Mar 242017
 

March is often a favorite month for a Moontribe Full Moon Gathering. The weather can be amazing, not too cold at night and toasty during the day (but not blisteringly so). Lots of people have been hibernating for the winter. If FMG falls on a weekend, it’s practically paving the way for a happy and well-attended event. That’s what this past gathering was like. Well over 1000 people, all smiles, happy to be out amongst friends old and new, enjoying the warmth. The vibe was on point, and I was honored to be invited to play the closing set, which was timed just right to end just after moonrise (hence the title). The energy is a little all over the place, as I was reading the last dregs of energy from the crowd and adjusting accordingly. It was at the end of 24 hours of party, so most people were a little worse for the wear – me included. I’ve learned to accept that the live sets when I’m sleep-deprived may contain a rough mix or two – at least to my ears. I was told many times people enjoyed the track selection so it feels like a good mix to share.

Tracklist:

1. Kaya Project – Deep Kaya (Zen Baboon mix)
2. Desert Dwellers – Bodhi Tree Dub (Amani’s Desert Freak Remix)
3. Deep Dive Corp – Lucsus
4. Squarepusher – Plaistow Flex Out
5. EU – Love Me
6. Boards of Canada – Aquarius
7. Sola Rosa – Scratch Apprentice
8. 3 Wise Monkeys – It’s Gonna Rain
9. Hello Mellow – Eat Sleep Sit Repeat
10. Sixis & Expedizion – Awakening World (Sixis Revision)
11. Beatroots – Nutritious Dub
12. Kangding Ray – Palisades
13. Martins Garden – Jinn
14. Shen – Embrace (Deadbeat’s Soaking in the Dub Mix)
15. Patio – Sofa Bunk Bed
16. The Flashbulb – Parkways
17. Pilgrims of the Mind – Sandcastle
18. Ishdub feat. Davide Cataro – Introspective (Kaya Project Remix)
19. Pitch Black – Filtered Senses
20. D-Echo Project – Howl (Hibernation Mix)
21. Motion Drive – Deep Fried Dub
22. AtYya – Emanating (Hakuu Remix)
23. iinaK – Falling Out
24. Krusseldorf – Rain Across the Gemini
25. Edamame – Indigo Pigments
26. Data Rebel – Icikle
27. Ocoeur – Light

Nov 102016
 

New Year’s Day, 2016: I was celebrating the new year with my Floasis crew of downtempo musicians and DJs, as we had been invited to program 2 blocks of music in the mornings of a 4-day campout festival called Tropical Oasis. On the first morning of 2016, I opened for none other than Bluetech, one of my favorite artists and also a dear friend. I’d crafted this set to have a dubby psychill flow in order to warm people up for Bluetech’s amazing music – in more ways than one. Temperatures were below freezing in the dawn hours so it was only barely above freezing when I started playing. Thankfully I did have a dancefloor and kept people moving through the slow grooves as much as possible.

The cold weather played havoc with Bluetech’s equipment so I ended up playing longer than expected while things were sorted out, so there are some gaps toward the end of the mix when I kept thinking he was ready to play.

Aug 062016
 

I’ve been hibernating lately, as if you hadn’t noticed. A necessary side effect of switching gears. A few months back I started using Traktor to play out instead of Ableton Live, which has been my tool of choice since 2007. I wanted to be more spontaneous in my track selection, like I used to be when I started playing in 2005, and since most of my Floasis crew uses Traktor, it just made sense.

It’s been a bit of a learning curve, and so while I’ve been recording most of my sets lately (as reference points for later to understand where I need to improve), this one stood out to me as enjoyable just as it is. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

This summer I was invited to submit a mix to the music team of a small-ish underground campout music festival called Friends and Family Campout, or FNF. I played in an amazing indoor space called the Heart Lodge, which was decked out not only with amazing decor, but also a couple dozen large mats adorned with fuzzy blankets a lots of pillows. The theme of the music I chose was “cuddle”.

Tracklist:

1. Ocoeur – Timeless
2. Electricwest – Bruises
3. Hinkstep – Sno (Instrumental)
4. M-Seven – Observatory
5. Nicolas Jaar – Colomb
6. Lab’s Cloud – Hypnotes
7. Kuba – Amber
8. Occam – La Dolce Vita
9. Rocket Empire – Red Room (feat. Chuck Love)
10. Occam – Midnight Taper
11. Module – Fragments of You (feat. Rhian Sheehan + Tom Firth)
12. Desolate – Pain
13. Circular – 3 Moons
14. il:lo – Var (Rework Bonus)
15. Scann-Tec – Phaeton Remains

Feb 072012
 

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My first new studio mix in a while. It’s been an interesting year, with my creative time being split more between DJ bookings and photography, and not nearly as much time in the studio as I would have liked. Hence, the fact that I’ve been sitting on this mix for 11 months, hoping to find some time to tinker with it and add some special touches. Now that it’s done, I am happy to present it to you.

Tracklist:

1. Pharoelidae – Vector Equilibrium
2. Rena – Photosynthesis (Nalepa Mix)
3. Mirror System – Mirror Beach (Pitch Black Sands Rerub)
4. Spectralite – Ocean
5. Tranquility Bass – Ionosphere
6. Pitch Black – Flex (Automattic Rerub)
7. Eat Static – Abnormal Interference
8. Third Ear Audio – Just a Moment
9. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
10. Hibernation – Lazy Radio
11. Square Key – Bridges
12. Vakuum Sounds – A Journey After a Snakebite
13. Cell – The Gate
14. Deru – Echoes of Me
15. Seven Ark – Sixteen
16. Jon Hopkins – A Drifting Up
17. Shen – Embrace (Deadbeat’s Soaking In The Dub Remix)
18. Bluetech – Elementary Particles (Re-Edit)
19. Rumpistol – Nice Man
20. Eu – Love Me
21. Orsten – Fleur Blanche
22. Portishead – Wandering Star
23. Sola Rosa – Scratch Apprentice
24. Forss – Paradigm Shift
25. Long Arm – The Branches (Instrumental)

Sep 282010
 

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This mix aired Sept. 17 2010 on Echo Beach dub show for Terry C. and WLUW-FM. An excerpt of a set I played at a SoCal daytime gathering. Dub and some eclectic chill.

Tracklist:

Bahramji & Maneesh de Moor – Dreamcatcher
International Observer – Mudshark Lick
Pitch Black – Transient Transmission (Deep Fried Dub)
Ott – From Trunch to Stromness
Desert Dwellers – Yoga Dub Mystic
Vibrasphere – Northern Sunsets
Helios – Nine Black Alps
Leo Abraham – Spider (Jon Hopkins Remix)
DJ Zen – I Believe
Bluetech – Green Sophia
Third Ear Audio – Up In Smoke
Paddy Free – Lali
Deep Dive Corp – Lucsus
Shen – Tenryu-Ji
Bob Marley – Put It On (Groove Corporation Mix)

Sep 282010
 
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Take a journey through dimensions. This was a set I designed for an exhibit of psychedelic art showcased at the Temple of Visions gallery in downtown L.A. Ethereal, mellow beats and serious spaciousness.

Tracklist:

Fredrik Öhr – A Day For Great Deeds
Omnimotion – Being
Moshic – Keeps Me Soft
Fredrik Öhr – Eating Fog
Desert Dwellers – Point of Awakening
Solar Fields – Sol
All India Radio – Open Sky Experiment (ST-244 remix)
Cell – The Gate
Solar Fields – Discovering
Spectralite – Ocean
Aerium Me3dian – Radiant Plankton
Cell – Risky Nap Under Blue Tree
Rena Jones – Photosynthesis (Nalepa remix)
All India Radio – Life and How To Do It
Naga and Amb – A Huri
Kuba – Through a Lense
Pharoelidae – Vector Equilibriums
Desert Dwellers – Ever Expanding
Lusine – Stones Throw

Sep 282010
 

Unfortunately, I no longer have the lossless WAV version of this mix so I’ve posted the 320 mp3 I still have. If you can download it, I would recommend doing so, as streaming it from SoundCloud will result in it being transcoded twice. Download from SoundCloud link above, or from here.

One of my favorite anniversary sets for Moontribe was for the 16-year anniversary, in 2009. It was the closing set, winding the gathering down after three solid days of amazing music and celebration, and it was the first time I ever got asked to play an encore…and then the entire dancefloor came together, me included, into a circle of holding hands, smiling faces, and love, so much love. A truly memorable moment that feeds my soul.

Tracklist:

1. Rumpistol – Sdr Fasanvej Kl. Ca. 22:00
2.The Black Seeds – Almost Home (Jet Jaguar remix)
3. Tranquility Bass – Ionosphere
4. Alexkid – Day 3
5. Canedrive – Cut n Run
6. Sunday Sessions – Look Back in Wonder
7. Hardfloor – Dubdope
8. Langoth – What a Family (Karuan Mix)
9. Noiseshaper – Dunk
10. Eighty Mile Beach – There Are No Right Angles Found in Nature (Thievery Corp. mix)
11. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk – Socks and Strings and SP12
13. Sola Rosa – Scratch Apprentice
14. Tipper – Daved and Confused
15. Tycho – Send and Receive
16. Keramick and Lobo – Nocturne
17. Xerxes – Angelina (Miu’s I Pick Olives from the Sun Mix)

Sep 282010
 
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This is an excerpt of a set designed for the record release party of “Chime”, a compilation released by Ball of Waxx Records. I played the opening set at Technique/Zanzibar. It’s an exploration of slightly more IDM/minimal sounds than anything I had tried before.

Tracklist:

Mantaray – Discovery
Aerostatic – Continuous
Nalepa – Breakfast in Bed
Brothomstates – Mdrmx
Dub Tractor – A Second
Rumpistol – Nice Man
Eu – Love Me
Boards of Canada – In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Rena Jones – The Passing Storm
Helios – Radiohead Remix 2
Hibernation – Melt
Kangding Ray – Palisades
Sympath – Zero Sum
Kiln – Flycatcher
Benge – Elan

Sep 282010
 

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I had the distinct honor of playing on a lineup with three good friends at Club Zanzibar one night. This set was directly inspired by their presence, and features many tracks produced by friends and friends of friends. A little dub, a bit of psychill, a smattering of trip hop, and a whole lot of love.

Tracklist:

Maneesh de Moor – Oracle
Helios – Nine Black Alps
Leo Abraham – Spider (Jon Hopkins Remix)
Bahramji & Maneesh de Moor – Dreamcatcher
Radiate – Witchkraft
Saru – Something Stronger (Greg Long Mix)
Paddy Free – Lali
Karuan – Feeling of Us Two
Orbient – In Time
The Jazzual Suspects – Ba Dada
Sola Rosa – Scratch Apprentice
Xerxes – Pirayana
Bluetech – Kingdom of the Blind (Third I Mix)
Hibernation – Trickle
Sympath – Zero Sum
Jon Hopkins – Sleepwalker
The Flashbulb – Addict Swelling
Shakatura – Sage