On Episode 9 of STARK REALITY, Host James Dier aka $mall ¢hange interviews vinyl DJ/record collector/political activist Jason Villani aka DJ Lord Lewis the Velvet Knight, host of the long-running Rumpus Room radio show on WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, CT since 2002. Based in Connecticut, Jason works as a Librarian and has been a longtime activist as well as a deep music head, following leftist issues especially on Palestine. Lord Lewis plays a lot of newer releases with a classic soul/funk/jazz feel and they talk about how these modern movements developed, carving out a space to DJ more underground sets, as well as getting into electoral politics, and the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions towards Israel) and the challenges it is facing in the US.
To check out Lord Lewis’s exclusive 45 minute Stark Reality playlist of all recent soul/funk/jazz/dub releases, check out Episode 10 of STARK REALITY
For more information about DJ Lord Lewis and the Rumpus Room radio show go to The Rumpus Room or www.facebook.com/djlordlewis and to check out his list of Top 100 Albums for 2019 highlighting the best from the international deep funk, soul, jazz, world, reggae, dub and dance underground, click here