FEATURE: DJ Interview - Friday Night Pregame with HeliX

Alex Rivera is a psychology major from Chino Hills California. Under the name HeliX, he has played his show Friday Night Pregame every Friday night at 7PM Eastern for about a year now. As the name states, he music that gets you ready to hit the illustrious fraternities of the Johns Hopkins University—EDM and some rap. He is not in Phi Psi, misses his mom and thinks that Coachella is too mainstream.  

Tell us the story behind the name of your program.
I decided I wanted my DJ name to be Helix because I somehow wanted to connect my hometown nickname, Hub, and my fascination with biology, and also Helix sounds pretty dope.

How do you go about putting together your show?
Each week I look at the music I’ve been listening to and choose from there, and also throw in some tracks I like.

What music do you typically play on your show?
I play all types of EDM and some rap music, as it is music meant to pregame with

Who do you think listens to your show?
Mostly Family and friends back home.

What radio stations do you listen to in Baltimore or at home?
104.3 My FM, 99.9 KROQ, 93.1 Jack FM

What other extracurriculars are you involved in?
I am the philanthropy chairman of Phi Delta Theta, and a member of the racquetball club

What’s your favorite new release?

Top albums/artists/whatever you want to say about your musical taste here…
I like different styles of EDM mostly, I find new stuff each week. My favorite DJ’s include Zedd, Skrillex, Marshmello, Coone, Jauz and others

Make a set list for your funeral. Queen.
All Queen.

Thoughts on the new Kanye album?
Fuck Tidal

The best Top 40 pop songs of all time?
Party Rock Anthem, Yeah!, California Girls

Have you ever DJed like, for real for real?
Damn Daniel

Defend your favorite guilty pleasure music.
The Dixie Chicks are good to listen to when you’re having a bad day, or missing your mom

A controversial truth about Hopkins…
People here need to get a fucking life

What would you play if you were DJing Phi Psi Beach Party?
I wouldn’t because I’m not in Phi Psi

How many Facebook friends do you have?

Justin Bieber.
His new shit is pretty good no lie

What’s in your tinder bio?
My name, my school and my tan

Too mainstream of a festival. I love festivals, and I wont attend Coachella

Which Kardashian are you?

How do you feel about popping other people’s zits?
Fuck that shit say fuck that shit. Fuck FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Fuck FFFFFFFFF

Who are you voting for?
Bernie Mother Fuckin Sanders

Marry fuck kill the radio exec board.
Fuck Will. Mary Will. Kill Will.

Are you friends with Hana on Snapchat?
Nope. @hubsuh

If your radio show was a character from The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody who would it be?
Esteban. Obvious reasons

Were you ever emo? Why not?!!
No because I had the power of Christ in me during middle school

Listen to Alex's show Friday Night Pregame with HeliX every Friday at 7PM! You can also check out his playlists on Spotify

By Ruth Landry on April 4, 2016, 3:57 p.m.

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