The House List Podcast
Summary: Welcome to 'The House List' podcast! Hosted by Peter Agoston. All episodes are recorded in-person. Aiming to capture a personal, artist's narrative with meaningful conversation. Hope you enjoy these as much as we do making them. Please subscribe and share freely. They are all self-funded and produced independently. Attn: SoundCloud members! We strongly urge you to re-post these on your pages! Help us get the word out on these rare and candid conversations! Produced by Peter Agoston Editing/Engineer by CJ Stewart To Advertise or Book 'The House List' Live: email@example.com Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Check us out on Apple Podcasts as well: itun.es/us/OgAzfb.c
We're all new with a spirited, candid exchange with L.A. writer Jeff Weiss on our 65th episode of The House List podcast. Long-time columnist at the L.A. Weekly, Weiss is playing the roll of fullback in the charge to plow thru the mass staff firings at the paper post-corporate acquisition. Listen closely to our convo to be brought up to speed & if you are already knowing, then you're in for a treat. Weiss who also produced a very popular podcast 'Shots Fired', blog 'Passion of The Weiss' and burgeoning record label is heated and focused. Enjoy and please don't forget to subscribe where-ever you listen to podcasts!
Photo Rob aka Robert Mayer is a respected NYC photographer that cut his teeth in the trenches of the Knitting Factory club's long-defunct Tribeca location. Our host Peter Agoston happened to be the in-house talent buyer at the time (2007-2009) and among his nightly shows there, many hip-hop parties would be documented by Photo Rob. Dutifully stationed back-stage, Rob captured a very special page in the history of NYC nightlife - photographing shows Peter Agoston booked w/ the likes of Q-Tip, Roc Raida, Busta Rhymes, Sean P, Chuck D, Rakim, Pete Rock, Diamond D, Lord Finesse, Rhymefest, Pharoahe Monch, Jazzy Jay, Peter Rosenberg, DJ Vlad, ?uestlove, Nice & Smooth, Stetsasonic, Gary Wilson, Big Jeff, Black Moon, Odd Nosdam, Jel, Dante Ross, J-Zone, Lil Sci, Lil Dap, Flying Lotus, Black Thought and countless more. In this episode we riff nostalgia - it's a fun, casual chat that we hope you enjoy. Lots of gems in there. Please subscribe and spread the word to all the heads you know!!!! Follow along with our convo here: https://muggs.smugmug.com/1-Hip-Hop/The-Knitting-Factory
All new conversation with the extra prolific percussionist/producer Deantoni Parks! The two met in Brooklyn amidst John Cale's 75th birthday/Velvet Underground 50th anniversary shows, in which Deantoni was the drummer. They riff on his life and career in true House List fashion, in a rare long-form convo. Deantoni's work has spanned Mars Volta, Thundercat, KUDU, Flying Lotus, Cut Chemist, Meshell Ndegeocello among many others.
On our latest episode host Peter Agoston sat with the Hungarian singer, actress, violinist Eszter Balint. In the acting word many know her work from such acclaimed works as 'Stranger Than Paradise' (where we learn how she is responsible for the incredible Rammellzee cameo). and 'Tree's Lounge', she also was a major stand-out on Season 4 of 'Louie', as Amia. She's also an accomplished recording artist, having collaborated with the likes of Swans and Marc Ribot. We talk about that + growing up at The Squat Theater, Louie, Bowie, Sun Ra, Warhol, Susan Sontag, and muuch more. But most importantly we talk about being Hungarian. If you enjoy this conversation please take a moment to subscribe to 'The House List' whereever you listen to podcasts. Köszönöm!
incredibly cool convo with the one and only Danny Hastings. His legacy as a hip-hop album photographer is one of legend - having shot multiple covers for Gangstarr, Group Home, Jeru, Wu Tang, Raekwon, Eminem, KRS-1, AZ, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Souls of Mischief, The UMC's, Keith Murray, Mad Skillz, PMD, LL Cool J, The Lox, Tha Liks, Mobb Deep, Tony Touch, Britney Spears, Main-One and Rumpletilskinz!
Fresh off the brand new, first-time, digital-release of the Jigmastas' seminal debut 'Infectious' (djspinna.bandcamp), our host Peter Agoston and the one and only DJ Spinna caught up for a casual convo on Spinna's storied career. A hour or so barely scratches the surface with Spinna, whose production credits roots go deep between hip-hop, house, funk and beyond - but the guys manage to cover plenty of ground. Recorded in Brooklyn, NY in Nov of 2017 - enjoy, subscribe, and spread the word! Oh, and cop that 'Infectious' re-issue!
The House List is all new with Atlanta based producer / DJ / emcee - Yamin Semali. Fresh from a month long European tour, we caught up in Brooklyn to talk life. When we first met he was a young producer under the moniker AmDex, within a large collective called The Vinyl Junkie Crew, split between Los Angeles and Atlanta. Now, as a long-standing member of the ATL hip-hop community, he now stands on his own as the emcee Yamin Semali. We talk about it and more in this great convo. Hope you enjoy & please take a moment to subscribe and/or spread the word, lates.
Enjoy this rare long-form conversation with producer / engineer / artist Dave 'Odd Nosdam' Madson - recorded in Oakland, Calif!
Host Peter Agoston and our guest, the prolific Yoni Wolf (aka WHY?) have known each other for 20 years now. And for at least the last 1-2, they have been discussing recording this podcast together. Finally captured just days ago in Oakland, Calif - the circumstances behind this meeting were by no means by choice. After the tragic, sudden passing of San Francisco based DJ/friend Stephanie Ornelas on Oct 1st, Agoston quietly put together an intimate and impactful celebration-of-life concert in San Francisco on Oct 12th at the Elbo Room. Yoni Wolf, one of the many performers, flew in from his home-base of Cincinnati for a performance. Peter DJ'ed for him and the day after, they sat for this convo. Discussing his life growing up in Ohio, the fateful move to the Bay Area and all points between - Agoston languid from the concert hopes that the listener isn't too confused by his semi-stream-of-conscious pontification with our nice guest. Yoni also produced a great podcast called 'The Wandering Wolf' and most recently released a brand new album entitled 'Moh Lhean' - peep both.
Hot off the heels from The Du-Rites all new sophomore album 'Greasy Listening' we sat with that dude J-Zone to track exactly how he got from studio rat to the Paul Mooney of Rap to drummer of the former slappin' Funk duo. The idea being - that if you only know of him from the string of rap albums he dropped thru the early Aughts, perhaps as your own musical tastes have developed than the rich musicality of his Funky instrumental work may appeal to your sensibilities. oh yeah and don't forget to Subscribe to our podcast!
Brian "B+" Cross the photographic visionary behind such revered album covers/flicks as "Entroducing", "Black On Both Sides", Jaylib, Ras Kass' 'Soul on Ice' and the ground-breaking 1993 book 'It Ain't About A Salary', is finally releasing a second publication. 'Ghost Notes' (now available for pre-order) is a soulful re-telling of his past works. Shot on film, the book shares beautiful, some times chilling photos of David Axelrod, Brian Wilson, J Dilla, B.I.G., Lauren Hill, and many more. We talk about it and much more in this extensive, heart-felt chat. Our host, Peter Agoston, is a fan so many questions are asked! - as a native to Limerick, Ireland, B+ landed in California in 1988.
There are so many things I tend to associate with Del - longevity, Oakland, Funk, and a unmatched brand of creative sage-like-grit as a dude with lyrics upon lyrics for days and days. We had a great convo - Leading into the moment he had to grab a van to join The Gorillaz for a headline festival set here in NYC. On the off-set of the talk, we play an old unlabeled cassette home-made album - from there on the chat encompasses a mass of reflection, technique and opinion. It's something you can only catch here on The House List podcast - so we hope you enjoy - please subscribe and tell your neighbor too as well!
I couldn't really associate one band or project soley to Andrew Savage - because I know him first and foremost through Fergus & Geronimo, many others will identify his jangly, wondering lyrics from Parquet Courts, while OGs would say Wiccans or Teenage Cool Kids. Like many a guest on 'The House List', Savage is a multi-tasking artist/owner - his record label Dull Tools is a cottage-industry of smart, innovative new rock n roll records - that he also art-directs and illustrates all the packaging for. It's where his most recent, debut solo album is coming out on. We talk about it all in a fun, candid chat - you should subscribe to this podcast when you're done! Thanks!
Part 2 of our candid, in depth conversation with Thes-One/Chris Portugal of People Under The Stairs and Piecelock 70!
You simply can't have a discussion about hip-hop in the Los Angeles underground without a large chapter on Abstract Rude. Some of his earliest recordings under the name hold deep mile-markers in the history of that storied scene. 'Underground Fossils', 'Mood Pieces', the Project Blowed s/t compilation are paramount. In this rare long-form conversation, recorded in Los Angeles, host Peter Agoston and Ab Rude discuss the organic nature of how a few demos turned into projects revered around the globe - dubbed onto cassette and traded in early-internet circles, expounding far from the L.A. underground. This is for the heads! Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and more!