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Fresh Is The Word

262 EpisodesProduced by Kelly "K-Fresh" FrazierWebsite

Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of your host K-Fresh as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people or color and the LGBTQ community through the artist… read more

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Episode #115: DJ Amir Abdullah – DJ, Music Historian, Curator

On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.

This episode’s guest is DJ, music historian, and curator, DJ Amir Abdullah. Known for his On Track mixtapes with DJ Kon, Amir currently run his own record label, 180-Proof (founded in 2011), which owns the exclusive rights to release Strata Records’ influential back catalogue and unreleased sessions.

During our conversation, we talked about Amir’s roots in music, his collaborations with DJ Kon and the On Track mixtapes, becoming a music historian and curator, researching music to reissue/unearth, obtaining the Strata Records catalogue, the history and political activism of Strata in Detroit, and Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden and the stories behind the recordings.

Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Amir chose photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair.

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 115 - DJ Amir Abdullah - DJ, Music Historian, Curator of Charles Mingus Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

Follow DJ Amir Abdullah:
Web: 180-proof.com
Twitter: twitter.com/djamir70
Mixcloud: mixcloud.com/djamir
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djamir70
Instagram: instagram.com/180proofrecords
Facebook: facebook.com/DJ-Amir-161195730583168

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