Garth Trinidad is an award winning radio personality, celebrated international DJ, and culture critic. He has introduced the world to such artists as Little Dragon and Janelle Monae, interviewed the likes of Quincy Jones and Yoko Ono, is credited in part with shaping LA's modern music landscape, and regarded by press and peers as a key influencer of global music culture. Garth is currently serving as music editor for LA Canvas and crafting a new genre of music dubbed Lit-House with DJ/production partner Mateo Senolia, with numerous EPs and remixes released since 2013. He can be heard most weeknights from 8-10pm on NPR affiliate KCRW 89.9fm in Los Angeles playing his critically acclaimed international mix of music.
Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles based DJ/Producer and visual artist with residencies at The Sayers Club in Hollywood and Zanzibar. He just wrapped up a 6 month long residency at THE SLS in Las Vegas in addition to holding a residence at The Natural History Museum's First Friday series for 3 consecutive years. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli. He has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of Sly Stone, Ben Harper, Bruno Mars, Novalima and more. Last year, Valadez was invited by Jennifer Lopez to open for her during her return concert in the Bronx. He has released 4 full length albums on indie label Recordbreakin and Plug Research. He can be found hosting Monday nights on KCRW. He is currently the host of Crate Diggers on Fuse TV's sister channel, FM.TV.
Travis Holcombe can be heard bringing the funk to the Los Angeles airwaves every weeknight from 10PM-midnight on 89.9FM KCRW. Named by LA Weekly The Best Radio DJ in Los Angeles in their Best of LA 2016 issue, Holcombe's eclectic mixes combine the best of everything from house to indie rock, hip hop to disco, and everything in between.
Playground is a DJ and music production duo based in Los Angeles consisting of Jerreth Ludwig and Jordan Buckelew. Jordan is a multi instrumentalist and music producer who became interested in DJing after meeting Jerreth and bonding over deep house music, classic funk, and hip hop. Jerreth started to DJ in Milan then NY, and now LA. Jordan is a resident Saturday night DJ at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, and Jerreth is a resident DJ at WEHO Standard, Tortilla Republic, and Rockwell. Playground likes to mix in familiar music without sticking to a particular genres as well as provide unique edits of classic songs.
Sasha Smith Trio
Sasha Smith is a pianist and songwriter in Los Angeles. He has performed and recorded with Walter Trout, Sam Beam (Iron & Wine), Mika and Ariana Grande on the Tonight Show, Everclear, Sia, Fred Armisen, Linda Perry, Devendra Banhart, Ariel Pink, Maya Rudolph, Jesca Hoop. As a writer he composed the music to Emmy winning documentary, Surgeons of Hope. He also co-wrote the song Fly My Way for Yoga Lin peaking at #1 in China, Taiwan and Singapore. Quinn is a drummer and percussionist based in Los Angeles who has worked with Daft Punk (RAM 5 Grammy Awards), Kanye West, T Bone Burnett, Tracy Chapman and played on the films The Good Dinosaur, Storks and The Fighter to name a few. He has also released seventeen solo cds, written the theme for the Rosanne Barr talk show and written and directed a short film called First Comes Abigail. Bassist Ian Walker is a broad-spanning generalist hailing from San Francisco, CA. His low rumblings can be heard in symphony halls, behind singers, on movie screens, in night clubs and garages around Los Angeles.