With Coachella right around the corner and the 2019 Coachella Mixes in the works with John Beaver, everything I see and hear reminds me of those festival weekends. My compadre Dariio posted this link to Justice Live at Glastonbury on his facebook page and although their sound has matured since I saw them for the first time at Coachella over 10 years ago, it sure fuckin brings me back!
Justice has inspired me so much over the years. They introduced a sound I had never heard before and it pushed me to find new sounds, mixes, mashups, sets, rules and just keep going with my music. No one has brought grimey electro glitch and distorted sounds together and end up with mainstream results like they have.
So here is to a unique, off the wall, glitchy, melodic weekend, everyone!
Happy Friday and a Happy New Year for that matter… welcome to the first Finally Friday of 2019! Let’s jump right in. I’m starting off with my long time homeboy Formless from the California quasi-north and his new drum and bass mix called Turn n’ Burn.
I’ve been into drum and bass again lately and started a lot of production projects in that direction. I was really looking forward to this mix when I heard Zach was working on it and it’s been my jam all day… maybe it’ll be the weekend anthem? 😉
I’m a little bit late posting this today, but it’s still Friday in at least Hawaii, right? 😀
Also I’ve been jamming to this mix by Dariio, one of my old school friends and musical partners. It’s his live recording of the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in.. I assume Washington State. Either way it sounds like a finger licking good time. This mix is dope to chill to or to dance to or even to rage to, which makes it perfect for so many situations, for example, doing my weekly cruise home from work on Friday’s through that Bavarian town on the way home, blasting house music for all my geezer, lederhosen-wearing, buddies… Sorry for the disturbance every Friday around 2pm ya’ll 😀
Now go ahead and chill, dance or rage to this:
There are a bunch of people that I really miss since my exile 6 years ago. This dude is definitely one of them. I’m glad we were able to mix it up, produce it up and party it up back in the day and I know we’ll be chillin here in Germany at some point! But this is also another reason why I like to cover “locals” and friends of the scene instead of just some big name boiler room mixes, as cool as they may be… the personal touch is just a bit cooler to me.
Here is a brief clip of us playing at Pinky’s which since has burnt down. Miss those times, buddy… 🙂
For my Friday drive home I was looking through my mixcloud favs, because I felt like listening to some solid house music and I came across my old friend DJ Denise and Comfort Beats v2. Dude, I was jackin through this tiny bavarian town like it was Blossom Hill Rd. People left and right wearing lederhosen (this is not a joke) looking at me like I’m stupid.. and I kept driving, volume up, bumpin all the way home. I felt like I was back in Cali for a minute.
Denise and I crossed paths many times back in my Bay Area days. She DJd a lot more than I did but we ran into each other here and there. I also released a remix on her label when I was still living there. All in all, always good vibes with her and a solid connection I’m glad I’ve made.
Anyways, this is the mix that got me all hyped for my Friday and now I’m off into the weekeeeeeeeeeeeend with my favorite kind of D!