When I needed new reeds in my Wurlitzer, a friend of mine at DFA recommended I use the label’s “guy.” (“Having a guy” is, I’ve found, something producers like to brag about.) Jared Ellison was introduced to me as the “New Gavin,” a reference to Gavin Russom, the modular synth wonk who performs as Crystal Ark and tours with LCD Soundsystem. Compared to the wizard-like Russom, with his long hair and beard and deep stare, Ellison is very normal-looking. He is trim, clean-cut, punctual. Clear-frame glasses, Adidas Samba sneakers (I forgot to ask whether these were vintage), and a pointy right ear are the only hints of possible eccentricity. He is 22 years old.
He also hosts Passport on Monday nights at 8 PM on WNYU! As Mr. Sylvester notes, Jared was our station’s engineer for a while. He has also spent time toiling away for WNYU converting the reel to reel tapes of awesome old archival footage into MP3s, thus engendering our WNYU Archive Project / Holiday Countdown. What a talented human being, so generous with his talents. We’re so proud!
We’ll be counting down to New Year’s Day by releasing a new performance/interview from our archives every day in December, ending on January 1st. Some of the many artists to look forward to include Swans, Afrika Bambaata, Sonic Youth, The Sugarcubes, Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones, Misfits, Morrissey, Buzzcocks, and the Meat Puppets, starting today with Reverb Motherfuckers. Many of these haven’t seen the light of day in a long, long time, so click the link above and check ‘em out!
Hey, check out the new shows added to ‘the grid’ this fall:
Indie or Outie w/ Christine - Mondays 8 AM Tuesday Sound Between w/ Maria Wednesday Sound Between w/ Jamie Le Chateau Noir w/ Emma - Wednesday Spin Cycle Aussie Mix-Up w/ Bishin - Thursdays 8 AM Friday Sound Between w/ Cassandra It’s The New w/ James - Friday Spin Cycle Cinemusic w/ Coren - Saturdays 8 AM Late For Supper w/ Chad - Saturdays 10 AM Saturday Sound Between w/ Genna Cross Pollination w/ Michael - Saturday Spin Cycle Sonic Violence w/ Alex - Sundays 8 AM Sunday Sound Between w/ Mary With Love From London w/ Eli - Sundays 8 PM Riot Grrrl Revolution w/ Liz - Wednesdays 12 PM The Vly House w/ Nick - Sunday Spin Cycle Here & There w/ Maya - Mondays 10 AM Grey Skies w/ Brian - Wednesdays 8 AM Late for Supper w/ Chad - Wednesdays 12 PM Speed, Glue, & Flowers w/ Aaron - Thursdays 10 AM Endless Minutes w/ Dillon - Thursdays 12 PM The return of TABLE TENNIS w/ Jordan - Thursday Spin Cycle Walls of Sound w/ Jack - Fridays 10 AM Oscillating Exoskeletons w/ Joe - Fridays 12 PM Hip-Hop & Her Family w/ Petra - Saturdays 6 PM Underground Sunday w/ Irene - Sundays 10 AM United States of Hip-Hop w/ D.Philly - Sundays 10 PM
You can listen to these DJ’s first shows in the WNYU archives where you can also stream all your old favorite FM and .Org shows. Btw, we are aware that the current web design is rather dated. Stay tuned for a new WNYU.Org design in the not so distant future!