DJ Spotlight: DJ Dadcore of Dadcore Radio

Name & Show: DJ Dadcore of Dadcore Radio

Show Time: Fridays 4:00-6:00 pm, Winter 2016

Hometown: Bellingham, Washington

Show description: One hour of jazz and usually one hour of empowered females in music although that sometimes changes depending on the mood of the day.

Artists commonly played on show: Roy Hargrove, Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, Kamasi Washington, Christian Scott, Wynton Marsalis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Chastity Belt, Girl Pool, Hinds, Bully, Lower Dens, The Internet, Mombutt, Learning Team, Washed Out, Beach house, WU LYF, Ought, Mac Demarco, Beach Fossils, Alex G, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala, D’Angelo, Frank Ocean.

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How long have you been a DJ? I was hired spring term of last school year (2015)

Top 5 albums of 2015:
Currents by Tame Impala, The Epic by Kamasi Washington, To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar, Comme Ca by Dominique Dumont, Depression Cherry by Beach House, and New Alhambra by Elvis Depressedly

What made you want to be a DJ?
There is a local student run college radio station much like KWVA in my home town of Bellingham called KUGS 89.3. I would listen to it all the time. In a way it kind of unknowingly soundtracked my years there. They always had a way to playing just the right song at just the right time. Once I found out there was a student run station here at the UO, I applied as quickly as I could.

Tell us your favorite memory as a DJ.
That’s a hard one. If I had to pick one though it would be during my first show solo. My first few shows to start out were from 2-4am friday mornings. I kind of assumed there weren’t going to be many people tuning in. But I guess at some point I announced that it was my first solo show and at 3:45am this guy called in and said I was doing a good job and to “keep it up”. That guy should get a gold star.

What makes your show unique?
I don’t know if theres much unconditionally unique about my show but I try to do as much research on the artist I’m playing as I can. There is more that goes into an album than you may think.

How did you come up with your DJ name and/or show name?
Sitting around bored in my dorm room. I think it originally came from a friend and I trying to describe the fashion style of the charters in the movie Her directed by Spike
Jonze (great movie) but pretty soon after that my whole dorm was using it to describe my friend and me.

Dream guest to have on your show?
Fela Kuti. That man has all the knowledge.

Any influences for your show or as a DJ?
Listening to The Great DJ BANDINO gave me something to aspire to. DJ Ginja taught me how to set the vibe and DJ Nice Dynamite inspired me to play more Jazz on my show.

Listen to a sample playlist by DJ Dadcore here!

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