Tag : tropical

Ka Mua

? DJ Maggie · Ka Mua I named this mix “Ka Mua” which translates as “First”, as I was asked to play this set during an early morning yoga set at a yoga & music retreat called Tropical Oasis, held at a beautiful campground on Maui. We kept the energy low and flow to accomodate both the early hour and the climbing temperature. An hour and change in length, with a long last track for a prolonged sivasana pose at […]

Jam Mudra

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 […]

Fresh Towelette

DJ Maggie · Fresh Towelette 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 […]

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 […]

Bossaquatics

DJ Maggie · Bossaquatics 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 […]

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 […]

Tongue in Groove

DJ Maggie · Tongue In Groove Last month I had the honor of playing a set for Ben Annand and the Tropical crew as they celebrated their 13th anniversary at a delicious yoga retreat center just outside the Cleveland National Forest. I’ve been enjoying the warm, housey vibes of Tropical events for 5 years running now, really lovely people and smiles all around. My set opened the day on Saturday of the weekend while people enjoyed the warm weather and […]