Anthony Valadez

Anthony Valadez

Host/KCRW Staff, Morning Becomes Eclectic, 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.

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Happy Monday! We’ll listen to new releases and timeless favorites to help you ease into a new week.

Happy Monday! We’ll listen to new releases and timeless favorites to help you ease into the week

Happy Monday! We’ll listen to new releases and timeless favorites to help you ease into a new week.

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The 1973 classic and innovative Senagalese film TOUKI BOUKI is the story of Mory, a charismatic cowherd and his student friend Anta who skip town on a motorcycle mounted with a…

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The 1973 classic and innovative Senagalese film TOUKI BOUKI is the story of Mory, a charismatic cowherd and his student friend Anta who skip town on a motorcycle mounted with a…

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

What makes a great song? The hook? Moving lyrics? Maybe the keys or horns that you hum through-out the day? The bass? But what if a song doesn’t actually have a bass line?

It's almost the weekend. Anthony and Novena do a deep dive into unique songs with no basslines

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