Years DJing: Formally, I've been playing out for about seven years. I'm a lifelong, if lapsed, musician and a compulsive and omnivorous consumer of recorded sound, so it was equally a natural transition and retroactive justification for my best and worst excesses.
Genre: If one pictured a Venn diagram with segments representing Steely Dan, Ashford & Simpson and late-era Weather Report, I'm in the middle trying to figure out how to keep people from leaving the bar. I've also toyed with "Modern Dad" and "DX7th Heaven."
Craziest gig: Nothing immediately springs to mind at like a Jimmy Page/misdemeanor charges/"waking up on a kibbutz with the touring cast of Cats" level. But in recent memory I played with Tony Remple of Musique Plastique and there was table dancing as well as interpretive rug flapping. So suffice to say the fuse had been lit.
My go-to records: "Let Me Kiss You Baby" by Fern Kinney; "Adventures in Success" by Will Powers; "Gone Flying" by Phil Manzanera; "On a Day Like Today" by Gichy Dan's Beachwood #9; "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker" by Prince.
Don't ever ask me to play…: One memorable night involved a Swedish couple where the male representative repeatedly requested some Sepultura, which "would make big party happen," so let's just say I'd be OK if that's a one-shot deal.
NEXT GIG: Benjamin spins at Moloko, 3967 N Mississippi Ave., with Natural Magic, on Thursday, Oct. 26. 9 pm. Free. 21+.