Anthony Valadez is complicated. Passionate about everything, motivated by nothing, inspired by some things, moved by the under dogs of the world. As a kid, Ant used to get into trouble doodling action scenes on his school assignments. His 3rd grade teacher (Mrs Brisco, Langdon Elementary School) made him sit on his hands an entire day due to his excessive drum solos on his desk during class. He was once forced to write a thousand words (me) as punishment for his excessive talking during class..
10 years later, he talks mad shit, speaks his mind, plays the drums and doodles now more so than ever.. But at the tender age of 30, Ant.Vala does it with confidence + swagg. Ant.Vala went on to study theatre in college. Writing a modern day adaptation of the greek tragedy of Antigone utilizing 2 turntables + 1 mixer which toured across Los Angeles in 2003. The production (along with Ant.Valadez) was invited to Shanghai China as part of its annual Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival. Ant.Valadez later went on to dee jay across the globe from London to Argentina dee jaying @ various functions. He held a solid residence at the Temple Bar for 4 years opening for the likes of Nikka Costa, Les Nubians, Ben Harper, Cee-Lo Green, Van Hunt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Eric Roberson, Raphael Saadiq, Doug E Fresh, Sy Smith, Kim Hill, The Pharcyde, Richard Bona, Money Mark, and much more. AntVa also went on to tour with former Interscope Recording Artist RES across the United States as her tour DJ opening for Talib Kweli and Jean Grae.
At the moment he is now on 89.9 KCRW breaking new sounds of soul + beats + jazz + folks + more.
Ant.Va just released this beautifull track entitled GO feat. Wendisue (Vox), John Robinson aka Lil Sci (Vox) Flying Lotus (keys+ drum sequence) Dexter Story (bass) Rebekah (Harp) Shaunte Palmer (Keys) on Junior’s label Recordbreakin.