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Rebel Radio Ep. 18: Richard Vission - Building a Career That Lasts Decades

Staying Engaged and Energized, A Rebel's Story

Rebel Radio is a weekly podcast, hosted by your humble servant, exploring the relationship between art and business in underground culture. Through interviews with creative entrepreneurs who have shaped the roots and future of the underground, we uncover what it takes to build and sustain a career out of making art. Rebel Radio is presented in partnership with EDM.com.

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My guest this week is Richard Vission.

He’s a DJ, remixer, producer, label owner, club promoter. He’s host of Power Tools — the longest running dance music mix show in the country. He’s worked with megastars from Lady Gaga and Madonna to Major Lazer. And he’s made hits for multiple generations of dance artists — from Crystal Waters and Martha Wash in the 90s to Luciana and his latest discovery, the neo-freestyle duo Wild Style. Did I just coin a new genre? I think maybe I did!

It might not surprise you, then, that our interview explores how Richard built a career that spans multiple decades, how he’s weathered the ups and downs and managed to stay engaged and energized.

For one, you’ll learn that he’s in it because he loves the music and not for the trappings of success. You’ll also learn how he’s honed his craft and learned to accept and seek out feedback that helps him get better and better.

Enjoy the shit out of this episode, or at least pretend like you did when you leave us a review on iTunes or comment on Soundcloud.

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