KDJ Above joins KS-107.5 roster of mixers
KDJ Above, a resident in the club rocking scene, is joining the KS-1075 team in a move that has set Denver's hip-hop world ablaze. This past year, KDJ has been a regular at Gallery 22, as well as the prominent DJ causing a ruckus at Club Sutra's wild weekly Friday party; he's also done DJ stints for several performers, including Pries, and held down the ones and twos at the 5280 Urban Music Awards and a slew of other party-rocking endeavors. The Denver native is thrilled to join the team of KS-1075 because he believes it will help diversify the scene he represents.
"It feels sort of surreal," says KDJ. "When I think back on who I was ten or eleven years ago, I would have never believed someone if they said I'd be on the radio. When I got the call, I did a little victory dance with my son."
One of the loudest complaints from local artists is that they get no love from local radio. Will this change with the addition to KDJ Above to the station, what with his skills and finger on the pulse of a wide spectrum in the hip-hop scene? Maybe, he says.
"I think that if given the chance, more people will tune in to radio, which could help the format of local music," he says. "There's a lot that goes into radio that we don't always know about, but no matter what, the point is always good music."
KDJ Above will hold down the spot as one of the mixers in the evenings during Mercedes's 7 to midnight show with a little light toasting on the microphone. He's due to hit the airwaves sometime after the first of the year. In the meantime, half the city has issued its warmest congrats. Click through for local reaction.