Aug 022015
 

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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 and expansive spaces in this mix, as per her request.

Mastered by David Sonoform.

Tracklist:

1. Modcam – Sonic Zen (Album Mix)
2. Makyo – Soar Angelic
3. Samorost – You
4. Xerxes – Longyaard
5. The Sushi Club – Mujo
6. Union Jack – Water Drums
7. String Theories – White Dragon
8. Coppice Halifax – Greensea
9. Snakestyle (feat. Minnie Rogers) – A Rainy Night in London
10. Electricwest – Bruises
11. Keston and Westdal – Spring in December
12. Krusseldorf – Creation
13. Rhian Sheehan – Standing in Silence Pt. 4

Mar 072014
 

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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 Sands
6. Frog Pocket – Crow Hill Jig
7. M-Seven – Fuelled Exploration
8. Bluetech – Basement Dub
9. Eat Static – The Wreckage
10. Ugress – Voyage en Noir
11. Guts – Skunkfunk
12. The Dining Rooms – Pure & Easy
13. a.p.e. – Piecemeal
14. Melo – Affirmation (Frederic Robinson Mix)
15. Phidelity – Cloud Architecture
16. Beatroots – Drawing Straws
17. Shen – Symbol Range
18. Bluetech – Kingdom of the Blind (feat. Alyssa) (Third I Mix)
19. Backini – Electro Industry
20. Griff – In Return
21. DeeB – Leiden Lowlife
22. Digitalis – 1992
23. Bering Strait – Surya
24. Impuls – Rosaceae
25. Dream Stalker – Deeping
26. Ennui – Nagini (Griff’s Kanchenjunga Mix)
27. Tipper – Algae in Bloom

Aug 262013
 

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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 – Animat-liquid-fuel-mark – Liquid Fuel (Mark Hjorthoy’s Floating in the Stars Mix)
10. Stray – When It Rains
11. Journeyman – 50cc Part 2 (33 rpm)
12. Blamstrain – Linja (Mosaik Remix)
13. 36 – A Final Thought
14. Misledconvoy – Lost-in-the-valley-of-the – Lost in the Valley of the Scintilla Strings (Misled Convoy Mix)

Aug 262013
 

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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 – Nine Miles
5. Digitalis – Cold Fusion
6. KiloWatts – Deliriously
7. Lee Burton – Crash
8. TD Project – Always a Message
9. Dream Stalker – Dialekt
10. Erot – Into the Deep Consciousness
11. Kodomo – Concept 1
12. Quanta – Recept (Griff’s Footprints on the Brain Mix)
13.
Scann-Tec – Phone Call (Live Edit)
14.
Electricwest – Bruises
15.
Hibernation – Singularity
16.
Gaudi – Chaine a Chaine
17.
Ace Ventura & Lish – Into the Light (Bluetech Mix)
18.
Dream Stalker – Kair
19.
Vakuum Sounds – Journey After a Snakebite
20.
Kiyoko – Shinagawa
21.
Aes Dana – Jetlag Corporation
22.
Frederic Robinson – So Close To Being Human
23.
Evac – What Once Was West (feat. Rena Jones)
24.
Chinese Man – He Said
25.
Occam – Anzix
26.
Rumpistol & Red Baron – Dinosaurs
27.
Rain Dog – Beyond Their Years (DJ Maggie Edit)
28.
VidasM – Lime Flavour

Oct 022012
 

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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 by this playlist. This was a live recording.

Mastered with his usual excellence by Brian Saitzyk aka Eastern Sun.

Tracklist:

1. Ott – From Trunch to Stromness
2. Sola Rosa – Sleepwalker
3. David Holmes – Rodney Yates
4. Sandspider – The Groove
5. Jenova 7 – A Touch of Evil
6. The Dining Rooms – Pure & Easy
7. Acid Pauli – (La Voz) Tan Tierra
8. Kodomo – Concept 10
9. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
10. Dadamnphreaknoizphunk – Socks n Strings & SP12
11. Alex Cortiz – Funkalicious
12. Govinda – Hypnotic (Redubbed)
13. Lurob – Down the Road
14. Bugseed – Enough and To Spare
15. Burdy – Doobie Dada (Solid Doctor Dope Rmx)
16. Genun – Passage of Time
17. Benny Tones – Fire Fly (Opiuo Mix)
18. Prefuse 73 – Storm Returns
19. Claude Von Stroke – Bay Area
20. Ouija – Meet Me at the Lab
21. Grillo – Bubbles
22. Bomb the Bass – Bug Powder Dust (Dub)
23. Dream Stalker – Deeping
24. Parov Stelar – For All We Know
25. Eddie Silverton – Lost Faces
26. Karuan – Dunya (Nickodemus Remix)
27. David Rinman – Based on Instrumental
28. Parov Stelar – Odessa
29. Cybajaz – Cybajaz

Aug 132012
 

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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 an ambient set out, live. It’s a work in progress.

Mastering done to perfection, as usual, by Brian Saitzyk.

1. Idlemode – Late Rate
2. Mantsevich Dzenis – November
3. Cepia – Public Address
4. VidasM – Lime Flavour
5. Melorman – One
6. Phobium – Another Orbit Around the Sun
7. Electricwest – Niche
8. Rumpistol and Red Baron – Howie
9. Stephan Mathieu – Schwarzschild Radius
10. Essáy – Origami
11. Miasma – Serum Switch
12. Carbon Based Lifeforms – Betula Pendula
13. Metaphorical Cloud – Morphing
14. Wombatmusic – Along the Way (release no longer available)
15. The Host – 3am Surfing
16. Julian Neto – Questionable Things
17. Mike Shannon, Takeshi Nishimoto, Blue Fields – Open Your Eyes

Jun 112012
 

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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 space than I’d ever played before, and I was inspired. I also knew it would likely be a longer set to play, as people might not be ready to wind all the way down after the usual 1.5-2 hours. I had so much fun playing! Even more delightful, when my set was finished, as I stood there packing up my gear, I was surprised by a spontaneous singing of “Happy birthday” from the 60-odd folks who were left on the dancefloor. As I looked out among friendly faces of my beloved community, I felt more at home than ever. How’d we get so lucky?

Tracklist:

1. Iacchus – Boss Frog
2. Hibernation – Beautiful Sky
3. J Viewz – Feeler
4. Friends Electric – Pondlife
5. Metaphorical Cloud – Gardens
6. Keramick & Lobo – Answers (Rumpistol Mix)
7. Rumpistol – G.T.
8. Auma – The Old Magick
9. Random Rab – Shishala
10. Trifonic – Infiltration
11. Kodomo – Concept 10
12. Of Porcelain – Remembering Self
13. Mauxuam – B4 After
14. Doof – Mantra
15. Bluetech – Emerald Epiphytes (KiloWatts RattleFunk Mix)
16. Occam – Midnight Taper
17. Lunchbox – Swordfish
18. Hibernation – Seven Steps
19. Trifonic – Parks On Fire
20. Murya – Grey Daze
21. Pilgrims of the Mind – Sandcastle
22. Berkstroem – Melodic Jewel
23. Deep Dive Corp – Lucsus
24. Hermitude – Mystical Herm’s
25. Obo – Slide Burn I & II
26. Parov Stelar – I Hold You
27. The Eff Word – TBC (Crustation Slow Mix)
28. Orbient – In Time
29. I Awake – Reflecting Impulses
30. Electricwest – Bruises
31. Carbon Based Lifeforms – Endospore
32. Helios – Jaguar Sun

 

May 222012
 

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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
6. Desolate – Divinus
7. Ben Beiny – Start Again
8. Tapage – One of Seven
9. Auma – Machromatic
10. NQ – Every Home Has a Knife
11. Liquid Stranger – Far and Beyond
12. The Mollusk – Exodus
13. Hinkstep – Moonwalk on Mushroom Street
14. Nicolas Jaar – Colomb
15. Melorman – Celia
16. Auma – Sygnal
17. In:Formation – Csillaut (with Shamane)
18. Keramick & Lobo – Left & Right
19. Of Porcelain – Here For Now
20. Patchwork – Fimpomat
21. Hibernation – Time of Fire
22. Bathysphere – Augusta
23. Seven Ark – Glass Shattering Under Water
24. Deru – Echoes of Me
25. Tipper – Daved and Confused
26. Tycho – Send and Receive

Feb 072012
 

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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 am happy to present it to you.

Tracklist:

1. Pharoelidae – Vector Equilibrium
2. Rena – Photosynthesis (Nalepa Mix)
3. Mirror System – Mirror Beach (Pitch Black Sands Rerub)
4. Spectralite – Ocean
5. Tranquility Bass – Ionosphere
6. Pitch Black – Flex (Automattic Rerub)
7. Eat Static – Abnormal Interference
8. Third Ear Audio – Just a Moment
9. Sick-E – Insanity Waits (feat. Phour Trakk)
10. Hibernation – Lazy Radio
11. Square Key – Bridges
12. Vakuum Sounds – A Journey After a Snakebite
13. Cell – The Gate
14. Deru – Echoes of Me
15. Seven Ark – Sixteen
16. Jon Hopkins – A Drifting Up
17. Shen – Embrace (Deadbeat’s Soaking In The Dub Remix)
18. Bluetech – Elementary Particles (Re-Edit)
19. Rumpistol – Nice Man
20. Eu – Love Me
21. Orsten – Fleur Blanche
22. Portishead – Wandering Star
23. Sola Rosa – Scratch Apprentice
24. Forss – Paradigm Shift
25. Long Arm – The Branches (Instrumental)