For those that have been around in the LA electronic music scene for more than a minute will know this week's special guest. Jason Blakemore has been doing his thing for longer than most of us can remember, becoming a straight up icon in the West coast rave scene and playing every big festival SoCal has to offer. His bio really sums it up best:
Jason Blakemore is one of the original Los Angeles house/rave DJs. He has graced the stage at almost every major festival in the Southern California area. He has played at Coachella, EDC, Jujubeats, Nocturnal and Fresh. His name and skills are known all over the U.S. and internationally.
Jason has run three record labels: Bassex, Life Music and currently Fiveleg. Blakemore has been part of music projects with Markus Schulz, The Chemical Brothers, Garth, Wally Callerio and 6blocc. He produced the hit songs “PURE”, “Suspicion” and many others. He is a down to earth person and an amazing live performer; his quick mixing skills have captivated fans for more than two decades. Slicing and splicing records back and forth, he is the true definition of an old school DJ still insisting on taking the crowd on a journey with every set.
Quick Facts: From Los Angeles, United States. Plays mostly progressive house and tech house. Began performing in 1992. Used the name DJ Trance from 1992-1996.
You can learn more, hear more and get more on Jason's website!
If you're in LA this weekend, catch Jason at Oxygen!
DJ/Producer Lux Groove drops a hot new mix on Beat Soup from the other coast. With 3 original tracks on label's like Worthy's Anabatic Records, Perfect Driver Music and Hot N Heavy, this set is full of chunky bass and booty beats to make your Monday feel like a Friday. Get it!
Born and raised in a small suburban town in Connecticut, Lux Groove developed a strong passion for music from a very young age. During his early teenage years he got his first set of turntables and started to teach himself to DJ. Heavily influenced by DJ's such as Jazzy Jeff, A-trak, Craze and Qbert, he quickly become engulfed in the turntablism scene, doing showcase performances and entering local dj battles as well as the DMC's.
Lux Groove began to get into house music and quickly wanted to be more than just a dj, which led him to start producing music. After a short period of time Lux Groove produced his first EP called "From The Back," which is now signed to Worthy's Anabatic record label. Lux Groove is sure to continue his success, not only with production but also djing, putting to use his heavy turntablism background mixed in with his style of bass house music, which is sure to rock any crowd. Expect to hear much more coming from this prolific producer and skilled DJ!
Supported by Kill Frenzy, Brodinski, B.Traits, Worthy, Mark Starr, Tom Budden, Wood Holly, Look Like, Kyle Watson and many more!
Lux Groove - Another Day (Forthcoming on Hot N Heavy)
Ghostea - Breathing Room (Dirty Bird)
Lux Groove - Got Em (Perfect Driver)
Bromley - Move (Bullet Train Records)
Lux Groove - From The Back (Anabatic)
Kid Enigma - Find Me (Tripmastaz Plant 74 Dub) (Plant 74)
Zed Bias, Chunky - We're There (Swamp 81)
Just No Labels - When You Do (Grooverdose)
Benson, Mike Metro - In The Ghetto (Motez Remix) (Jump To This)
Francois Dillinger - Mistermisunderstood (Unreleased)
Riva Starr, Speech Debelle - Ghosts (ZDS Remix) (Snatch!)
Nathaniel Stevens, aka Ghostea, has tracks releasing soon on dirtybird records and Perfect Driver Music, his tracks are getting played by Claude VonStroke and Justin Martin, and now we've got him dropping a big, bootylicious mix on Beat Soup! Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty!
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It's Monday once more people, time for some fresh soup! This week we feature our 2nd guest mix by SoCal DJ Matt Cole. With deep roots in the LA underground, Matt has been rocking dance floors up and down the West Coast, and into Mexico, for the better part of 15 years, and we're stoked to have yet another delicious mix from him. Without further ado, let's get funky!
Get more info and music on Matt's website.
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Corey Wilcox, aka DJ Eschaton, is one of the old schoolers holding it down for the house and techno heads in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Well, someone's gotta.
DJing for the better part of 20 years, Cory's been part of Collective Intelligence 614 since 1996, throwing events that revolve around both music and art, and keeping hope alive in the AZ. We managed to get our hands on an exclusive recording of Eschaton playing live at a recent event in his neck of the woods, and I'm pretty sure you're gonna love it like Saynt loves a Corona. 'Nuff said.
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From the chilly land of Buffalo, NY, comes the DJ Duo Eyes Everywhere. With forthcoming releases on Fool's Gold Records, Perfect Driver Music and our homie Worthy's own Anabatic, these boys have tracks being played by Diplo and Claude VonStroke. We're stoked to be able to feature them here on Beat Soup and are looking forward to their impending world domination.
Brian and Kyle aren't new to the scene, but their take is. Combining elements of house, techno, progressive and R&B has been an idea several years in the making. Forthcoming on Fool's Gold, Anabatic and Perfect Driver Music, the future will be as refreshing as the Spring they are releasing in.
This is music born of the frozen banks and grey skies; the story of two Great Lakes. Industrial promises turned hopeful and covered in the cold blanket of Winter inspire the melodies, rhythms and walking baselines between the bars of every track.
Keep your eyes on these boys, as their eyes are on you.
1. The Streets - Turn the Page [Eyes Everywhere Bootleg]
2. South Soul Project - Relo
3. Eyes Everywhere - Poppers
4. Munnibrotherz - Harmony
5. Kirin Rider - That's My First [Eyes Everywhere 2014 Edit]
6. Worthy - Flashin'
7. Eyes Everywhere - Privilege Thing
8. Ballast - Front ta Back
9. Sona Vabos - Dragon Smoke
10. J. Phlip/PTAF - Say My Name/Boss Ass [Bot Edit] [Eyes Everywhere Masht Up]
11. My Nu Leng, Taiki and Nulight/P Money - No. 2/Round the Clock [Cause n' Affect Remix] [Eyes Everywhere Masht Up]
12. Eyes Everywhere - Brocoder
13. DJ Gina Turner ft. Tony Colorado - Shake [Worthy Remix]
14. Riva Starr - We Got Dis Ting [Ardalan Remix]
15. Eyes Everywhere - Off Bailey
*Moment of Silence*
16. Eyes Everywhere - L'Hitraot
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This week on Beat Soup we have a young lady that really needs no introduction, her sheer awesomeness speaks for itself. From the Wülfpack clan in sunny Los Angeles, we give you the one and only ... Tara Brooks!
Ready, set, GO!
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Our second mix of the new year comes to us from Phoenix, Arizona, from the producer/DJ BALLAST, whose 2nd of three releases on Perfect Driver Music is set to release on the 15th on Beatport. You can also check out some of his tracks in the new Perfect Driver Label Podcast.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's officially 2014, and while we don't have flying cars just yet we do have an awesome new mix from one of LA's hottest female DJ's, Amanda Panda. I think this year's gonna be goooooood!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What a great year we've had together. 2013 provided us with 52 new DJ mixes by DJ's from all over the world, we passed our 100th episode and we've sat in the #1 spot on the Podomatic tech-house charts just about every single week this year. THANK YOU for all your support!
This last mix of 2013 is a set I recorded a few months back for a show called Signature Sessions. It's a little deeper, a little sexier and a little more heady than my usual fair, and I love it. I hope you dig it!
Keep spreading the love, sharing great music and doing what you do in 2014. I look forward to providing you all with more great mixes and introducing you to amazing new DJ's in the new year.
Loads of love . . .
Beat Soup Curator in Chief