Working as a KCRW DJ is a dream come true for Mario Cotto, a preacher’s kid from North Philadelphia.
A former middle school teacher and improviser, Mario moved to LA to pursue a career in sketch comedy. He started volunteering at KCRW, assisting longtime DJ’s Eric J. Lawrence, Jason Bentley, Chris Douridas and Tom Schnabel. Once Mario realized he was spending more time at the station than at the theater, he knew this was where he belonged.
Jose Padilla’s last (and most recent) release for International Feel was a deliciously woozy 12″ called “Solito“. The totally Romantic diminutive of alone, “Solito” perhaps found Padilla exorcising some spirits of loneliness. That…