This is the one people have been asking me for. This mix series represents my journey through house music .Each of these mixes take me to different places; different atmospheres I've been exposed to, inspired and lucky enough to spin at over the span of 3 years.
Volume 1 - An Introduction
Fresh off the boat, and thrust into the afterhours atmosphere not even a week later, this mix is a compilation of a lot of the songs I fell in love with first. The year was 2014. These tracks had dancefloors rocking time and time again in the late night. If you hate house music, you should start here.
Volume 2 - Poolside Edition
This edition was compiled in South Florida in 2015. Influenced by summer, the palm trees, and the water. This is usually a favourite for a lot people I talked to, it really captures the vibe. Shout out to my family who tolerated me having headphones on all day. Once I start, I can't stop :)
Volume 3 - Desert Days, Winter Nights
This was compiled and inspired by two places in 2016. February in Toronto, aka the cold, and the deserts/atmosphere of the United Arab Emirates, where I was lucky enough to visit and have an amazing time. This is obviously my favourite of the three, and at this point my understanding of house music is like... very very deep. It's a progression, so if you are really feeling the first two, this is the graduation.
PS - The name was taken from a club in the 80s in New York City notable in the history of modern dance and pop music. The Paradise Garage was focused on dancing rather than verbal interaction, and it was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention, a trend that continues to this day. It also had a significant influence on LGBT culture and although I don't swing that way, music is music, and without them there is no this... so it is what it is!
Hope you enjoyed it :) <3