Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:50 a.m.
In Los Angeles, we’re lucky to have a public radio station like KCRW. Its squad of DJs are some of the most talented music selectors, historians and tastemakers you’ll meet. And as DJs across the city aspire to join the station, their coveted time slots are limited to a select few.
That’s why, when Jose Galvan recently became KCRW’s newest addition to its DJ roster, we had to put him to the test and have him mix the August edition of the HiFi District, a mixtape comprised of the latest music coming out of L.A. from all genres and scenes. Sounds easy? Well, ask any DJ how challenging it is to mix a collection of tracks from different genres when the BPMs don’t match.
This mix features the latest tracks from artists like electronic producer Nosaj Thing, punk rockers L.A. Witch and R&B artist Tiffany Gouché. How can you keep up with all the latest music when it’s coming at you from more sources than you can handle?
“Lots of blog mining, arriving early to shows at all the amazing venues L.A. has to offer. Don’t just go for the headliners, guys! I’m also fortunate to be a part of a really solid music pool at KCRW,” Galvan says.
If this month’s HiFi District track list was a festival lineup, you would probably think the festival promoters worked long and hard to curate the most eclectic L.A. lineup.
“You have groups making corridos, like The Mexican Standoff, to Foster the People, who are borderline pop music, and it’s all equally valid and representative of L.A.,” Galvan explains.
Although new to KCRW, Galvan has played an important role over the…
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