News – East Side Story Project

We are Mitú

“When people see the East Side Story Instagram, they get excited because it really holds a fond place in their hearts. It’s become this place for this collective narrative to really unfold.” One Chicana’s Mission …

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LA Weekly

“The Beatles were not important in my upbringing — yet how many documentaries and books are there about The Beatles? This is an important part of musical history as well.” Click here to read the …

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ESS Project Art Show at Self-Help Graphics

Video of our art show at Self-Help Graphics in promotion of our Kickstarter campaign.  

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Interview on Xavier the X-man’s Sunday Night Oldies Show

Interview on Xavier the X-man’s Sunday Night Oldies Show

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San Diego City Beat

“I made my first mixtapes waiting for certain songs to come on the radio and recording them on a tape recorder,” says Dueñas, referring to the long-running Sunday Night Oldies radio show hosted by Xavier …

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Wax Poetics

Wax Poetic’s write-up about our project and campaign: “Is this your tio?” “Is this your Moms and pops?” With these questions, Chicana DJ and East Side Story Project founder Melissa Dueñas started her research and …

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The Vinyl Exam

Sama of The Vinly Exam podcast interviews Melissa Dueñas. The two discuss her life in California, Chicano Culture, Sweaterfunk, Lowrider music, and much more.

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Lowrider Sundays with Eddie Estrada

Melissa Dueñas (aka Lil Smiley) interviews Eddie Estrada on her podcast Lowrider Sundays with her co-host Moniloca. Eddie shares the story of how his brother got on East Side Story Vol. 7.  

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Lowrider Sundays with Mr. B (ESS Creator)

ESS Project founder, Melissa Dueñas (aka Lil Smiley) interviews Mr. B, the creator of the East Side Story albums, on her podcast Lowrider Sundays, with her co-host Moniloca.

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Dublab with Mr. B (ESS Creator)

First ever interview with East Side Story creator, Mr. B on Mike Noriega’s show. Co-hosted by the Lowrider Sundays crew, Lil Smiley (ESS Project founder) and Moniloca.  

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