DJ of the Week – Janelle Sopko // Becca Tobing

  DJ(S): Janelle Sopko // Becca Tobing Genre: Hip Hop Show: “NYShe” Year: Freshman Major(s): Undeclared Hometown: Brooklyn, NY // Portland, Oregon   Tell me a little bit about your show. Janelle: So, basically, our theme to start out with was “Female Rappers from NY”, specifically. We picked New York because, obviously, there’s a lot of rap that comes out …

DJ of the Week – Max Rose Gawin

DJ: Max Rose Gawin Genre: Specialty Show: “Hey, Listen!” on Saturdays from 1-3pm Year: Junior Major: History with a minor in GQS Hometown: Chicago   Tell me a little bit about your show. I play videogame soundtracks, and each week is a different genre of soundtrack, for example these past two weeks I have had shows that are centered around …

In the Zone with Jungle Gym Records

In the midst of Pioneer Square, nestled between brick buildings, is the Waterfall Garden Park.   [JGT15] “Transmissions From Biolab X” by Intimacy Draves describes Intimacy’s “Transmissions from Biolab X” as a “big-hitter” to be released November 7.   Last week, I sat down with Caleb Draves, founder of Jungle Gym Records – a DIY electronic record label based in …

DJ of the Week – Angela Levitan // Ezra Hecht

DJ(S): Angela Levitan // Ezra Hecht Genre: Alternative Show: “Take It Or Leave It” Year: Freshman Major: Communications // History or SOAN Hometown: Los Angeles, baby!   This Monday I sat down with Ezra and Angela, our DJs of the week, who are the engineers behind the radio show “Take It Or Leave It” , referring to the Strokes song …

~Interview with Jeff Caffey, Creator of Olympia Hardcore~

We had a chance to interview Jeff Caffey, the creator of Olympia Hardcore. Olympia Hardcore is two days and five shows of hardcore punk – the 4th installment comes August 5th and 6th of 2017 in Olympia. Olympia Hardcore Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/264515980632053/ First of all, what bands are you currently involved in? I am currently playing in GAG, Angel Du$t and …

~Mount Eerie Concert Review~

KUPS DJ Evan Welsh Reviews Mount Eerie’s performance at The Neptune on April 19th, 2017. On most nights, a general admission ticket to The Neptune in Seattle will get you the option between balcony seats and standing room below. However, on April 19th, the floor was covered in chairs and everyone was seated. There was only anxious talk before the …

DJ of the Week – Val Bauer

* DJ of the Week – Val Bauer * DJ: Val Bauer // DJ Cyberval Genre: Electronic Show: “Morning Mallsoft” Year: Freshman Major: English Hometown: Weymouth, Massachusetts   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? I have a show called Morning Mallsoft, I play mostly future funk and vaporwave. But I also …

~ Interview with HOMESHAKE ~

We sat down for a brief interview with HOMESHAKE before his show at Kremwerk. We talked about the progression of his albums, 90’s R&B, and how his promoters hassle us about playing his music. It seems like your music has been steadily progressing from a typical guitar based rock arrangement to a synth heavy style more focused on production. What …

DJ of the Week – Hunter Kurtis

* DJ of the Week – Hunter Kurtis *   DJ: Hunter Kurtis // DJ Von Kurtz Genre: Loud Rock Show: “Extreme Sounds” Year: Senior Major: Computer Science Hometown: Tacoma, Washington   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? I have a show that like, through metal music primarily, I try …

~ Interview with Exile ~

Exile has a been a formidable force in the underground hip-hop scene for two decades now producing tracks for artists like Aloe Blacc, Snoop Dogg, Mobb Deep, Big Sean, Pharoahe Monch as well as a slew of others. We recently got a chance to talk with him about his storied career as well as what’s next for him as he …