What is Hodgepodge?
Musicians Jamming w/ Records * DJ's Jamming w/ Musicians curated by Todd Simon
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The Sea Funk Brass Band was started in 2010 with their debut at the second annual Long Beach Funk Fest and is now performing all over Southern California at many festivals, special events, clubs, bars, private parties, weddings and funerals. Created by band leader Rob Covacevich, the Sea Funk Brass Band uses jazz, hip-hop and funk to create a New Orleans second line style brass band for your Mardi Gras type of atmosphere.
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Garth Trinidad is a modern day griot - a DJ, artist, culture critic who employs various platforms to frame a stylish narrative that celebrates creative independence. His award winning international mix of music has been heard on KCRW's airwaves since 1996.
Regarded by press and peers as a key influencer of global music culture, Garth has introduced the world to such artists as Little Dragon and Janelle Monae, interviewed the likes of Quincy Jones and Yoko Ono, and is credited in part with shaping LA's modern music landscape. Through radio and journalism, event and content curation, music supervision, consulting, and production, he inspires audiences to nurture discovery and better discern popular culture.
Trinidad lists Apple, HBO, Nike, Sony, and Toyota as clients in his work outside the station. He has been featured in such publications as Wallpaper, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, and local TV stations ABC-7, KCET, and KTLA-5.
An alumni of Otis College of Art & Design, he moonlights as an illustrator and fine artist.>
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At 18, when his High School classmates made up the "Most Likely to be Radio DJ" recognition especially for him, Scott's fate was pretty much sealed. From the reggae-centric and top rated "Get Up Stand Up" show on The Beat and KDAY to Indie 103.1's tribute to original punk and indie "Retrograde", Scott has mastered deep dives into multiple genres, but can blend many effortlessly into a genre-bending adventure in rhythm. It it rocks, it works, no matter where it came from. Scott has opened for Madness, The Specials, the Pretenders, Lily Allen, Adam Ant, Blondie, The Damned, the New York Dolls, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bill Idol, Paul Weller and just about every reggae act on planet earth. He carries mixtapes in his back pocket in case of emergency and isn't afraid to use them.
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Todd Simon is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and performer living and working in sunny Los Angeles, CA. Todd has found a niche providing soulful horn and string sounds for countless projects whether they are on wax, TV, or on the big screen and has had his unique sound sampled by artists such as Ghostface Killah, DJ Premier, and Lily Allen. In addition to working out of his own NuFi Studios, Todd frequents Hollywood’s finest studios.
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Born and raised around the Philadelphia area, Davey Chegwidden first got into music when he received a ukelele for his eighth birthday. He traded it in for a guitar the next day and started taking private lessons, continuing to play guitar through his teens with school jazz ensembles and local rock groups. In high school, he shifted his focus to visual arts, but continued playing music with his bassist/guitarist brother Mick in various local bands. In 1988, while attending his first year in college as a fine arts major, he received a pair of bongos as collateral on a loan to a bandmate. He instantly got bit by the percussion bug, purchased a conga and some hand percussion and started taking private lessons with Mark Beecher. In 1991, he moved to the Denver area where he continued studying with Felipe Brun, Eric Robnett, Ty Burhoe, Geoff Johns, Christian Teele, and Jose Rossy. He also performed and recorded with local bands.
In 1996, he settled in Los Angeles where he has been working steadily as a professional touring and recording musician with a diverse group of popular and underground artists including: De La Soul, Feist, Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, fun., Donna Summer, Breakestra, Kneebody, The Lions, Sam Sparro, Primal Scream, Game of Thrones Concert Tour, The Heptones, Jem, SOJA, Greyboy All-Stars, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Brett Dennen, Sharon Jones, Rakim, Brother Ali, Nikka Costa, Dan Bern, Aloe Blacc, Big Daddy Kane, Barrington Levy, Dakah Hip-Hop Orchestra, B.O.B., Mark Isham, Bitter:Sweet, Angela McCluskey, Rhythm Roots Allstars, Peanut Butter Wolf, Jody Watley, Mike Andrews, Indigo Girls, Mos Def, Common, Tangerine Dream, Tyler the Creator, The Game, Fred Armisen, Blue Jean Committee, Slick Rick, Woody Jackson, Brand Nubian, EPMD, Too Short, Redman, Jonathan Richmond, David Holmes, Doyle Bramhall II, Marcelo Alvarez, Gary Jules, Kes the Band, Lyle Workman, WAVVES, the Upsiders, Eric Benet, Lily Tomlin and many others.
Davey has numerous credits for film, television, video games, and commercials including: Ocean’s 13, Captain Phillips, Grand Theft Auto V, The Heat, Identity Thief, Daddy’s Home, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Bad Teacher, American Hustle, Neighbors, Neighbors 2, Togetherness, Red Dead Redemption, 40-Year Old Virgin, Horrible Bosses, Money Monster, Sex Tape, She’s Out of My League, Orange County, IMAX: Coral Reef Adventure, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Fox, Nike, Mercedes, Target, Apple and more.
Davey has ventured into songwriting and production as well, working with De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Aloe Blacc, The Lions, Raheem DeVaughn,, Rhythm Roots Allstars, The Upsiders, Scion and Facebook.
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Boogaloo Assassins are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band with a sound and style inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin Funk records of the 1960’s and 70’s. The group’s self-released 2013 vinyl debut “OLD LOVE DIES HARD” spawned the 7” underground cross-over hit single “No No No”, which received regular club and radio airplay around the globe, from BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson to Santa Monica’s KCRW 88.9 to NYC’s pioneering hip-hop Dj Tony Touch.
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