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Speaks Volumes sits down with the remarkable individuals who make a unique contribution to the music industry. Hosted by professional music fan Derrick Gee, Speaks Volumes uncovers the stories behind our favourite artists and songs via thoughtful and granular conversations, gifting us with a deeper appreciation for the music we know and love.

Support the podcast and access exclusive Speaks Volumes content: Patreon.com/gee_derrick.
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Algorithms = Music discovery made easy? Or lazy consumption? In “Kyle Chayka Speaks Volumes,” Derrick confronts the relevance of taste and the meaning of gatekeeping in an ever-flattening cultural landscape, and together they unpack how algorithms have shaped modern culture (from cafes that look the same to viral memes about Donghua Jinlong, a Chinese glycine factory). Listen to Kyle's conversation with Nilay Patel on Decoder: https://www.theverge.com/24094338/kyle-chayka-filterworld-algorithmic-recommendation-tiktok-instagram-culture-decoder-interview Follow Kyle Chayka Kyle's latest book, "Filterworld" here: https://www.kylechayka.com/filterworld Website: https://www.kylechayka.com/ X (Twitter): https://x.com/chaykak New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/kyle-chayka Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show and access exclusive content: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255 Watch the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4 Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME
On Harry Styles' empathy and heart. In “Molly Hawkins Speaks Volumes,” the creative director behind Harry Styles, and formerly FKA Twigs and The XX shares with Derrick how she helps artists bring their creative ideas to life and creates worlds for fans to escape into - and why it's so important to put the artist first. Thank you to Sonya Gee for helping with the shoot! Follow Molly Hawkins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mollyjane_x/ Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show and access exclusive content: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255 Watch the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4 Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME Turntable Lab Check out my recommended items at Turntablelab.com/derrick
Machinedrum is more important to the current state of popular music than people realise... In “Machinedrum Speaks Volumes,” Derrick learns about the music scene of 2010s New York and how the producer's global taste helped him shape the sound of modern day hip hop and electronic music over a 2.5 decade career. Thank you to Ace Hotel Sydney for providing a wonderful space for us to sit down and have this conversation! Follow Machinedrum Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/machinedrum/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@machine_drum YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGYgVg3NVKSfWpg1N3DrGbA Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show and access exclusive content: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255 Watch the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4 Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME
What does DJ and club culture look like when it straddles the internet and real life? In “Book Club Radio Speak Volumes,” Derrick Gee learns how siblings Jojo and Tinzo built their viral YouTube DJ channel and house party Book Club Radio, and gets their take on internet and club culture. Check out "Eurodance 90s Party Mix at a New York Basement" (aka the green one) here: https://youtu.be/FqKMaNVUt8A?si=6qHYE6yZseT5oUgh Follow Book Club Radio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bookclubradio/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bookclubradio YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLmaR7ew57x0XJEe_-REUyg Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show and access exclusive content: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255 Watch the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4 Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME Turntable Lab Check out my recommended items at Turntablelab.com/derrick
What is British pop, and why is Griff's take on it so refreshing? In “Griff Speaks Volumes,” Derrick Gee explores pop and production with the UK-based singer songwriter and producer about her sound, British pop, and how her skills in production has helped her take her music to the next level. Follow Griff Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/wiffygriffy/⁠ TikTok: ⁠https://www.tiktok.com/@wiffygriffy/⁠ YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIY8ucMI3c54m9P35x6UZOw⁠ Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show and access exclusive content: ⁠https://patreon.com/gee_derrick⁠ Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: ⁠https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/⁠ Newsletter: ⁠https://derrickgee.substack.com/⁠ Spotify: ⁠https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255⁠ Watch the video podcast: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4⁠ Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME
SPEAKS VOLUMES IS BACK! Kicking off Season 2 with the man behind some of the most iconic, emotional moments in pop culture: Brian Reitzell, music supervisor for movies like Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, and the Virgin Suicides. In "Brian Reitzell Speaks Volumes," Derrick Gee learns about the craft of music supervision, discovering new music, and good taste, with stories from Brian of finding niche vinyl records and collaborating with Kevin Shields & Mark Hollis. Follow Brian Reitzell Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brianreitzell/ Speaks Volumes is produced by Julia Wang. Logo and branding by Jonny Sikov. Support the show, gain early access to the podcast and exclusive content: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick Follow Derrick Gee TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/derrickgee?si=a604e4b34a1d4255 Watch the video podcast: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLArYIy4cER9tNSFhTWsAJVE21EJmFkOF4 Speaks Volumes is kindly sponsored by: Squarespace Get 10% off your first purchase of website or domain. Head to squarespace.com/volume and use code word VOLUME Turntable Lab Check out my recommended items at Turntablelab.com/derrick
00:00 - Introduction 02:00 - Theme 03:13 - Loves 12:00 - Reissues 15:15 - Got my eye on 27:01 - Mainstream albums Show notes: Neo Geo TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gee_derrick/video/7153712445884828929 Flying Fish Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3I1OcbsUp8 Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 Podcast sponsor: Turntablelab.com My selections: Turntablelab.com/derrick About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
00:00 - Introduction 02:00 - Taylor 05:00 - Matty Healy 07:00 - Drake and Aging 08:45 - Biopics 10:20 - Tyla 11:45 - Andre 3000 13:30 - Is Laufey Jazz 15:40 - TikTok and Music 20:40 - K-Pop Popped 22:50 - AI Fakery 25:30 - Frank Ocean’s Coachella 28:08 - Troye Sivan Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
Proposing ways in which we should standartise the music streaming platforms. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 02:08 - Examples from other industries 04:24 - Competitive Advantages 09:15 - Parity and my suggestions Show notes My video about Spotify and my concerns: https://www.tiktok.com/@gee_derrick/video/7304052924689239298 Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 Podcast sponsor: Turntablelab.com My selections: Turntablelab.com/derrick About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
When indie music becomes anything but. 00:00 - introduction 01:25 - History 06:00 - Debunking 10:20 - Renaming Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606
The Beatles have held their crown as the "greatest band of all time" not by luck, but by marketing, investment and protection of their image. Much like Michael Jordan. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 01:43 - Remember My Name 04:36 - Investing in Legacy 06:28 - Here, There and Everywhere 10:30 - Heir Beatles 13:00 - Across the Universe 15:00 - The End Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 Sponsor: TurntableLab.com My selections: TurnTableLab.com/derrick About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love #thebeatles
It was an honour to have Apple Music's Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space) on the podcast this week. A titan in the radio/DJ community, Tim's dedication to documenting and celebrating dance music in an awe inspiring journey to hear about. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 04:45 - Introducing Tim Sweeney 05:40 - Origin story of Beats In Space 15:45 - When BIS became influential 18:35 - What keeps him going after 25 years 22:20 - RP Boo  23:20 - Guests/Criteria 26:35 - What makes a great mix 31:00 - Differing DJ cultures 34:40 - Dance music and its changes 41:30 - How Tim Sweeney has evolved 43:05 - Transitioning to Apple Music 47:00 - The Impact of BIS 54:00 - Words of Radio Wisdom Follow me TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=278e8f2fd21a423b About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love!
I asked you guys about the best methods to discover new music. Some really interesting results! 00:00 - Introduction 01:31 - Premise 04:45 - Spotify 07:45 - Friends 09:45 - Research 14:30 - Stalking 17:35 - Discovery Appendix: How to Discover New Music Podcast 1: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1FDS8RlNxERLyujsIHAlzC?si=d478556186224a54 Flora Ying Wong: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6G9Fk5r3RJUQSpsZWh6g6B?si=jJ8QEBVdTJaq_9iI4LxN-Q Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
Finally did it! The Devonte Hynes episode. Talking all things Blood Orange, Lightspeed Champion and Dev Hynes - and how he pulls from a world of music to craft a sound that will go onto influence a generation. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction/Opening Statement 03:22 - Backstory 05:42 - My Dev Hynes Experience 08:46 - His Influences 14:45 - The Magnetism of Dev Hynes 19:25 - New York 20:30 - Fluidity 24:10 - Influence 26:40 - Conclusions Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 03:20 - What is the test of time? 04:30 - Can music be “timeless”? 06:00 - Irrelevant POVs 07:20 - Novelty 10:30 - Timing 13:45 - Masculine & Feminine 21:30 - In Opposition 25:20 - Predictions Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
In Defense of Drake

In Defense of Drake

2023-10-1739:22

I will not stand for Drake slander! 00:00 - Introduction 02:24 - My Drake Story 03:45 - Innovation 08:57 - Appeal 17:40 - Career 21:25 - Longevity & Influence 24:28 - Marketing 27:00 - Criticisms Show notes: Drake marketing interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uu5bSVxjJk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru0cREWPcmg Sponsored by: turntablelab.com/gee Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
00:00 - Introduction 02:20 - the Money 03:40 - R&D 05:30 - Artist treatment 10:40 - Promotion 14:13 - Live Events 18:30 - Tech 22:00 - Merch 26:22 - Fans Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
Is music taste like food...do you only like what you grew up on? 00:00 - Introduction 02:15 - Friends 04:05 - FOMO 05:35 - Cultural Signifiers 07:20 - Repetition 09:40 - Memories 12:15 - Rebellion 15:30 - Lust 18:15 - Collective Opinion Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
The legacy of Tyler is only building! 00:00 - Introduction 02:25 - Backstory 07:10 - My fav releases 10:30 - His influence 16:00 - Supreme & Fashion 20:00 - Directing 23:15 - Creative Culture 25:15 - The Music 31:30 - Conclusions 33:07 - What’s Next? Follow me Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
Let's Catch Up

Let's Catch Up

2023-09-1942:28

A lil life update, a lil catch up - what I'm up to, how I'm feeling. Long overdue! Patreon: https://patreon.com/gee_derrick  TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gee_derrick Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gee_derrick/ Newsletter: https://derrickgee.substack.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1PfPtHX7PGUZVCeBHoKGbt?si=6592e17125464606 About Me: Hi there! My name is Derrick Gee - radio host, DJ and creator who likes to talk about music, hifi and ideas. Thanks for reading this - you really didn’t have to. Much love
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