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…


“The best interview I have ever done.” -Lonnie Liston Smith

“I’ve easily done at least a hundred of these interviews, and this was, by far, THE best of all of them.” -Chuck Rainey, legendary session bassist

“Well done…a great interview.” – Charles Wright

“Loved it…an amazing interview.” -Craig McMullen, guitarist, Curtis Mayfield

“I’ve been listening to the show, and it’s really good.” -Prince Paul

“Wow…really great editing and assembly. Nice job.” -Bob Power, producer/engineer

“We were happy to be a part of it.” -Double Dee & Steinski

“A great interview, came out wonderfully.” -Wilbert Hart, the Delfonics

“Outstanding!” -Phil Morrison, the Stark Reality

“The most comprehensive and informing interview anyone has ever done with me.” -Caesar Frazier

“High praise for the podcast…it turned out excellent.” -Redd Holt, drummer, Young-Holt Unlimited

“Fantastic…loved it.”Lincoln Ross, The 3 Pieces

“Great!” -Keith Killgo, drummer, The Blackbyrds

“My friends and fans will love this interview.” -Sir Joe Quarterman

“A beautiful production…a treasure.” -Charlene Stepney, daughter, Charles Stepney


Email us at soundsvisualradio at gmail dot com

Instagram: @soundsvisualmedia

Facebook: @soundsvisualpdx

Mixtapes: Dusty Nuggets on Mixcloud



Past guests on the Sounds Visual podcast include:

• Lou Donaldson • Ron Carter • Cecil McBee • Sonny Rollins  • Sergio Mendes • Bob James  • Gary Bartz  • Steve Gadd  • Chuck Rainey • Al Kooper  • Prince Paul • Fred Wesley • Redd Holt  • Julian Priester • Syl Johnson • David Matthews • Lamont Dozier • Mike Stoller • Reggie Workman  • James Spaulding • Billy Cobham • James Gadson  • Mixmaster Mike • Kurtis Blow • Lonnie Liston Smith • Eddie Henderson  • Roy McCurdy • Irma Thomas • Charlie Chalmers • Calvin Keys  • Ishmael Butler  • Monty Alexander • Craig McMullen • Azar Lawrence • Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis  • Adrian Quesada  • Greg Errico  • Wilbert Hart • Geoff Barrow • DJ Andy Smith  • Dexter Wansel  • Charlene Stepney (daughter, Charles Stepney)Wilbur “Bad” Bascomb • Slimkid3  • Bob Power   • Diamond D • Buckwild • Kool Moe Dee   • Kool DJ Red Alert  • Omar “O.C.” Credle  • Malcolm Catto  • Kevin Lassiter • Harvey Averne • King Errisson • Alan Leeds  • Dan Charnas  • William DeVaughn  • Frank Abel • Gerald Calhoun and Craig Baldwin • Lewis Hitt  • Maxayn Lewis • Alan Shacklock  • Binky Griptite  • Caesar Frazier • George Porter, Jr.  • Dennis Coffey  • Rick Marotta • Lee Fields  • Martin Perna  • Sir” Joe Quarterman  • Manzel Bush • Charles Wright • Lee Lovett • Dwight RichardsHollis Googe & Michael Pelzer • Houston PersonPhil Morrison • John ManuelPaddy Corea • Keb Darge  • Jerome Derrickson  • Keith Killgo • Willie West  • Don Randi • Double Dee & Steinski • Lyrics Born • James “Plunky” Branch  • Harold Greene  • House Shoes • Curtis Pope  • Samm Culley • Joe Bataan • Billy Martin  • Sam Beaubien • DJ Amir • Amerigo Gazaway • B Plus •  Miles Tackett • Cool Chris • Eddy Senay • Kelly Finnigan • Todd Simon • Jared Tankel • Ben Lamdin • JJ Whitefield • Shawn Lee • Steve Haney • Farnell Newton • Larry Crane • Geoff Gallegos • Joey Altruda • Lincoln Ross • Jeff Babko  • Joe “the Tone Poet” Harley • Allen Thayer