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DJ Swift, Founder of Wild 1 Radio, Keeping the DJ Alive in Hip Hop @Wild1_Radio

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Any true Hip Hop head knows how crucial the DJ is to Hip Hop and music overall! Here for a reminder course from LA is DJ Swift, founder of Wild 1 Radio!

MJ:  For all our global readers tell us about LA’s hit station Wild 1 Radio.

DJ Swift: Wild1 Radio is the Number 1 DJs station! We have 45 real deejays working 247 to bring you some real mixes and the best of Hip Hop, Electronic, and Dance.

MJ:  For you it has been a mission to bring radio and the DJ back to its roots.  Take us on that journey of yours.

DJ Swift: Yes, indeed! Actually I missed the old time of the radio. I really like all the new platform like Pandora and Spotify, but you rarely discover new music with those platforms. The play list is most of the time predictable because you actually choose it. So I wanted to go back to the time where you got surprised by what you heard on the radio. That’s also a good way to discover new music.

MJ:  Unlike other stations you broadcast simultaneously from LA, Hong Kong, and London. How did that evolve? I know the Hip Hop scene in all cities are incredibly strong and thriving.

DJ Swift: Yes, Wild1 Radio is the first worldwide station. All shows are broadcasted 3 times a day to match Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and London. So for examples a show that’s scheduled at 8pm on Tuesday in LA, will be also played at 8pm in London and at 8pm in Hong Kong on the same day! So wherever you are in the world, you tune in at 8pm and you have the same show. Wild1 is not only Hip Hop. Everyday we have a different vibe with a variety of music. Hip Hop days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And yes we have shows in Belgium, UK, and France!  I actually really want to find a German DJ to do a Hip Hop show on the station, stay tuned…

MJ:  Wild 1 Radio has several DJ’s.  Talk about that relationship and how it strengthens the station as a whole.

DJ Swift: I really wanted to create a family, and we have really succeeded with that! Everybody is really involved in the success of the station and each others shows. We all share show info, music, and guests.

MJ:  Break Wild 1 Radio down for those who are not familiar.  Let us know airing times, types of shows, hosts, etc.

DJ Swift: We have different types of music every day. Monday is an open format.  Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are dedicated to Hip Hop.  Thursday is Hip Hop, Reggae, and Reggae world. Friday’s and Saturday’s are straight EDM or dance floor music. Sunday is more of a cool vibe. If you want more information about the programs, please visit our website http://www.wild1radio.com

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MJ:  Talk about your listeners and fans.  Is there a difference of loyalty in the United States than in other countries?

DJ Swift: We have listeners from more than 30 countries! Most of our listeners are in USA, France, and UK.

MJ:  Give us some history on the evolvement of DJ Swift.  How did it all begin for you?

DJ Swift: I started as a battle DJ in Europe.  I was deejaying DMC and local battles. I’ve worked with a lot of Hip Hop Artists and joined a famous rock band, Silmarils (known as the French Beastie Boys). We toured almost all over the world. At the same time, I was doing a lot of extreme sports events. I also started doing some radio show and some production. In 2008 I left France for Los Angeles. There, I started working for a couple of artists from the Wu-tang Clan (Prodigal Sunn, Sunz of Man, Killarmy) and I hosted a show on Wu-tang radio for 5 years.  I also started teaching at the Scratch DJ Academy in LA. Because of my background and all the deejays, I knew, I decided to create my own radio station, and the rest is history.

MJ:   I’m curious to learn who is in your personal playlist?  Are there DJ’s of past or current generations that have inspired you?

DJ Swift: As a DJ I can play everything. I mostly play Classic Hip Hop, Rock, mashups and Electro. As a music lover I’m a huge Beatles and Beach Boys fan.

MJ:  Music platforms have drastically changed throughout the eras.  As a DJ what are your thoughts of streaming music, and countless listening apps?

DJ Swift: As a DJ I hate it.  As I mentioned earlier, with those apps you never discover new music. A real DJ needs to discover new music all the time.

MJ:  As we wrap up is there anything else you would like the world to know about yourself and Wild 1 Radio?

DJ Swift: If you like real DJs and real music, come listen to us on our official website, on TuneIn and other radio websites.

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Pilly M.A.E. Is Up Next With New Track “Like It, Like It”

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If you don’t already have Pilly M.A.E. on your radar, you need to add her immediately because she’s gaining traction in her industry. Pilly is a female hip-hop artist who is taking the industry by storm. The upcoming rapper was born in Cleveland, Ohio and is currently based in Miami, Florida. She’s gearing up to release a new song, “Like It, Like It” which will be available to stream on all platforms tonight at midnight.

“M.A.E.” stands for Meeting All Expectations, and that’s exactly what Pilly is here to do. When asked about the meaning behind the song, Pilly said that “it’s pretty much a song about getting to the bag and not caring who doesn’t ‘like it like it.'”

Overall, Pilly has a unique sound and sets herself apart from the crowd. Her music is liberating, empowering, and fun, and audiences can expect the same for “Like It, Like It.”

Make sure you follow Pilly M.A.E. on Instagram @PillyMae, and stream her latest single “Like It, Like It.”

Keep reading to learn more about the independent artist.

What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?

My passion for music comes from being a natural entertainer. I enjoying performing for people. People are their best when they’re happy and music makes us happy. I enjoy being apart of making others feel happy and confident in who they are. When I’m on stage, in my makeup and outfits, I feel like a superhero. I want to inspire others to dream big and be bold.

What are some of your music career goals for the future?

My main focus right now is to have a successful album and follow that up with a successful tour. But my lifelong goal is to make singles that are memorable. I wanna make one of those songs that comes on every year and they remember me. Like it creates that stamp in time. You remember that night out with your girl and my song came on. I wanna make HITS!

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TySoul x Maine the Medicine – Medicine for the Soul LP Interview & Serenity Video

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TySoul and Maine the Medicine announce the release of their collaborative project titled ‘Medicine for the Soul.’ The 14-track album features Popko, Sweetness, Daniel Rosler, Suspect, Lambo Lo, Paulie, and GTS.  Check out our latest interview detailing the album along with visuals for the leading single “Serenity.”

MJ: You hit fans with something different and innovative with this new album “Medicine for the Soul”. You curated a captivating blend of R&B and Hip Hop. Talk about the album and the mindset behind creating it.

Stream/download “Medicine for the Soul” here on preferred platforms

TySoul: Both Maine and myself already collaborated on multiple records before this album, and everything we made together came out great. So, we thought, why not make a full project together, and we did just that. Myself being a Chris Brown fan, I wanted to add a new school R&B flare to the album, while having Maine add his old-school influences along with his amazing lyricism.

Maine: being from New York, Hip-Hop and R&B go hand and hand. Like Nas and Lauryn, Meth and Mary, Father MC with Jodeci, and the list goes on and on. We just wanted to bring that feeling back.

MJ: You enlisted an elite selection of producers for the album, with an incredible ability to orchestrate soundscapes that heighten the raw emotion and impeccable lyricism. Talk about that, as well as how you two linked up.

TySoul: We originally linked up nearly a decade ago from a mutual contact, we never collaborated at the time, but we did a few shows together. Years later Maine called me to come into JL Studios to do a hook for Mercy Gang and after that, it was a wrap…

Maine: We worked with a handful of producers including Know- it beats and Da Leadgeon who helped us blend that Hip Hop and R&B with today’s twist. Plus, we both get busy with the pen!

MJ:  Was the goal of the album to expand your fan base by stepping out of the box? Was it to display your versatility as artists and your agility to steer in different lanes?

TySoul: I think both of us somewhat stepped out of our comfort zones for the better. I was able to experiment with a more commercial sound rather than the old-school R&B type influences that were prevalent in my first album “Two-Sided.” I feel that we both displayed our versatility but also stayed true to our artistry.

Maine: I feel as an MC I should be able to adapt to any genre while still being me.

MJ:  What single off the album do you anticipate taking off both on charts and with listeners/fans?

TySoul: I think that “Addicted” or “Don’t You” are two of our more heartfelt records. Both talk about relationship-based content but also have an upbeat flow and awesome production.

Maine: “Serenity” is going to make a statement because it deals with some crucial issues going on in the world now. “Addicted”, “Old Thing Back”, and “Move Ya Body” are extraordinarily strong records as well.

MJ: Take a minute to reflect and share anything else about “The Medicine for the Soul”

TySoul: This project personally helped me to experiment with rapping more. Maine pushed and encouraged me to spit a few bars, and I was able to rap a few good verses on this album. Even through this pandemic, we stayed motivated and in touch, which enabled us to finish this project strong and in time when we were able to return to the studio.

Maine: We want people and our fans to get that great feeling listening to our music. We’re just trying to put authentic Hip Hop and R&B back on the map.

Special thanks to Dan Rosler, Amanda Rogan, Lambo Lo, Suspect, Gus, and Paulie…#RIPHefty

Watch “Serenity” featuring Sweetness and Daniel Rosler (off ‘Medicine for the Soul’ album). The empowering lyrics and serene images of unity and innocence in the video along with the soothing, soulful vibe and classic drums are sure to raise neck hairs and touch hearts worldwide.

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