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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:30

Fresh Sessions With Alex Harrington: April 2015

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This month, I am bringing you my “New Palm Springs: Vol. 2” mix—part two of a four-part series. The goal of each mix is to reflect the valley in which we live (or the place you love to visit, if you don’t live here). The Coachella Valley has a unique collection of different cultures that come together and commingle. As a musician and DJ, I want to create experiences that evoke emotion. This second mix builds on that ideal—I want to give you soundtracks you can keep in your pocket, so to speak. In it, I’ve included my latest remix, “One in Three,” from Name One and Maxxi Soundsystem. This mix features a deeper, sexier collection of tracks. I wanted this mix to reflect the nightlife in our valley—but from a different angle. Think of it as offering a poolside meets nightclub vibe. Not everyone follows a crowd; some people…
Friday, 27 February 2015 15:30

FRESH Sessions With All Night Shoes: March 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 more of a rock/jazz/blues background, and I played in punk-rock bands growing up. I’m not a huge fan of labels, so if you like to…
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 scrolling down and pressing play! Michael McLardy, “You Feel” (DJ Le Roi Remix) Johnny Bravo and Polina Griffith, “Holding Us” (Chris Rockz Dub) Boris Dlugosch…
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 used to describe myriad musical stylings. It’s much like the idea of “rock” music: Multiple genres reside underneath a blanket term. I challenge you to…
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 Elizabeth Hanley, “Catch” (Ben Macklin Remix) Allure, “Why” George Maple, “Talk Talk” (JackLNDN Remix) Prizm x Fergie, “Glamorous” Kastle x Amtrac, “Hyperspace” Russ Chimes, “Baiona”…
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