In a place like California, all seems right with the world in the summertime. Expansive blue skies are the backdrop for sun-soaked beach days, lazing stoned poolside, beer-laden backyard barbecues, bike rides, frisbee sessions, and road trips— all of which are that much more enjoyable with a good soundtrack.
Here are some collected tunes inspired by my DJ sets from June and July. As always, this was mixed and recorded live via my DJ software. You can stream or download below and peep the tracklist after the jump… enjoy!
The cover art for this mix comes from San Diego writer/artist Mindy Solis. Check out her blog at the link above.
Chickens Don’t Clap! mix #2 is in full effect. “Can I Get There By Candlelight?” is a bit darker than my last, my fascination turning to the stuttering glitch and hazy drone of some pensive electronic tunes. Like all my mixes, this was mixed live via Torq.
As noted, that sweet cover art was provided by the talented Allison Spurlock. Check her Flickr account at the link above.
You can stream or download the mix down below and check the full tracklist after the jump. Hope ya dig!
So I got a little digital mixer recently and in order to boost my live mixing skills and learn my music a bit more, I’ve decided to challenge myself by making a series of stream of consciousness mixes with no pre-cue (ie: not being able to hear what I play next in headphones). Immediately after I’ll give the mix a title and maybe some hastily photoshopped artwork.
All of these will be mixed and recorded live, in one take, via my DJ/mix software.
I plan on sharing the better bunch of these with ya’ll. This one is centered on a lot of spacey, hip-hop influenced electronic music I’ve been diggin’ on recently and was mixed and flippantly titled “Jamie, My Intentions Are Space” (a play on the title of a recent !!! single) back on November 2nd.
Stream/download this mix via SoundCloud down below and peep the full tracklist after the jump.