Spring has sprung! I spent a glorious weekend out in Joshua Tree, where the wildflowers were fully going…err..wild. Unlike other weekends this season, the purpose of my visit to JT was to attend and play at a private party for some new friends I had made recently. These friends are full-on aerial circus performers with a huge barn that they’ve turned into a big top circus area. It was so cool! I loved the environment and the people were pretty nice too.
The birthday boy had requested a specific energy flow and aesthetic for my closing set (after a night of dance music) and as people settled into cuddle puddles on the giant foam mats and blankets, I saw my opportunity to create a journey of heart-centered music, finishing with mellow bedtime music, since everyone was staying the night and no one had to drive anywhere. (It’s a consideration for closing downtempo sets, as I never want to lull someone into sleepytime if they have a several-hours-long drive home right afterward) And so, I bring you this mix, chock full of many of my favorite classic tunes. I really wasn’t trying to showcase new and/or unusual sounds so much as provide soothing and rhythmic sounds for people who had been partying all night. It was met with great enthusiasm, and after the last track I joined them for a spell.