Bourbon 'n BrownTown
SoapBox Productions and Organizing's affiliate podcast pairs critical analyses of media, culture, politics, and everyday happenings with the tastiest of spirits. With the occasional help of Chicago’s most talented and creative activists, filmmakers, academics, and social entrepreneurs, BrownTown (friends and SoapBox colleagues Caullen Hudson and David A. Moran) unpacks current events, social issues, and gives personal insight into various topics.
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Fiendsh | Featured Artist
Fiendsh is a producer hailing from Bangkok, Thailand. Starting his career as a DJ high school, he moved to Chicago to further pursue music and soon transitioned to creating his own content. Fiendsh has released two EPs, “Al Capone” and “Gold Pope”, with his most recent release “To The End”. With similar sonic stylings to J. Dilla, Madlib, Kanye West, and MF Doom, Fiendsh is currently prepping his “Holy Sunday Series” where he will be releasing one previously unheard song every week, for free, on BandCamp. Listen to more about his life and work on Episode 23 - Hip-Hop 2.0.
Genta Tamashiro | Audio Engineer
Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Genta is a creative devotee of the artistic community. He attended the specialized magnet school Denver School of the Arts for middle and high school, which gave him a solid foundation in musical performance and theory as well as an introduction into audio engineering. After spending some time in Hawai’i at The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, he moved to Chicago to pursue a career in audio engineering. Genta received a Bachelor or Arts in Audio Design and Production from Columbia College Chicago in 2015. Through his freelance audio work, he has traveled around the country and the world with notable bands such as the Becca Kaufman Orchestra and The Way Down Wanderers. When he is not running the sound for a band somewhere, you can find him producing his own music or editing podcasts for SoapBox and other creative organizations. Listen to more about this life, work, and perspectives on hip-hop in Episode 5 - Hip-Hop in the Age of Spin.