Mason Axel Windels

When Mason Axel Windels came to CJLO with a all vinyl based show, we were ready to hire him on the spot, he was full of energy, had a great concept and was ready to go from day one. Sadly the bureaucratic stuff meant he had to wait but even before Mason was on air he was DJing CJLO events on both the Downtown and Loyola campuses. Just giving the crowd a taste of what he would do on his show soon enough. In just 7 months, Mason has made a name for himself and winning The Welcome to the Jungle Award for Best New Show didn't hurt. Mason was sent the DJ of the week questionnaire, here are his answers -


What is your DJ alias? & what are its origins?
I don’t really have one yet exactly, but I will just say “Good Old Don”
It’s from a sweater I got at Value Village, I find it quite hilarious.

What is your show name?
Midnight Love Affair

What genre?
Soul/Funk/Hip Hop/Jazz/Electronic/Yacht Rock

How long have you been at CJLO?
Since October, 2010

What is the best thing about working at CJLO?
The fun everyone has!

Describe your show as a potential life partner. What are its qualities?
It is that warm loving feeling that you experience when you join your already-slumber significant other in bed after a long day. Few, if any, words are exchanged, but for no reason, as they will be repeated in the morning since they were half-asleep anyways and won’t remember what you told them.

Two reasons you host a show
1) I want to use the records that I have spent so much money on,
2) I want to give people something nice to listen to late at night, whatever they happen to be doing.

What do you think makes your show unique?
That is an all-vinyl love appreciation fest.

If you weren't doing your show, in what other ways would you express yourself?
I would write slow dance songs on old Yamaha and Casio keyboards, or try at least.

What was the biggest turning point in your musical journey?
Either when I decided to put on shows of my own to showcase my friends/local bands, or when I found my mother’s George Benson “Give me the Night” album.

Fill in the blanks
If I could travel back in time and bring back anyone, I would bring back Napoleon. Because I want to shadow him from everything for long enough to show him ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ and tell him that that is what society has come to view his legacy, hoping he falls for it.

What are your 2 favorite albums of all time?
Give Me The Night – George Benson & Homework – Daft Punk

What is the one piece of technology you cannot live without?
For the cliché continuity of my show, I have to say a turntable, but I imagine that is not something I would choose in a life or death situation.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Can never decide

For more with Mason tune into Midnight Love Affair on CJLO 1690AM every Sunday at 11pm.