New Episode with Don Lifted is now available. Don Lifted is the music and visual art project of Memphis based indie-hip hop artist, Lawrence Matthews. In this episode Lawrence and I get into all things Memphis hip-hop, bridging the gap between visuals and music, and the competitive nature of music.
New episode with Spazz Cardigan is now available on the Yadee Yadah Podcast. Spazz is a pop artist in Nashville that has been tearing up the Nashville pop scene recently and putting out infectious singles, including his most recent “DOIDOIT”.
New episode with Nightingail is now available on Yadee Yadah.
Nightingail is a singer songwriter originally from Memphis, TN who has been making waves in Nashville’s songwriter scene since her debut eponymous EP in 2015. She recently performed at the Paramore Art & Friends festival and has been touring and recording new music to be released in 2019.
Jon Santana is a producer, artist, songwriter, DJ who alongside putting out his own incredible releases has worked with artists such as Daniella Mason, Cappa, REMMI, Ashley Leone, and many more. In our conversation we talk about being “balanced" as a producer, remix culture, and our Nashville music culture.
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New episode with Healy is now available on Yadee Yadah. Healy is an artist from Midtown Memphis that has been making waves since 2015, garnering a loyal following through a handful of singles including “$150 / roll widdit” “Winse” and most recently his debut album “Subluxe”. Ethan and I have been friends since high school, so we had a great time catching up and talking about his music.
This Thursday! We are having our first ever Podcast Party at True Music Room inside of The Cambria Hotel in downtown Nashville. We’ll have DJ sets from Jonie, Bantug, and DJ Basketball, and be giving away surprises from Ghostly Intl, Grimeys, and Humble Days Clothing. Starts at 7pm and is free! Come have a drink with us and hang out!
A new episode with Jamie Lidell (@jamielidell) is now available on Yadee Yadah. Jamie Lidell is an acclaimed producer, artist, songwriter, singer, and the host of "Hanging Out With Audiophiles” @hangingoutwithaudiophiles a podcast featuring conversations with today’s top producers a engineers. Jamie has had a lengthy career of putting out records on the pioneer electronic label Warp and has a long list of credits to his name collaborating with artists such as Beck, Feist, Mura Masa, Big Data, Oliver, and way too many more to fully list here.
On Thursday October 11th, we are throwing the Yadee Yadah Premiere party at the Cambria Hotel in downtown Nashville at their brand new music venue, True Music Room. There are going to be DJs, drinks, a raffle, and a ton of great stuff. Thanks to AGD Entertainment and Hustle Media Co. for helping to put this event together - More details to come soon.
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New episode with Nate Head is now available! Nate just put out his debut single “So Like LA” and is making huge waves in Nashville’s pop scene. In our conversation we talk about identity as an artist, the importance of publicity, and the desire to be constantly moving forward. Nate will be performing at the first annual YahFest: Spring Music Gathering at OOKO Studios on Saturday, April 21st. More details at yadeeyadah.com/yahfest (link in bio)
New episode with R.LUM.R is now available.
Reggie Williams, aka R.LUM.R., is an artist that has had a huge year year this year. From touring the globe, playing late night televisionl, and releasing his debut album Afterimage, Reggie’s music is a captivating blend of R&B, pop, electronic music, all infused with a ton of personality. In this episode we get into Reggie’s backstory, starting in Central Florida and his eventual journey to Nashville. Reggie also just put out Alterimage, a new collection of acoustic versions of songs from his debut album, which is now available on all streaming platforms.
This episode is brought to you by OOKO Studios. OOKO is a great place to rehearse and record your music in Nashville , and on March 24th OOKO is hosting the OPENHOUSE DJ night, featuring your boi DJ Jonie. I’ll be djing alongside some very talented individuals curated by local DJ Phenom, Jared Foldy.
Completely free, come hang out and say hello!
A new episode featuring Messyah is now available. Nic Signer, aka Messyah, just released a new 10 song mixtape called 2055 that combines trap, pop, r&b, the future, and more. In this episode Nic and I get into Nashville, religion, insecurities around being an artist, and a ton of deep topics. Subscribe for new episodes sent straight to your brain, and if you enjoy the pod give us a 5 star rating on the apple podcasts app. Recorded at OOKO Studios in Nashville, TN. pc: @ryansmallhands
New episode with Trevor James Tillery is now available. Trevor is an alternative pop artists that combines complex and intelligent production with catchy melodies and huge atmosphere. It’s equal parts organic and electronic, but all coming together underneath really well crafted songwriting sung by an immensely talented voice.
He released his debut album Together. Alone in November of last year, and my band Jonie is actually playing a show to celebrate that record on January 25th at the high watt!
Ticket link: http://bit.ly/TrevorTickets
New episode featuring Biyo. Biyo was formed last year by Grayson Proctor and Sam English and in a short amount of time they have put out some great singles and gained a considerable following online. In this episode we get into the transitions in life and music that led to them forming Biyo, and what they are working on right now.
Side note! My own band, Jonie, is playing a show with Biyo tomorrow night, December 1st, at Weld alongside another friend of the pod, Bantug! Tickets can be found here: bit.ly/BiyoNashville
New episode with The Lonely Biscuits is now available.
The Lonely Biscuits are an alternative rock band out of Nashville, TN. In their short tenure, these guys have toured the country coast to coast multiple times, releasing several records, and garnering a loyal fanbase all of which started in a college dorm room. In our conversation we give an oral history of the band, navigating change in a music career, and talk about their newest release The San Francisco EP.
This episode was recorded at OOKO Studios in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville. If your band is looking for an affordable practice space or recording studio, check us out at ookostudios.com or on instagram @ookostudios.
Daphne Willis is a singer-songwriter originally from Chicago who now resides in Nashville, TN. She just released her new single Dopamine, and in our conversation we talk about songwriting, travel, advocating for mental health, and so much more. We also have a live performance of her song “Somebody’s Someone”.
This episode was recorded at OOKO Studios, a new rehearsal space and recording studio in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville. OOKO is a studio run by musicians for musicians, with the aim of being an affordable option for all types of artists. To find out how to book your first rehearsal send an email to email@example.com or visit ookostudios.com to find out more information.
New episode featuring Liza Anne is now available. Liza Anne is a singer-songwriter based in Nashville TN that blends profound melancholic lyricism with an electric voice to produce a result that is all her own. In this episode we discuss traveling through France while recording her newest album, her approach to songwriting, and all things Hillary Duff.
With this episode I’m proud to introduce the newest sponsor to the podcast, OOKO Studios. OOKO is an affordable solution for bands of all shapes and sized looking for a comfortable environment to rehearse or record their own music in Nashville, TN. Check out ookostudios.com or follow us on instagram to see pictures and to find out how to book your first session today.
Double episode with Eva Ross and China Gate now available.
Eva Ross is a singer songwriter based in Los Angeles that just released her first EP “Lose”. In our conversation we talk about her time studying horticulture, recording her debut, and moving beyond Nashville. Also on the podcast, China Gate, a power pop band out of Memphis, TN. Go check out their new EP “Good Grief” on Spotify and Bandcamp.
New episode of the podcast with Marcella Simien of Marcella and Her Lovers. Marcella and Her Lovers released their first EP, “The Bronze Age” in 2014 and they are gearing up to record their first full length record. Check out their IndieGoGo campaign at their website marcellaandherlovers.com. In this episode we get into Marcella’s history and musical background, and really go deep on what music means for her.
This episode was made with the help of Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN. I had the pleasure of being able to record a batch of episodes with Calvin Lauber, the head engineer here at Young Avenue Sound. As a musician, finding the right studio and engineer or producer for your project can be tough. Young Avenue is a versatile and creative space that can help you bring that next record to life. These guys are super accommodating to bands on a budget and I personally can’t wait to get back there to make some music.
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New Episode with Nick Black is now available. Nick is a soul singer and blues guitar player out of Memphis TN. In this episode Nick and I get into some deep Memphis blues and soul influence. We also talk about his time touring the country with Victor Wainwright, a well renowned blues musician, and get into Nick’s new record Summer and Spring which comes out August 22nd. Nick also just put out a new video for his single "Joy to The Girl” and you can find that on youtube or on his Facebook page.
Once again, thank you to Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN for hosting this conversation. It’s an incredible recording studio in Midtown Memphis, go check it out for yourself. I’ll link all of their info in the show notes.
Today’s episode is with my longtime friend, Calvin Lauber. Calvin is an engineer and producer at Young Avenue Sound, a recording studio in Memphis, TN. He is also the guitar player for the alt-rock band Pillow Talk who put out a fantastic record earlier this year on Animal Style Records. As you’ll be able to tell, Calvin and I go way back. We talk about our awkward teenage years, meeting while playing in our respective pop-punk bands (with respective embarrassing band names), and we also dig into the work he is doing now as an engineer and producer.
This episode was sponsored by Young Avenue Sound in Memphis, TN. Young Avenue is a full service recording studio that is truly a dream to make music in. We recorded this podcast in the live room, and I can’t wait to be able to get back and track some my own music there. Go make your next record there with Calvin behind the wheel and you will be in good hands.
New episode featuring Brennan Villines (@brennanvillines). We are back for a whole new season of episodes of the Yadee Yadah Podcast. I’m really excited to announce that we are changing things up a little bit - From here on out, the show title will just be "Yadee Yadah: The Music Podcast". I’m incredibly thankful for all of my Nashville homies that have helped out with the show thus far, and I’m super excited to expand the reach of the show to new audiences.
With all of that said I’m really excited to bring you this next group of episodes which I had the pleasure of recording in Memphis, TN in partnership with Young Avenue Sound (@youngavenuesound). Young Avenue is a full service recording studio in the cooper young neighborhood of Midtown Memphis and caters to artists of all styles.
For this episode, we have an incredibly talented singer, songwriter, piano player, and producer, my friend Brennan Villines (@brennanvillines). Brennan put out his debut record “Free" in 2015 and is gearing up for his follow up later this year. We feature a new song here in the episode. Find Brennan on Spotify, Apple Music, and at his website brennanvillines.com
New episode featuring Bantug is out now (@bantug). Bantug is the dream pop solo project of singer/songwriter Amanda Bantug. On this episode we go deep, talking about space, collaboration, and get into some r&d for new podcast ideas. Her new EP entitled “Blue” is out now. Go catch Bantug and my own musical project Jonie live at Mercy Lounge on Monday, June 19th for the Housequake 8 off 8th showcase.