Valet and Kurty Durty appeared on Gosh!Radio, Meet the Music, Jan 21st 2012
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 2012/1/19 – Hip-hop artist Valet with hip-hop artists Kurty Durty were the guests featured January 21st on Gosh!Radio Meet the Music.
“I believe my songs have a message,” says hip-hop artist Valet. “I don’t make every song for the radio. It would be unreal to act as if I never went through any struggle. I try to keep the message positive, but life is about positive and negatives so some songs have some of life’s negatives which some of us would have to do to survive.”
While Valet’s style is hip-hop as a whole, he looks for inspiration to great artists and how they created their music catalog. “Music influences me,” says Valet. “I just don’t listen to Rap all day. I might listen to some BB King and Bobby Blue Bland. thers days I might feel like listening to the O’Jays or Michael Jackson. I just love music, as well as trying to pick other artist’s brain and figure out what influenced them to write the song.”
Gosh!Radio Meet the Music host Gabrielle Pantera interviewed Valet and hip-hop artist Kurty Durty live on the show. Valet released his latest album Danger Tape in August. “I have more albums in my catalog such as Park That Azz, which was a big hit in Japan, Confessions of a Hustler Movie/CD, and Bet They Hit. Kurty Durty has released the albums Hiphopology and Freak Dancin, and the single She Make It Bounce.
“We’re not afraid to try or speak about different subjects,” says Valet. “This is how the song Somethin Bout Them Boots came to be. Thanks Que’ A.We were trying new ideas and subjects that no one has tried yet.” The song is pop/hip-hop has a hip-hop feel to it with more beat.
“I write my own songs, but we also have a team of writers,” says Valet. “We sit down and colab. When you have three and four minds working together it’s a lot more creation that goes on. Being a hip-hop artist we are trained from the jump to write our own lyrics and songs. But later down the line is when we realize that sometimes it takes input from other writers and artists to make a song complete.”
Valet says his favorite instrument is his computer running JReason 6, my MPC and little keyboards. “Reason is really 70% of my music because it has everything I need. Almost every song that I produce myself is done with Reason. Now all Pro Tools 10 has to do is add 64bit Re-Wire and I can Re-Wire them together again.”
“I’ve preformed with big acts like Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube,” says Kurty Durty. “It was one of the greatest experiences in my life. WC spoke with us about our performance and told us a lot about the music industry. I respect those dudes for real. They gave a chance to rock with them and we weren’t even popular in our city or nothing, so basically you can say that was a big inspiration for us.”
“I’ve played all around the US. I’ve did many shows in California…mainly Hollywood…Nevada, Detroit, Texas, Indianapolis and of course Bakersfield,” says Valet. “Mostly on the West Coast. We have our sights on going overseas in 2012.” Valet has an upcoming spring tour.
“I would love to perform with Will.i.am or the Black Eyed Peas,” says Valet. “I’ve been to one of their shows and it’s like a wave of energy going back and forth from the fans to Will.i.am, from Black Eyed Peas to the fans.” Valet would also like to perform with P Diddy, Rihanna and David Williams.
“I’ve been in the business for long as I can remember, a few years now,” says Valet. “Started off loadin’ speakers for a local DJ group Groove City. Been rockin the M.I.C since high school. Graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood.”
Valet was born in Bakersfield, California. “Bake Town is what I call it, but if you’re from there it’s the Patch. A lot of people think it’s a country town and what not, but it’s far from that. It’s a pretty decent town. A few acts came from the town, Brian Hooks, Korn, Merle Haggard, and Mathew Ryan. Also pro ball players Joey Porter, Chris Childs and Michael Stewart.”
Label and Distribution
Valet is signed to an independent label Lo-Down Entertainment/Punch Mode Productions. “It was destined the way I met the company CEO,” says Valet. “I was anxious for more knowledge in the music industry and I went to a music conference in Hollywood. I got lost and ended up
at UCLA a George Clinton concert and they let me through the gate! I had my mind so set and focused on attending the music conference that I turned around and left the concert. I finally found the right place and that’s where I met Cisco, CEO and founder of Lo-Down Entertainment.”
Valet’s Danger Tape album is distributed through CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and Napster. “We have all the digital outlets pumping my album,” says Valet. “Soon to be in Best Buy and Target.”
- Valet iTunes
- Kurty Durty iTunes
- Kurty Durty iTunes
About Meet the Music
The show premiered in June of 2011. The 1-hour weekly music talk show Meet the Music is hosted by Gabrielle Pantera who interviews bands, singers, musicians, composers, songwriters, and music executives. Show co-hosts vary. Sound engineer David Williams. Producer Robin Rowe. Executive Producer Gabrielle Pantera. The show broadcasts live from Melrose Music Studios at Raleigh Studios Hollywood. Raleigh Studios is a historic studio lot where TV shows such as Castle, Closer and Private Practice are currently in production.