Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
Having already established herself as a notable entertainment personality, Liz Hernandez, joined E! News as a correspondent and as the host of E! News Now in 2011.
Prior to coming to E!, Liz served as the long-time radio co-host of the #1 rated and nationally syndicated morning show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, on Los Angeles’ influential Power 106 FM. It was there that she was called “The Queen of Entertainment News” for her daily “This Just Handed To Me” segment, in which she covered everything from award shows and red carpet events, to one-on-one interviews with Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Mel Gibson, Jay-Z, Will Smith, and just about anyone else you can think of.
We love catching up on the latest celebrity news with Liz, so it was exciting to hear from the quick-witted beauty about her personal music tastes. The tables are turned as she gives us the inside scoop on who she thinks you should be listening to, her favorite performances of the year and what’s soundtracking her life.
Do you use an iPhone or Android?
What artist do you think everyone should be listening to right now?
How do you discover new music?
I discover new music through my friends and music sites that use twitter.
What’s the best live show you’ve seen this year?
“Watch The Throne” was pretty amazing. And so was Sade.
If you could meet any artist, alive or deceased, who would it be?
What’s your favorite venue to see a show?
Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles, CA
What’s your favorite music memory (first live show, first time your heard Color Me Badd, etc…)?
Seeing No Doubt in concert for the first time was really special.
Who’s your favorite celebrity to interview?
Will Smith. He never forgets your name and greets you like you’re family.
What’s soundtracking to your life right now?
The album WZRD by WZRD and Usher’s Looking 4 Myself.
I said last week that I thought it was particularly cool when we as a team unknowingly express similar emotions or experiences, and this week the mix came together in just that fashion. There’s no denying that the weather affects our moods and emotions, and often our music selections fall in line accordingly. This week we had a few rainy days in San Francisco, and many of our music moments represent that.
In addition to loving the hell out of our mixtape, keep an eye out for some awesome event announcements coming on the blog! With SXSW right around the corner we have some pretty great things happening.
Happy Friday all, enjoy!
I’ve really liked SoKo ever since her single “I’ll Kill Her” came out in 2007. Any singer/songwriter with such charming wit gets a thumbs up in my book. That said, I was still pleasantly surprised when I heard her new album, I Though I Was An Alien. Her voice is as sweet and unique as ever, but her lyrics seem to have matured, reflecting more honest, vulnerale emotions. I suppose it’s because SoKo herself has grown, and the record is a wonderful reflection of it. Truthfully, it was really difficult for me to choose one track from the album, but the lyrics of We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow are so simple and true that I had to chose that one. However, this track is another awesome representation of her new album.