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City Beats // HodgePodge LA

Anthony Valadez, HodgePodge LA music

August 8, 2018

Every 2nd Wednesday, June - October

Gas Company Tower
555 W. 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

11:30 AM DJ Set with Anthony Valadez
12:00 PM HodgePodge LA

A fresh addition to the Bunker Hill scene, the monthly City Beats shows are curated by local radio personality Anthony Valadez. The series, which runs every 2nd Wednesday, June through October, provides a colorful, sonic snapshot of up-and-coming musicians. Genres include R&B, hip-hop, new jazz, Latin and indie, appealing to the eclectic palette and diverse backgrounds of LA music fans. Grab lunch, sit back, and enjoy the show!


“Musicians jamming w/ records & DJs jamming w/ musicians” is the motto of LA’s HodgePodge. Assembled in 2016 by Todd Simon (Ethio Cali, Angel City All-Star Brass Band, #JazzOn45, Kelis, Quantic + many more), HodgePodge fills a void in the city where musicians and DJ’s can make music together in an unscripted setting. Turntable luminaries such as Jeremy Sole, Rhettmatic, House Shoes, Sean O, Miles Tackett, GLK, Ethos and many more have partook in a HodgePodge along with vocalists, mc’s & members of Ethio Cali, Jungle Fire, the Dap-Kings, Antibalas, The Lions, Breakestra & Buyepongo to create a sound like no other. Fans never know what they are going to get at a HodgePodge, but always know they are going to get something fun and special.


Anthony Valadez is a Los Angeles radio personality with dj residencies around the city, including First Fridays at The Natural History Museum. He hosted Cratediggers on FUSEtv for 3 seasons. His latest musical projects include official remixes for David Bowie, Local Natives and Ozomatli in addition to 2 LP releases on Plug Research. He can be found hosting his program on Monday nights on KCRW which has been championed by the likes of Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Ty Dolla Sign and Childish Gambino. He also hosts Indie on Tune In.