What do you do if you you’ve got a great project but don’t know how to promote it? My guest this episode, Todd Simmons, aka Rod Skimmins can remember shows he’s been to since the age of 6, so maybe it’s no surprise he’s tapped into the essential keys to curating and promoting successful events.
Among his many events, Todd is currently producing and promoting Big Sound Vancouver; an evening of Motown classics performed live by a 26 PIECE golden era soul orchestra and ton of local very talented vocalists.
In our interview, we explore Todd’s musical and performative past and pontificate on the early years of hip-hop. We discuss how, on multiple occasions, Todd grew event communities and how those communities sustained not just the parties he threw but himself as well. How playing the long game wins over short term gains and why attitude is just as important as authenticity.
All that and the most important factor in making a memorable event… but you’ll have to listen to find out what that is.
MUSIC FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE
4Us - Blue Room Noble Nobel’s So MF Remix
Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three - The Roof Is On Fire
nka.Otherstein - SuhSmoove - Black History Month Beattape
Del The Funky Homosapien - The Undisputed Champs ft Q-Tip & Pep Love
Batch Mox - Cone - Noble Nobel Remix
Sync Mode - H.D.I.
nka.Otherstein - OneGee - Black
Big Sound Vancouver feat. Dutch Robinson - Aint Too Proud To Beg
huaeme - THENA