Aug 132012
 

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A voyage into the soft & quiet spaces of the beatless realm. This is a live recording of my ambient set from Floasis, a downtempo gathering that happens in Southern California from time to time. We planned the flow for ambient music from midnight to sunrise, so our guests could choose to listen or be lullabied as they slept. I’ve made ambient studio mixes before, but this was my first time playing an ambient set out, live. It’s a work in progress.

Mastering done to perfection, as usual, by Brian Saitzyk.

1. Idlemode – Late Rate
2. Mantsevich Dzenis – November
3. Cepia – Public Address
4. VidasM – Lime Flavour
5. Melorman – One
6. Phobium – Another Orbit Around the Sun
7. Electricwest – Niche
8. Rumpistol and Red Baron – Howie
9. Stephan Mathieu – Schwarzschild Radius
10. Essáy – Origami
11. Miasma – Serum Switch
12. Carbon Based Lifeforms – Betula Pendula
13. Metaphorical Cloud – Morphing
14. Wombatmusic – Along the Way (release no longer available)
15. The Host – 3am Surfing
16. Julian Neto – Questionable Things
17. Mike Shannon, Takeshi Nishimoto, Blue Fields – Open Your Eyes

Jun 112012
 

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In May of this year, the Full Moon fell on the day of my birth, and so I was able to play a set on my actual birthday – something I’d never been able to do before. In fact, I was playing at the actual time of my birth as well – such a treat. I’d been collecting a bunch of new music that branched out into a more glitchy, IDM-like space than I’d ever played before, and I was inspired. I also knew it would likely be a longer set to play, as people might not be ready to wind all the way down after the usual 1.5-2 hours. I had so much fun playing! Even more delightful, when my set was finished, as I stood there packing up my gear, I was surprised by a spontaneous singing of “Happy birthday” from the 60-odd folks who were left on the dancefloor. As I looked out among friendly faces of my beloved community, I felt more at home than ever. How’d we get so lucky?

Tracklist:

1. Iacchus – Boss Frog
2. Hibernation – Beautiful Sky
3. J Viewz – Feeler
4. Friends Electric – Pondlife
5. Metaphorical Cloud – Gardens
6. Keramick & Lobo – Answers (Rumpistol Mix)
7. Rumpistol – G.T.
8. Auma – The Old Magick
9. Random Rab – Shishala
10. Trifonic – Infiltration
11. Kodomo – Concept 10
12. Of Porcelain – Remembering Self
13. Mauxuam – B4 After
14. Doof – Mantra
15. Bluetech – Emerald Epiphytes (KiloWatts RattleFunk Mix)
16. Occam – Midnight Taper
17. Lunchbox – Swordfish
18. Hibernation – Seven Steps
19. Trifonic – Parks On Fire
20. Murya – Grey Daze
21. Pilgrims of the Mind – Sandcastle
22. Berkstroem – Melodic Jewel
23. Deep Dive Corp – Lucsus
24. Hermitude – Mystical Herm’s
25. Obo – Slide Burn I & II
26. Parov Stelar – I Hold You
27. The Eff Word – TBC (Crustation Slow Mix)
28. Orbient – In Time
29. I Awake – Reflecting Impulses
30. Electricwest – Bruises
31. Carbon Based Lifeforms – Endospore
32. Helios – Jaguar Sun

 

May 222012
 

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I am happy to share my set from our glorious adventure in Mexico in April…Aural Guacamole, recorded live at Electric Poncho. The weather was HOT and the surroundings sublime. Accordingly, the beats are mellow so as not to raise anyone’s body temperature too much. Enjoy 🙂

Tracklist:

1. Occam – Invocation
2. Lemonchill – Mantra (Erot Remix)
3. Naturelement – Double Trouble
4. Yello – Till Tomorrow
5. Bent Intent – Deca
6. Desolate – Divinus
7. Ben Beiny – Start Again
8. Tapage – One of Seven
9. Auma – Machromatic
10. NQ – Every Home Has a Knife
11. Liquid Stranger – Far and Beyond
12. The Mollusk – Exodus
13. Hinkstep – Moonwalk on Mushroom Street
14. Nicolas Jaar – Colomb
15. Melorman – Celia
16. Auma – Sygnal
17. In:Formation – Csillaut (with Shamane)
18. Keramick & Lobo – Left & Right
19. Of Porcelain – Here For Now
20. Patchwork – Fimpomat
21. Hibernation – Time of Fire
22. Bathysphere – Augusta
23. Seven Ark – Glass Shattering Under Water
24. Deru – Echoes of Me
25. Tipper – Daved and Confused
26. Tycho – Send and Receive

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
 

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Dubmission Records asked me to make a mix from their catalogue for their 15th anniversary.

Tracklist:
Third Ear Audio – Intro
WooB – 10 Ton Laboratory
Third Ear Audio – Up in Smoke
Pitch Black – Speech (International Observer Mix)
Pitch Black – Electric Earth (DC Mix)
Pitch Black – Ape to Angel
Blu – Dubmarine
Third Ear Audio – Ethereality
Pitch Black – 1000 Mile Drift (Simon Flowers Lost at Sea Mix)
Pitch Black – Freefall (Alucidnation’s Lucid Dream Mix)
Steffe – Heart of Fire
Pitch Black – Freefall (Alucidnation Remix)
Doof – Baba, We Love Dub So
Pitch Black – Harmonia (Krusseldorf Remix)

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 designed this set for a holiday party hosted by my former photography school in Los Angeles. It’s cocktail-party music with jazzy elements and a little trip hop.

Tracklist:

Sola Rosa – Sleepwalker
Tosca – Every Day and Every Night
Sandspider – The Groove
Dave Wallace – Expressions (Part 2)
Fink – Good Day for Hippos
The Eff Word – TBC (Crustation Slow Mix)
Nick Nack – Unarmed & Dangerous
George Pallikaris – In Search Of
Crustation – Hey
9 Lazy 9 – Electric Lazyman (Journeyman’s Remix)
PolyGroovers – Mon Chaton
Megablast – Sun
Uptight People – Get Uptight Man
Noiseshaper – Dunk
Daddy’s Favourite – Do It
Sonoluce – Eye Move (Baby Mammoth Remix)
Black Mighty Orchestra – Ocean Beach (Cybophonia Remix)
Mama Oliver – Eastwest (Stoned Together)
Tosca – Orozco (Dubphonic Dub)
Plastyc Buddha – String Vibe (Minus 8 Remix)
Praful – Sigh (Maneesh de Moor Remix)
Baby Mammoth – Finale (Vana-Bar Remix)
DJ Food – Gold in My Pocket
dZihan & Kamien – Stiff Jazz
Electroslide – Pick Me Up