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Billy Fox. Indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist/producer. If it feels good, then do it! | Episode #126

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Billy Fox returns!

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! repeat offender and Sydney indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producerBilly Fox, joined me live in the studio last week to launch his brand new single ‘Shapes’.

We first met when I was music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! back in 2010. Flash forward 7 years and Billy Fox- ‘Shapes’ is getting serious spins around the globe, plus he has just announced a series of exclusive Australian east coast tour dates including Oxford Art Factory – Gallery Bar (Sydney), Rare Finds -­ Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane), Moonshine Bar at Manly Food & Wine Festival and Penny Black (Melbourne).

I draw inspiration from my one-on-ones with Billy Fox every… single… time! (both on and off mic). Today we delve deeper into the meaning behind ‘Shapes’, a track created to reawaken the lost art of conversation, it highlights a culture that we’ve created for ourselves, where we force our individual opinions down each others’ throats and attack the person rather than entering into measured debates… there is a serious need for all of us to adopt an approach where we take a moment for introspection and to search within, before knee-jerk reaction opinions and seeking to change others’ to ours without consideration for where they’re coming from.

Aside from the D&Ms, we get serious about our music experiences with Billy Fox and I spitballing the iconic music of Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, being given Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled album for the very first time, the experience of producing tunes for Australian filmmaker and musician Macario De Souza AKA Kid Mac, making a positive impact on the lives of others and SO much more!

We all grow from adversity and something that I champion in my own life is the way Billy Fox lives his. In music, like life, “there is so much to get distracted by… especially when you’re creating, especially with music”, so music like every other facet of our lives at this time “it’s all about streamlining, simplifying”… and Billy Fox indeed is living up to this through his personal Mission Statement and stepping back from the stresses of over-stimulation and white noise, by keeping things simple… “If it feels good, then do it”.

Let’s get into it!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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BILLY FOX ‘SHAPES’ TOUR DATES:

SYDNEY – SAT 13 MAY | OAF GALLERY, SYDNEY NSW w/ San Mei

BRISBANE FRI 26 MAY | RARE FINDS @ BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD

MANLY SUN 28 MAY | MANLY FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, MANLY NSW

MELBOURNE SAT JUN 3 | PENNY BLACK, MELBOURNE VIC

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Billy Fox drops by Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! on Bondi Beach Radio

Jamaican me crazy! Travel the world with art auctioneer, record producer & Bondi Beach Breakfast host, Boston Rodriguez | Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #121.

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Boston Rodriguez (Bondi Beach Breakfast) live with Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet) on Bondi Beach Radio.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #121 Boston Rodriguez (record producer & Bondi Beach Breakfast radio host). 

 
Ever wanted to Choose Your Own Adventure?
 
I don’t mean like in the books that you used to explore as a kid, I mean in life!
 
To turn the page and venture down a path without knowing what lies ahead, just because you think that it might get you to a place that you never even dreamed of.
 
Well, then welcome to my life… and the life of record producer & Bondi Beach Breakfast host on Bondi Beach Radio, Boston Rodriguez.
 
Life is to be enjoyed and from an early age, this fast-talking, energetic North London lad has built a life and career out of exploration.
 
Whether it be writing/presenting nationwide radio music documentaries whilst living in New Zealand, opening up the eyes and world of Kingston’s youth whilst working as an art auctioneer in Jamaica or his London  journey from star music student to record producer, the life of Boston Rodriguez is one of Choose Your Own Adventure and it is truly my pleasure to bring that adventure to you!
 
Let’s get into it!
 
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻

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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Boston Rodriguez (record producer & Bondi Beach Breakfast radio host) live with Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet) on Bondi Beach Radio.

Mardi Gras, Social Media & Go-go dancing with Craig Mack | Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! Episode #120.

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Craig Mack on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Craig Mack on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #120 Craig Mack (Social Media Strategist, Influencer & Model). 

Sick chats with my inspiring home-boy Craig Mack, Geek, Flirt, Model at @winkmodelsaus, Social Media Manager (@TEDxSydney @pinnaclefound), blogger, Go-go dancer and brand ambassador (@getwoofd @theright_fit).
 
We discuss a range of different topics including his work with TEDx, theright.fitThe Pinnacle Foundation and changing the lives of disadvantaged LGBTIQ students, what it’s like to work in the social media industry, global game-changing social media campaigns, drag queens, Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival and parade, life and what it’s like to run your own freelance business in the digital and the joys of working with social enterprise.
 
How is an absolutely amazing and inspiring individual and it is truly a pleasure to be able to share his story!
 
❤️
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
Craig Mack on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!
Craig Mack on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Krafty Kuts + Chali 2NA (Jurassic 5) launch brand new track ‘It Ain’t My Fault” in Bondi Beach!

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119 Krafty Kuts + Chali 2NA from Jurassic 5 live in Bondi

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #119 Krafty Kuts + Chali 2NA from Jurassic 5 live in Bondi. 

3pm on Friday, my friend AJ from Central Station Records drops me a line…
 
“We have Krafty Kuts & Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) launching their brand new single ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi this Wednesday 1st of March…” can we hook up an interview on Bondi Beach Radio?
 
Yes, yes and yes… 
 
So AJ sends me through a couple of pressers (press releases) and a copy of the brand new single “It Ain’t My Fault” and then come Monday morning, I find myself in the boardroom at Central Station Records in Sydney for a 2:1 chat with Kraft Kuts and Chali 2na. Awesome!
 
Our vast ranging chats cover Krafty Kuts’ earliest ever memory from his childhood of the family cat in Kingston upon Thames in the UK and Chali’s memories of his 2nd birthday in the projects of south-side Chicago, the pleasures of working with Dynamite MC and Chali 2na to bring this jam to life, our shared experiences of the inspiration of hip hop street art in Miami, Rome, Montpellier, Belgium and their 2 pieces of advice that Krafty Kuts and Chali 2na give to someone who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.
 
As Krafty tells it, studying your art and creating magic is all about practicing your art form to hone yourself into the best at what you do and I felt that myself even during this interview, as while I usually capture what I need in hour long shows that I’ve been recording for 2.5 years, we made this shit work in 25 minutes. 
 
I’ll be heading down to their show Beach Road Bondi as part of the global ‘Hands High’ Tour tonight (Wednesday night 1st of March) for sure!
 
Stoked to be able to launch “It Ain’t My Fault” by Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC featuring Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 on my show on Bondi Beach Radio and you can download the interview right here, right now on iTunes.
 
These two gentleman are consummate professionals, super enigmatic and downright lovely… And maaaaaaannnn… this jam is GOLD!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

119 Krafty Kuts + Chali 2NA from Jurassic 5 live in Bondi

Artist & Producer, Billy Fox, taking on the USA, UK & the globe! | Podcast Interview

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Artist & Producer Billy Fox joins as our guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney https://hotndelicious.com/
Artist & Producer Billy Fox joins as our guest on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast in Sydney

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

 
Chris Baker AKA Billy Fox is one of Australia’s most prolific artists, talented producer and one hell of a top bloke!
 
Chris & I met in 2010 when I was music supervisor for Ballistyx Snowboard Show on Channel GO! and with a shared internal drive & ambition and love of the cheeky banter, we quickly became firm friends.
 
Drawing inspiration from the likes of James Blake, Sam Smith and James Vincent McMorrow for his latest single ‘Avalanche’, Billy Fox has been punishing the frequent flyer miles supporting the likes of Glass Animals, Boo Seeka, The Aston Shuffle, Tijuana Cartel and R.W. Grace on tours around Australia and his tunes getting the mad love from triple j, FBi and profile music blogs in the UK and the USA all spinning his tunes.
We catch-up about working with phenomenal producer/musician Nathan CavaleriRaging Bull, the joys of watching your career blossom to the next level before your very eyes, his next steps in the USA/UK and so much more.
If you’ve ever wanted to follow your dreams, no matter what industry you aspire to work in, then this is the podcast for you.
 
Let’s get amongst it!
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
Android users – you’ll need to download the free Podcast Republic app then search Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet.
 
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Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.
https://www.youtube.com/user/HotnDeliciousRecords
‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:
 
For social media, photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com
 

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #97 Billy Fox (indie soul, R&B & hip hop artist & producer)

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.
 
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!, a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
 
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miamicase studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business BlogsAPAC winner at the 2016 Facebook AwardsShortyAwards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
 
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Breaking down cultural barriers – ‘Through These Eyes’ – with hip hop artist, Zii.

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Super sweet & inspiring podcast hangs with rapper, Zii
Super sweet & inspiring podcast hangs with rapper, Zii

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

“Wealth is an investment in other people, rather than the the riches that you have back home

From Harare, Zimbabwe to Melbourne suburbia, trail blazer and hip hop artist Zii is a man who just lights up the room with his outlook, energy and positivity.

The son of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, Zii arrived in Australia from Africa 10 years ago to pursue a career in IT and whilst mentoring a young fellow church-goer, fell in love with music himself and began pursuing the dream.

I am privileged to meet fascinating people on a weekly basis through the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast and this one left me feeling truly inspired and with a renewed determination to strive to be a better man… we spend today’s podcast chatting openly about culture, race, religion and music… the distinct cultural and behavioural differences of how Australians interact with each other as opposed to people from the country of his birth, ‘Through These Eyes’ – an inspiring EP and project that Zii’s created to educate, challenge and change Australian perceptions and understanding of the African continent, being empowered and fuelled by his parent’s integrity and belief and inspired to greatness by Grammy Award winning American rapper, Lecrae.

Whilst we are from vastly different cultures and backgrounds, Zii’s story resonated with me and his perspective on life mirrors my own. This was the first time we’d met but I am now left buzzing with energy and excitement…. 

The key to breaking down barriers and understanding our fellow man no matter what their religion, race or creed is all about the desire to make world a better place by inviting people to be a part of your community, asking the right questions and seeking to make a connection.

Enjoy!

Free Download #56 Zii (Hip hop artist).

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Check out his latest tunes ‘Belief’ and ‘This is Africa’ on Soundcloud.
And check out more of Zii’s music, social media channels and tour dates via ziimusic.com

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Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) – Podcast Interview

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Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.
Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder & entrepreneur) drops by our castle in the sky.

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet podcast series

Interview #29 – Nick Bracks (underBRACKS biz founder, Headspace brand ambassador, TV celebrity and entrepreneur).  

Born in country-Victoria, Australian businessman, TV celebrity, model, aspiring actor, Headspace brand ambassador and underBRACKS founder, Nick Bracks is quite clearly never bored.

Discovered by American Crew in 2009, Nick Bracks has a modelling portfolio that includes Australian retail giants Myer, David Jones and GQ magazine. He’s a former restaurant/cafe owner, has been on Dancing with the Stars in front of millions of people, launched underwear label underBRACKS in 2013 and more recently co-founded superfood supplement, Activated Nutrients.

Drawing from personal experience in his youth with depression and anxiety, Nick has worked with wonderful organisations such as Headspace, Beyond Blue, En Masse and Movember. During today’s chat we share our personal experiences struggling with depression at a young age, finding our focus in our early twenties to pull through and the hunger of wanting to love yourself and achieve in life.

Now regular subscribers to the podcast will know that I’ve had many different career permutations in my short lifetime – Crown Casino bar guy, Emirates Airline international flight attendant, running music festivals & events around Australia, TV show music supervisor, photographer, biochemistry back in the day and now along with this podcast, I’m guiding social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Peroni Nastro Azzurro Italian beer, Bulmers Original cider, Philly Cream Cheese, Kraft Nuts Spreads and many more. One of the key lessons that Nick and I discuss and have both learned is to not be afraid to have a go…

“There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself” is never more true than in Nick’s case – we chat about the motivations of delving into different career opportunities, testing the waters of career paths that you think you might like and how it gets you closer to knowing who you are/what you want to do in life… oh and Nick Bracks shares with us the key to marketing yourself as your own brand. Very, very cool.

Oh yes, I’ve got three words for you. “Inspiring” and “Fingers pies.”

Get amongst it!

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Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet is weekly podcast where we interview inspiring individuals and successful entrepreneurs from around the planet across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, fashion, travel, comedy and more) about what makes them tick as people and drives their hunger for success.

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Dan Wilkinson works as a Manager, Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Social Media at SapientNitro Australia and is founder of music industry biz, Hot & Delicious Group.