Music lover, food lover, people lover, traveler, father, friend. Started off in the music biz as an electronic music DJ, then picked up a very wide range of musical tastes. Along the way I’ve curated a bunch of events of various sizes and genres, but these days I’m happy to enjoy what others are cookin’ and just dabble in a variety of shows on RTR and play out at bars and clubs occasionally.
How did you become involved in the station?
A friend told me about Underground Solution back in the late 90s, I heard it and fell in love. I’ve always loved music but finally felt like I’d found my home. Thanks to folks like Ben Stinga I was encouraged to buy a lot of music and get behind the decks, both at the station and out at bars and nightclubs. I started off at RTR with Looney Choons, putting the work in overnight for the clubbers and night owls. Then as it is now – if you want to get involved, you have only to ask.
If stuck on Mars, what five albums could you not go without?
I’d much rather be stuck on a desert island. But either way this is a tough question. Without overthinking it, I’d guess the list would look something like:
- Carl Craig – More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art
- Jan Jelinek – Loop.Finding.Jazz.Records
- Gas – Pop
- Telefon Tel Aviv – Fahrenheit Fair Enough
- Pub – Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?
- Wait, hang on! This list is too relaxing, let me go get some mixtapes! Abort launch, abort launch!
What is the best thing about being involved in the station?
That feeling of satisfaction when you’ve put in heaps of work to make a show great and you KNOW it’s sounding good and the phone doesn’t stop ringing and there’s a bunch of emails with encouraging subject lines and so on…
What is the strangest thing that has happened to you at RTRFM?
Taking a power nap during late night radio after putting Vladislav Delay’s Anima album (it’s 62 minutes long) and the timer on my phone set to go off a minute before it finishes. I needed that nap!
If you could present a show other than your own, which would it be and why?
Over the past couple of years or so I’ve presented a bunch of shows that I’ve always wanted to – All City, Black and Blue, Golden Apples of the Sun, Giant Steps, Ambient Zone – so I’m pretty happy with that! I love all the beautiful music and it’s a treat to get out there and share my music with the world.
What do you do in real life?
Software development pays the bills, outside of that I like board games, volunteering, socialising and parenting. My life is full of good things and I’m very happy and grateful for that.