DJ of The Week- Becca Duncan

Becca Dunca ~aka DJ Bex~ hails from Lake Oswego, OR and is a specialty DJ at KUPS, she is a senior pursuing majors in International Political Economy and French What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a DJ with KUPS? This is the second show I’ve had with KUPS, it’s a show that examines cultural …

Alternative Music Director Jeremy Klein Interviews Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt a British singer-songwriter who plays club ready electro-pop incorporating electric guitar, drum machines, and R&B informed vocals. His latest single “Far Cry” came out on September 9, 2016 Can you walk me through your passage to fame as an artist? Like from when you started playing to when you got signed to a major label? Well whether it’s …

~ LA and OC hardcore ~

Punk in Los Angeles and Orange County came out of the glam rock scene in LA. It turned into a very stylized form of punk focused on image and punk credibility. In a time of giant rock stars and a huge concern for image, a scene of kids without a place in music began to form. Normal kids with a …

~ Review: Alex G/Porches/Your Friend at the Vera Project 3/25/16 ~

Overall, the show blew my heart into a million little pieces, and then proceeded to put it back together. Your Friend was the first band that I caught. The lead singer, a female with a powerful voice sprayed her vocal goo into the crowd, to which people bobbed up and down, as they tend to do at every show you …

The Art of Eastern European Folk Music

I am a violinist by trade, and the reason I started playing and became a musician in the first place is because I was exposed to Balkan music- or Eastern European folk music. This tradition is radically different from the Western paradigm in many ways, which is part of why I’ve been inspired by the music since I was a child. This folk …

~ DJ of the Week: Ben Stephens ~

DJ: Ben Stephens // DJ Friemd Genre: Hip Hop Show: “Beige Alert” Year: Sophomore Major: Geology Hometown: Park City, UT     What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? I’ve been a KUPS DJ for two semesters. My show this semester is focusing on particular aspects of beats in hip-hop. Every …

~ Interview: Alejandro Zerah from Hesperian Sound Division

Alejandro Zerah is a 21-year-old producer and DJ who currently resides in Chicago, IL where he is attending school. In late 2013- early 2014, Zerah and his friend Nick Tillman started the record label Hesperian Sound Division and came out with their first release, an EP by TSR-2. In August of 2014, Hesperian released their first compilation online, featuring artists …

~ DJ of the Week: Parker Simpson ~

DJ: Parker Simpson // DJ Pucker Pan Genre: Alternative Show: “Pucker’s Purgatory” Year: Freshman Major: Undecided Hometown: Renton, WA What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? It’s sort of an experimental, psychedelic with some funkier stuff too. I’ve been a DJ for two semesters, last semester and this semester too.   …

~ DJ of the Week: Johnny Yacovelle ~

DJ: Johnny Yacovelle // DJ Big Johan Genre: Loud Rock Show: “Rockturnal Emissions” Year: Junior Major: Chinese and Psychology Hometown: San Diego, CA   What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? My show is pretty much just a variety of metal. Usually, I have a common theme depending on what’s going …

~ DJ(s) of the Week: Liam & Cooper ~

DJ: Liam // DJ Sculpin & Cooper // DJ Lil Coopy Genre: Hip Hop Show: The Rhythm Changes Year: Senior // Senior Major: Geology // Business & Gender Studies Hometown: Bellingham, OH // Clairmont, CA     What kind of show do you have and how long have you been a KUPS DJ? Liam: Our show is kind of a …