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In Tune is a BYU-Idaho Radio podcast featuring LDS musicians and their music.

June 5, 2018
Writer: David Payne

When you add two fathers who love their children, love serving others and love soulful music, you get Culture Crew. 

Sam Shultz and Aaron Watene make up the group/band Culture Crew, who have worked with artists like Big Pati, Biz Markie, and Snoop Dogg. 

Culture Crew's music has a laid-back island feel and is filled with positivity. 

Both Shultz and Watene are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are huge advocated for love, peace, and unity. 

"Love one another. That is our greatest message," said Shultz.

Shultz has had success in the music industry with his former restaurant, Sammy's, in Provo, Utah, and Rexburg, Idaho. Known for their pie shakes and performances, many artists got their start playing the stage at Sammy's. 

Watene was in the popular 80's pop band, The Jets, as a teenager and has written music for the hit Nickelodeon kid's show Yo Gabba Gabba. 

Shultz and Watene said their endeavors before forming Culture Crew have led them to where they are today. 

"It's like a domino effect, you know," said Shultz. "You know when people say I'm on the brink? I feel like collectively all of us have done things in our life, not as a group, but we've been setting up these dominos in our lives and we know that those dominos are ready and the first one's been knocked over and they're falling over and so everything we've done in the past is coming to formation." 

Culture Crew has created a brand focused on loving and serving others through homeless outreach programs, clean water projects, and much more.

You can find Culture Crew's music on their website, on YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. Click below to hear the full podcast episode.