the LA Weekly's Readers Poll in 2016.

Anthony Valadez on KCRW

New music Friday is here, and we’ve got your taste of hand-picked selections plus the exciting electronic sounds of Argentina’s Paco Amoroso to get you feeling funky.

MBE Jan. 14: Detroit’s Waajeed injects classic jazz with deep house flavor

New music Friday is here, and we’ve got your taste of hand-picked selections plus the exciting electronic sounds of Argentina’s Paco Amoroso to get you feeling funky.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Global Beat Australia is back with a special Best Of edition !

MBE Jan. 13: Heavy hitters from Global Beat Australia and fresh cuts for the dance floor

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from Morning Becomes Eclectic

Gas up your lowrider as we cruise west along the 10 to the sounds of 
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MBE Jan. 12: Thee Sacred Souls return with the perfect love jam

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from Morning Becomes Eclectic

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Metropolis playlist, January 15, 2022.

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New music. Emerging artists. No boundaries. Served fresh every weeknight, 8-10pm.

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New releases in all genres.

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