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In June of 2014, my friends Markus and Marie were married on a beach of the Costa del Sol near Marbella, Spain. This mix was played after the ceremony and before dinner, while we lounged under palm trees with champagne and canapés and gazed out on the Mediterranean, gently lapping a few sandy steps away. Down the coast to the West, the dramatic Sierra Blanca mountains beckoned to the setting sun. Behind shining sunglasses, smiles abounded; friendly faces full of recognition for the magnificence of the moment. (more…)
This is the story of how I came to be a resident DJ at The Phoenix Landing, an unassuming Irish pub across the river from Boston, USA, and of an epic night on the water had by nearly 300 music lovers this past Independence Eve.
In 1996 I was a college student and DJ of underground electronic dance music based in Boston, USA. Though I had at that point achieved some success as a DJ in my short career of 2-3 years, having performed around the country for crowds of thousands, I was feeling that the meaningful experiences the rave scene had provided were coming far less frequently than they had before, and that a more superficial, less music-oriented attitude had become common place amongst promoters and patrons of those events. I yearned for an opportunity to play for crowds who appreciated the music as much as I did. (more…)
Five years ago I had the good fortune of playing a blissful outdoor party in the majestic garden of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It was was a balmy Summer evening and the lawn was alive with the vibe of house music. This year I was thrilled when they asked me back. (more…)
I started working on this mix back in March but abandoned it after many unsatisfactory attempts. Then during a recent practice session I opened the incomplete playlist and a 60 minute journey came together exactly as I’d envisioned. (more…)
I’m a little late with my mix for the third episode of El Tintero. I’ve been digesting a lot of music lately and had a tough time deciding which direction to go. Very happy with the result; I think it’s worth the wait (I know you’ve all been waiting). (more…)
While on vacation in Spain in September 2008 Shannon Shalako lost a hand of cards for which he bet he would do a dj mix every month for a year. His friend Markus Mehta, of Electronic Soul, bet the same on the next hand and also lost. So they decided to do this podcast together. El Tintero, a famous seafood restaurant on the beach in Malaga, was the site of the event. If you are ever traveling near Malaga, El Tintero is a do-not-miss experience. (more…)