Senior Sign-Off: DJ Pan Dulce

Senior Sign-Off: DJ Pan Dulce

December 10, 2021 in Features

by Pan Dulce

What degree(s) are you graduating with?
BA in Spanish & a BBA in Marketing

How did you first hear about or get involved with KVRX?

I first joined KVRX in Fall 2020. It was actually my quarantine activity since literally everything was shut down and it was nice to look forward to something in a very bleak time. I always knew about KVRX but felt too shy to join since I was terrified of having to talk into a microphone. Joining during remote shows was probably the best decision for me since I could re-record sections that I did not like

What shows have you had on KVRX?
.Bitter Sugar - freeform (Fall 2020) This was my very first show with KVRX and I did it remotely. In honor of my DJ name, I would review a different type of pan dulce every week which included marranitos, elotes, conchas y polvorones. Obviously, my favorite pan has always been conchas. On this show, I would play a lot of bittersweet songs and always sprinkle in tracks that would practically be the basis of my dream show that I was able to do the following semester. La Pocha Radio - specialty (Spring 2021 - Fall 2021) Essentially, this show was basically me encompassed in a radio format. La Pocha Radio is my baby, it’s everything that I wished I had while growing up. I solely played Latinx artists across various genres in hopes of breaking the barriers that are usually put on BIPOC artists in the music industry. Each episode was a reflection of my own life growing up as a Pocha which means an Americanized Mexican living in a white world. Listening to Latinx music while growing up was actually a way for me to reconnect to my culture and mother tongue as I previously repressed it for so many years. It was great to support the next generation of Latinx artists as they are creating a unique mix of traditional Latinx sounds and cultivating their own personal style through music.

What is your favorite KVRX memory?
On October 15th, 2021, I had an episode on La Pocha Radio named Taqueria Evelyn which was inspired by a conversation that I had with my great friend DJ Mundo. For those that don't know, my parents had a taco truck for 15 years and it was named after me. Obviously, I had to invite my parents to this episode or it wouldn’t have been the same. As a kid, I would go to work with them on the days I didn’t go to school since a lot of Latinx parents do not believe in getting babysitters. They would sell exclusively in construction sites and the workers would always be entertained by blasting cumbias, rancheras, banda, and all the Latinx hits. This show was a way to honor my parents for all the hard work they have done to support our family and an ode to the construction workers for making the best out of work situations that usually result in exploitation and mistreatment.

Tell us about your final playlist!

I decided to make it an extension of an episode that you would see on La Pocha Radio. Expect lots of Reggaetón, Banda, Cumbias, Rancheras y muchísimas canciones para llorar. Of course, ending with “Me Voy” by Julieta Venegas. ¡Qué lástima, pero adiós! Me despido de ti y me voy

Evelyn's Final Playlist:

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