Allstate (Jeremy Martin)
I’m a music lover, DJ, guitarist and average Joe. My musical taste varies from the soulful and serene to the abrasive and bleak. I’ve been getting a kick out of sharing music for as long as I can remember, whether through playing in bands (Eleventh He Reaches London and Fool The World), DJing or making mixtapes back in primary school.
How did you become involved?
Initially as a volunteer and guest, which came about through playing in bands and DJing. After years of this sporadic involvement, in 2015 I was asked to join the Trainwreck collective and have been presenting since.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Daniel Bell – The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Yanqui U.X.O.
- My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
- Peanut Butter Wolf – Badmeaningood Volume 3
- Prince – The Hits/The B-Sides
What is the best thing about being involved with the station?
Constantly discovering incredible music that I may not otherwise be exposed to, and meeting a stack of extremely passionate people.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you in the RTRFM studio?
Banter with late night callers never fails to deliver.
If you could present a show that is not your own, which show would it be? Why?
Underground Solution, as it has been my favourite show on RTRFM for a long time. The selections are diverse and amazing without exception. I’d love the musical freedom and the challenge of trying to maintain that quality control, week after week.
What do you do in real life?
I work for a government department, providing policy advice and managing projects.