The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy
Growing up amongst jazz legends within the deep musical traditions of Leimert Park, drummer Mekala Session and his peers grapple with how to preserve this rich legacy—striving to carry forward the tenets that took root in the work of Horace Tapscott and his Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. This is the story of Los Angeles’ emerging generation of community-focused black musicians.This episode of Artbound was produced in partnership with dublab and Storyform.
Secondhand Sureshots is an experiment in creative sound recycling. I conceived of and co-directed the dublab film featuring four LA-based beat makers, Ras G, Nobody, J.Rocc and Daedelus, in a secret mission to create new musical magic from the dusty remains of thrift store vinyl.
The Space Between is a video series featuring emerging artists, labels, and community leaders shaping culture through music. For our first episode, Leaving Records founder Matthewdavid guides us through his highly intentional world of sound. Discover how the visionary musician cultivates a community focused on all-genre music exploration and transformational sonic experiences.
KCET Border Blaster
Producer / Curator
"Border Blaster" is an original world music video series curated by renowned internet radio station dublab. The 30-minute episodes are comprised of music videos from groundbreaking musicians from around the world. Exploring a variety of genres ranging from experimental electronica, Afrobeat, cosmic jazz and funk to indie, ambient hip-hop and more, "Border Blaster" traces the transnational flows of music culture across every continent Co-produced by KCETLink Media Group and dublab, a non-profit, online radio station dedicated to the growth of music, arts and culture. Broadcasting from Los Angeles since 1999, dublab's mission is to share freeform radio transmissions with an international audience.
The New Bauhaus
Following recent retrospectives of Moholy’s work at major museums, this film offers a more accessible and intimate, emotional journey through Moholy’s life and his work as an artist, designer, visionary, and teacher. The New Bauhaus premiered as the opening film for the Architecture Design Film Festival in New York, and the opening film for the architecture program at Chicago International Film Festival. The film is produced by Opendox.