Xavi & Nov

Happy Thursday everyone! Sorry for the upload delay last week! I was on vacation but now I’m back bringing you more podcasts to listen to and I’m contemplating on why the hell I came back haha. This weeks episode features two of my good friends Xavi & Nov who are bring some fire to the Louisville’s rap scene!

I’ve known these two since middle school and high school, RIP Myers Middle School. I always knew Xavi to be the “rapper” but Nov got inspired and hopped on the mic. We grew up playing YMCA basketball but they picked up the mic and now they run an outfit called La Familia! So it only makes since to throw on the “LF” hats and talk about what they got going on!

This podcast is split into two parts. Part one features Xavi’s song “Audible Drugs” which you download off his latest mixtape: HERE!!! In this episode we talked about Xavi possibly switching his rap name to “Twenty8oh5”, turning me into the next Lil Yachty (YAH YAH YAH), musical influences, what inspired them to pursue rap/hip-hop, the story of Audible Drugs being played in Russia, and much much more!

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Make sure to follow Xavi & Nov on all forms of social media:
Nov’s Soundcloud
Nov’s Instagram
Nov’s Twitter

Xavi’s Website
Xavi’s Instagram
Xavi’s Twitter
Xavi’s Soundcloud
Xavi’s Latest Mixtape
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Sean Smith

Happy Friday everyone! Once again stay inside and binge listen to podcasts all day! Here is a brand new episode with our good friend Sean Smith! Sean is a fellow podcaster with an wicked amazing radio personality. Sean has been kicking ass and taking names over at Sean Vs Wild! 31 episodes into the podcast with no plans of stopping, he’s talking with local musician/bands, touring musicians, people who work in the music industry, and even cosplayers! He was also nice enough to hook us up with some shirts, seriously they are super duper comfy!

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We invited Sean over to discuss why he started his own podcast, his upbringing with music, tour life with Uh Huh Baby Yeah, discuss some of our favorite movies and much much more! We honestly could of talked forever but for the sake of getting some sleep we had to call it quits. This will be a two part episode so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the conclusion of Sean Smith VS Willis&Jordan.

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Make sure to follow Sean and his podcast on all social media outlets/podcast apps!

Sean VS Wild
Itunes
Google Play
Iheartradio
Facebook
Instagram – @SeanVsWildPodcast

Twitter – @SeanVsWild
Tune In

 

Anthony Tran

Whats going on everyone? Enjoying the summer heat and festives? Yeah me neither. How about we all stay inside and listen to the latests Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast episode!!! This is episode 13! I’m joined by my trusty side kick Jordan “Black Panther” Smith and special guest Anthony Tran!

Anthony is hands down one of the best photographers in Louisville, Ky. He won’t admit to being anything special but he has some of the best live shots I have ever seen!

A picture is worth a thousand words, so check out his website >>>>> Trvn.org <<<<<

Anthony has taken photos for a lot of well known bands such as Panic At The Disco, Soundgarden, Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse, Sum 41, and Bring Me The Horizon just to name a few. The list of artist he has taken photos of seems endless but for him it’s no where near full.

In this episode we discuss how he got into photography, some of the artist he has taken photos for, his top five people he would like to take photos for, music taste, his advice for people wanting to get into photography and much much more!

JORDANPALOOZA!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!! Let me tell you, its going to be a busy month from here on out. I got more logo coffee mugs coming in for sale, have a new band hopping on the podcast, AND have one band returning for round two! So a lot of good stuff to coming your way! Oh and if you don’t know there is a Facebook group called WRWpodcast’s Swiggity Swooty Club, this is a place where you can interact with guests on the podcast, get the early scoop on upcoming podcast episodes, and this is where I will be taking questions/topics for future episodes! If you want to be apart of Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast then join in and hang!

Alright so now what you all have been waiting for! This is the 11th episode of the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast! This will be another two part podcast episode and this will be a NSFW episode, I repeat, NSFW! In this episode we interviewed my good friends Jordan Duffy and Jordan Keiffer from Double DC Podcast! Which I have been featured on. Its hilarious, entertaining and unfiltered, so I highly recommend you check out their podcast if you want a good laugh!

CLICK HERE to listen to their podcast

I met these two back when they played in my buddies ska/punk band, Godless Gods (RIP) and they are a dynamic duo, especially after a few beers! We got a chance to catch up, talk about their future playing music, practicing our New England accents, nostalgic cartoon shows, terrible Craiglist adds, Chinese ice cream, Kieffer explaining “hot wifing”, and much more! Check out part 1 below:

Part 2 below: More shenanigans, opera singing, and a game of FMK!

An Interview With Billy Decker!

This marks EP 10 of the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast!! So with that being said I wanted to do something special and something a little different. Normally the podcast is primarily focused on show casing local artist/bands but this episode is with the top notch country mixing guru Billy Decker<Click here to check out his website!

Now if you don’t know who Billy Decker is don’t feel bad because I had no idea who he was either until he came on the URM PODCAST <click here to listen to that episode!

But lets just say he is a big deal!

He has 12 #1 country mixes on the Country Billboard Chart and counting! Artist he has mixed for include: Same Hunt, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Cassadee Pope and many many more (The list is quite impressive!)

In this episode we talk about his up bringing, how his career in the music industry started, some of his highs and lows in the business, what separates amateur mixes from the pro mixes, which artist he would like to work with dead or alive and much much more! I hope you can find some nuggets of wisdom in this episode or a dash of inspiration to continue pursuing a career in the music industry, I know I did!


							

Aluxes

What’s going on everyone! Me and Jordan both have birthdays this week so come crack open some cold ones with us! PS I’m addicted to those memes, sorry in advance.

Anyways me and Jordan decided to take the Whatcha Recording Willis Podcast on the road and head down south to Bowling Green Ky to interview the fine gentlemen in AluxesWhich I will say they have the coolest band practice space ever! Also this was a pretty lengthy episode so I decided to split this one into TWO parts.

Aluxes is a 5 piece post hardcore, indie, experimental, rock, jazz infused solar beam hadouken blast wave sound before sound was a sound band! Ok that last one is not a genre of music but collectively they all agree that they take a lot of inspiration/influence from multiple genres of music. Which makes them vastly unique! The band line up is as followed, Kohl Arnett (Vocals/Keys), Jack Dickerson (Guitar/Vocals), Jake Rickard (Guitar/Vocals), Josh Lutz (Drums), and Mark Taylor (Bass/Vocals).

If you still have no idea what they sound like then check out their music video for their song Marble Hornets! <click

Make sure to follow them on all forms of social media!

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter @WeAreAluxes

Part 1: We asked all of the fan submitted questions! Thank you very much to everyone who submitted a question! Topics include, how to pronounce Aluxes, where the name comes from, musical influences, how the band members met, which venues they would like to play, the sound that Jack makes and the awful story of how I grew up too fast.

Part 2: We talked about what other genres they could play, the recording process of their songs, stories about past shows/fans, which bands/artist dead or alive they would play with, and the story of Jack getting hit by a train (true story!)

 

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Polterguise

Polterguise is a 4 piece progressive/post-hardcore band from Lexington Ky! The band is made up of David Gillespie (vocals/guitars), Leo Crutchfield (lead guitar), the two newest members Taylor Begley (bass) and Jade Winstead (drums). Together they are bringing you an ambient/soulful sound that will help put you at ease!

Check out their debut EP Year of the Ghost!!! The episode features a clip from one of their songs called, “Hell Feels So Much More Tangible Than Heaven”

Also shout out to Cole Clark for killing the production on the EP!

I’ve known David for a good while now and I remember when Polterguise was just an acoustic act. I drove down to see my buddies in Picturesque play a label signing show and thats where I first met David. Now were just two dudes who like to bro down in the mosh pits, drink beer, and eat pizza! On a serious note it’s amazing to see how his music has evolved from just an acoustic act to a full on band. It has blossomed into something I could never imagine and I’m super excited about their future! If you are a fan of Hail The Sun or Dance Gavin Dance then they are right up your alley! Or if you like to get really baked and need some background music, check them out!

Make sure to follow them on all forms of social media:

Facebook

Bandcamp

Instagram: Polterguise

A FIRST TIME EVER ON THE PODCAST we asked some questions from the audience, PS thank you very much for submitting questions! 

In this episode me and Jordan got to chat with three of the four members of Polterguise after their show at Spinelli’s Downtown, Jade was un able to make it but we gave him a shout out!

We talked about where the band name came from, day jobs/hobbies, describing their sound, how the band formed, the Periphery show at Mercury Ballroom, how the EP Year of the Ghost came about, and much much more! #makethebootyshake #brodown #staywoke

 

Photo creds: Victoria Jones and Ghost Girl (group photo)

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