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.
Thoughts on the new Kanye album?
The best Top 40 pop songs of all time?
Party Rock Anthem, Yeah!, California Girls
Have you ever DJed like, for real for real?
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?
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?
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.