How we were founded
"Plan-A" means "Positive Living and Negative Awareness," a phrase coined by founder, DJ Show in 2015. In 2016, DJ Show and Ink met and began to create an indie platform as indie artists themselves. The two worked diligently from a small station in Los Angeles and interviewed artists like Datta Boy, Kevin Kent (Big Joker), and Thee Kraig Smith. Within three years, Plan-A Radio founders had traveled around California interviewing indie artists and promoting their stories on Instagram and YouTube. DJ Show developed an indie artist song review platform, and Ink has generated collaborations with brands and products; both forces have helped generate income for other indie artists and increase exposure for the artist community.
Read their personal stories below.
Inglewood native, DJ Show is a humble indie artist with dreams of "being the Harriet Tubman of the ghetto." DJ Show has dedicated himself to creating a space where indie artists can collaborate and elevate without all the barriers and gatekeeping of the industry. Show has helped artists all over the world improve their music by reviewing artists on his show, 106 & Crenshaw.
Ink is an indie artist with a heart of gold. Ink is a traveled poet, a veteran of festivals like SXSW, A3C, and TeamBackPack, and has gone on to create a platform for indie artists like herself to monetize their artistry without the struggles that can come with years of networking. Ink is the go-to person for brand ideas, communication needs, and collaborations.
Milli Madik is an ambitious and driven independent artist, producer, and engineer hailing from Oakland, California. His musical journey began at the age of 12 at the Youth Uprising Center, where he honed his skills in songwriting, music production, and audio engineering. Collaborating closely with influential figures like Casual, Kamaiyah, Too Short, DJ Upgrade, The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B., Spice 1, D-Lo, and more, Milli Madik draws inspiration from his local community. With a relentless work ethic and a diverse musical style, Milli Madik continues to make waves in the industry, leaving an indelible mark with his unique and captivating sound.