Preferred DJ name: DJ Hotplate
Hometown: Portland, OR
Show time and day: 8:00-10:00 A.M. Sundays
Show title: The Kitchen
Show genres and/or description: Folk, Reggae, Indie-Rock, and more
Artists commonly played on show: Frankie Cosmos, Mac Demarco, Mild High Club, HOMESHAKE, Arcade Fire, Tokyo Police Club, Toots and the Maytals, Tribal Seeds, King Tubby, Bob Dylan, Donovan, Eddie Vedder, Gil Scott-Heron
How long have you been a DJ? Fall 2016
Top 5 albums of 2015:
Another One – Mac Demarco
Billy’s Home – 808INK
Timeline – Mild High Club
Peripheral Vision – Turnover
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats
And these are 2016, but too good to not say:
Next Thing – Frankie Cosmos
Telefone – Noname
Blonde – Frank Ocean
I worked as a DJ in Seattle before moving to Eugene. My friends here had DJ shows. That combination with my love for audio storytelling of any kind led me here.
Tell us your favorite moment/memory as a DJ:
Late night drawing on the walls in the old studio.
If you could play only one album on the radio for the rest of your DJ career, what would it be and why?
Peripheral Vision – Turnover. This album is everlasting sweet candy for your ears
How did you come up with your DJ name and/or show name?
You gotta start your Sunday mornings off right (and cozy), in THE KITCHEN! You only deserve the best fresh hot sizzling jamz from the HOTPLATE to your ears on a Sunday morning.
Dream guest to have on your show?
Any influences for your show or as a DJ?
Ira Glass. My friends. Wayne and Garth.