New mixtape! I just woke up and can barely put a thought together, but I will try. Here’s a new mix that I made with my friend MC Barao. She’s an inspiration to me and such a good pal. We wanted to put together a fitness-driven mixtape because it is beach season after all!
Some of the song selections are MC’s, and some are mine. I made the mixtape in LA and we shot the cover in NY. She’s an MC, I’m a DJ.
Anyway, hope ya like. See you at the beach.
First dyed and cut my hair, then I cut some records and diiiied at The Crosby. What a special place! Thank you Soulection, My Hollow Drum, Free the Robots, and the whole Crosby crew for inviting me to play, feeding me, and making me feeling like family!
photo credit: rens eno
tonite i get to play at the crossssssbyyyyyyyyy pew pew pew pewwwwwwwwww
Last week I DJ’ed a special signing event for artist Mark Ryden. The line of fans wrapped around the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, and glowing faces shuffled in one after the other heaving coffee table books waiting for a couple of magical seconds with an ever gracious Mark Ryden. What a treat to be able to meet him. We even did the robot. So I’d say between that, and the bubble machine next to my DJ booth, I HAD A SICK TIME.
Maybe it’s the intoxicating scent of new books, or the endlessly flowing champagne, or the fact that Taschen just has the loveliest staff, but I always have a blast at these things, and I get to provide music for these sweethearts.
very into paolo rafael, check out more of his projects here.
It’s not time for summer, but I suppose it is time to pretend it’s summer. LA Canvas Magazine hosted a Coachella dress rehearsal at Drais’ rooftop pool, and I played some deep house and very ratchet (pronounced “rah-shay”) vibes for LA’s finest pool dwellers. Rooftop parties and pool parties are my absolute favorite parties to DJ in the history of the universe. I want (read: neeeeeeeeed) more in my life.
More photo coverage on LA Weekly.
I flew out to Vegas last week to DJ at Commonwealth, a new lounge in the downtown area. I had never been to downtown Las Vegas before, so I didn’t know what to expect. I was pleased to find out that there’s a growing music and food and arts scene in that very 70’s kitschy and once very seedy off-the-strip wasteland. Rick Rude, Thee Mike B, Them Jeans, Araab Muzik have all played at Commonwealth recently, doesn’t that sound promising for what’s to come? From what I learned, DTLV could very well be the next Palm Springs or Austin, hip arty destinaysh. Hope to return soon!
A mixtape by my favorite DJ/producer at the moment for my favorite online retailer. My excitement knows no end!