Creative Inspirations: Jason Bentley, Radio DJ and Musician
A true tastemaker, Jason Bentley is one of the music industry's most influential radio and club DJs. During his fifteen years at L.A. stations KROQ and KCRW, he has helped such artists as Portishead, Jamiroquai, and The Chemical Brothers get a break in the music industry. Jason has reached a worldwide audience working as the music supervisor for video games, TV commercials, and major Hollywood films such as the Matrix trilogy. He continues to be a driving influence in the LA music scene through his popular radio programs, appearances at clubs and events, and remixes of current music. Jason is known for his commitment to electronica, and he helped introduce the Best Electronic/Dance Album category to the Grammy Awards. This installment of Creative Inspirations shows how Jason works his magic as he takes us behind the scenes at KCRW and gives us a peek at his home studio in Venice, CA.
Use of Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye" courtesy of Dangerbird Records
(Music playing.) I'm Jason Bentley on subscriber supported 89.9 KCRW, Santa Monica. Look at this! It's a CD-R of my own remix of Bitter Sweet, guest vocalist, collaborators on this new album from Thievery Corporation. It's not easy to bring a club into museum. So there's always a little bit of a disconnect, but it's more about an experience for people.
Let's call the audience number two from Transit Transit's forth-coming album from Autolux. My position was I didn't want to take it too far out. It was just taking it in a new and a sort of dance and electronic direction. Including Justice, Soulwax, Simian Mobile Disco, Boys Noize and more. That's been my British Invasion, my punk rock movement, my movement has been the Club Music Explosion.
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