Mar 072018
 

This is the second half of a recording of my set on the chill stage at Desert Escape in October 2017. The first half is called “Ebb”, so this one I called “Flow”. There was a natural break in the aesthetic of the music which caused me to want to release them as separate mixes. This mix is a bit more urban and established, with some classic tunes, while the other is grounded in newer styles of music.

Tracklist:
1. Hibernation – Colours
2. Sick-E – Dark Matter
3. DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Mu-Getsu
4. Portishead – Wandering Star
5. Giyo – Rainfall
6. Sick-E – The Other Me
7. DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo – Ha-Doh
8. Hibernation – Disconnect
9. Parov Stelar – I Hold You
10. deeB – E-Type
11. Romo – Chase
12. Kuba – The One That Got Away
13. Radiohead – Nude (Auma Remix)

Feb 192018
 

Desert Escape, Mojave, October 2017. Sunday morning, as brunch was being served, I served up this set of grooves.

1. Argus & Ascent – Strong Connection
2. AtYyA – Above the Clouds (AtYyA Remix)
3. Dream Stalker – Dialekt
4. Deep Dive Corp – Rising Sun (Flipside Shine Rmx)
5. Auma – The Old Magick
6. Shanti Maktin Vs. Jimbo – What Vibrations
7. Pitch Black – Lost in Translation (International Observer meets Horace mix)
8. Spy From Cairo – Coming Home
9. Sashuna – Snake Charming
10. Hinkstep – My Forest Queen
11. Estray in Dub – Morning Raga
12. Akasha Experience – Liquid Grip
13. Quanta – Recept (Griff’s Footprints on the Brain Mix)
14. Gaudi – Chaine a Chaine
15. Benny Tones – Fire Fly feat. Mara TK (Opiuo’s Been So Strong in 2008 Remix)
16. Banco de Gaia – All Sleeping (Desert Dwellers Remix)

Jan 312018
 

This was the first half of a live set I played on the chill stage at a desert event called Desert Escape in October 2017. I had been booked for the main stage but couldn’t resist laying down some tunes at the little chill stage that was set up near my camp. I was exploring newly added tunes in my library, just playing around.

Tracklist:

1. Kuba – Dub of the Dreamer
2. Entheogenic – Asherah
3. Dubsalon – Ancient Tongues
4. Guitoud – Citizen
5. EMOG – Mystic Flight
6. Snakestyle & Sweetleaf – Out of Bounds Part 1 Reprise
7. Edamame – At Home
8. Krusseldorf – Ceremony For Broken Robots
9. EMOG – Connecting Particles
10. 5AM – Sapiens
11. Edamame – Indigo Pigments
12. Krusseldorf – Midnight Glitching
13. iinaK – Topaz
14. Pi-project – Gravity

 

Jan 172018
 

Who doesn’t love a good house party? This was an opening set for such a setting, celebrating a dear friend’s birthday while cocktails and dinner were served. Later on, dancing commenced. But for now – classy tunes and sumptuous beats.

Tracklist:

1. Sandspider – The Groove
2. Third Person Lurkin – Liquid Lights
3. Sheik & Beige – Aim Low
4. David Holmes – Rodney Yates
5. D-Echo Project – Inadequacy
6. Sick-E – Dark Matter
7. Third Person Lurkin – Mountain Top Temples
8. Dubdiver – La Ninfa
9. Anitek – Time Tellers
10. deeB – Bouquet
11. Saru – Something Stronger (Greg Long mix)
12. Ugress – Autumn Colors
13. Ticon – On the Rocks
14. Numatic Soul – Wash
15. Kaleidoscope Jukebox – Flame Thrower
16. George Pallikaris – Insearch Of
17. Tom Noble – Raaj Dub
18. Govinda – Mind Mysterium
19. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
20. Higher Than God – Beyond My Dreams
21. Jon Kennedy – Surrenderism
22. Esionjim – Purple
23. Alex Cortiz – Funkalicious
24. D-Echo Project – Blur
25. Parov Stelar – If I Had You
26. Hibernation – Lazy Radio
27. Entheogenic – Araras
28. Bluetech – Kingdom of the Blind (feat. Alyssa) (Third I mix)
29. Dopelimat – Oceanauts

Aug 052017
 

Live recording of my set in the chill room at the FnF Summer Campout, 2017, trimmed a little for quality control. A collection of some of my favorite chilled tunes from the last 5 years in a little mini-set.

Tracklist:

1. Emancipator – Valhalla (NKLA Remix)
2. Giyo – Mind Games
3. Spatialize – Koi Dreaming
4. Rain Dog – Like a Lame Man Stepping
5. Citta Flow – Woodwind
6. Dream Stalker – Deeping
7. Van Hai – Dernier Amour (Ripperton’s No Love Lost Reshape)
8. Great Skies – Light at the End of the Tunnel
9. Skytechnic – Immersion
10. Hedflux – Superliminal Sound
11. Charlesthefirst – The Mist (w/CloZee)
12. 5AM – Komorebi

Aug 052017
 

Pool parties at hotels…one surefire reminder of summertime. For the second year in a row, I was invited to open a pool party at the Custom Hotel with a set that accompanied a yoga class, before the dance masters took over the decks into the afternoon. This is a live recording of that set.

Tracklist:

1. Spiral System – Rain (Full Length)
2. AtYyA – Emanating (Hakuu Remix)
3. Lab’s Cloud – Hypnotes
4. Xerxes – Longyaard
5. Rhian Sheehan – She Walks Into Mine
6. Digby Jones – Under the Sea
7. Bluetech – Green Sophia
8. Ishdub Feat. David Cataro – Introspective (Kaya Project Remix)
9. Kuba – By the Foot of Your Mountain
10. Kaya Project – Burning Spirit
11. Govinda – Mind Mysterium
12. Orbient – In Time
13. Tarun – Water (Desert Dwellers Remix)
14. Snakestyle – Misunderstood
15. Esionjim – Purple
16. Dopelimat – Oceanauts
17. Data Rebel – Continuum Filter
18. Dream Stalker – Deeping
19. Hedflux – Peyote Dawn

Apr 182017
 

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 my husband and I have 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.

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

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.