Spring 2019 Flagship DJ Spotlight

If you’re looking for a wide, vastly different range of new music, be sure to tune into our new flagship DJs’ radio shows. Here’s a little more about them and what type of music you can expect to hear from them:

Meet Richella Acosta, Arts Management Major and Mitski Lover:

What’s the theme/name/time of your show?

My radio show, “exit through the coffee shop,” is all about finding new music and sharing it. Usually I’ll meet up with someone, probably at a coffee shop, and we’ll make a playlist together. Some songs we might both already know, some might be ones we recommend for each other, some might be songs we found that day! It’s a fun process and I’ve met a lot of cool people and found a lot of new music through it! Time: Tuesdays at 7.

Hobbies that aren’t boring?

I never know how to answer this question. I really enjoy my job working in coffee. Recently I’ve really gotten into playing bass, I’ve kinda taught myself guitar, but never really got super into it. I’m borrowing my friend’s bass right now and I really enjoy it; hopefully I’ll get one of my own soon.

Incredible talents?

I really enjoy organizing, aka making color coded calendars and lists.

Major?

Arts Management! I guess it kinda makes sense. I really enjoy art in all aspects, but my favorite part would have to be the logistics behind it all. It sounds odd, but I really am fascinated at all the planning and production work that goes into a show. Especially live music, it’s so much fun living in Charleston because I feel like the music scene is doing really well and it’s interesting to go and think about all the work that goes into planning these shows.

One song or artist you’ve been listening to nonstop?

Y la Bamba. Hispanic Indie is one of my new favorite genres.

Favorite artist of all time?

Gotta say Mitski.

Favorite album?

Honestly, Anderson .Paak’s Malibu.

Best concert you’ve ever been to?

All time? I don’t have an answer for you, but recently I saw Glove play, a band from Florida – and I loved everything about it. A mixture of a fog machine and synths and new wave and just the right amount of screaming, oh and they all had some really great hair.

Favorite new artist/album?

Moses Sumney.

If you were an instrument which one would you be?

I would want to be a bass, because those are cool.

Tag yourself as a genre of music for us?

Most definitely indie angsty girl.

Favorite thing about being a DJ?

Knowing all of you cool people! And planning some cool things together (the foreshadowing).

 

Meet Annamarie Bell, “Just Dance” Master and Communications Major.

What’s the theme/name/time of your show?

My show is called “Happy Hour” Tuesdays at 4, which I thought would be fitting since that is around the time that actual happy hour starts. I always try to play uplifting music that will boost your mood and hopefully make you just a little happier than before.

Hobbies that aren’t boring?

I’d say my least boring hobbies would be zip-lining, scuba diving or hiking, even though I don’t get to do them as much as I’d like to in Charleston. Honestly anything outside I’ll have a good time.

Incredible talents?

My most impressive talent, in my opinion, is that I am surprisingly really good at Just Dance.

Major?

My major is Communications with a minor in Arts Management.

One song or artist you’ve been listening to nonstop?

The artist I have been listening to a lot recently is Donavon Frankenreiter. I love how mellow and happy all of his songs are, they just immediately put you in a better mood.

Favorite artist of all time?

Michael Jackson.

Favorite album?

50 Years- Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac, so so good.

Best concert you’ve ever been to?

Probably The Black Keys. That was the first concert I got to go to without my parents and I was able to trade tickets with people in the seats to get floor tickets, so by the time the band came on I was right in front. I think that was the day that I really fell in love with music and concerts, because I felt like I was a part of it.

Favorite new artist/album?

Politics of Living by Kodaline, all of the songs have such different meanings and I just love the overall theme of the album.

If you were an instrument which one would you be?

I think I would be maracas because they are always a good time and like to shake things up.

Tag yourself as a genre of music for us?

I think I would be Alternative Pop, or somewhere in that realm.

Favorite thing about being a DJ?

Being able to share my music with friends, family and the school community. I also really enjoy bringing friends on to co-host with me, so they get a feel for what I do every week and where I love spending my time.

 

Meet Ty Shelton, Kentucky Native and International Studies Major:

What’s the theme/name/time of your show?

My show’s called Past and Present, named because I mostly play a mix of stuff from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with modern music that sounds nostalgic. It’s a good mix but sometimes I go overboard with the ‘90s stuff. Every Thursday at 8.

Hobbies that aren’t boring?

Ever since I got a tape recorder/player I’ve been making tapes for myself with very random songs on them, but I guess some people would find that boring.  

Incredible talents?

Mediocre guitar skills and even more mediocre singing skills, but I can type pretty fast and am pretty good at Rock Band on Playstation.

Major?

International Studies Major and English Minor. Most people are surprised that I’m not in Arts Management but I hate business and math.

One song or artist you’ve been listening to nonstop?

I’ve been really into R.E.M. recently, especially their song ‘Imitation of Life’.

Favorite artist of all time?

Radiohead. That’s why I should be a Pitchfork writer when I get older–I think they love Radiohead more than I do.

Favorite album?

Disintegration by The Cure or OK Computer by Radiohead, it depends on what mood I’m in I think. Disintegration is just so incredibly rich in emotion and how they layer their tracks its an emotional ride every listen, and I think OKC manages to capture every emotion I’ve ever felt in my life in 12 songs.

Best concert you’ve ever been to?

Arcade Fire this past summer. They put on a show that looked like a Broadway musical. Every song had its own set design.

Favorite new artist/album?

My favorite (relatively) new album is Pinegroves’ Skylight. It’s perfect in every way. It sounds like my hometown.

If you were an instrument which one would you be?

Probably electric guitar, loud but necessary.

Tag yourself as a genre of music for us?

Prog rock.

Favorite thing about being a DJ?

Forcing my friends and family to listen to my music and them actually ending up liking it.

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Ty Shelton is a freshman music writer majoring in International Studies at the College. Originally from Louisville, KY, (which makes her half yankee) she enjoys reading novels usually set during the Civil War, playing electric guitar, and looking through archived websites from the 90s.


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