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Checking in with Adamchak

Jason Adamchak

Jason Adamchak is both a visionary and a storyteller. He carries a deep passion for dance music, festivals, and advocating for mental health. Behind the mic and each beat, there is a story to tell, an emotion to feel, and a life to change. This podcast is here to celebrate the successes of many in the industry by creating the space and time to share stories. He is here to take his listeners on a journey by connecting music and mental health together one beat and one voice at a time. Connect with Jason Adamchak: https://jasonadamchak.com/

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Episode 27: Celeste Olvera
3d ago
1 hr 46 mins
Episode 27: Celeste Olvera
In Episode 27, we welcome Celeste Olvera to the show from Los Angeles, California. Celeste has more than five years of promotion experience for music events. She has past internship experiences with Dirtybird Records, RealMusic Events, Splendid Sun Productions, and Daily Beat that broadened her interest in working in the music industry. Upon graduating college in Austin, Texas, Celeste decided to follow her dreams and thus moved to the west coast and became a journalist for Daily Beat. She is also the social media coordinator for Gray Area and Festival Insider.During the episode, Celeste and I share our love and experiences from Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, discuss the mental health stigma in the music industry, and what sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the music industry. Celeste also has her business called Lavish Lestie, which expresses her love and passion for the fashion industry and meshes with her love for the dance music community.  Congratulations, Celeste, for all of the accomplishments you will go so far, and we cannot wait to see you keep climbing that ladder of success. Thank you for checking in with us. Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.com or visit my publication at http://edmtilt.com.Thanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: Christian AlexanderConnect with Celeste OlveraFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | TikTokConnect with Lavish LestieInstagram | Etsy
3d ago
1 hr 46 mins
Episode 26: Meagen Surowiecki
Meagen Surowiecki lives in New York and is a music journalist who has worked in the industry for eight years. Meagen is an excellent example of someone who truly cares about music no matter the genre and is on a mission to help shed light on young and underground talent with her new project MyPlayground. MyPlayground is a contemporary visionary media company to expand creativity and expose undiscovered talent and art on one unique platform.In this episode, we talk how to get involved in music journalism, her experiences of being a woman in the music industry and how it impacted her mental health, and what inspired her vision of MyPlayground. Meagen also shares how to keep a good mental state of mind in one of the most challenging industries in the game. Thank you, Meagen, for checking in with us and everything you are doing for the dance music community. We cannot wait to see MyPlayground flourish and your continued success in the industry. Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.com or visit my publication at http://edmtilt.com.Thanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: Christian AlexanderConnect with Meagen SurowieckiFacebook | Instagram | TwitterConnect with MyPlaygroundWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | TikTok | SoundCloud
May 9 2022
1 hr 16 mins
Episode 25: Jalen JacksonEpisode 24: Rachel Narozniak
Music journalism in the dance music world evolves every day and year, and thanks to Rachel Narozniak, those developmental and pivotal moments in electronic journalism are coming to life.On our 24th episode, we welcome Rachel to the podcast. Rachel has been the managing editor for Dancing Astronaut (DA) for the past two years; come July, she will be with DA for five years, brought initially on as contributing writer in 2017 after several years of previous blogging and music journalism with Crust Nation. Rachel has more than 2,200 news stories, track posts, album/event/product reviews, interviews, Q&As, and original features to her "DA" byline during her time at DA. Created an independent conceptualization and execution of "Supernovas," an interview-driven series that recurs monthly, and Rachel single-handedly developed and deployed Dancing Astronaut's ORBIT: AMPLIFY sequence. The weekly playlist initiative tasked artists with creating 20-track playlists containing songs from Black artists and other artists of color that inspired the curating artist.In the episode, we take listeners on Rachel's journalism journey, discuss women and race in the music industry, mental health, and tips and tricks for anyone interested in dipping their feet into dance music journalism. Thank you for checking in with us, Rachel, and congratulations on your success; more to come your way. Rachel's body of Dancing Astronaut work can be found in full here.Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.com or visit my publication at http://edmtilt.com.Thanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: Christian AlexanderConnect with Rachel:Website | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterConnect with Dancing AstronautWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Apr 22 2022
1 hr 18 mins
Episode 23: Dedicated to JaQob MandellEpisode 22: MMW/Ultra Music Festival
Happy Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, everyone! The time where we thought would never come fully arrived, and it's about to be a full send fellow Ultranauts.Miami Music Week (March 22-27) is a time where people gather from all over the world to unite at the center of Miami, Florida, showcase new talent, label releases, music, and share expression through art and music. During that week, dance music lovers, industry fanatics, and artists flood the streets of Ocean Drive to put on a magical week that leads up to the largest premier electronic dance music festival in the United States, which is called Ultra Music Festival (25-27).I have attended every Ultra since 2015, with 2013 being my first Ultra by only following the last closing epic set of Swedish House Mafia ending their time together as a trio to fast-forwarding and seeing them reunite for Ultra's 20th anniversary back in 2018. When Ultra changed venues from Bayfront Park to Virginia Key, I got to experience the festival in a different setting. Indeed, I have digested a lot with Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival as both a fan of dance music and someone who works in the industry. I am happy to put together an episode to help cater to both audiences and share my experiences, tips, and tricks.Please enjoy my episode all about Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival, and if you are looking to connect, send me a message! Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.comThanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music by Christian AlexanderConnect with Miami Music WeekWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Connect with Ultra Music FestivalWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Mar 21 2022
56 mins
Episode 21: GoodDay
It is a GOOD DAY when you reach your 21st episode of the podcast. In our new episode, we have Chase and Liam, who make up the new dj duo, GoodDay. GoodDay is a rising duo living in Florida the sunshine state, where they keep on bringing the Good Days and Good Vibes everywhere they go. Their mission is to spread positivity through their frequencies. They want to make people dance, laugh, and love. Every day is a GoodDay.During the episode, we talk about how a new upcoming duo in the music industry keeps up with their mental health and some best practices to monitor it along the journey. GoodDay discusses their new track "Collide," set to release on Friday, March 4 ft. Melodia. We also dive into how these two came up with GoodDay and where they met each other. It is no doubt that starting in the music industry can take a toll, but luckily for GoodDay, they focus on making sure they keep the fun in what they do. Because of that, GoodDay rose to the #8 spot on Spinnin' Records new talent for their tack Highs & Lows, which is out now. A true testament of anything is possible!Thank you for joining the podcast GoodDay and making us remember that we truly cannot enjoy the Good Days without the Bad Days. We wish you nothing but success on your artist journey.Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.comThanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music by GoodDay: Highs & LowsConnect with GoodDay:Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | SoundCloud
Feb 28 2022
1 hr 14 mins
Episode 20: Sam Allan
On our 20th episode of the podcast, we are welcome to the show the legendary and talented producer and dj Sam Allan, located in New York City. Sam Allan is quickly taking 2022 by storm with the start of curating his shows by scouting local and underground talent to share the stage and spotlight. Sam Allan has been mastering his craft for nearly a decade, having performed alongside some of the biggest names in dance music. Zedd, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, Robin Schulz, Cash Cash, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, W&W, MK, Oliver Heldens presents Hi-Lo, Paul van Dyk, Laidback Luke, and Cedric Gervais. From notable venues like Marquee, Lavo, Schimanski, The Brooklyn Mirage/Avant Gardner, HQ2 in Atlantic City, and Somewhere Nowhere, Sam Allan will be changing the progressive house genre by adding his personal touch.During our episode, we discuss seasonal depression, the rise of the techno scene in New York City, and all the upcoming projects Sam Allan is planning for the year. Press play and tune in on an extra engaging check in. Thank you for checking in with us, Sam, and we can't wait to see your curated events unfold and all of the future success.Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.comThanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: It's My Life by Sam Allan ft. Kris KissConnect with Sam Allan:Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music | SoundCloud | Beatport
Feb 24 2022
40 mins
Episode 19: BUKU Music + Art Project
Attention all BUKrewe, our time to finally reunite is inching closer and closer every minute of every day. On Match 25+26, BUKU Music + Art Project will hold its gigantic 10th anniversary after pausing for the past two years due to the ongoing pandemic. However, NOLA will be going bigger and better than ever before. The lineup consists of Tame Impala, $uicideboy$, Trippie Reed, Porter Robinson, Tyler, The Creator, Alison Wonderland, REZZ, CloZee, John Summit, J.WORRA, Amelie Lens, and so many more! Check out the full lineup here - https://jasonadamchak.com/buku-2022-plans-10th-anniversary-with-epic-lineup/In this episode, Katie and I share our first experience at BUKU Music + Art Project back in 2016, which made us fall in love with the festival and the city of New Orleans itself. The two-day festival brings the urban city vibes and culture transporting attendees into a world of New Orleans intertwined with a music and art festival. We go over tips and tricks for attending the festival and what to keep an eye out for at BUKU. Join us for a trip down memory land and live our first BUKU experience. Thank you, Katie, for joining us on the show again, and see you all in NOLA! #TOOBUKULimited single day, two day, and VIP passes are still on sale now, so be sure to snag them while they are available. #BUKU2022 #TOOBUKUFollow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.comThanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: Christian AlexanderConnect with BUKU Music + Art ProjectWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Feb 9 2022
48 mins
Episode 18: Tessla
People cross paths in person or digitally, and thankfully for our next guest speaker, both have been achieved. Tessla is a Brand Manager for iHeartRaves and is also a Co-Founder of her fantasy fashion line with her fiancé, Fenclaw and Faund. On this check in, Tessla shares her story of how she became a vendor coordinator, which led to new experiences both in the festival and vendor world. The stars later aligned with an interview for iHeartRaves, and now creating a clothing line with the love of her life. Dreams do become a reality, but not without stores to tell. "Remember, it's a journey, not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.In this episode, Tessla discusses how to reframe routines and manage a team, her experiences as a woman in the music/fashion industry, and all things trance from her times at Dreamstate. Thank you for checking in with us, Tessla, and we can't wait to see both you and your fiancé's clothing line unfold and more of your success at iHeartRaves.Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple PodcastPlease also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Visit my website to be featured on the podcast: https://jasonadamchak.comThanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music: Christian AlexanderConnect with Tessla:InstagramConnect with iHeartRaves:Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Tik Tok | SnapchatConnect with Fenclaw & Faund:Website | Facebook | Instagram
Feb 1 2022
1 hr 38 mins
Episode 17: StellerEpisode 16: The Camera LadyEpisode 15: OMASEpisode 14: MADiSUNEpisode 13: Dani KingEpisode 12: MARODINEpisode 11: EDC Orlando 2021 Festival Review
The 10th anniversary of EDC Orlando has come to an end at Tinker Field, and wow, was it one spectacular celebration. On November 12 - 14, 2021, over 300,000 headliners reunited for the first time in a year since the pause from COVID-19. Without question, Insomniac Events, and the head owl himself, Pasquale Rotella, CEO, and founder, held nothing back. To the stage productions, powerful lineup, and overall vibes of the festival, it quickly became one of the best EDC Orlando's to date. However, the festival is experiencing some growing pains and is at a crossroads with how to scale the festival's size. Compared to past EDC's, the logistics could have been better, and conversations need to take place on improving. Top acts of the weekend go to ACRAZE, Morten, Dr Phunk, Dom Dolla, Afrojack b2b R3HAB, Alan Walker, JOYRYDE, SAYMYNAME, Said The Sky, Green Velvet Presents La La Land and Eli Brown.Thank you, Insomniac Events, for a beautiful ninth year Under the Orlando Electric Sky, and I cannot wait to return. Tickets are on sale now by visiting their website for EDC Orlando 2022 set to take place at Tinker Field on November 11-13, 2022.-> Follow me on Spotify and show your love and appreciation. -> Like and comment by leaving a review on Apple Podcast-> Please also follow Jason Adamchak and Checking in with Adamchak on Instagram to get every update on anything music-related.Thanks for the support on my podcast; I appreciate each and every one of you checking in with me. Music by: Christian AlexanderSources:https://www.wftv.com/news/local/orange-county/officials-say-electric-daisy-carnival-pace-be-biggest-event-orlando-this-year/OPWOBW2HY5HM3JIL4AL4BSH57E/Connect with EDC OrlandoWebsite | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Nov 29 2021
56 mins
Episode 10: DJ OB7Episode 9: HousewifeEpisode 8: EDC Orlando Part 2