And now we close out the year! Dan has put together a short playlist of some of his favorite tracks of 2021. Featuring Philly artists like John Faye, Hurry, The Lunar Year, and more. Happy New Year to all, looking forward to even more great music in 2022. Go to 25oclockpod.com and click on the episode blog post for a clickable playlist of all the artists.
Dan talks to two Johns this week as part of the 2021 Year End Wrap Up: writer/musician/DJ John Morrison and head of WXPN's The Key John Vettese. Each John talks about songs they liked from 2021, shows and events that they saw, and some of the work they put out this year amidst all of the ups and downs. Featuring music from Mannequin Pussy, Shortie No Mas(s), and Tyshawn Sorey and King Britt.
Dan and Katie talk about all the music she's made as The Lunar Year, including their outstanding Left Of The Dial Live Session. Growing up in Bucks County, living in the Midwest, songwriting and recording, the undertaking of making a live record, and more. Plus: live performance at the end! So glad we can do that again!
Dan reunites with Rahsaan Lucas of AfroTaino Productions, and they reminisce about a few shows they did together years ago. Rahsaan talks about his early love of music, being a DJ, how he got into concerts and event promotion, how AfroTaino formed with his partner Marángeli Mejía Rabell, and everything that AfroTaino has been doing during the pandemic, as well as what they have in store for the future.