HTTP // GOLD (Adult Contemporary Serotonin For The 21st Century)

Download: HTTP // GOLD (Adult Contemporary Serotonin For The 21st Century) When FM radio emerged in the late ‘60s as a format for “album-oriented” rock music, it was a new, open-ended land of opportunity. The music enthusiasts who were excited enough to want to broadcast their favorite new tunes using the not-yet-popular platform were about to blow open an entire generations’s…

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DJ Mix “Beats Researched”

Digging back 20 years into the explosive jungle sound which pushed toward dubstep 10 years later, and eventually led to the global bass movement as we know it today, this mix weaves together some those stylistic threads routed in Jamaican, UK, and US dance music culture. DJ C “Beats Researched” Tracklist: Ori Shochat x Dango – “Rain” Dennis Brown –…

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DJ Mix: “Back & Forth”

As another year draws to a close I recently had the privilege of DJing the OpenGovChicago holiday party with my brother in decks, John Tolva. In preparation for the gig I recorded this set of classic-futurist-dancehall-pop. Farewell 2013 and all the best in 2014: –>> Download <<– –>> Download <<–

DJ Mix: “Prana Pushers”

On October 25th, 2013 DJ C partnered with yoga instructor Sara Strother on a sonic experiment in yoga practice called Prana Pushers. This 105 minute DJ set was recorded live at the event: Download: DJ C Prana Pushers Mix Prana Pushers by Dj C on Mixcloud

DJ Mix: The Blends

Here’s a blend of genres containing already blended genres. From electronic dub, to a series of tracks that wobble back and forth between hip-hop, dancehall and jungle, to pop-undergroud mashups, this mix, featuring tracks by Wildlife, Disrupt, Goulet, Krinjah, Vinyl Blight and more, is all over the map. Just how I like it! Download: DJ C “The Blends” -> Or…

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DJ Mix: The Funk So Rubber

  When I first heard a TB303 “acid” track it sounded like nothing else. The wobbling portamento tones slid into each other like the mailable, bouncy rubber and created an alien kind of funk. Those sounds were developed in the ’80s Chicago house scene by artists like Phuture (DJ Pierre & friends), and continued to evolve throughout the ’90s, particularly in the…

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DJ C; “Resonant Frequency Modulation” Mix

This past summer I recorded a DJ mix for London’s Resonance FM radio station to celebrate the release of my Jump Up & Bounce / Mad Again record. The mix aired  on the Exotic Pylon show the week of the release. The show is available over at their site but I thought I’d release the mix here in it’s raw…

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Quantum Shifts

If you’re wondering why blog posts here at Mashit have been less-than-frequent recently, here’s a little background: Over the last couple years my life has undergone some quantum shifts. For example, I’ve transitioned from full-time DJ, music-blogger/producer, to full-time Creative Director at an economic development organization. I also became a husband and a home-owner. These new roles are super-exciting, fun,…

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Kid Kameleon “Extremely Small and Precise Sounds Part 2” DJ Mix

Back in ’07 Mashit partnered with Kid Kameleon and the London-based music and culture portal, Spannered to bring you 2 mixes of low-end revelry. Now we’ve decided to ally once again. Kid K is back with the bass, but this time the treble is tweaked in a most explicit manor. The sounds are “extremely small and precise.” That’s how the…

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Must Be The Beer

I had an interesting experience DJing in Portland, OR last night. It was similar to something I once witnessed at a gig in Ghent, Belgium. The more wild, crazy, hard & heavy I was willing to go with the music, the more the crowd responded and danced. The opposite is generally the norm in Chicago, Boston, and really most places…

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