MC C.B Returns to the Required Radio Studio

MC CB is an alternative rapper hailing from Harlem, NY who brings you “Raw.Unflinching.Soul”. Getting his musical start back in the “MySpace” days, MC C.B has been creating and performing music for quite some time. His energy both on and off the mc cbstage is captivating and easily persuades any audience to lose their self in his music. This year, MC C.B has been creating new music, performing shows and is ready to take on the world!

Recently, MC C.B decided to come back to Required Radio and talk with Colette for a second time.  He first joined us in December of 2014. Cut to April 2015 and he is doing better than ever! In this interview, they discuss his new album “L33T Life”, recent single L.O.V.E and much more! Hear it now on our soundcloud page or listen right below.

If you like what you hear, head over to MC C.B’s website for more info!



Duro Interview

Juan “DURO” Ortiz is a DJ/Producer originating from the Dominican Republic who made his move to Miami then NYC, and hasn’t been slowing down ever since! Duro mbhas heavily established himself in the Moombahton genre/community, but continues to branch out to new genres and sounds. He even created his own genre called “jerseyton”, which combines Moombahton and Jersey Club to create an all new, very sexy sound!

Recently, Duro stopped by the Required Radio studios to talk with Colette, our Music Director. While she loves his music, as more of a rock fan, Colette felt she needed to bring in an additional voice to help conduct this interview. She made the obvious decision to invite her close friend, Liz Tillman. Liz is a contributor for EDM NYC, and a huge fan of anything Electronica/DJ related.

Colette and Liz sit down with Duro to talk about all his latest endeavors. We discuss his headlining gig at Moombah Mansion, how he crafts his sets and the business of modern music festivals. If you missed our interview with Duro, have no fear! Check it out right below or on our soundcloud.

Want to hear more? Head over to to hear all of Duro’s music! For bookings, you can email


Dean Catroppa Interview

Dean Catroppa is a Long Island musician who comes from the town of Massapequa and currently resides in Amityville. He is a talented and passionate songwriter, who can play some killer tunes!

This year, Dean has been working with Colette, our Music Director, to promote sbom3ome talented local musicians. In their recent interview, Colette sat down with Dean to talk about his music, his musical friends/colleagues, and to help showcase some great tunes. Dean put together a compilation album titled “The Local Boys: A Massapequa Compilation” that features him and a bunch of his musical buddies.

If you missed the interview on-air, don’t worry! You can hear it all on our soundcloud page, or by clicking the player right below.


If you would like to get an idea of the talented musicians Dean refers to, you can watch this video that previews all 18 songs from “The Local Boys”!

Liked anything off the album? Then head over to to hear more from producer, Tom Petrone, who was also featured on “The Local Boys”.

Bad Mary Interview

Bad Mary is a punk band created in the New York area. This four-piece act consisting of friends and family is guaranteed to always put on a killer performance whether hanging in studio or rocking out on stage. Since the 2014 release of their debut album “Better Days”, they have been continuously booking gigs and blowing crowds away.

Last week, Colette got a chance to catch up with the band, and see what they have been up to this past year. The band talks about their origins, playing live shows, recording “Better Days” and much more! Hear the full interview on our soundcloud or right below.

Screen shot 2015-03-11 at 11.31.47 AMCatch the band live!

  •  Tuesday 3/17  – Hofstra University Spiegel Theater (Hempstead, NY)
  •  Sunday 4/12  – Revolution Music Hall (Amityville, NY)

For more info on Bad Mary, head over to their website

“Doc Martens and fishnets, ninjas and zombies, crunchy guitar and funky drums, what more could you want? Bad Mary plays high-energy, danceable punk that’s fast, loud, and fun.”

Exercitum Interview

exmExercitum (EXM) is a hard rock/metal band hailing from Queens, NY. The band is a four-piece act consisting of guys who know how to rock out in studio and on the stage. In addition, they can also get the party started anywhere they go. The band got their start in early 2014, and has been working vigorously over the past year to put EXM on the map.

Last week, Colette got a chance to sit down with Exercitum (EXM). Two of the band members, James Ryder (Vocals/Guitar) and Oli Sucio (Lead Guitar), discussed their experiences with touring, recording their debut album and much more. If you missed the interview on air, check it out on our soundcloud or right below!

For more info on Exercitum, head over to their Facebook or listen to their music on ReverbNation!

The Craft Interview

The Craft is a Bronx based rock band/duo who provides feel-good, jam type music. They can play a little something for The Craft in Studiojust about anyone’s musical taste with their wide repertoire of original songs and great covers. Recently, The Craft founders, Luigi and Mal, stopped by the Required Radio studios to sit and talk with Colette. They discussed what the guys have been doing as a group, what to expect for the remainder of 2014 & more!

Like what you hear? Be sure to visit their website, to find all their music and additional info!

Missed our interview with The Craft? No worries, just give it a listen on our soundcloud!

The Electric Revolution with Chewie and Haze

Tune in for Chewie’s Friday Night Mix featuring, Alvaro, Jay-Z and Kanye, Blasterjaxx and more. On this weeks episode, we dive into Hip-Hop and EDM’s success through cross genre consolidation, an update on Avicii’s health and a few new albums that will be coming out in the upcoming months.

And in case you missed it, you can check out all of our shows on our SoundCloud Page!

Also, check us out on Twitter!


Alice Tan Ridley Interview

RR’s Mel is back at it! Mel recently sat down with Alice Tan Ridley, season 5 semi-finalist of America’s Got Talent. What else makes Alice so special? She is the mother of Actress Gabourey Sidibe, best know for her lead role in ‘Precious’. Hear how she took her act from the NYC subway to the New York stage!


Listen to the entire interview on our SoundCloud page

For more info on Alice, check out her website

Monday’s with Marvelito #MondayNightMix

Every Monday night at 10pm, Required Radio is proud to broadcast a brand new mix by Marvelito! Each week consists of a fresh mix from Marvelito himself, and also features quality guest DJs hand-picked by Marvelito.


Guest DJs have included:

Ace Boogie – @aceitoyoung
Yung Kiid – @Youngkid_NJ
DJ Henry – @djhenryc
Bey()nd – @ainsworthh
DJ Tropic – @djtropic
Akimoto – @guyakimoto
DJ Lucas – @darkw0rld
DJ Yamez – @djyamez

… and many more to come!

For more information on our resident DJ, check out his website MARVELiTO.COM