Had so much fun wandering around meeting people at L.A. Comic Con this weekend . . . and as always it’s nice to get to the beach, although I still can’t swim because of my hurt shoulder which is slowly recovering after separating my AC joint skateboarding.
I just remixed Billie Eilish’s entire album to video games, Mario Brothers, Zelda, Fortnite, and others . . . hope you like it!
Billie Eilish sums it up with her lyrics so well . .. the feeling of falling for someone you don’t want to fall i love with.
Halloween is my favorite time of year, when I can go outside and not be considered a freak!
Here are some fun events I’m DJing this October:
Thursday October 17th: Black Tie Power Couples Fundraiser at the Utah Museum of Modern Art, with honored guests from Utah Opera, Ballet West, and the Utah Symphony.
Saturday October 26th: Jason Olsen’s annual Utah Pride Center Halloween Fundraiser at SoundWell. More details to come, but here’s a video from the party 2 years ago, you don’t want to miss this!
The first Halloween I can remember was in Dallas back in ‘97. If it weren’t for everyone being dressed up I may not have had the courage to go out, and I never would have met Sol at my first Rave where I fell in love with electronic music and started forming the idea I wanted to DJ.
I was jet-lagged so out in the middle of the night walking around Amsterdam . . . ran into some cops and rather than telling me to go back to my hotel they took me around town taking photos.
If I had the time I would do this all day every day . . . mixing music together on the fly, coming up with new combos and experimenting. Some of this music is from when I started DJing at Gracie’s back in 2012 . . . some is more current, some older from when I used to go clubbing in London . . . a lot of this music is nostalgic and has special significance to me . . .
Do you think social media makes us more or less connected?
I mean on one hand I have thousands of people I can message at any time, but how many of them do I have a real connection with?
But there were lonely people long before social media . . . just listen to Paul McCartey’s voice on this blend. I recently saw Santigold perform (I was there for Madge) and remembered the song “Disparate People”. The lyrics to both songs remind me very much of life in a big city, especially at night, and especially in L.A., hence the video of Los Angeles traffic. L.A. feels like about the fakest and loneliest place on the planet.
I set up a camera and filmed some of a live set recently . . . this was a sit down & chill place with couches on a weekday . . . not really a bouncing club like I’m used to DJing, so it was a different kind of night . . .
I have been playing the saxophone for a long time, and absolutely love playing the sax while I’m DJing. Nothing’s better than the energy of actual musical instruments, which is why I often DJ with a live drummer . . . DJing for me is also a form of improvisation . . . mixing different beats, samples and acapellas together, using DJ tools and effects to change and morph the music into something completely new. The other day I was DJing at a bar and some patrons insisted that I play more sax . . . here’s a little video from that night: