I’ve been spinning tracks on Up Late since the beginning of 2013. I have a pretty diverse taste in music, and the good thing about Up Late is that I’m not limited to one genre. For my first few months at the station I played a varied mix of late-night listening from Jazz to Black Metal and, depending on how I felt on the night. Since then I’ve been honing my DJing skills on the decks. In my mixes you can expect anything from: Soul, Reggae, Funk, Disco, Pysch Rock, R&B, Hip-hop, Dancehall, World, Garage, Grime, Drum and Bass, House, and Techno.
How did you become involved in the station?
I Helped out another presenter with a Radiothon show back in 2012, I was super fascinated by the CD library and the CDJs/Turntables in the studio. Shortly after I signed up for the radio course and helped out a bit around the office and at a few events. I’m now on Up Late a few times a month usually joined with Prince Ali, or other guest DJs.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
- Pet Sounds- The Beach Boys
- Since I Left You- The Avalanches
- Late Night Tales – Sly & Robbie (Compilation)
- Jonny Greenwood Is the Controller – Trojan Records (Compilation)
- Blackboard Jungle Dub – The Upsetters
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
Being able to be part of a radio station that plays consistently diverse and challenging alternative music is an honour. Getting a call from a listener late at night that just wants to say they’re enjoying the music is a great feeling too.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
I’ve had some long and interesting conversations with some intoxicated people who call up the studio and just want someone to talk to.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
I’d love to present Jamdown Vershun. I’m pretty passionate about reggae music and its many subgenres. I think Jamaican popular music has had an undeniable influence on today’s musical landscape that many people don’t realise.
What do you do in real life?
I work at Stone’s Pizza in North Perth
I also like to draw, play soccer and ride motorbikes in my free time