PROJECTS THOUGHTS MUSIC ABOUT

"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."
-Frank Zappa

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!

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June 22, 2013

Superheroic

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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!


Tracklist:
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


Dance Funky Uplifting

February 29, 2012

Solomon

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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.


Cheerful Dance Soulful Uplifting

December 22, 2005

Mali Music

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A lightly mixed compilation of some favorite Malian tracks. The mix begins with “Kan Be”, a mesmerizing track by n’goni player Kakanka Sata. The mix concludes with “Tsara”, a deeply soulful and uplifting cut by guitarist/singer Modeste. Ali Farka Toure, one of Mali’s greatest musicians who’s featured on this mix, passed away in March 2006. So this mix is dedicated to the prolific and brilliant guitarist/singer/songwriter Ali Farka Toure.


African Quiet Uplifting

November 07, 2005

TechTwerp

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TechTwerp is a quiet mix of electronic music that skirts the edge between minimal techno and ambient music. The mix begins with Piano Magic’s sea shanty inspired “Haloween Boat”, and ends with my all time favorite Terry Riley piece “Poppy Nogood and the Phantom Band”.


Electronic Hypnotic Minimal Uplifting

September 19, 2003

Rhythm Society - Ember

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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!


Dance Dub Percussive Uplifting

December 30, 2000

Rhythm Society - Ripples

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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.


Dance Tribal Uplifting

June 20, 1999

Bliss & Tumble

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Blissed out mellow drum & bass mix recorded from the chillout room of the Rhythm Society event “Playtime”. One of my favorite mixes.


Electronic Soulful Uplifting

January 28, 1999

Africanismo

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My first mix of African music and a precursor of the African History mix. Similar in style and energy to the other African mix.


African Uplifting
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