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Cleared For Landing

Stream or download WAV above, or download MP3 here. This is a live recorded mix from my set at Moontribe, Full Moon Gathering, March 2013. It contains some slightly more energetic downtempo but ends gently and ambiently. My favorite kind of flow for a closing set. Mastered to perfection by Brian Saitzyk aka @easternsun Tracklist: 1. Electricwest – The Inability to Relate Pt. 2 2. Celt Islam – Against the Grain 3. Third Ear Audio – The End 4. Nautilus […]

New Photoset – Hawaii 2012

  Recently I took a vacation to one of my very favorite spots on the planet: the Big Island of Hawaii. Having lived there briefly in 2005, I have always felt like I’ve left a piece of my heart there; when the oppportunity arose to take my beloved there for his first time and share with him the places and environment that I held so dear, I jumped at the chance. He further surprised me with a marriage proposal (which […]

Bossaquatics

Stream or download WAV above, or download MP3 here. Poolside. Yoga retreat. Hot tub. Potluck. Oh yeah, and groooooovy beats. How could you go wrong? I was honored to be included in Tropical’s 14th anniversary campout gathering, marking 5 years now that I’ve been playing with this groovy crew. We had several breaks in the music, and I got to start things up on Sunday morning after a 7-hour break in the music. Been digging into some jazzy grooves lately, evidenced […]

Pranamatopoeia

Stream & download WAV above,  or download MP3 here. Live set from Lotus Full Moon Campout 2012, hosted by Tropical and Terrakroma. I played the only downtempo set of the entire party, midday in the middle of the party while a yoga class was conducted nearby. The yoga instructor, Sean Johnstone, and I conferred on the energy and aesthetic of the playlist. Mellow beats and a hint of world groove. This mix is also featured on Woodzee’s chill and dub blog, […]

Velvet Vessel

Stream and download WAV above, download MP3 here. 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 […]

Birthday Moon

Stream or download WAV above, or download MP3 here. 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 […]

Aural Guacamole

Stream and download WAV above, or download MP3 here. 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 […]

DJ Maggie now on Mixcloud too!

I’m happy to announce that I now have many of my older mixes posted and available for streaming on Mixcloud. Check em out here. **Edit 3/6/14** I started posting to Mixcloud in part because of the way they do things, and in part because my account at SoundCloud only allowed 12 hours of music; however, they have changed the terms of my account so I can now upload an unlimited amount, so SoundCloud has far more mixes available. I still […]

Heading to Mexico!

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 […]

Frequilux

Stream and download WAV above, or download MP3 here. 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 […]