Freestyler’s Playlist: Los Angeles Native Kevin Medina’s Jazzy Funk Mix Keeps the Energy Flowing

Hailing from sunny Los Angeles, freestyler Kevin Medina’s talents have taken him to flagship tournaments such as the North American Championships and Super Ball. While he has traveled the world in the name of freestyle, you can regularly see him performing in his hometown of LA, whether it is Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade or the Venice Boardwalk.

In addition to these street performances, Medina has been featured in halftime shows for both the U.S. and Mexican national teams, as well as the U.S. Women’s World Cup victory party.

Medina is part of a highly talented So Cal freestyler crop, which includes the likes of Alex Mendoza, Umar Dalati, Caitlyn Schrepfer, Lizzy Calderon, and many more. For his freestyler’s playlist, he includes a high-energy mix that features a wide range of hip-hop, electro-soul, and jazz tracks.

“For performances, I like that jazz-funk poppy-ness,” Medina said. “It keeps the crowd on edge so they don’t know what’s going to happen next. It’s very high energy and all the songs are under four minutes. ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ is not funky or jazzy but I do like to use at least one song that the audience will know and fits my style and routine.”

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