Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 72: Katerine Duska

Greek-Canadian singer and songwriter, Katerine Duska, joins hosts of Eclectic Soundtrax Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos from her home in Montreal, shedding some light on her impressive music career. A “late bloomer” and initially a self-trained singer, Katerine began her musical career after exploring various academic options, including law school. Her debut album “Embodiment” was released in […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 70: Zarate Zaaló

On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with Karate Zaaló (aka, Squiggly Finesse) — keyboardist, vocalist and mastermind of the Bourgeois Mystics. This fantastically eclectic group of intergalactic eccentrics currently reside at their 38-acre Austin-based commune (definitely, not a cult) and make outer-worldly music to inspire (or conquer?) us mere […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 69: Nathan Ruyle

Welcome to an all-new episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast! Hosts Victor Ramos and Skunk Manhattan are joined by Nathan Ruyle from his new post sound facility in Burbank, CA. Ruyle works as a sound designer, supervising sound editor, re-recording mixer and founder of the independent post-production sound company, This is Sound Design. In a career […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 68: Luke Reyvn

In this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with up-and-coming pop rock artist, Luke Reyvn. Luke began his musical career young in Hawaii, playing in punk rock bands and recording demos with friends. During that time, he also participated in school theater and choir, exhibiting early aspirations of becoming a […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 67: Tarantula Mountain

On this episode, Eclectic Soundtrax hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos are joined by John “JB” Mendez and Jasmine Jew, members of the Austin-based heavy alternative rock band, Tarantula Mountain. The duo are currently riding high off the release of their debut album, Virgo Sunday, recorded locally at Antimatter Studios. The two originally met in […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 66: Emily Shirley

Emily Shirley is quickly increasing her already impressive catalogue of songs! With a myriad of singles under her belt in recent years, Shirley reflects a variety of issues and current events in the current world — some through Austin’s prestigious 11:59 Songwriting Group. Though her topics are variable, from thanking first responders for their bravery […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 65: Space Kamp

Welcome to another episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, with hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos getting to know Adoo and Oskee of the psychedelic, reggae and hip-hop genre bending duo, Space Kamp. These two are originally Pennsylvania-based, although one now in Florida, as well as marijuana advocates and psychonauts. Space Kamp is also currently working […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 64: Skunk Funk

Skunk Funk frontman and bassist Bobby “Bobo the Sequel” Roses joins hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos in this new episode of Eclectic Soundtrax! Based out of Vallejo, California, Skunk Funk offers a twist on the typical “west coast” reggae rock sound, with a growing funky vibe. The band’s main priority — providing an off-the-wall, […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 63: Teague Bass

Our guest for this episode is David Teague (aka, Teague Bass). Touted as one of the most talented bassists in Asia, this “bassist” for hire is a versatile musician whose vast repertoire spans across blues, rock, R&B, jazz, hip hop, house, reggae, ska and pop. A dynamic and energetic performer, Teague’s onstage performance and showmanship are […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 61: James Desautels

Air date: November 24, 2021 On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Victor Ramos and Skunk Manhattan chat with virtuoso violinist, composer, producer, songwriter, arranger and conductor, James Desautels. From concert halls and music festivals to small clubs and intimate recording studios, “Jamie” has performed in 37 countries across five continents over a career spanning […]

WORLD VIDEO PREMIERE: A Good Rogering “Face Value”

Fans of eclectic rock, rejoice! Austin’s favorite heavy rockers A Good Rogering return with “Face Value”, the debut video from their upcoming album, Systematic Paralysis. Premiering today exclusively on Top Shelf Music, the video features a long-overdue message, paired with a less-than-delicate dystopian aesthetic. The video was created by graphic artist and videographer Eric Alan […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 60: The Dodies

Air date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Top Shelf Music is proud to present Episode 60 of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosted by Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos! On today’s podcast, Manhattan and Ramos chats with The Dodies, a two-piece garage rock duo from the southern desert of Israel. Yoni Avittan fronts the band as lead vocalist and […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 39: Luke Bellet (of Luke and The Lonely)

Air date: March 8, 2021 Top Shelf Music has partnered with Eclectic Soundtrax to bring you a new feature series of podcasts hosted by Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos. In this episode, we chat with Luke Bellet from Austin-based indie pop band Luke and The Lonely. Originally form Singapore (we think), Luke’s family moved to […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 26: Jeff Lewis

Top Shelf Music has partnered with Eclectic Soundtrax to bring you a new feature series of podcasts, hosted by Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos! “Music inspires and connects people, help(s) us capture moments in time and recollect events and milestones in life. Join us for a conversational podcast that discusses music, sounds and everything in […]