Nick Oliver aka DJ Dirty Snowball
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.
High school: Franklin Pierce
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Song: “Ice Ice Baby”
Favorite Artist: Green Day
Relationship Status: Eh.
No one knows that Nick…is extremely into shoes.
If you have walked in the ‘Burg station halls chances are you have seen Nick Oliver. The guy practically lives at the station and it was no surprise he took home the DJ of the Month honors for October. Armed with energy, a love of music and the need to be heard, Oliver is a natural fit at 88.1 The ‘Burg.
Oliver started volunteering with the ‘Burg at the beginning of his freshman year, Fall of 2012. In fact, The ‘Burg is the reason Oliver decided on attending Central in the first place. Already knowing he was going to major in Broadcast Journalism, Oliver set out to use The ‘Burg not only as a way to express himself, but start building a resume that would land him a dream job after graduation. Oliver clocked over 90 volunteer hours for the month of October. Not only is Oliver at nearly every ‘Burg event but he also co-hosts two shows and makes guest appearances on other shows as much as time will allow. All of Oliver’s hard work paid off because he was recently hired as a Core Staff Assistant.
You can catch Mr. Oliver on-air, Wednesdays between 10 and midnight on “The Dirty Dyslexic” for a mix of grunge and punk with co-host, Hands the Dyslexic DJ. The DJ of the Month is also a co-host of hip-hop themed “The #Snowcat Show” with Crazy Cat Tayler, Thursdays between 3 and 6 p.m.
Congratulations to our October DJ of the month, Nick Oliver!
It’s a good thing Christian Srigley and Leighton James decided to ditch their hardcore punk sound for EDM. The Canadian duo is now a major figure in the dubstep dance genre. Thank goodness for easily bored teenagers because the switch from punk to EDM was the start of Adventure Club.
Influenced by artists such as Tiesto, Flux Pavilion and Skrillex, Adventure Club has made EDM even more user friendly. The duo’s dubstep isn’t so heavy that it can’t be aired on mainstream pop radio. Adventure Club isn’t afraid to collaborate with other pop/electronic artist such as Yuna and Krewella helping to expand their appeal past the traditional EDM crowd. Adventure Club has remixed a lot of pop artists like Britney Spears and Mike Posner to the praises of fans.
Not only does the duo make head bangin’ music but they are somewhat philanthropic. Supporters of Fu$% Cancer, a charity based out of Canada, Adventure Club hopes to reach out to their young audience to encourage early detection and treatment. The duo has also partnered with Electric Family, a charity that sells bracelets to fight hunger in America.
Adventure Club will be playing in the northwest December 2 in Eugene, Ore. at the McDonald Theatre, December 3 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, December 4 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle and December 5 at The Knitting Factory in Spokane. Listen to The ‘Burg tonight (11/22) between 8 and 10 p.m. for a chance to win tickets to the Seattle show!
Bay area rapper Sage the Gemini is so fresh, it’s hard to find out much about him. With no website, no real bio on his Facebook page and nothing but a few pictures on Lastfm.com he may be hip-hop’s mystery man. You probably know him from the singles “Gas Pedal” and “Red Nose” but for now it’s unclear if Sage the Gemini is a one-hit wonder type or if he is a rising hip-hop star who will continue to rise in the ranks of music.
Like so many artists, Sage’s journey wasn’t an easy one. With little support from family and friends he had self-taught himself how to create, mix and master beats. 2008 was the first anyone heard of him when he dropped his first online track “You Should Know” on MySpace which generated over 3 million views.
Sage is a member of The HBK Gang also known as The Heartbreak Gang. The HBK is a collective American Hip-hop and music production group out of Richmond, Calif. and the San Francisco Bay Area. Iamsu! Is also a member of the group and is the featured artist on Sage’s single “Gas Pedal.”
IAMSU! Born Sudan Ameer Williams, also found success on MySpace with titles such as “The Go-Gettaz.” IAMSU!’s legitimacy has been increased with his 2012 release of Suzy 6 Speed which featured artists like Juvenille, Wiz Khalifa and others.
Sage the Gemini and IAMSU! Are touring together and will perform at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle on December 1. Listen to the ‘Burg today between 3 and 6 p.m. for a chance to win tickets!