Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ricardo Villalobos - Minimal Set and Fireside Chat

My DJ friend Nicholas.AM turned me on to Ricardo Villalobos recently - a minimal tech house DJ and producer big on the international festival circuit. I stumbled across an older mix of his interspersed with an interview "Fireside Chat" with him by Red Bull Music Academy. I love his quote about how music is emotional and if we take too much intellectual approach to it we often complicate it or risk its purity. Listen to the mix and interview below:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Liquid Stranger - Anomaly Mix

I feel like I discovered a hidden treasure right beneath my nose - except that I didn't b/c Liquid Stranger has over 100K followers on Soundcloud so I am well behind on this one! But damn I'm glad I found it. Liquid Stranger is a producer out of Scottsdale AZ who makes the most amazing wonky dub sounds with hip hop and reggae sounds and vocals. I've been listening to this mix on repeat for the las 24 hours (literally) and just downloaded a slew of his tracks to add into my own mixes. Check it out:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Glitch Mob - Love Death Immortality Remixes out Feb 24 (preview and free download)

You must know Glitch Mob to know trip hop and, of course, glitch. I can't wait for the remixes to drop on Feb 24 to Glitch Mob's amazing Love Death Immortality. 18 tracks remixed by Bassnectar, Starkey, Filous, Chrome Sparks and more. It's going to be an incredible collection of remixes. Before the release on Feb 24, you can get a free download of "Our Demons (Filous Remix)" - i'm already drooling about how to drop this track into my next mix. And previous all the remixes below: 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

DJ Fada - Fairy Dreaming Psydub Mix

I love following the trail of Soundcloud users and mixes... I came across DJ Fada by following Tree of Life psychedelic sets. DJ Fada is out of Brazil and has an incredible combination of sounds.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New EROK Mix - LIFT (Downtempo Bass Dreamscape)

After I got that house endeavor out of my system a few weeks ago I needed to get back to downtempo roots. I've come to love combinations of foundational bass vibes and light melodies - they balance out, they just do. This mix is just that -some deep bass with dub influence and downtempo style. Featuring new and old tracks alike, this truly melds some of my classic downtempo inspirations with new stuff. Check it out, plus the track list below...

Track list includes: 
- Tranquility - Direct
- Beyond Raging Wave - DJ Krush
- DRNUK - Louis Futon
- Parallax - Direct
- Phantomile - Actraiser
- The Turn Around - BRRIO (Lifted Contingency)
- Voyager - Minnesota
- Step Aside - Silkie
- One Dub - Antibalas
- On a Lake - Chims
- Lakeside - Praktikos
- Drugstore - Sounds from the Ground

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

David August - Her Myth (free download) and Boiler Room Live Mix

David August is a 22 year old German DJ and producer who was named one of Resident Advisor's Top Live Acts in 2014. His Boiler Room set shows why - it is a perfect mix. The deep house set is the perfect pacing, pairing of beats and sounds, vocals exactly when you want then, and yet so simple - its no frills, just perfect execution in every way. This is the kind of mix a DJ aspires to. Watch and listen to the Boiler Room set here - and download David's latest track - Her Myth - for free:

Monday, February 2, 2015

CHIMS - Truant Heart EP - chillout

CHIMS - norweigian electronic producer - brings us a new EP called "Truant Heart", it is very chill and beautiful. It's a true "chillout" album, with downtempo tunes that almost become ambient, but always hold an interesting beat to ground it in some rhythm. My favorite track is "Shielded" which has twinkling piano riffs, haunting vocals and dusty percussion.

Check it out - easy chill listening:

Saturday, January 31, 2015

GRiZ - Stop Trippin' (with iDA HAWK)

GRiZ is bangin' in all the right ways - funky, soulful, electro feel with downtempo and flowing currents in every song. Mixing funky guitar riffs, melodic bass, jazzy and hip hop breaks, this is jammin. His jams are the kind that get you high - just chillin and then suddenly you must move! If you like Pretty Lights, Gramatik, Haywyre, Eliot Lipp, and that type of crew then you'll like GRiZ.  The producer, from Detroit, just released a new track "Stop Trippin'" - here it is: 

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