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Kool Kats feat. Rudy De Anda

Kool Kats feat. Rudy De Anda

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Rudy De Anda (Porch Party Records) is bursting out of the musical melting pot of Long Beach, California. As frontman for the Long Beach psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries, Rudy felt the creative pull to begin a solo project that is currently catching fire.

We caught up with Dr. De Anda briefly to ask him a couple questions regarding his musical upbringing, taste and of course coffee.  Find his playlist below. 

Rudy De Anda is currently on tour with Adan Jodorowsky. Go see them! 

Fresh Pots: Tell us a little bit about your musical journey as a listener. Was there much music being played at home growing up? 

Rudy de Anda: A lot of rock en español, Leo Dan, Los Bukis, Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Bob Marley. At the time I was embarrassed of Spanish music but as I grew older I embraced it.

FP: Do you remember that first record or song that really made an impression on you?

RDA: 'La Puerta Negra' by Los Tigres del Norte. I just remember singing it all the time. My mom knew that was my favorite song.

FP: When and how did you start exploring new music on your own? Was it through the internet? Crate digging? CD shopping at sam goody? 

RDA: I was about 10 years old, I remember I asked my dad to buy me the Will Smith,  Eminem and Red Hot Chili peppers CDs. I would hit up Wherehouse Music and Tower Records. Those were the days.

FP: How do you find new music now?

RDA: My girlfriend and I are huge music heads so we are always showing each other stuff. Also just going to shows and finding similar artists to those I already follow. If you aren't finding it,  you aren't looking hard enough.

FP: What's a band you wish you could go back in time and see live?

RDA: Jimi Hendrix or The Smiths

FP: And lastly, whats your go-to coffee shop order?

RDA: I'm a simple man, Dark Roast coffee with a splash of half-and-half and a teaspoon of brown sugar. 

Bitches Brew #021218

Bitches Brew #021218

Kool Kats feat. Nick Montemarano

Kool Kats feat. Nick Montemarano