Category : Music

Analog Resonant Poetry

DJ Maggie · Analog Resonant Poetry Another mix from the archives. I played the opening set in a room full of bass music lovers at a local underground LA party series called Another Ridiculous Party in 2015. It’s been a challenge for me to find enough bass music (and resulting tangential genres) to populate a set, which I’m aware is really popular in some circles.  I usually like to switch up my genres quite a bit, but took it as […]

Luminous Moods

DJ Maggie · Luminous Moods I’ve been sitting on an archive of mixes in the past year, mostly because I could feel my creative flow changing and I wasn’t sure my output was aligned with my input. One of the biggest changes for me is that I’ve crossed over into using Traktor for playing out live most of the time and then mostly use Ableton Live for studio-prepared mixes. I had found my creativity stagnating when using Ableton for DJing, […]

Be Still My Heart (Live at FNF Campout XX)

DJ Maggie · Be Still My Heart 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 2004, and since most of my Floasis crew uses Traktor, it just made […]

New mixes – Electric Hullabaloo & Arihkar

This week brings not one, but two new mixes into the world. First up – a new trip hop/downtempo mix called Electric Hullabaloo. It’s a studio mix of a set I designed for New Year’s Eve 2014, but due to technical difficulties I didn’t get to play it through or record it. This past Fall I had another opportunity to play with it for a friend’s 40th birthday cocktail party, so I recorded it and then played with it some […]

Yitha

DJ Maggie · Yitha I was commissioned by yoga instructor Jessica Annand to craft two one-hour mixes for a yoga retreat taking place in July 2015 at Stewart Mineral Springs Retreat Center near Mt. Shasta, California. While I’ve played live during yoga sets before, this was the first time I’d created any in the studio. This is the first of the two. The word “Yitha” means “One” in the Karuk tribal language, indigenous to the region. There are gentle beats […]

Music Review: Another Fine Day – A Good Place to Be – Remixed – Interchill

This new EP of remixes from Interchill’s company of downtempo talents is full of beauty, an enjoyable ride through ambient and rhythmic interpretations of the well-received original release. Every single track here is a keeper. 1. And Dream of Seals (Alucidnation Remix) – Lush piano intro calls softly to have a listen as more varied sounds are introduced. Bass line and soft percussion merge perfectly with piano, beginning a hint of a journey toward dub. As percussion and bass disappear, […]

Pureform Textures

DJ Maggie · Pureform Textures 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 […]

Music Review: Waypoint compilation from Interchill

I was invited recently to give feedback on the latest comp release from Interchill, one of my favorite labels for choice downtempo. It’s a real winner in my book, so I wanted to share my thoughts here and encourage you to check this out for yourself. With a comp like this, this is where Interchill and I see eye to eye.  Andrew Ross Collins has come up with a treat for the senses, with an ode to the more melodic […]

Rapt Frequencies

DJ Maggie · Rapt Frequencies In February 2014 I was invited to craft a mix for The Chillout Sessions, a monthly downtempo exploration from online radio station Box Frequency and Woodzee’s The Sun Is Shining blog, which was great fun. Trip-hop, a little funk, and eclectic downtempo rule this mix. Mastered by @EasternSun. Tracklist: 1. Rumpistol – Tangoboy 2. Tor – The Thickness 3. Merveille & Crosson – The Day You Left 4. Tosca – Me and Yoko Ono 5. Ion Driver – Deep […]

Odditory Cortex

DJ Maggie · Odditory Cortex In June 2013, the community I call home, Moontribe, celebrated its 20th year of existence under the Full Moon. I opened the gathering with this somewhat eclectic mix of ambient and near-ambient treats. 1. @wazuhiru – Velimir’s Sea 2. @phone-booth-robbers – Winter at Zabriskie Point 3. Bering Strait – Luna 4. Govinda – Clear with Fantasy 5. Ultimae – 10-low-tide-explorations – Low Tide Explorations 6. Jon Anderson – Speed Deep (The Future Sound of London Deseo Reconstruction Mix) 7. Nicolas Jaar – Almost Fell 8. Kiyoko – Valley 9. Markhjorthoy – […]