DJ spotlights are a great way for you to meet the awesome students and community members behind the voices you hear on KWVA each day. Stay tuned for a DJ Spotlight every few weeks, and if you’re a DJ who’d like to be featured, email Sophie.
Check out this week’s spotlight with DJ Abulikah, host of “Notes from the Underground,” every Tuesday from 8-10 pm. Abulikah is a community member and UO alum here at the station. He’s been a KWVA DJ since July of 2003!
KWVA Music Blog: What kind of music do you typically play on your show?
Abulikah: I play experimental, noise, industrial, goth and other strange, bizarre, uncategorizable sounds; pushing, bending and twisting the porous boundaries of what most would consider ‘music’.
KWVA: Who is your favorite artist to play on the air and why?
A: Coil is my favorite band. their music is diverse and just mesmerizes my essence in ways that no other band has. RIP John & Sleazy.
KWVA: Favorite KWVA memory?
A: Recently broadcasting a live performance from the KWVA air conditioner. (Ha.)
KWVA: Who (artists or bands) have you been listening to this month?
A: Just picked up the Switched on Eugene comp–it’s local electronic music from the 80s.
KWVA: Do you have an on-air catch phrase?
A: Yes! “Join me as we stick our tongues out at the crystal palace of the established music genres.“
KWVA: What is the best advice you have for new DJs on KWVA?
A: Play music that most others don’t.
KWVA: What would you like to see more of on the KWVA music blog?
A: Local music spotlights.
KWVA: Describe why you love music in less than 10 words.
A: Music doesn’t betray my trust.