Please enjoy a springtime mix featuring tracks from All Day I Dream, Shanti Radio Moscow, Tale & Tone, and others. Some deep house, some desert house, and lots of bright bells.
My first official DJ mix in almost a year, I'm very happy to present Cerebella.
I tried to build around a theme of complex music forms and sounds. It's a bit of deep house, progressive techno, and indie techno in a very geeky, cerebral mix with some Latin flavor. Many of these tracks are brilliant but very difficult to mix and often complex, so they probably didn't show up on many dance floors. That's probably why they are some of my favorites of the past year and I felt they could use some attention and appreciation :)
This is a mix I was working on in 2014. I was experimenting with a lot of wonderful yet distinct sounds which flow well together here, but also pushed the energy around a bit too much. Ultimately, Apex was a stepping stone that followed my EDM phase of Titan et al and was put together before Vanilla Sky.
I was fortunate to get a chance to play at the G-Spot camp this year. They're an old school BM group with serious cred, an open bar, and AMAZING dinners. I wasn't sure what to play - their DJ mixer had a big "NO DUBSTEP" sticker on it so I tried to thread the needle with a glitchy, funky afternoon vibe. I ended up having a blast and was on a high for the rest of the night.
A light, bright ambient set I threw together while waiting out a white out Tuesday night at Burning Man.
Our camp had gone exploring on the playa only to get caught in a massive dust storm. At times we couldn't see more than 20 feet in any direction, so once you found an installation to chill in, you were going to be there for a while.
Fortunately, my bike was very well lit up so there was little chance of getting run over by an art car or darktard. Once the storm broke a little, I could see the next art installation through the haze and set out for it. From there I could see the next installation, and so on until I got back to the Esplanade. After that it was easy to return to camp, kick it in my DJ booth / tent, and play this ambient set. Afterwards I got back on my bike, headed out to the playa and it was totally clear and beautiful.