Feb 202017
 

I let this mix sit in my archives while I battled the perfectionist inside. This was a live recording I made of a set I played in the summer of 2016, my first set playing out again with Traktor after almost a decade of using Ableton instead. I heard all kinds of roughness when I first listened to it, as I was just getting reacquainted with how mixing differs from one program to another. The rigidity of Ableton for DJing allowed me to strive for perfection, but that’s not always what live mixes are for, as I’ve been reminded. And so, upon listening to it several months later, I enjoyed it a lot more and decided it passed muster.

Mastering by Blend Mastering.

Tracklist:

1. Eat Static – The Wreckage
2. Kuba – Amber
3. Tosca – Every Day and Every Night
4. Kuba – Mura
5. Bluetech – Green Sophia
6. The Sushi Club – Mujo
7. D-Echo Project – Calmness
8. Govinda – Calm
9. Random Rab – Vapour Train
10. Air – Modular Mix
11. Hibernation – Singularity
12. Amberland – Plastic Heart
13. Luis Vaquero – Open Your Eyes
14. Asonat – We Have Come So Far Again
15. Erwin Van Moll – The Great Lover
16. Tosca – Springer
17. Alex Cortiz – Back on Track
18. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
19. Monophobic – Sureshot
20. Puff Dragon – Chinese Radio
21. Beatfarmer – Cosmic Playground – Cosmic 2015 Mix
22. Bugseed – Enough and to Spare
23. Govinda – Union of Body and Sound
24. The Black Seeds – Almost Home (Jet Jaguar Mix)
25. Eddie Silverton – Groovy Babylon
26. D-Echo Project – Wind Trails

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.

Mar 072015
 

Stream from link above, or download MP3 here.

This was a set I created for Tropical’s 16th anniversary campout held at a yoga retreat center in California. Most of the weekend’s music was house music, but there was a block of ambient-into-downtempo on Saturday morning. Starts off ambient and rises into danceable trip hop & downtempo.

The recording of my set had technical issues, so this is a recreation in my studio. Mastered by Brian Saitzyk.

Tracklist:

1. Erothyme – Sunshine Through Speakers (feat. Madelion Moondrop)

2. Giyo – Astro (Give You All I Can)
3. Orchid Star – Wildflower Feat. Myo & Samanta Ray (Pete Ardron Remix)
4. Fresh Moods – Decisions I Made
5. Romo – Awakening
6. Bomb the Bass & Lali Puna – Clearcut (Arovane’s Amx)
7. Bronx Dogs – Cosmos
8. Govinda – City of Pleasure
9. Kaleidoscope Jukebox – Flame Thrower
10. Mr. Squatch – To and Fro
11. Nightmares on Wax – 70s 80s
12. The Eff Word – TBC (Crustation Mix)
13. Backini – Electro Industry
14. Parov Stelar – If I Had You
15. Ugress – Fields of Thieves (2000)
16. Backini – Champagne Flute
17. 40 Winks – Kodak Moment (Long Arm Remix)
18. D-Echo Project – Wind Trails
19. Govinda – Two Become One

Apr 182012
 

Spring has been a busy season around here so far, and we’re not even halfway through it! Next up is a dream gig – a music festival taking place at a gorgeous hot springs campground in Baja, Mexico. I’ve played there before, years ago, and have always wanted to return. Private hot springs pools in each campsite, a larger warm pool big enough for a hundred people, and a 20-minute walk to a waterfall that’s to die for…what more could a downtempo DJ ask for? I’ll be taking some pictures for sure, so hopefully will have something to share when the dust settles after my return.

The event is called Electric Poncho and online ticket sales have concluded, but I believe there are still onsite tickets for sale by cash only on a first come first serve basis…check out the Website for more information.

After that, I’ll be playing a special birthday closing set at the Moontribe May Full Moon Gathering, and then it’s time for a week spent visiting family in the Midwest. My weekend duffel bag seems to always be at the ready these days!