LuxuriaMusic DJ Profiles

 

Vanni "W. Paul" Parmigiani


Vanni "W. Paul" Parmigiani  - Easitaly!  - Sunday from 10 - 11 PM PST

The project " IL FACILE DUO" was born from the collaboration between Robert Passera and Vanni "W.Paul" Parmigiani. Together with two members of “The Transistors” (ErMan and Luke) as well as Giorgio Caffino and Lady Vanilla, “IL FACILE DUO” were active on the Internet from early 2000 to September 2002. They broadcast pure easy-listening mixed programmes and news from the cocktail/lounge-world on the website ezlounge.fm.

 

Robert Passera


Robert Passera  - Easitaly!  - Sunday from 10 - 11 PM
The project " IL FACILE DUO" was born from the collaboration between Robert Passera and Vanni "W.Paul" Parmigiani. Together with two members of “The Transistors” (ErMan and Luke) as well as Giorgio Caffino and Lady Vanilla, “IL FACILE DUO” were active on the Internet from early 2000 to September 2002. They broadcast pure easy-listening mixed programmes and news from the cocktail/lounge-world on the website ezlounge.fm.

 

David Ponak

David Ponak - The Nice Age  - Thursdays 8-10 PM PST

David Ponak has been on the forefront of swanky sounds for more than a decade. At the height of the ’90s lounge revival, Ponak came up with the idea of combining classic lounge, soundtrack and sunshine pop music with current artists who carry on that aesthetic on his radio show, The Nice Age, which originated on Los Angeles public radio station KCRW before migrating to LuxuriaMusic. Ponak was also the host of The Liquid Room, which aired for several years on L.A. station KPFK.

When not blending the sounds of the old and the new behind the wheels of steel, Ponak can be found crooning classics and originals with his neo-lounge outfit, Mello Cads.

Howie Pyro

DJ Howie PyroHowie Pyro- Intoxica - Tuesdays 9-11 PM Pacific Time

Intoxica host Howie Pyro has been collecting records since his parents started taking him to garage sales as a kid. His love of monsters & weirdness drew him to buy records that are just being discovered today as obscure gems. Pyro spins primitive 50's & 60's rhythms from 45's from the deep underbelly of the original rock & roll era.
 

Michael Quercio

Michael QuercioMichael Quercio - The Michael Quercio Paisley Underground Consortium
Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 PM PT

Native of the South Bay (Carson, CA), Michael formed The Salvation Army (a rockin’ psychedelic/punk hybrid) during those early halcyon days of the burgeoning L.A. punk scene of the late 1970s/early 1980s.  After the real Salvation Army took offense, he changed the name of the band to The Three O’ Clock, taking on a more pop approach.  Along with The Bangs (later Bangles), The Rain Parade, The Dream Syndicate and other bands, they formed the nucleus of what later came to be known as the Paisley Underground, a musical genre born in Los Angeles, CA.  

After the break-up of The Three O’ Clock, he did stints in the bands Game Theory and Permanent Green Light before forming The Jupiter Affect.  Through it all he never stopped buying records, which accounts for a collection so vast and varied it would make you cry. Here, have a tissue.

Reeshard

Count ReeshardReeshard - No Condition Is Permanent  Saturdays, 9-11pm PT
In his other life, Reeshard is a writer, music editor and occasional music supervisor for feature films. Born in Detroit, he currently resides in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock. His film credits include The Revenant, Whiplash, Borat, Into The Wild and The Life Aquatic; his writing has appeared in The Wire, Billboard, The Beat and Murder Dog. He is the author of Van Dyke Parks’ Song Cycle, an entry in the 33 1/3 series of books about classic albums.

Andrew Sandoval

Andrew Sandoval - Come to the Sunshine - Mondays 4-6 PM PST

Come To The Sunshine
presenter Andrew Sandoval is a Grammy nominated producer/engineer, songwriter, musician, author and cat lover. Over the course of his program's seven year history, he has broadcast more than 85 concept radio programs focussing on the music of the 1960's, featuring nearly 10,000 songs from 1,000 or so artists (but who is counting).

Gary Schneider

Gary SchneiderGary A. Schneider - Open Mynd Excursion, Wednesdays  9 pm - 11 pm  PST

Gary is the owner/operator of OPEN MYND COLLECTIBLES, a business that deals with but not limited to the collecting and selling of airchecks (radio broadcasts). OMC was established in 1992 and has grown from under a hundred titles to a couple thousand presently! Gary has been referenced in several books, CD liner notes, documentaries etc. for his opinion and experience with radio broadcasts of the 50’s and 60’s!
 
He has been collecting and archiving airchecks since the mid-1970’s!  He is also a collector of Garage Band records, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s etc. With a collection of close to 65,000 albums and 15,000 CD’s it’s a wonder he has time to even listen to and archive his aircheck collection, which is about 2500 and growing daily!
 

Ronn Spencer

Ronn SpencerRonn Spencer - Special Content Producer

Ronn Spencer ("Art Fraud") is a disc jockey and a graphic designer/photographer (Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, Angry Samoans, Marshall Crenshaw, Buddy Guy, Talking Heads, Avengers, Gears, Controllers, Gregg Turner and Alejandro Escovedo. He also co-hosted (with Gene Sculatti) and produced two notorious L.A. radio programs: Unprovoked Attack (KPFK-FM, 1979-80) and The Cool and the Crazy (KCRW-FM, 1984-88). He has taught photography and design at the University of Arizona and Charles Sturt University in Australia.

Steve Stanley

DJ Steve StanleySteve Stanley - The Now Sounds - Mondays, 6:00PM - 8:00PM, PST
Steve Stanley is a Los Angeles-based graphic designer, reissue producer, musician, author, and host of LuxuriaMusic’s The Now Sounds Of Steve Stanley. His band, The Now People, released The Last Great 20th Century Love Affair on Parasol Records/Birdsong in 2006.