Fun is the Key to Everything, A Rebel's Story

As a platform that blossomed in the heart of the underground and grew to prominence alongside the success of over a thousand talented artists, EDM.com is incredibly proud to present the third episode of Rebel Radio.

By exploring the notion that all culture starts in the underground, and that underground influences continuously spawn new mainstream movements, Rebel Radio aims to discover the elements that contribute to the creation of a successful path, and to unravel the mysteries surrounding the process of emergence from 'the underground'.

Each week, Rebel Radio will explore the journeys of those who do it best in all areas of youth culture. We learn how they stay creative in the face of relentless distractions and setbacks, how they find inspiration and influence, as well as how they inspire and influence others. Each episode provides insights into the essence of entrepreneurship, of taking control of one’s own destiny, and of building businesses and legacies against all odds.

Our third guest is the creative brainchild of grammy-nominated retro soul singer Mayer Hawthorne and the prolific and highly talented hip hop producer Jake One, collectively known as the funk throwback Tuxedo. A product of wildly disparate influences and backgrounds, their insight is invaluable for anyone interested in the music industry and their story is truly one-of-a-kind.

From jumping between different genres of music in an effort to stay sane, to breaking down the key differences between indie labels and majors, Mayer and Jake offer us a deep understanding of what the music business is all about, and ultimately reveal that one of their keys to success is the realization that "fun is the key to everything."

We also got some excellent tips on dealing with stage fright, and a glimpse into Mayer’s wild record collecting habits. Oh.... and if you happen to catch Mayer in the mood, he just might bake you one of his famous banana cream pies!

Tune in for all the details, and join the Rebel Radio movement!

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