Hi! This is DJ Storm Shadow, I'm the host of the Mystical Monday Show, and its very new segment called "Team Interviews". This is where we take a closer look at one of our team members every week. The interview itself is divided into two separate parts: on air, and on the website. Due to time limitations, only 5 questions are answered on the show itself, but there are 20 other questions in the interview itself, which are always posted on our website.
Team Interviews are a fun way of getting to know all the people behind Simulator Radio, the people that help run this radio station day by day and that dedicate their time and effort into hosting shows or making sure everything stays how it's supposed to be. I hope that with this new feature, we will all have a bit of fun, but ultimately get to know each other better as a team as well.
THIS WEEK ON THE INTERVIEW
What artist would we be surprised to find on your personal playlist?
Considering my favourite band is Linkin Park, you might be surprised to see K-POP tracks on my spotify playlist. This is due to the fact my partner loves K-POP and has introduced me to some songs I actually enjoy such as groups like Loona, BTS, BlackPink.
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
Anything by Steps is definitely a VERY guilty pleasure. My mums “Steps- Ultimate Collection” album spent waaaay to long in my car, accidentally of course!
What made you want to become a DJ?
I started “djing” or ‘presenting’ when i was about 12 years old, working at many different online radio stations after school… Im nearly 30 now so that was a long time ago. I've always loved music and I wanted to be a radio presenter growing up. I have done work at both commercial FM and community FM stations but decided to pursue radio as a hobby only due to having better paid work in a different career.
If you ever found yourself auditioning for a music reality TV show, what song would you sing and why?
R.E.M.- Losing my religion ….Why? Because it seems to be my go to tune for drunk karaoke.
What’s your DJ setup?
I decided to simplify my setup over the years and focus on having good sound quality whilst being able to produce the content I wanted. I use an external mixer and studio condenser microphone. My mixer is a Behringer Eurorack UB1002 and my microphone is a Behringer B1. I use beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO Studio Headphones - 250 Ohm. RadioDJ is my choice of software.
What’s the one track that never gets old for you?
There's a good few I can think of but i'll pick one...Pulp- Disco 2000
Name one song that got popular but you can’t stand?
I always hated ‘Mans Not Hot’ and have never played it on air!
If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves in your body, what would they do first?
Cry and ask what the hell happened!
Favourite flavor of ice cream?
*answers through gritted teeth as currently on a diet* Depends on my mood… Any ice cream is good surely?
A nice Sunday Roast with all the trimmings made by my partner! Nom Nom!
Most beautiful place you’ve been to? (We’d love a pic if you have one!)
I'm not very well travelled, the furthest I have been is Paris in fact, but I love ‘The Norfolk Broads’ in the U.K. It was our family holiday every year growing up and I have since taken my partner and friends there too for amazing relaxing boating holidays!
Pizza, pineapple or no pineapple?
No pineapple! I mean, come on!
Dogs or cats? Do you have any pets? (We’d love a pic!)
I love both Dogs and Cats but only have a cat (which my regular listeners will know well). Meet Hamish!
Youtube or twitch?
I stream to twitch sometimes (radiojay) but love watching both twitch and youtube in equal measure!
Operating systems - PC/Mac, iOS/Android?
I've had a Mac in the past and love how it looks, but prefer PCs for compatibility and audio. I am an iOS user when it comes to mobile phones though!
Seaside or mountains? Elaborate?
Seaside… Even though I'm not very good at swimming I love being by the water whether it be the sea or on a river. I find it very relaxing to look at and listen to.
Favourite sport to play/watch?
I enjoy watching touring or rally cars in action. My favourite sport to play used to be tennis but I haven't done that in years!
Pepsi Max or a nice cold Milkshake (any flavour)
TV shows or movies?
TV/Netflix: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Family Guy, Black Books, The Thick Of It, Line Of Duty, Gimme Gimme Gimmie, Peaky Blinders, NCIS.
Films: Hot Fuzz, The Purge series, Star Wars, Anchorman… It's hard to remember all the great films I've seen over the years but I love Horrors, Thrillers, and Comedy all in good measure.
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Ooookey….Are you mad?
Catch DJ Storm Shadow every Monday evening on the Mystical Monday Show!