Iris Berkeley

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  • Username: irisberkeley
  • Music host/producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Portfolio

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Modern Jetset #092 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new music from Kishi Bashi, M Ross Perkins, and L'Entourloop, plus Anatolian psych faves and a few jets to Brazil.
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Modern Jetset #093 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new music from Akin Amusan and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, plus vintage Brazilian Girls and some tasty Belgian popcorn.
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Modern Jetset #094 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new tracks from Benny Sings, The Smile, and Sudan Archives, plus favorites from Freedom Fry, Can, and more.
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Modern Jetset #095 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new sounds from The Diasonics, DJ Vadim and Kate Bollinger, plus some roots reggae and dub to soothe your soul.
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Modern Jetset #096 (58:00)
From: Iris Berkeley

Featuring new tracks from Salvator Dragatto and Mike Clark and the Sugar Sounds, plus a rarity reissue from Kishi Bashi - and more.

About Me

I've been making music shows in some form or another (broadcast, podcast, mixtapes) since 1997 — including the launch of the late, great KVCU Radio 1190 (Boulder, Colo.) in 1998 and a regular slot on the Afternoon Sound Alternative on KGNU (Boulder/Denver, Colo.) since 2019. I've also been lucky enough to travel the world since 2011 as a DJ at Argentine tango dance festivals, and the USA playing everything from funk to lounge to jazz to freeform pop at a variety of events big and small.

Since 2020, I've been the host/producer of Modern Jetset, an hour-long weekly music show with a focus on eclectic new releases and the vintage influences that feed them. Come fly with me!

Website: irisberkeley.com
Instagram: @irisberkeley
Twitter: @irisberkeley

My Groups:
Favorite Shows: KEXP Friday Night, Ripley Johnson's Head Zone, Gilles Peterson on 6Music, TerraSonic, WEFUNK, pretty much anything on Le Mellotron, Morning Becomes Eclectic in the Nic Harcourt era
Influences: Big sunglasses, cocktail shakers, secret agents, silk scarves, reckless nostalgia, reckless juxtaposition, midnight city wandering, your favorite used bookstore, long-forgotten stories, international women and men of mystery

Availability

Iris is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Internationally.

Skills

  • Writing
  • Advanced Web Knowledge
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Station-Based Fundraising Production
  • Music Consulting
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • HTML: Moderate to High
  • Voice Talent
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High

Available For

  • Voiceover
  • Long Walks on the Beach
  • Music Programming
  • Interviewing

Equipment

  • Recording Studio
  • Specialized Mics
  • DAT Recorder
  • Adobe Audition
  • Cassette Recorder
  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Minidisk Recorder
  • Live broadcast using audio over IP (Telos Z/IP)

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • German

Work Experience

Music host/producer at KGNU (Boulder/Denver, Colo),  January 2019 - Present

Music host/producer at KVCU (Boulder, Colo),  January 2019 - Present

Live event DJ at Independent,  January 2011 - Present

Voiceover and narration services at Independent,  January 2004 - Present

Music host/producer at KUCB/KVCU (Boulder, Colo),  January 1997 - January 2001

Previously Aired On

KGNU (Boulder/Denver, Colo.), KVCU (Boulder, Colo.), KHEN (Salida, Colo.), RadioRethink.com

Education

University of Colorado, BS, Journalism

University of Colorado, BA, Music

Awards

  • Westword Best of Denver: Readers' Choice, Best Radio DJ, 2022

Additional Information

Affiliations:  
Other Web sites: http://afterfm.com/irisberkeley