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DJ Alex



Alex : Variety Mix - Saturdays 1-6am


Time at station:
I started volunteering in June 2005.

At 1:00am on February 5th 2008, I stepped into the booth and behind the mic for my very first on-air shift at KEXP.
First song: Ruckus Roboticus' "Here We Go."

At 1:00am on June 21st 2009, I stepped into the booth and behind the mic for my very first offical regular weekly on-air shift at KEXP.
First song: Steinski's "The Payoff Mix." Credentials:
I have an insatiable passion for discovering, sharing, and connecting sounds.

I volunteered at Rainydawg Radio (UW's student-run online radio station) for two years. I served as the station's electronic music director and hosted two weekly shows: one electronic-focused and one of the morning variety.

I've been interning within the programming department since June 2005 and I currently serve as an assistant to the music director, reviewing new music, getting the latest sounds on the airwaves, and doing my best to oversee our massive, consistenly growing library

I'm thrilled to be here and share music with KEXP's worldwide audience!

You can find me and share your thoughts, musical suggestions, or positive vibes here:
http://www.facebook.com/alex.d.ruder

I also love lists!

    Ten albums that have notably influenced my "taste"
  • DJ Shadow: Entroducing...
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the 36 Chambers
  • Radiohead: Kid A
  • J Dilla: Donuts
  • The Notwist: Neon Golden
  • Talking Heads: Remain in Light
  • Deltron 3030: Deltron 3030
  • The Arcade Fire: Funeral
  • Prefuse 73: One Word Extinguisher
  • Michael Jackson: Thriller

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