Name: DJ Badgerstyle
Show: “On any Given Sunday” and I occasionally guest on the Ja-Fu-Re and Loosen-Up shows
When are you on? Sundays 8-10pm every other week
What type of music can we expect to hear on your show?
Anything really! Ska, funk, jazz, cheese, children’s songs, prog, electronica, more cheese, D&B, comedy, spoken word, poetry, a bit more cheese, radiophonic & musique concrete, soundtracks, library music, and generally sprinkled with a bit of parmesan.
How did you get into this type of music?
I just love musical sounds – most things float my boat. I thank my dad for it, he used to take me to strange modern classical concerts and crazy jazz gigs as a toddler.
How long have you been DJing?
With Phonic (and before that Vibraphonic) for three years.
I’ve been mucking around on decks since my teenage years.
How did you start DJing?
I wouldn’t even class myself as a ‘proper’ DJ – I just happen to own a lot of music, and I’m lucky enough to be given the opportunity by some misguided people to play it in public sometimes. My first attempt at Djing was at a random house party in Oxford in about 1991. Everyone was too drunk to tell me to stop, otherwise it might have gone badly!
Can we find you DJing anywhere other than on Phonic FM?
I DJ occasionally on Fridays at The Angel (Queen St, Exeter) Mainly I play around with my band Melosa, rather than Djing at the moment, due to time constraints. Watch out for us at the Phonic.FM fundraiser gig on March 6th!
What has been your most embarrassing DJing moment?
A few drunken times where I may….ahem….have lent on the record while it’s playing, but nothing too awful.
Oh yes, and I did clear an entire dancefloor with a Squarepusher track once.
What has been your best DJing moment?
Being invited to DJ at a festival in Tarrega, Spain last summer. Those Spanish are somewhat crazy, and the clubs stay open ‘til all hours. Was an excellent week!
Who is your favourite artist? Why?
Too many to mention. Particular favourites would include: John Mayall, Delia Derbyshire, Toots and the Maytals, my friend Lym, Talvin Singh, Neil Young – the list could go on forever…….
What is your all time favourite album? Why?
Impossible! I have a new favourite every couple of weeks. Currently it’s the soundtrack to a documentary called ‘Workingman’s Death’ by Jorn Zorn.. An absolutely amazing and intense listen. Buy it now!
Where do you shop for music in Exeter? Why?
Charity shops (I love the smell of old vinyl!), Reform Records, Rooster Records, and the various recycling centres and dumps around our fair city and county. The music’s out there people, just be willing to search for it.