Sunday, March 12, 2017

Terminally Ill - Ill.Gates (New Album!)

I've heard a few Ill.Gates tracks and remixes here and there, and have noticed on social media he's turned into a touring machine. This San Francisco based bass and future producer just released his new album - Terminally Ill - and it is FANTASTIC. It's the type of album you can listen to end-to-end and never get bored, and you know that it's the type of sound that melts your face in your headphones or live - either way you are SOLID.

My favorite tracks on this album are "Ice Bucket" - a track that starts out with an ethereal female vocal and drops some reverberating bass line that is one part house / one part dubstep, but without the over-the-top wobble or transformer creaks that can topple a good dubstep track. My other favorite is the Ill.Gates remix of Minnesota's Thunderdome.

If you like Bassnectar, Minnesota, Pretty Lights, then you'll like Ill.Gates. Listen and download here:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Coming soon (available end of March)! Pioneer DJ DJM-250MK2

For the starting DJ, or the DJ on a budget, this is a perfect 2-channel mixer with all the features you need to get started. DVS for CDJs and Rekordbox, plus inputs for turntables and auxiliaries. It's got the best of the base features from Pioneer's suite of mixers. I may swipe one for my home setup!

#DownbeatLounge Selection - Vol 10 (Feb/March 2017)

Here's what I was listening to February!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Downbeat Lounge Selection - Vol 9, January 2017

Just in time for the weekend! Here's a playlist for all moments of your Friday, Saturday and Sunday - some deep house, airy funk, chilled downtempo and trip hop beats. My favorites from this are:

- Sam Redmore / James Brown - "I Feel Good" great funk soul remix
- Bodhi Collective - Chay & Dead Space - "Night Vibe" ethereal sounds for meditating or moving
- GRiZMATik - "As We Proceed" another hit from GRIZ and Gramatik electro-funk collaboration
- Sleepy & Boo - "Tolerance" a deep house future classic from my favorite NYC house DJs

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Return of the Classic - Mister T (Cold Busted)

Just downloaded this album to work into my lounge sets. Amazing funky hip hop vibes - you can always rely on the Cold Busted label to provide classic sounds.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thievery Corporation Announces New Album, Shares New Single “Letter To The Editor”

Click to listen to the single - exclusively only on the legendary KCRW radio out of Los Angeles --> Thievery Corporation Announces New Album, Shares New Single “Letter To The Editor”: Lots of new music on the horizon for Thievery Corporation, including a new track today!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Downbeat Lounge Selection (Vol. 8) November 2016

Check out the latest collection of my favorite deep house, soul, funk, lounge vibes over the past few months!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

*NEW* Pioneer WeDJ app for iPad and iPhone - FREE through Nov 29

For aspiring DJs and those who want to dabble and learn, check out this new DJ app from Pioneer - it's FREE to download through Nov 29. I downloaded it this week and it's pretty fun. You can sync tracks from iTunes, learn to beat match (manual and sync) and just get creative. The interface is simple and easy to use. Check it out!

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