I collaborated for the BBC in this audio piece about Mexican independent music scene.
Ph.D. Julia Emilia Palacios from Universidad Iberoamericana has been hosting Obla Di Obla Da for the past 11 years. She give me one of the first opportunities to talk about my records on a music radio show. This was some 11-12 years ago. These are some nostalgia sessions we did around Brazil and the World […]
Another session: Scratchamama, 26-Jun-2014 by John Collalba Fm on Mixcloud
My homey Manuel Carrasco and I were invited to review Madvillain’s Madvillainy in its 10th anniversary for the #VintageSessions on Ibero 90.90 FM. Mexico City. Please enjoy: Vintage, 28-Jun-2014 (“Madvillainy” de Madvillain) by John Collalba Fm on Mixcloud
I’ve been hosting Scratchamama for the last decade (almost). This one of the latest shows: Scratchamama, 08-May-2014 by John Collalba on Mixcloud
A group of very talented, young and independent producers, musicians and friends invited me to host a series of TV shows dedicated to the hip-hop culture. This is the first one (Spanish):
The Source Magazine’s politics blogger Jason Jonhson (@DrJasonJohnson) interviewed me regarding Mexican hip-hop and its relation with the drug cartels and the narcocorrido genre. Here’s the piece: Cartel Boss “El Chapo” has been arrested and Mexican Gangsta Rap has lost it’s Muse jasonajohnson | February 25, 2014 Where would country music be without Jesse James? […]
In February 2014 I reviewed Carnaval Bahidorá. The second edition of boutique-ish festival held in Las Estacas, a natural oasis outside Mexico City. The review was published in the London based blog No Ripcord. Piece in English.
In March I was invited to present nominees for hip-hop and surf/rockabilly categories at the 2014 edition of the Indie-O Music Awards (IMAS) in Mexico City. Here’s the Spanish audio piece.