Last weekend, I attended the wedding of two of my best buddies (and Beatery loyals). And since they asked me to spin at their awesome reception at Project One, I used the occasion to record another increasing-rare podcast. Here’s the set from that night. Enjoy!
For my loooooong overdue return to the Beatery* I come a new name, new affiliation and… of course, a boat load of fresh beats! Well, a ship load would be more fitting, an AIRship load to be exact.
*Holly cow it’s been over a full year….
I’ve been so blessed to actualize one of my long standing DJ goals: partnering up with a EDM based, sound dedicated Burning Man mutant vehicle and affiliated San Francisco DJ collective. Our name is Airpusher and our vehicle is the Airpusher Steampunk Airship which made its first appearance on the Playa this year As the new kids on the block there were some growing pains and lessons learned, but the trials and tribulations we faced were faaaar outweighed by the incredible budding community we forged, and drowned out by the consistently amazing music being pushed forth from our speakers!
When I got invited to play on KZSU’s “Big Love Show” two weeks ago fresh off the Playa, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to make a “greatest hits” of what I was playing on the Airship. The whole set really represents a ride on Airpusher across the desert night and into the sunrise.
So without further adieu, jump on board and fly with me! Full track list after the jump.
Were you at Burning Man this year? Any thoughts on the music??
Taking a look back through our last posts, it seems we haven’t posted a new podcast yet this year. Sigh… I’m going to stop apologizing for the lack of content on the site recently, because it gives the impression that we’re going to pick it back up again. Unfortunately, I’m not sure our glacial pace of new posts will change anytime soon, but I promise you this: when I have new music to share, I will share it here. Keep subscribed to the RSS feed, and you’ll see new content when I post it.*
And today is one such day. Last weekend I played a set for one of the Duck Pond’s pre-burn fundraisers at Vertigo in San Francisco. And since recording these days is as easy as pressing a button on my laptop, I figured why not. Personally, I think my mixing on this one is pretty rough. Definitely not up to my standards, but I’m posting it because I am quite fond of the tracks. It’s been a long while since I departed from the electo swing to lay something funky down, so I’m happy to have a new compilation of booty-shakers.** Hope you enjoy it.
* I do happen to know that Jay is sitting on more than few live mixes of his own. I’m putting this here so everyone bugs him to post them.
** Oh, this reminds me that I do have that 404 Beats electro swing set to post. I’ll do that one next.
I’ve been listening to a fair amount of what the kids are calling nu disco recently. For my money, I find it hard to distinguish from what they were calling electro house circa 2004 (aka Mylo), but no matter. This recent mix by Mexican producer Bufi exemplifies everything I love about the genre, it’s funky, it’s cheesy, it’s melodic, it’s proggy… it’s just fun. Thought I’d share.
Yesterday, I heard from a former Beatery colleague that the Electro Swing genre had made the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s year-end list of music trends that “must die” in 2013. That’s right, someone out there is over it, which can only mean one thing… the sound is starting to get HOT! We’ve seen it gaining momentum here in the US: a few months ago Beatport highlighted Electro Swing as “an emerging subgenre“, it was all over the playa at this year’s Burning Man, and we’re hearing Parov Stelar tracks in all manner of commercials, from Vegas hotels to hard liquor.
We here at The Beatery won’t claim full credit for this rise in popularity. One could point to the fact that we started highlighting the genre over two years ago, but hey, don’t mention it. All in a day’s work for this modest blogger.
And now this modest blogger presents his latest collection of this tired, has-been, shark-jumping, please-god-make-it-stop Electro Swing. Turn it up, play it out, but please be mindful of all the people in your vicinity who frankly heard enough of this shit in 2012 to last a lifetime. Carry some backup dubstep with you, for their sake.
And because we owe you guys some content, here’s a bonus track. I couldn’t wait for this to be released digitally, so it didn’t make the mix, but I love this New Orleans/Dixieland stuff… Monetrik - Swing Flirt !
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