Only in LA? How Al Walser promoted his way to a Grammy nomination

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Al Walser is a DJ who lives in Encino and may or may not be an heir to the Rothschild banking dynasty and the grandson of Congolese music superstar Franco Luambo. He’s also up for the best dance recording Grammy at this Sunday’s awards. Before the nomination, nobody in the electronic dance music world had heard of Walser. So how did this previously unknown, mysterious man with a colorful biography end up a contender at the music industry’s biggest awards show?

LA Times music writer August Brown explained on today’s “To the Point:”

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In case you didn’t get enough of Walser’s song from the interview, here’s his self-produced video for “I Can’t Live Without You:”