Debut performance now live

This Tuesday I had the pleasure of performing my debut set at Fat Tuesday on Mill Avenue in our Downtown Tempe college district. The area is packed full of night clubs, bars, and social areas. I opened up for the Techno Snobs bi-monthly Underground Tuesday event to a full house. It was a very instructive, humbling, and enjoyable experience to say the least.

I want to thank everyone that came out to show me love and support on this night, as you all know I was EXTREMELY nervous – but that all seemed to vanish once I looked up and saw the entire dance floor moving to the beat. I’m happy with the performance overall, even with the small mishaps due to nerves and being completely unfamiliar with the equipment.


This was one of the most enjoyable memories I have, and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to share some of the music I love with new and old friends. The video is available via YouTube, the set has also been uploaded to SoundCloud with download enabled. See links below, and enjoy!

6AM Global Vibe Radio Contest

Recently, www.6am-group.com hosted a mix contest. The rules were simple – limit of 60 minutes, must be a fresh set, and must be techno. I love a challenge, so naturally I took it on and submitted a mix. My rough objective when assembling this set was to see how high i could push the energy with only 60 minutes, while also keeping the mixing as tight as possible. I’m fairly happy with the outcome, there is only one spot i would re-assess if I were to do the whole adventure again (see kas:st to fautzi).

I picked songs from some of my favorite labels at the moment, and included a throwback from my hardcore days in 2007 to finish it off at a high energy point. Labels included:

ARTS
Affin
Bpitch Control
Children of Tomorrow
Counterweight
Delsin Records
Edit Select
FLASH Recordings
Mary Go Wild Black
Mord
Perc Trax
Phantasy Sound
Planet Rythm
Polegroup
Soma Records
Sonic Groove

The mix wasn’t chosen as a contest winner, but I’m happy with the result regardless. Enjoy!

Frontex Showcase

The latest mix is up: a showcase for Reddit’s own Techno sub series titled “Frontex”. Hear it first here on my personal soundcloud, the actual episode goes live in a week or so and will be updated here.

Frontex is a collective founded by members of various dance music discussion boards from around the world. They aim to push less known, talented names into the spotlight and to help DJ’s and producers get some traction among peers online. Based in the UK, Frontex sources talent from around the globe in order to chase a true underground sound. Featuring a variety of flavors – from industrial, to acid, to atmospheric and deep hypnotic techno, there is something for everyone within their series.

I aimed to create a bit of a journey with this set, starting with a slower ambient vibe, eventually moving into atmospheric sounds from Affin, slowly transitioning to an edgier Soma-esque warehouse sound, and finally finishing off with a few chart topping progressive sounds at around 131 bpm. All fresh tracks! This is my first internet release outside of my personal circle of friends, and I will be looking to push more of these out to the masses in the future to try and help generate some interest online before making a move to launch our local series. Feedback is always welcome via email, or soundcloud comment/dm.

Enjoy!