This week’s featured show is 9LESS, which is on Thursdays from 12-2am! Where are you from? The Harlem trenches. How long have you been a DJ? Two years now, I think? Three? I had a little experience before my first WBAR show playing at frat parties and stuff. What's your show about? The lore behind the 999 series is that every night is a sort of adventure in this dystopian dream world, this empty city that never ends. The music I play on the station is the in-universe sounds the listener hears drifting around the city as they explore it every week. Said music originally was an even split between cloud rap / Soundcloud rap / trap and death / black metal, but since my first show I've taken the liberty of experimenting with all kinds of genres. How did you come up with the title? This semester's title ("9LESS") was actually a suggestion from my girlfriend Ivanna (DJ Pendeja! Check her stuff out!). It's a continuation of the series - it all started with "9:99 IN THE CITY" for the first year and "999 III" last semester. All the titles continue the lore theme described above, but it's also my way of staying consistent with my branding! The number 999 is very special to me. It's powerful. What's your playlist process? I usually start a playlist in the week before my show by writing down some songs that have been in my head lately that I'd like to share. I'm always listening to music, 24/7, so I never run out of a few songs to latch onto; from there I just build the playlist around the vibes naturally. But once I actually get in the studio and I'm blasting it, I always end up switching things up on the fly and sometimes play things out of order. That's why I never end up putting things on Spinitron, lol. What have you played recently that you loved? Last week (Apr 25) I had a really great show, I played a lot of songs that I loved. Here's a few. Check em out! * Kid Cudi (leak ver.) by Playboi Carti * Pain by Boy Harsher * マリオネット by Akina Nakamori * Ungeziefer by Cendres Favorite WBAR memory? This is going to be so corny... In my first year of having a show I had 2-4 am slots and was pretty much always in there by myself in the dark, just vibing out to my own stuff. It was cool. But after I started talking to said DJ Pendeja (before she actually was a DJ), she started to hang out with me down there and would even fall asleep listening to my playlists! It was always really fun and encouraging to actually know someone else enjoys the stuff I play, especially someone I'm so close to. :) -- anderson II