Great Job, Internet!: Read This: An exit interview with Obama’s White House DJ

Barack Obama, perhaps the most musically savvy politician ever to serve as Commander in Chief, will vacate the White House in January 2017. One person who will harbor especially fond memories of the waning Obama era is DJ Mel, the Austin, Texas musician who has been playing top-level events for the president for the last four years, starting on election night in November 2012. DJ Mel was also behind the turntables at Obama’s inauguration in Chicago. As the election nears, DJ Mel talks about his experiences with TrackRecord‘s Jessie Peterson. The DJ discusses how he initially got the job, what kinds of songs he could and could not play, and what it’s like to work at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally. (“It reminded me of election night, but on a smaller scale.”) DJ Mel also gives his musical thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and what …

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