Mark “Frosty” McNeill is a DJ, radio host, sonic curator, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker, record producer, university professor, and creative community builder based in Los Angeles.
He’s the founder of dublab.com, a pioneering web radio station that has been exploring wide-spectrum music since 1999. McNeill hosts Celsius Drop, a weekly dublab radio show and has produced long-running programs for Red Bull Radio, Marfa Public Radio, and KPFK 90.7fm.
As an Annenberg Fellow in the University of Southern California's Arts Journalism Masters Program, McNeill produced an internationally celebrated radio documentary examining Alice Coltrane’s devotional music which evolved into the liner notes of an album on Luaka Bop and live performance for Pop-Up Magazine.
McNeill has co-curated/produced the Pacific Breeze compilations of Japanese City Pop music for Light in the Attic Records as well as Somewhere Between, a forthcoming album focused on experimental Japanese pop. He has curated custom music experiences for major brands and arts organizations including Ace Hotel, Mast Brothers, TED, Nissan, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Red Bull, etc. Frosty is the curator of exhibition soundtracks for The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He serves on the boards of Future Roots Inc. and Meredith Monk’s House Foundation for the Arts and is a Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow.
McNeill is co-director of the music documentaries Secondhand Sureshots and LAFMS: how low can you go? and co-producer of the KCET Television programs Border Blaster and Artbound: The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy. A longtime music journalist, McNeill has interviewed hundreds of artists including Björk, James Brown, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Ella Jenkins, Laurie Anderson, Popcaan, Meredith Monk, Flying Lotus, Big Jay McNeely, and John Cale. His output on a multitude of international media platforms is focused on transcendent sonic experiences.