Mat Diablo

About Mat Diablo

Mat Bates, or Diablo as he is known, is the Senior Radio Program Manager at Slacker were he oversees the team of curators that create great radio stations for you. You can hear him as a host on Slacker’s festival stations, and as the curator of Indie, Adult Alternative, and the New Music First stations. Mat is always nose deep in music discovery but you may also find him on classic motorcycles or snowboarding the nearest peak.
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Strokes Artist of the Week

Slacker’s New Artist of the Week – The Strokes

Welcome back to Slacker’s Artist Of The Week. The Strokes are back in the game with their 5th album- called “Comedown Machine”, and while this record will still appeal to long-time Strokes fans, they are a long way from This Is It- and the band seems fully comfortable with that. Led by the single All The […]

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Trinidad James

Trinidad James is Slacker’s New Artist of The Week.

This week we would like to introduce you to Atlanta rapper Trinidad James- he is Slacker’s Artist Of The Week. I had the chance to interview Trinidad James at the Grammys this year, and it was there that I realized how truly eccentric and unique he is. Check it out:     Trinidad James is […]

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Florida Georgia Line - Slacker's Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week’s Florida Georgia Line are Country’s New Stars

Slacker’s new Artist of the Week is Florida Georgia Line. The band is composed of two friends that met in college: Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. Brian’s from Florida and Tyler’s from Georgia, hence the name. And when they meet in the middle, they make some of the biggest hits in Country music right now. […]

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Grammy Winner fun. Debut New Artist of the Week

Slacker’s new Artist Of The Week is New York based indie pop group fun. It’s a bit ironic for the trio to have won the Best New Artist award at this year’s Grammys, as they joked throughout the ceremony, they are not actually “young” any more. In fact, the band is the product of 12 years […]

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Slacker’s 2013 Grammy Awards Recap

For the 4th year in a row, Team Slacker was backstage at the Grammy Awards, getting you closer to the music than anyone. Over the course of the event, I had the chance to interview nominees such as Alabama Shakes, The Lumineers, Diplo, and Lecrae. I was also able to interview emerging artists like Trindad […]

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