When did you realize that you enjoyed disc jockeying?
After years of listening to ‘80s and ‘90s hip hop, I wanted to make the same sounds that those DJ’s had been making. I started early in high school and it didn’t take long before I was hooked. DJing dance music came naturally to me soon after.
What has your disc jockey career been like since leaving Colorado College?
I’ve played a few gigs in Colorado but my favorite was a surprise set I did at Wakarusa Music Festival. I’ve got some gigs in Denver coming up over the next few weeks.
What do you wear when you DJ?
I’ve had different colored squid hats over the years. They’re fun to wear but can get distracting pretty fast so I normally wear one for only a few minutes at a time.
Will this change for a classy event like Winter Ball?
Yes. No squid hat this time.
What is your fondest Winter Ball memory?
Making it home in one piece my senior year. Can’t say the same for the other times.
As a DJ, your first priority is to get people dancing and give them a good time, so seeing smiling faces and bodies shaking makes me happy. My favorite thing to see is a crowd really getting down to new tracks.
What song would you play for Jill Tiefenthaler?
Chief Keef – “I Don’t Like”
What is life like without block breaks?
It sucks. It’s much harder to get a large group of friends together and go adventuring. I’ve been lucky that most of my friends live in Denver, so we’ve been able to do one or two trips as a group, but nothing like what we were able to pull off in school.
Get funding for the projects you’ve always wanted to do.
If your initials were AG but you could have a different name, what would it be?
Ari Gold – I hate the character but would love to be him.