LA CLICKA PODCAST
South Bay area painter, graffiti artist, graphic designer, DJ, hip hop producer, and avid vinyl collector Bahgo74 immersed himself in the hip hop culture at a very young age. He has been beacon of light in the ever changing scene, from forming groups to travelling across the country in support of his innovative music. Bahgo74 brings great insight on the La Clika Podcast on the subject of hip hop, jazz, and world music.
Joel “The Kid”
Los Angeles native Joel “The Kid” made his bones in the 90’s as one of the most sought after drummers in the underground punk and hardcore scene. His ability to compose the perfect backbeat to fit whatever song he was playing, adding a unique contrast and raw fury. To expand his creative outlet Joel mastered the guitar and enjoyed great success in founding the highly acclaimed Social Distortion tribute group named “Mainliner” were he currently serves as lead guitarist and front man. His musical knowledge makes him a valuable asset to the La Clika musical movement.
Los Angeles bassist Chris has always had a love for music. His childhood curiosity of music and art became a lifelong passion leading him on a continuous search for great music. Growing up in the punk rock and hardcore scene, he quickly realized the importance of supporting local music. Teaming up lifelong friend Rick, the two would showcase local bands and help grow the Huntington Park music scene in the early 1990’s. Rick called the scene “GruntCore” and many years later after being frustrated with the current state of the commercial music they created a platform were they could help support all the great local music of all genres. They called it La Clika, (the click) using the phrase as to bring all music together under one umbrella.
Rick “Nose Hairs Mahony”
Rick has played an instrumental role in the local music scene for over 26 years. Rick was throwing backyard shows in Huntington Park, CA by the time he was 16 years old. He would draw flyers, promote gigs and even record bands in his spare time. Rick has an amazing ear for great music and an eye for raw talent. His diverse talent spans from photography, depicting original illustrations and producing graphic arts in many forms. Rick co-founded La Clika Podcast and is the producer for the podcast.