The other day I was home and decided to record a mix. There's a ton of music that's been inspiring me lately, a lot of bare-bones grooves. I'm also really excited about new electronic tracks on @foolsgoldrecs, some that came out recently and others coming out soon (@fremdamusic, @herzeloydemusic, @djswisha, an incredible single by @l.xury). I'm also sitting on a few demos of mine that I'm keen to test out. So here it is: August 15 One Take Mix. Link in bio! 🎶
Here we go! I'm excited to join the board of managers at @beatsourceofficial, the new venture between @beatport & @djcity. There are some challenges that need to be met to improve DJs' experience in shopping for music. On one hand there is curation, and Beatsource will be an open format store. The idea of genre-specific stores is dated. Beatsource is built by Beatport + curated by DJ City's trusted team, followed by DJs around the world. On the other hand there is tech: as the music industry fully embraces streaming, DJs will need solutions to play songs from lockers where their song library is stored offline. This new technology opens the door to a bunch of other advancements: new types of promo pools with tracked plays; even tackling the problem of performance royalties for songs played by DJs. There is a lot at hand here. By joining the board, my role is to give input that represents the entire DJ scene. I'm happy to be involved!
On to the next one!!! We're super excited about bringing @fgdayoff to San Francisco for the first time. And yeah I'm DJing B2B with the god @djpremier 😱 This whole lineup is flames, grab you tix 🎟 Link in biology!
Next Wednesday my brother @dave1 and I are sitting down with graffiti legends Easy (@joz_and_easy) and @chinobyi for a talk about BOMBING. Shout out to @beyondthestreetsart for hosting us. NYC make sure you grab free tickets : bit.ly/ATRAKDAVE1 (use the code GRAFFITI). Doors at 7, convo starts at 8 sharp. See u there!!
I knew @tabbywakes was special from the moment I met her (shout out to @tony_seltzer & @mikeboydjr for the connection). And from that point on, everywhere I turned in New York someone was talking to me about Tabby. She's part of the fabric of the city and has an earnest enthusiasm that is so contagious. She's DIY. She built her own studio with her friends (like, actual construction). She co-produces most of her tracks. Her personality jumps out of the music. Tabby's EP "Over Night" is out today on @foolsgoldrecs. Go take a listen!!! 🦷❤️
It's really cool when your musical heroes are also great human beings. What @djjazzyjeff@lynettectownes@nic61974 have built with @playlistretreat is nothing short of admirable. DJing is such a solitary activity. And there's no rulebook for it, especially on the business side. Jeff, Nicole, Lynette - you've created a support system for extraordinary people. It felt like being at Professor Xavier's School for a few days. You made everyone feel validated, loved, respected, acknowledged. Thank you!!!! #teampezz#playlistretreat2019