::About:.

DJ Lotus is a highly experienced club and radio DJ with a passion for New Wave, Dark Wave, Electronic, Synth Wave, and Industrial music. With a diverse background in the music industry, he has entertained audiences in prominent cities such as San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Bakersfield.


In addition to his DJ skills, DJ Lotus is a self-proclaimed music nerd, tech enthusiast, and an all-around nerd. His deep knowledge and love for music genres make him a go-to DJ for those seeking a unique and captivating musical experience. Whether you’re looking for a night of dancing at a club or radio/streaming show to discover new tunes, DJ Lotus is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

DJ Lotus embarked on his DJ career in the 1980s, initially gaining experience as a mobile DJ for Paradise Sound. He became well-versed in entertaining crowds at various events, including high school and college dances, weddings, and class reunions. Following this early venture, DJ Lotus swiftly transitioned to the club scene of Bakersfield, California.

During his time in Bakersfield, DJ Lotus joined KKXX as an on-air personality and had the privilege of hosting and programming two distinctive shows: X-Factor Radio, showcasing alternative rock music, and Planet X, dedicated to electronic music. His sarcasm and eclectic taste in music made him a beloved figure among listeners. Subsequently, X-Factor Radio made its way to KRAB Radio, with DJ Lotus as host and programmer.

In the 1990s, DJ Lotus ventured further and found himself in the scenic city of San Luis Obispo, where he secured a position at KSLY. Here, he embraced the role of production director and on-air personality while also serving as the host and programmer of The Other Side, a show dedicated to alternative rock. Despite his radio commitments, his passion for DJing in clubs remained, and he continued to mesmerize club-goers in San Luis Obispo. Additionally, DJ Lotus would make weekend trips to Santa Barbara, where he was an on-air personality at KHTY.

As the millennium approached, DJ Lotus journey led him to San Francisco, where he embarked on a new professional endeavor outside the realm of radio. Nevertheless, his passion of DJing persisted, and he continued to captivate audiences with his electrifying performances at clubs.

In the early 2000s, fate brought DJ Lotus back to his hometown of Bakersfield. Here, he further expanded his radio career, gracing the airwaves of multiple stations as an on-air personality.

Throughout his musical odyssey, DJ Lotus has enjoyed captivating listeners and club-goers alike with his undeniable talent and unwavering dedication to his craft.

::Clubs/Radio:.

:: Clubs 1989-2000s:.

Danse Macabre (San Francisco)
Club Delusions (San Luis Obispo)
Club Egregious (San Luis Obispo)
Tortilla Flats (San Luis Obispo)
Club Zebra (San Luis Obispo)
The Graduate (San Luis Obispo)
Spikes (Bakersfield)
Sharky’s (Bakersfield)
The Underground (Bakersfield)
Romper Room (Bakersfield)
Club OZ (Bakersfield)
Al Polowski’s (Bakersfield)
Woody’s (Bakersfield)
Moonlight Lounge (Bakersfield)
Cheney’s (Bakersfield)
Banana Bar (Bakersfield)
Maitia’s (Bakersfield)
Mannequin’s (Bakersfield)
Sharks (Bakersfield)
John Bryan’s (Bakersfield)
Goose Loonies (Bakersfield)
On The Rocks (Bakersfield)

:: Radio Stations 1991-2003 :.

KSLY, KXFM, KSTT (San Luis Obispo- Production Director, On-Air Personality, and host of The Other Side)
KHTY (Santa Barbara On-Air Personality)
KRAB, KKXX (Bakersfield On-Air Personality, Promotions Director, and host of X-Factor Radio)
KLLY (Bakersfield On-Air Personality)
Real Rock 104.3 (Bakersfield On-Air Personality)

::Sample Media:.

::Sample Media:.

DJ Lotus demo song transitions
DJ Lotus demo mix of Depeche Mode, New Order, & The Cure
Depeche Mode, The Cure, New Order 1 hour show that I mixed. Only the first 30 minutes recorded.

::Blog:.

  • DJ Lotus – Dark Comes Early 101523
    Here is tonights show for you to listen to. Leathers – HighriseThe Black Queen – Secret ScreamJoy Division – Transmission (2020 Digital Remaster)INXS – Black and WhiteBob Moses – Round & RoundLM.ORG – Hidden Place Into A ForestBrokenchord – CHRCHalways centered at night – transitLiela Moss – Vanishing ShadowsNocturnal Sunshine – FoundationHot Chip – Line …
  • My first “rig”…
    I had been bugging the cover band the Hitmen to let me DJ with them for a few months. Up till then I had mainly worked at a mobile DJ company doing all kinds of events (even the Hands Across America event). The Hitmen would play for 40 minutes and a DJ would play for …
  • Will DJ for Food!?!
    I used to DJ regularly in Bakersfield/San Luis Obispo at any club I wanted to, and I even did guest spots in Santa Barbara/San Francisco. But now, after being away from the club scene for so long I have the itch to start DJing again. I’m starting to do some streaming sets to build up …
  • Halloween Playlist Catch Up
    I have been slacking. I was going to add a new song every day. Well, here is a post to get caught up. Adding six songs to get caught up to 14 songs on 10/14, The Cramps – Zombie DanceBauhaus – Bella Lugosi’s DeadMisfits – Dig up Her BonesLove and Rockets – Haunted When the …
  • DJ Lotus Flashback Mix 10/13/2023
    2 hour mix of flashbacks. Normal time slot is Tuesdays 9pm Central for the Flashback Mix. # Artist name Track name 1 Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun 2 Madonna Into the Groove 3 Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (New York Mix) 4 Depeche Mode Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach) 5 Soft Cell Tainted …
  • Background Noize 10-12-23
    DJ Lotus mix of darker/slower tempo/mood songs. Every Thursday Night 9pm Central. I try to do a mix of older and somewhat current music. I am constantly looking for more music. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Nine Million Rainy DaysThe Agnes Circle – PorcelainJoy Division – DecadesThe Cult – A Flower in the DesertGary …
  • DJ Lotus Heavy Mix
    Here is a heavy mix that I am working on. I want to get it up to over 2 hours. Human Waste Project – DogKorn – ClownPantera – Cowboys From HellSoundgarden – Rusty CageVideodrone – Ty Jonathan DownFilter – Hey Man Nice ShotStone Temple Pilots – Wicked GardenTool – IntoleranceMonster Magnet – Negasonic Teenage WarheadOrgy …
  • Reckless – Romeo Void & Dramarama
    From my Tuesday night flashback show. Random that Romeo Void was playing on this part of the video loop and even crazier how great Dramarama – Anything Anything works with this dance scene from the movie Reckless. The beat/attitude, the song sound change when he stops dancing, the guitar sound when he is shoved to …
  • Digital Jukeboxes Ruined the Dive Bar
    In the 90s, during the dot-com era, I had the opportunity to propose my idea for a digital jukebox at the company that I worked at. Back then, jukeboxes played a significant role in bars, as they often determined whether the bar was a hit or a miss. Each jukebox had a unique selection of …
  • 10/5/23 building the Halloween playlist
    The Ramones – Pet Semetary

DJ Lotus – Dark Comes Early 101523

Here is tonights show for you to listen to. Leathers – HighriseThe Black Queen – Secret ScreamJoy Division – Transmission (2020 Digital Remaster)INXS – Black and WhiteBob Moses – Round & RoundLM.ORG – Hidden Place Into A ForestBrokenchord – CHRCHalways centered at night – transitLiela Moss – Vanishing ShadowsNocturnal Sunshine – FoundationHot Chip – Line …