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27 Feb 2015
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FRESH Sessions this month features a fantastic guest artist: Orange County-based tastemaker Death House of Love, aka Reid Horton. Reid is not only a DJ; he also plays in a band called VIBES. I had a chance to ask him a few questions about his own tastes in music, and what kind of sounds come to mind when he thinks of the Coachella Valley. Learn more at www.facebook.com/deathhouseoflove and soundcloud.com/deathhouseoflove, and scroll down to play this month's mix! How would you describe your sound? What resources do you use to obtain your tracks? My “sound” is somewhere between disco, Chicago house and indie rock. I grew up listening to fusion jazz greats like Chick Corea, John McLoughlin and Jaco Pastorius. My sound has evolved from…
29 Jan 2015
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This month, I’m launching a new mix series, called “New Palm Springs.” Each mix will include tracks that I feel reflect our valley. I have always been inspired by my environment. I like cooler, chilled-out tracks for (our rare) rainy days. I like upbeat ones for sunny days. Living in the Coachella Valley inspires me on different levels. While we are definitely a Southern California community, we also reflect diversity. Here, you can find people from all over the world, and everyone has a story. This can especially be illustrated by the artists who are attracted to this area. I hope that, with this mix series, I can share my view of the valley and how it inspires me to create. Enjoy the mix by…
26 Dec 2014
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It’s 2015! This month, I have put together a mix featuring artists you’ll most likely be hearing from this year. Coachella is just around the corner, and you may notice a lot of “electronic” acts that you have not heard before when the lineup is announced. I think Gorgon City—which played on the Do Lab stage at Coachella 2014—will be huge this year; keep an ear out for them. This month’s mix also features tracks from producer Ben Macklin, an artist I have really taken to recently. His music features lots of bass and tropical vibes featuring synths as well as pianos. It’s perfect for an enjoyable winter day in the desert. The term “EDM” (electronic dance music) has spread like fire and has been…
28 Nov 2014
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Dance, dance, dance! I wanted to make this month’s mix something fun and inviting. Over time, anybody can collect a plethora of tracks—and as a DJ, that’s amplified. I’ve recently been listening to a lot of tracks that I haven’t played in a while, and it’s nice to look back on tracks that inspired me. After collecting a few “classic” remixes, I decided to make this mix for you. It’s perfect for listening by the pool or by the fire. I hope you enjoy this holiday FRESH mix! By the way, my latest release, Pressure, is available now for free download via my SoundCloud page. Enjoy this month’s FRESH mix below! Penguin Prison, “Hang on to Your Love” (Sade Cover) Kill Me Softly featuring Jane…
29 Oct 2014
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This month’s mix features some of my favorite remixes—both recent and a bit older. Remixes take a track and give it new life. For example, consider the Flashback re-work of Kiesza’s “Hideaway.” The challenge when doing a remix is to maintain the character of the original track while injecting one’s own ideas. Some producers use samples of the original song to create a new version; others will add their own arrangements, using a multitude of instruments. Actually, the word “remix” doesn’t always cut it; a more suitable name in the modern game might actually be “reworks,” because the process involves breaking down a track and re-creating it. This month, I’m hosting “FRESH Sessions LIVE” at The Hood Bar and Pizza in Palm Desert on Saturday,…

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