Soul Deluxe is a weekly, two-hour radio program featuring eclectic mix sets by Phoenix-based DJ Byron Fenix (Navajo/ Hopi). The show spotlights Soul music and various genres that either gave rise to or were influenced by it, including Electronic, Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, and R&B. In addition to the music, the show exposes listeners to a variety of emerging urban-themed artists and musicians.
The program has its genesis in “Unity Vibe,” an earlier mix show launched in late 2008 on community radio station Radio Phoenix. One of RMC’s regular co-hosts was an emerging mix DJ by the name of Byron Fenix. In mid 2010, Byron took over his old time slot and launched the weekly radio program now known as Soul Deluxe. Since “Unity Vibe” focused on spotlighting house music, the early days of “Soul Deluxe” followed in the same direction.
As time went on, Byron decided to focus his mixes on more soulful cuts from a variety of genres including electronic, disco, jazz, and R&B. The show also began to spotlight emerging urban artists and musicians. Past guests on the show have included dance music artists Mochico & Boogie, Native American artist Damien Jim, and Byron’s former co-host DJ RMC.
Soul Deluxe is produced by Radio Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona, and is distributed nationally by Native Voice One (NV1).
Native Americans have really made a splash on the contemporary music scene, including the world of jazz. For over a decade GRAMMY winning recording artist John-Carlos Perea (Mescalero Apache/Chicano) has created music that not only blends music styles but instruments and sounds from Native American culture like the cedar flute and powwow singing. We invite you to join our conversation about his new album, “Creation Story” on our December Music Maker edition of Native America Calling.
A thoughtful yet playful freeform music mix. Based in AAA, the mix includes Rock, Folk, Blues, Reggae, Dub, Electronica, HipHop, World and Roots music, and an excellent selection of contemporary Native artists. Host Gregg McVicar (Tlingit) began broadcasting in 1972 in the heyday of freeform radio and dives deep into an expansive music library of favorites and new finds. Old School meets Cool School. The show runs 5-hours every day, seven days a week.
Are you looking for radio that is authentic and hip, informed and indigenous? Then tune into Earthsongs, a modern mix of today’s Native artists who are setting new directions in music. Listeners are invited to explore the rich variations of sound, language and indigenous expression from the Arctic to South America — listening for their messages and fundamental contributions to the evolution of American music. Each week, Earthsongs gives Public Radio and Internet listeners the chance to explore the Native influences that help shape and define contemporary American music. Host Alexis Sallee (Inupiaq/ Mexican American) provides knowledgeable commentary, weekly artist features and a smart music selection in a way that is unexpected, warm and culturally authentic.
DJ Byron Fenix (Navajo/Hopi) satiates the musical taste buds of listeners with an eclectic entree of electronic, disco, funk, hip-hop, house, jazz, and r&b that will keep listeners ears glued to their radios. Soul Deluxe is a two hour weekly program from the studios of Radio Phoenix in Arizona.
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