Q#1: Are you a Bay Area Native? and if not, how long have you lived in the Bay? Amy: Yes, I am native to the East Bay. Seems like a rarity these days. I was born at home in Berkeley on Berkeley Way and Grove (now MLK). Raised in the Rich, aka Richmond, California.
Q#2: When did you start on the creative path you are currently on? Amy: Our first event “Soul Tempura” began in the year 2000, named after Peven Everett’s record who we were heavily into at the time. This marked the birth of Relevant Sound. I’ve been promoting underground global-soul music ever since.
Q#3: Where do you find your inspiration? Amy: L O V E. I love the music. I love my crew. I love the East Bay. It’s an incredible time right here, right now. So many beautiful folks 100% invested in making (((where we live some place we want to be))). It’s truly incredible. Blessings around every corner.
Q#4: What was the first piece of vinyl you ever purchased? Amy: I was 6 years old. I remember this well because my brother was a DJ and was always trying influence my purchases … so that he could snag my 45’s for himself! My first vinyl purchase of my very own consisted of four 45’s: “Lies” by the Thompson Twins, “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth, “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye and “I Like It” by DeBarge. back then I listened to my records on my Mickey Mouse record player that I could close up and carry around with me. Mickey’s glove was the needle. Pretty cool. Much cooler than my current portable turntable 🙂
Q#5: Anything else you’d like to share? a joke/quote?
Amy: PLEASE SUPPORT THE LOCAL BEAUTY!
*Buy ART from local artists!
*Buy RECORDS from your local record store!
*Support your local MUSICIAN!
*Support your local DEEJAY!
Let’s keep it movin’ everybody.
One love, amy nabong