Boiler Room TV: Breakfast With Revive Full Interview With Nicholas Payton, Bilal, Igmar Thomas, DJ Raydar Ellis, Tariq Khan

Revive Music co-founder Meghan Stabile recently sat down in front of Boiler Room TV‘s for the inaugural episode of Breakfast With Revive. We ran a story ahead of the Revive Big Band’s most recent SummerStage show to give ya’ll a preview of this new series and it is our delight now to be able to say that the full interview, in its entirety, is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Joining Stabile for the first Breakfast With Revive chat was a few faces you might recognize like acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and writer Nicholas Payton, vocalist extraordinaire Bilal, Revive Big Band leader Igmar Thomas, as well as DJ Raydar Ellis. The conversation touched a myriad of topics including the discussion of the legacy of Black American Music. At the heart of the conversation was to inform, educate, and enlighten audiences about the rich tradition and history of Black culture in America as well as paying homage and respect to lineage of artists who have come before us.

While heavy and pertinent topics concerning the worries of today were certainly discussed, the conversation was anything but a doom and gloom talk as each guest spoke about the unifying power of music. “If there’s anything that can save the ills that we see plaguing society, one thing I know for sure is music can cross all of those boundaries,” Payton passionately shares. “Music can go in places that politics, religion, and all kind of other constructs can’t do.”

Towards the latter part of the episode, Stabile and Raydar Ellis are joined by HighBreedMusic boss and founder Tariq Khan as the three discuss the making of Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1. While SS Vol. 1 firmly remained a product of Stabile’s auditory vision, it was Khan who helped with the technical details concerning the engineering, mixing and mastering of the record. Watch the full episode down below.


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