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 the X-Man. “My dad loved oldies, my brother loved oldies too. Definitely got my foundation there.”

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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 hunt for the faces and backdrops from the legendary East Side Story LP compilations of classic and forgotten doo-wop and soul music.”

Iconic lowrider oldies compilation East Side Story to be explored as a video series