5 years ago I had the pleasure of kickin’ it with L-FRESH The LION on my couch in West Melbourne, chewing the fat on Punjab, Sikh culture, meditation, music and all the simple things in life. 5 years and 221 episodes later, it brings a broad smile to my face that L was my 9th ever Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast guest, that he’s part of my journey and I his.
And man L-FRESH has been BUSY!!! From festival appearances all over Australia, L-FRESH The LION addressed the United Nations Headquarters in New York in late 2018 and shared a stage in London with the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Pakistani human rights and female education activist Malala Yousafzai.
He was also selected as an ambassador for YouTube’s Creators For Change global initiative, with his resulting video RACI$T / OUR WORLD premiering at the Tribeca TV festival in New York and accumulating close to half a million views.
Step inside our world as we chat about the beauty of Goa (India), where he shot the music video for his latest single, ‘Born To Stand Out’, how he stays refreshed and hungry at a time where he’s never been busier, our shared love for NBA, ‘Culture Strong’ x 500K+ views and so much more.
Breaking ground and exceeding expectations is a recurring theme of this South West Sydney artist, having performed alongside hip hop icons such as Nas, Talib Kweli, Chali 2NA and Dead Prez, and even the legendary Sir Elton John, it’s wonderfully refreshing that L-FRESH The LION remains so humble, thoughtful and community-focused. I doff my hat to you, sir.
Let’s get into the show!
LA-based Evol Walks lead singer & songwriter Leah Martin-Brown joins the show again this week LIVE from LA!
2nd time around on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast, Leah drops the down low on the latest Evol Walks jams being launched Down Under, their upcoming shows in Las Vegas and LA, she dives deep into the motivations, triggers and joy of her journey to becoming alcohol-free, working on cannabis brands in the advertising industry and much, much more.
This self-powered rockstar, who grew up on the Gold Coast and Melbourne in Australia, built a life in LA and is now 6 years in in the USA, in is an absolute inspiration to me. Let’s get into the show!
OK Moon. Australia’s new supergroup have over 250 Million+ streams on Spotify and 157K MONTHLY LISTENERS! Pumped to launch this week’s double podcast feature with my home-boy, OK Moon’s Hayden Calnin!
We dive into OK Moon’s Taylor Swift connection, the project management tools Hayden uses to manage his time, how he carves out time for himself as a prolific artist and music producer for some of Australia’s top independent artists and the family that are Nettwerk Music, the Canadian record label Hayden recently signed to, his brand new solo EP and ‘A Life You Would Choose’ tour, which drops in November, and much, much more.
Over the next 2 weeks, OK Moon launch their album Down Under and I can’t wait! Get this in your ears!
Raaaaaad chats with one of my favourite new Australian triple threat creative, Deena Jonze!
Living out her creativity through music @jaguarjonze, black & white photography @duskyjonze and illustration @spectatorjonze (focused on the mental health space) , Deena Jonze is kickin’ ass and taking names!
Jaguar Jonze joins me on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast this week and we feature her brand new single ‘Beijing Baby’, dive into how her & I met serendipitously in Bondi Beach through One Wave and Fluro Fridays, her earliest ever memory as a kid in Japan, the traps of materialism, living through and growing from PTSD and teaching herself the ropes working in the music industry before jumping headlong into her own Jaguar Jonze music project.
Mad love to Deena and the team at Comes With Fries for making this happen and yep, you can listen to the brand new ‘Beijing Baby’ single at the end of the podcast.
“I’ve got this big ball of fire in my belly”. Yes, you do. Go get ‘em, tiger! 🐯 ✨