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Mataraya

I made this mix for one of my dearest friends while she was going through some heartache. I imagined enveloping her in a hug of pretty music. Tracklist: 1. Rain Dog – Marianne 2. The Flashbulb – A Million Dotted Lines 3. Erothyme – Sunshine Through Speakers (feat. Madelion Moondrop) 4. Bonobo – Break Apart (Instrumental) 5. Side Liner – Children 6. Spatialize – Star Seed Earth 7. Emog – The Sun 8. Kuba – Wayuu 9. Soty – A […]

Heart’s Desire

Using Traktor as my main DJ tool has meant that I can be more spontaneous with playing music. It also works well for recording on the fly, as I have come to learn. This was one of those such moments. I was out of town, visiting with some DJ friends, and I’d been playing most of the day. In fact, I’d played for over seven hours earlier and then had taken a break. Suddenly, we got word that a friend […]

Yitha

Stream from link above, or download Mp3 here. 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. […]

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, […]

Odditory Cortex

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

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 […]

Still Nest

Stream or download WAV above, or download MP3 here. This mix was a gift to my mother for Christmas 2008. Ambient soundscape, bedtime or meditative music. Tracklist: Digital Samsara – Blue Beryll Bluetech – Worthy Helios – Emancipation The Flashbulb – [cherokee script 1] Highways Frog Pocket – Plinty Helios – First Dream Called Ocean Chris Rainier – Moon, Swallowed By the Sun Jon Hopkins – Apparition Helios – Vargtimme Ganja Beats – Deep Tranquility Maneesh de Moor – Pure Essence […]

Summoned Within

Stream or download WAV above, or download MP3 here. An almost completely beatless ambient journey with lots of organic instruments. Tracklist: Shulman – Staring at the Abyss Jon Hopkins – Searchlight Shpongle – Flute Fruit Sainkho – Naked Spirit (feat. Djivan Gasparyan) Shpongle – Saudade Part II Makyo – Ghost Echoes Four Tet – You Were Here With Me Manual – Crystal Pier The Album Leaf – Window Underworld – Ess Gee Fila Brazilia – Subtle Body Marconi Union – Sleepless […]