"Remember, information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom; wisdom is not truth; truth is not beauty; beauty is not love; love is not music; music is the best."
The more I explore the vast world of music, the more I realize how little I understand. I try to ignore the arbitrary boundaries of music and pay attention to what seems most important to me – the musicality and creative intention of the artists. The collection here is my recorded history of exploring music and attempts at sonic assemblage. Songs with a denote my favorite mixes. Enjoy!
Filtered by Dance (10 of 31)
June 22, 2013
The theme for the summer solstice Rhythm Society event was “superheroic”. Plenty of masks and capes abound. This mix emerges from a theatrical interstitial involving heroes and heroines. The intention was high energy funk with a hint of nostalgia. The ever-mysterious and talented Musqaria followed with some deep tech trance, which may explain the tail-end dive into a more heady jams. Enjoy!
Taste The Groove (Hot Toddy Remix) by Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band
Neat Disco (Pete Herbert, Dicky Trisco Mix) by Future Feelings
Swaggin by Beatamines & David Jach
For Your Love by Fritz Zander
Broken Hips by Funkalicious James
Bedroom Jam by Kink
Skylife by Future Feelings
Unique by Venice beach
Movin On by Petrus
$100 Bill by Benoit & Sergio
I Wanna by South Of Roosevelt
Pop Muzik (Todd Terje Remix) by M
Acid For Guest List by Mastiksoul
Buffalo Bill by Cole Medina
Illusion by Awon & Bedmo Disco
Chemtrails (Andy Toth Remix) by Stone Owl
Mint Condition by Inigo & Future Feelings
Gain Off by Dionigi
Who’s Harry by Orphan101
Eleven Dimensions by Dionigi
We Are Coming To Give U Peace & Knowledge by Dionigi
January 03, 2013
Some of my favorite slowed-down disco and soul edits of 2012. Enjoy!
Wake Up Everybody by Psychemagik
Pushin’ On (Situation Edit) by Disco Deviance
Mazin’ by Aliooft
Rise (Dazs Rise Up Edit) by Daz Dalton
The Feeling by Tony T
Later by B-Jam
Love Journey by Eddie C
I Forgot To Be Your Lover (Jim Sharp Edit) by William Bell
Simply Beautiful (Dj Steef Edit) by Dj Steef
My Heart by 78 Edits
Sweet Street Moments by Ilya Decado
Pains Inside by Eddie C
Doin’ Alright by 78 Edits
Love Glow by Rocco Raimundo
Thing About You Baby (Psychemagik Love-Dub Edit) by Tony Joe White
Walk On The Wild Side (Holtoug Bootleg) by Lou Reed
Flying Dreams by Mux Mool
Do That Stuff by Parliament
April 06, 2012
In 1996 some friends and I created the Rhythm Society, a music focused community with the goal of creating a safe and intentional environment to dance and celebrate together. We have four major events a year falling on the solstices and equinoxes.
The Spring 2012 event was held on the U.S.S. Hornet, a historic aircraft carrier that fought in WWII, witnessed the atomic test at Bikini Atoll, and picked up the Apollo 11 capsule when it landed in the Pacific. It’s now a museum and event space. For this event I was asked to create the music vision and assemble the cast of DJs. The overall theme of the event was about the conflicting nature of war and our personal struggles to rationalize it. Musically, I wanted to provide an ego-less journey with plenty of room for introspection and some goofiness thrown in to keep spirits high.
I played the morning slot from 4:30 until 6am. The music primarily falls into the genre of tech house, with elements of world music and psychedelia scattered throughout. I hope you enjoy!
Ice (Morris Cowan Remix) by Thomas Bjerring & David Skog
Drivin’ by Homework
Fiesta Gigolo by Michael Knoch
777 by Yapacc
Tango Tan Go by Jurek Prezezdziecki
Drunken Russians (DJ PP Edit) by Gabriel Rocha & DJ PP
Sha Shtil by Gucci Vump
Fissa Tune by Homework
Habibi (Shir Khan Remix) by Malente & Dex
Waiting for the Sun (MollonoBass Remix) by Lula Circus
Zulu by Ordinary Subject
Shingawa (Odo Makes A Smile Remix) by Molisans Brothers
Valkanizateur by Valentino Kanzyani
Mutti Frutti by Nadja Lind
Impacto by Marcus Meinhardt
Suspenders (Aka Aka & Thalstroem Remix) by Oliver Klein
Korea Tabs (Harry Axt Remix) by Flinsch ‘n’ Nielson
Ah Gupten by Norman
Verstrahlte 122 by Laufmasche
Unsichtbare Zweitfrisur (Harry Axt Remix) by Norman
Michele Plays Ping Pong by Daisy Daisy
Marquee by Haruyuki Yokoyama
X by Jan Driver
Jacqueline by Fat Acid
February 29, 2012
On January 31st, 2012 my brother Solomon Kahn died in a car accident while touring as a DJ in Thailand. Solomon’s fiance Nicole, with friends and family, organized a benefit on February 29th to raise funds to help cover financial costs incurred by the tragedy. The event featured a collection of DJs and musicians from Solomon’s scene including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Justin Hoffman, Chris Clouse, Mei Lwun. Ean Golden and Ryan Lucero. This recording is my opening set from the event - a tribute to my brother. I picked music that either expressed feelings or invoked the music my brother loved. I hope you enjoy.
June 12, 2010
Most things cycle, regurgitating the ghosts of past freshness every 20-odd years. Becoming acutely aware of the recycling of my nostalgic past brings up a flurry of emotions from youthful ecstatic experience to adolescent angst. I fell in love with house music in my late teens which provided some of my first transcendental/spiritual experiences, leaving me with an endless supply of warm and fuzzy feelings for the genre. House was also the first music to break my heart, as the scene I knew and loved crumbled and died. In the past few years I’ve seen a resurgence of the old house vibe I once knew, bringing out familiar smiling faces looking to catch another ride. This mix doesn’t really do the genre justice, but it’s clearly the catalyst.
September 19, 2003
Dj mix for the Rhythm Society event “Ember” at Cell Space. The set transitions from a high energy breakbeat/tribal set to ambient trance. The volume was turned down towards the end of the mix, so to compensate just turn it up really loud!
December 30, 2000
Rhythm Society’s New Years Eve celebration - this retro set brings back some of my early tribal dance favorites beginning with the seminal cut “Papua New Guinea” by the Future Sound of London. Other classics include BT’s first underground hit (IMO) “Nocturnal Transmission” and The Psychic Warriors ov Gaia’s “Exit 23”. A classic booty shaker.