Sounds Visual is an acclaimed podcast featuring intimate, in-depth interviews and conversations with distinguished musicians, composers, producers, DJ’s, and crate diggers, with a particular emphasis on jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop.

It is produced, hosted, and edited by Justin Meyer, a Portland-based musician, record collector, and producer, who has worked in a myriad of roles in the music business, including a 20-year run in music sync (clients include Netflix, Hulu, Fox, NBC, and HBO); touring the world as a “hired gun” drummer (including appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”); hosting radio shows on both KMHD-FM, one of the best jazz radio stations in the country, and KBOO-FM; owning and operating Portland’s first hybrid record store/bar (Hall of Records…RIP); working for indie record labels; drumming for hip-hop legends like Big Daddy Kane and Count Bass-D; basically, lots of random shit, and the beat goes on….

Email us at soundsvisualradio at gmail dot com

Instagram: @soundsvisualmedia

Facebook: @soundsvisualpdx

Mixtapes: Dusty Nuggets on Mixcloud

Beats: soundcloud.com/soundsvisualpdx

Past guests on the Sounds Visual podcast include:

• Ron Carter (jazz bassist/composer, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, etc.) 

• Lou Donaldson (alto sax composer)

• Sonny Rollins (jazz tenor saxophonist/composer) 

• Bob James (keyboardist/ composer/producer) 

• Gary Bartz (jazz saxophonist/composer)

• Steve Gadd (session drummer) 

• Al Kooper (producer/musician/composer)

• Redd Holt (drummer, Young-Holt Unlimited)

• David Matthews(keyboardist/arranger/composer, James Brown, CTI Records) 

• Lamont Dozier (legendary Motown songwriter)

• Reggie Workman (jazz bassist, John Coltrane, Art Blakey)

• Billy Cobham (drummer, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis)

• James Gadson (drummer, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, etc.) 

• Mixmaster Mike (Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill) 

• Eddie Henderson (trumpet, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi band, etc.) 

• Calvin Keys (guitarist/composer, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, etc.) 

• Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) 

• Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis (James Brown, Van Morrison)

• Adrian Quesada (Black Pumas, Brownout, Grupo Fantasma) 

• Martin Perna (Antibalas)

• Greg Errico (drummer, Sly & the Family Stone)

• DJ Andy Smith (Portishead)

• Dexter Wansel (R&B/jazz-fusion musician/ composer/synth pioneer) 

• Slimkid3 (The Pharcyde) 

• Bob Power (engineer, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, etc.) 

• Kool Moe Dee (Treacherous Three, etc.) 

• Kool DJ Red Alert (legendary DJ)

• Omar “O.C.” Credle (rapper, D.I.T.C, etc.) 

• Malcolm Catto (drummer/producer, DJ Shadow, Mulatu Astatke, etc.) 

• Syl Johnson (soul/R&B/ guitarist/composer)

• Harvey Averne (musician/composer/producer)

• Buckwild (hip-hop producer, Notorious B.I.G., Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, etc.)

• Alan Leeds (tour manager/archivist, James Brown, Prince, D’Angelo). 

• Dan Charnas (author, “Dilla Time,” “The Big Payback”)

William DeVaughn (singer/composer, “Be Thankful for What You Got”, etc.) 

• Lewis Hitt (East of Underground) 

• Alan Shacklock (Babe Ruth, “The Mexican” famous drum break/hip-hop sample) 

• Binky Griptite (guitarist, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings) 

• Caesar Frazier (Organist, Marvin Gaye, Lou Donaldson) 

• George Porter, Jr. (bassist, the Meters) 

• Dennis Coffey (guitarist, “Scorpio”, the Funk Brothers) 

• Rick Marotta (session drummer, Steely Dan, John Lennon, etc.,)

• Lee Fields (veteran soul singer)

• Geoff Barrow (Portishead)

• Sir” Joe Quarterman (funk & soul singer)

• Manzel Bush (keyboardist/composer, “Midnight Theme,” etc.)

• Charles Wright (musician/composer, “Express Yourself,” etc.)

• Lee Lovett (bassist/vocalist, S.O.U.L.)

• Dwight Richards (drummer, Chocolate Milk)

• Hollis Googe & Michael Pelzer (Exit 9)

• Houston Person (tenor sax player/record producer)

• Phil Morrison (The Stark Reality)

• John Manuel (drummer, RAMP)

• Paddy Corea (Demon Fuzz)

• Keb Darge (legendary Scottish DJ) 

• Jerome Derrickson (24-Carat Black) 

• Keith Killgo(The Blackbyrds) 

• Willie West (R&B/soul singer, The Meters) 

• Don Randi (keyboardist/composer, The Wrecking Crew) 

• Double Dee & Steinski (groundbreaking hip-hop producers) 

• James “Plunky” Branch (Oneness of Juju) 

• Harold Greene (Magnum) 

• House Shoes (DJ/producer) 

• Curtis Pope (Wilson Pickett & The Midnight Movers) 

• Samm Culley (Skull Snaps, “It’s A New Day” drum break) 

• Joe Bataan (Latin soul pianist/singer, Fania Records, Salsoul) 

• Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) 

• Sam Beaubien (Will Sessions, Amp Fiddler, Dennis Coffey) 

• DJ Amir (sample excavator/music historian/curator/label owner) 

• Amerigo Gazaway (Producer, DJ, “Soul Mates” project) 

• B Plus (renowned music photographer) 

• Miles Tackett (Breakestra, Funky Sole) 

• Cool Chris (Groove Merchant Records) 

• Eddy Senay (guitarist, Sussex Records) 

• Kelly Finnigan (Monophonics) 

• Todd Simon (Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Madlib, Mulatu Astatke) 

• Jared Tankel (Budos Band) 

• Ben Lamdin (Nostalgia 77) 

• JJ Whitefield (Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers) 

• Shawn Lee (producer, multi-instrumentalist, Young Gun Silver Fox, Ping Pong Orchestra) 

• Steve Haney (Jungle Fire) 

• Farnell Newton (Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott, etc.) 

• Larry Crane (Tape Op Magazine) 

• Geoff Gallegos (conductor/co-founder, daKah hip-hop orchestra) 

• Joey Altruda (Jump With Joey, Roland Alphonso, Ernest Ranglin, etc.) 

• Lincoln Ross (The 3 Pieces, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, etc.) 

• Jeff Babko (keyboardist, Toto, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Martin Short & Steve Martin) 

• Allen Thayer (author/journalist, Wax Poetics)