DJ Solespin is at peace in the radio setting
When Radio is a Calling
It's more than just a radio show. DJ Solespin turns the radio in a form of creative expression
Finding a unique and personal approach to creating a radio show can make a program stand out. Often this means not letting oneself be limited by genre and style and creating a rich mix of varied music and information. That is the approach DJ Solespin, aka Adrian Warner , takes with Eclectricity on Montreal’s CJLO 1690AM on Saturdays from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. "The radio show to me is my canvas or outlet for creativity," says Solespin. "The name implies that the diversity of music will be shocking, but in a pleasant way."What excites me is reaching for vintage music that people may or may not know and giving it airtime.
Eclectricity represents a return to radio for Solespin. "After living as a 'starving actor', I sought comfort in music again. I returned to CJLO in 2006 a changed man with a more creative and expressive radio show. I transferred the frustration and angst from the acting hardships into my show" While he includes a wide range of music in his show, most programs are built around an idea and are "named to reflect the themes of those particular shows," he says." 'Bill Bixb' was aggressive hip hop, 'Maw'& 'Father Figure' were shows dedicated to my parents, 'Flippin' The Scripture’ was dedicated to Waxpoetics Magazine, 'Jon Voight' was a show of fast-paced hip hop, 'Solespin Birthday Party 3.0' will be my third time doing a radio show near my birthday, etc..."
"I am more excited by classic rock, soul, reggae recordings than modern music.” But, its not all old school. 'Q-Tip's "Renaissance", Raphael Saadiq's "The Way I See It", Divine Brown's "Love Chronicles" and Mark Ronson's "Version" have made the most impact on me in the last few months."
"I learned late enough that radio is my passion." DJ Solespin has found his vocation and there's no turning back. You can listen on line at www.cjlo.com or visit the show blog at eclectricity1690.blogspot.com.
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