How did you become involved in the station?
Back in 1996 I met DJ Saxon at WAAPA. We had both enrolled to study audio engineering. I was messing about with sequencers & samplers and starting to produce music. Saxon was co-hosting the Friday Full Frequency show with Mallinder and they played one of my tunes on the show. Through that connection, I started to come in every month or so and play some tunes on their show. I also started sitting in with Echoic & Klay on Wednesdays Full Frequency. Fast forward a few years and I found myself hosting the Wednesday show alongside Dart and I’m still here now.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
This is really an impossible question to answer and I find it hard to believe anyone could really put their finger on 5 albums they would take with them. Instead, I’d take 5 iPods with me – each themed accordingly for whatever mood I’m in at the time. Plus, you’re assuming they’d even have archaic CD players on Mars. This way, I’d have the music and the device to play it on.
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
I think it’s the probably the same for most people who present a music show at the station i.e.: the ability to play tunes you’re into to a hopefully receptive audience. There really is no censorship in this regard and I truly am amazed at the kind of music we get to play at peak time during the day on this station. It really is a privilege.
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Nothing insanely out of the ordinary springs to mind. I am at the station an awful lot though and there’s no shortage of strange things happening here on a daily basis.
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
There’s so many good shows that I enjoy listening to that I’d love to present an edition of. Don’t think I could narrow it down to one, but I think a show that would just allow me to play anything in my collection without thinking if it would fit would be cool. There’s stuff I’d love to play on Full Frequency, but being an electronic/dance music show, it wouldn’t fit. I guess maybe a show like Out To Lunch, but not having to strictly be a new release.
What do you do in real life?
Sit in a studio at this lovely station producing all the on-air announcements & promos. Outside of the 9-5, I teach music production, play records in clubs and occasionally write music.