Happy Monday, everyone! This week's DJ of the Week is Will Reney with Uncomfortable Sounds! We sat down with Will because we wanted to know what exactly was going on during his show. Now you can know, too! Tune in to Uncomfortable Sounds every Tuesday at 5.
Q: What can we expect to hear on Uncomfortable Sounds?
W: You can expect to hear a rotating cast of random nobodies rambling about things like sweat, homeless people, Mountain Dew, and each others' mothers. In terms of music, I play mostly indie rock and hip hop, focusing on newly released albums, as well as some old favorites. I also plan on taking a lot of requests this season, so listen in to hear more about that.
Q: What are some of your favorite bands/artists you’ll be playing?
W: My current favorite bands are Hinds (who recently dropped a spectacular album), Milo/Scallops Hotel (intelligently written rap with a lot of alternative sounding production), and Grizzly Bear (quite possibly the most talented group of musicians in the past ten years).
Q: What got you to join WIRE?
W: For me, WIRE was (and continues to be) a creative outlet in a school which I feel lacks many ways for people to express themselves creatively. I thought it was really cool that I could show people some new music while also giving them something to laugh at. Also, I really like talking to specific people through the speakers in Beatty. The slightly confused look they make every time makes the show worth doing.
Q: Why should we listen to Uncomfortable Sounds?
W: I think Uncomfortable Sounds is great to listen to if you want to feel like you’re a part of something. The people I have on the show are very energetic and you really get a sense of who they are after listening to just one episode. Also, if you listen from the first episode of the first season up until now, you’ll develop favorites and realize that, for the most part, having a purposefully uncomfortable conversation leads to a lot of jokes. Like a lot of them. We still repeat things that were said on the first few episodes even when we are off air.
Q: Tell us about a great thing that happened during one of your shows.
W: The best things that ever happened on the show were the two different times we did karaoke. I believe the first time you can hear WIRE’s own Bachar Al Hady rap along with Drake’s “Energy” in Episode 4 (don’t quote me on these episode numbers). The second time was with myself and a group of friends all trying to sing “Blister in the Sun”. I believe that was episode 5(?). I don’t know, just listen to them all and thank me later.
Catch Uncomfortable Sounds Tuesdays at 5 pm. Check out a sneak peek here!