Continuing last summer’s tradition, we’ll be posting some interviews with WPRB’s brilliant DJs! First up, a special double interview.
DJ Names: Molly and Adoley
Show: “The Front Porch” Fridays 8-10 pm
Type of Music Played: Anything that is hot. This usually means anything that falls into one or more of the following categories: funk/soul/blues/dap/alt-country/woodsy/folksy. Some alt indie rock standards and non-standards are always mixed in.
Accounting for Taste:
Adoley: I like the music we play because I think the “hotness” that defines all of it refers to a certain resonance with a particular aesthetic—being ready to dance as much as you’re ready to feel ~sad emotions~. (Pardon my tildes.) I think we’re really invested in music that comes from deep inside the artists, somewhere near the appendix.
Reasons for Being a DJ:
Adoley: I am a DJ because I can dance around in the studio. No, really though, I enjoy the process of curation, and the idea that someone can tune into the radio for a unique experience that they can’t get elsewhere. It’s like the difference between cooking for yourself and going to a kooky restaurant. Both are rewarding in different ways, but one of them is oftentimes more likely to expose you to new and wonderful and delicious things. In the same way, you can listen to iTunes Genius or you can listen to one of the many amazing shows on WPRB, or other radio stations.
Molly: Working at WPRB inevitably exposes you to a wealth of new music, some really great and some not so much. I enjoy sifting through unfamiliar tunes to find something that really stands out and building a set around it to tell some kind of narrative. Also, studio dancing.
Reasons for Sharing a Show:
Adoley: I think we share a show because we like each other a lot, and there’s a certain energy to having someone there with you—physically in the station, mentally in creating an aesthetic, and vocally over the air.
As for reasons why I like sharing a show, I think its fantastic because Molly brings all sorts of music to the slot that I would never have known about or thought of otherwise. (She claims that I do the same thing, but really, she brings so much of the innovation.) Little known fact: I never listened to funk before The Front Porch. Never. So we really wouldn’t be what we are without her input.
Molly: Working with Adoley makes me smile. :] We’re good friends in real life, and it’s easy to carry that chemistry over into the studio. The Venn diagram of our musical taste works pretty well, also: dope woodsy tunes on Adoley’s end, funk/soul on mine, and indie rock standards occupying that sliver in between.
Adoley: Rollin hard.
Molly: Reading, eating snacks, trying not to trip over things.
Adoley: Silver Spring, Maryland
Molly: New Haven, CT
Adoley: Nels Cline of Wilco. Please listen to Impossible Germany and try to tell me you don’t love him. Just try.
Molly: Victoria Legrand. Obsession. I’m also really into Curtis Mayfield and Betty Davis.
Currently Listening To:
Adoley: The album Myth by Geographer. Swell tunes.
Molly: The new Beach House single (“Myth”) on repeat.
Adoley: Eunoia by Christian Bok
Molly: Gayle Wald’s biography of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Girl could rock!
Favorite City Visited:
Molly: Los Angeles
Looking Forward To:
Adoley: The rest of my life.
Molly: Whatever’s to come.
Adoley: We love our listeners! Lstn moar. Really, we love you and we may or may not squeal in the studio when you call.
Molly: Keep in touch! Let us know what you’ve been listening to.