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On Track with Jon Ali

It's time to get… A Little More Personal (Raw). It’s time to get On Track, baby, you were born this way. Hosted by NYC-based blogger-tastemaker-DJ Jon ALi, On Track is a brand new interview series focused on bringing you intimate sit-down interviews with rising queer talent and fierce allies. Jon Ali will be discussing all the highs, lows, and really, really cool moments of their lives – from their upbringings to the creative process to new projects and much much more, all while also providing you with endless music recommendations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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On Track with Bright Light Bright Light
Season two of On Track with Jon Ali comes to a close with Bright Light Bright Light!Welsh-born singer-songwriter-producer Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light has been a staple of the international LGBTQ+ music scene for over ten years, having released three prior albums and touring as both a solo artist and as support alongside pop royalty like Elton John, Cher, Erasure, Ellie Goulding and Scissor Sisters. He also collaborated with Elton on his 2016 banger “All In The Name” which he also performed with the music legend on The Graham Norton Show, making him the first indie act to do so.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into what Bright Light has been up to since the pandemic started, his time growing up in South Wales, his journey into music, from the very beginning to the present, the making of his brand-new star-studded album Fun City, as well as plans for the future and much more.Follow Boy Radio on Instagram: @brightlightx2Follow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
49:29 11/19/2020
On Track with Boy Radio
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Boy Radio!Raised in Southern California, by a single mom, Jordan Hall aka Boy Radio now resides in Brooklyn. With a couple of college years under his dance belt, he eventually made the decision to pursue a career in music with the likes of Boy George and divas like Madonna, Grace Jones, Janet Jackson and Britney Spears as sources of inspiration. Jordan Hall is mighty force at a towering 6'5 alone, but over the last few years he's been steadily making a name for himself beyond that with his consistent string music releases, all leading to his first full-length project: Pop That, an eclectic and innoative 14-track musical journey, released in 2019.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into what Boy Radio has been up to since the pandemic started, their time growing up in Southern California, moving to NYC, the birth of Boy Radio, his debut project Pop That, the music he's starting to work on, as well as plans for the future and much more.Follow Boy Radio on Instagram: @boy.radioFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
41:43 11/12/2020
On Track with Michael Love Michael
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Michael Love Michael!As a Black child growing up queer and nonbinary in the Midwest, Michael didn’t always feel encouraged to be themselves. Their emotional sensitivity, effeminate appearance and artistic expression was shunned by those around them, so they retreated into writing and storytelling, and when they finally got a desktop computer at 16, they quietly made songs in their bedroom about their isolation, desperate for a way out of it. As 2020 yields a new revolution for marginalized voices, Michael, having broken free of societal restraints, is determined to use theirs to call attention to issues affecting the LGBTQ community and beyond.On this episode, I dive into what Michael has been up to since the pandemic started, their time working in media, moving to NYC, making the jump to music, the release of their debut album XO, their brand new single “Apple,” as well as their plans for the future and much more.Follow Michael Love Michael on Instagram: @michaelxomichaelFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:10 10/29/2020
On Track with Patrick Church
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Patrick Church!Patrick Church is a fashion designer-artist who originates from London and is currently based in NYC. The multimedia artist cultivates unique pieces that reflect his inner thoughts which are candid, captivating, romantic and provocative. His work is inspired by personal experiences that emphasize raw emotion and sexuality, layered with bold colors and thick black lines. Blurring the boundaries between art and fashion, juxtaposing vulnerability with fearlessness; reflective of Patrick’s own character.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into how they originally met, Patrick's upbringing, his journey to embracing his artistry, meeting his husband, his brand new Fall/Winter 2020 collections, his plans for the future and much more.Follow Patrick Church on Instagram: @patrickchurchnyFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:48 10/22/2020
On Track with Vardaan Arora
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Vardaan Arora!When New Delhi-born New York-based actor and singer Vardaan Arora released his debut single "Feel Good Song" in 2016, he had no idea that it would immediately get spotlighted by Spotify and eventually gain him over 2 million streams and counting. Since then, Vardaan has been steadily claiming his own space in the pop indie scene, and creating music he feels is authentically himself.After four years of writing and releasing his own music, Vardaan finally committed to releasing his first real body of work with the release of his debut EP, Heartbreak on the Dance Floor, in the middle of the pandemic.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into how they originally met, Vardaan's love for pop queens, making the move from New Delhi to New York, the breakout moment that launched his music career, the making of his EP Heartbreak on the Dance Floor, his plans for the future and so much more.Follow Vardaan Arora on Instagram: @vardaanaroraFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
62:19 10/15/2020
On Track with Heartthrob Robb
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Heartthrob Robb!The Los Angeles-based rapper Robby Antonio Zumaya, better known by his stage name Heartthrob Robb or Rob.B, has been carving his own space in the hip-hop scene for over six years. If you don't already know, you're about to find out why.On this episode, Jon Ali shares his chat with Robb, recorded back in March, and properly dives into everything you need to know about the rising rapper: his upbringing, his friendship with Solomon Ray leading him into music, which artists were his biggest musical inspirations growing up, releasing his debut EP Eleven Eleven, queer representation in the music industry, his plans for the future and much more.Follow Heartthrob Robb on Instagram: @heartthrobrobbFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
33:48 10/08/2020
On Track with Carlos Vara
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Carlos Vara!When Los-Angeles-based talent Carlos Vara released his debut single "Numb" in 2018, he had no idea that it would quickly lead him to a record deal and over a million streams on Spotify with just a few songs. On this episode, Jon Ali dives into everything you need to know about this breakout star: Growing up in South Carolina, coming out, writing music, taking a leap by moving to Nashville, his debut single "Numb" landing him a record deal, the release of his debut EP, Have You Ever Seen a Boy Break Down?, as well as his music plans for the future and much much more.Follow Carlos Vara on Instagram: @iamcarlosvaraFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:16 10/01/2020
On Track with Kelechi
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Kelechi!The Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter only has two songs to his name at this present moment, "Forever Tonight" and "Higher," but I can promise you that there's plenty more where those came from.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into everything you need to know about the rising star: Growing up in a Nigerian household in South Carolina, his many career changes, making the move to L.A, his time on X Factor with his boy band Ctzen, branching out as an artist on his own, as well as his plans for the future and much much more.Follow Kelechi on Instagram: @itskelechiFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42:13 09/24/2020
On Track with Leon Else
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with Leon Else!The London-bred multi-talent began exploring his love for music at the age of 12, using his creativity as escapism from his rough upbringing. Interested in all things the arts, Leon saved his money to ditch life at home to attend dance school, and over the years has performed in Kenneth MacMillan's ballet "Winter Dreams" and musicals, including "Sinatra" and "Oklahoma!" After an opportunity to star in Guido Contini-directed film Nine, Leon decided to leave the dance world to pursue music. In 2018, Leon was properly introduced to the pop scene with the glorious "My Kind of Love" from the hit Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. Since then, he's been quietly claiming his independence as an artist and individual, and creating music he feels is authentically himself.On this episode, Jon Ali dives into his challenging upbringing, struggles with mental health, dancing career, that Elton John phone call, the advice Kate Hudson game him... yes that Kate Hudson, the music he's been working on, as well as his plans for the future and much much more.Follow Leon Else on Instagram: @leonelseFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:21 09/17/2020
On Track with Gia Woods
Jon Ali continues season two of his On Track interview series with rising pop starlet Gia Woods!The 23-year-old songstress has come a long way since releasing her debut single, "Only a Girl," in 2016. The song served as her coming out song. Since then, Woods has remained a consistent one-to-watch in music thanks to her slew of forward-thinking pop cuts. Now, after spending the past 2 years honing in on her sound and artistic vision, she's gearing up for the release of her debut EP, Cut Season.On this episode, Jon Ali cuts deeper into how Gia got her start, her upbringing, creative process, single releases, the making of Cut Season, as well as her plans for the future and much much more.Follow Gia Woods on Instagram: @giawoodsFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
34:05 09/10/2020
On Track with CHAV
Jon Ali kicks off season two of his On Track interview series with non-binary superstar on-the-rise, CHAV!CHAV, who co-founded the queer and progressive pop label Flat Pop Records in 2019, has steadily been making their name known in the futuristic pop scene with a slew of diverse releases, from "Patient Zero" to "Grow Up Together." After touring alongside Dorian Electra for the past year, their focus has shifted to finishing their upcoming debut project set to be released soon. On this season premiere episode, CHAV talks making the move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, their upbringing, creative process, embracing femininity, as well as their plans for the future and much much more.Follow CHAV on Instagram: @chav.popFollow Jon Ali on Instagram: @jon_aliFor more visit jonalisblog.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
43:59 09/03/2020
Trailer
It's time to get… A Little More Personal (Raw). It’s time to get On Track, baby, you were born this way. Hosted by NYC-based blogger-tastemaker-DJ Jon ALi, On Track is a brand new interview series focused on bringing you intimate sit-down interviews with rising queer talent and fierce allies. Jon Ali will be discussing all the highs, lows, and really, really cool moments of their lives – from their upbringings to the creative process to new projects and much much more, all while also providing you with endless music recommendations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02:03 09/02/2020