TRAKTIVIST Radio begins our celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month! Each show in the month of May will focus on the amazing made by the artists within each community. We start off this radio series with EAST ASIAN AMERICANS, playing music from #SteveAoki #JheneAiko #HayleyKiyoko #KinaGrannis #JayPark #Awkwafina #TiffanyYoung #RunRiverNorth #NeYo #KrisWu #SeanPaul #BohanPhoenix #AmberLiu #Elephante #Giraffage #Jhameel #FarEastMovement !
Two guest this Thursday 5pm pst! First, we interview a budding singer, songwriter, and musician JAYDA. At just 15 years old, she’s already had an impressive career, including opening for One Direction’s ex-member Niall Horan as well as British pop band The Vamps. Her Debut EP “In My Room” has accumulated millions of plays on Spotify & YouTube. We dive into Jayda’s journey having started performing at the early age of 9 and how she defines success.
We interview our first band on the show RUN RIVER NORTH! As an Los Angeles based band, this trio of musicians have been killin' it for years having accumulated around 50 million plays on Spotify and over 4 million YouTube views! Their 2016 album “Drinking From A Salt Pond” landed #6 on Billboard’s Heaseekers chart and they’ve performed everywhere from NBC’s Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, MTV’s Wonderland,
Two guest this Thursday 5pm pst! First, we do our first outside-Los-Angeles phone interview w/ UZUHAN, an up-and-coming artist that is the epitome of excellence! As an Atlanta based rapper, Uzuhan brings a fresh & relatable perspective, carving out a musical lane that mixes hip hop, jazz + r&b. He has accumulated millions of views on YouTube & Spotify, as well as being a 2018 featured artist for SXSW and a Grand Prize winner of Kollaboration Star 2017!
It’s our COACHELLA show, featuring all the Asian Americans + Global Asians that will be performing at this year’s festival! @coachella is an annual music and arts festival in Indio, California. On this episode we talk about & play music from Asian Americans ( #HER , #AndersonPaak #MrCarmack #SteadyHoliday #Sales) & Global Asians ( #BLACKPINK #HYOKUH #Superorganism #KeroKeroBonito #Perfume ) !
TRAKTIVIST is proud to support this year’s 37th annual CAAMFEST as a Media Sponsor & Co-Presenter!
_ CAAMFest is one of our favorite yearly festivals within Asian Pacific American Heritage Month from May 9-19! Presented by the Center for Asian American Media, #CAAMFest37 is the world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian Film, Music and Food, this year offering a diverse showcase of over 120 narratives,
We play our live coverage of the @toyotausa Hybrid CARnival produced by @isatv @danakadan. TRAKTIVIST Radio wa the Official House Dj for the entire Carnival and a Co-Curator of Sunday’s ISA Block Party! The CARnival was a 4-day event experience featuring Toyota hybrid cars, interactive exhibits, curated food, giveaways and importantly musical performances by amazing Asian American artists such as Amber Liu, Dumbfoundead, Kina Grannis, Sweater Beats, Shawn Wasabi, FYKE,
We interview DJ ZO, one of the most versatile and in-demand DJs! As an international dj, his technical yet party rocking style has led him to dj at exclusive parties for celebrities such as Brad Pitt & Solange, while opening for stars like Drake, Justin Timberlake, & Diplo! We dive into his incredible journey of becoming a dj, while learning about how a supportive community of rappers, dj's, and even a celebrity chef all have contributed to making dj'ing full time an actuality.
We interview GLORIA KIM, a rising artist from Los Angeles, CA known for her undeniably unique tone and her songwriting of smooth melodies, accumulating millions of plays on Spotify, She’s been in writing camps for megastars like Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and The Weeknd, as well as working closely with Grammy award winning producers of artists like Beyonce, Eminem, & Ariana Grande! We explore her musical journey and her very early start in art in the 2nd grade.
We interview SHAINA RAE, a New York City based R&B artist with a voice that carries angelic tones with the warmth and strength of a soul singer. We dive into Shaina Rae’s musical journey, including how her classical training almost stifled her songwriting and producing, and why her new music has become a better showcase of her true and authentic sound. We discuss the importance of the college experience, especially attending the famous LaGuardia High School of Music &