DJ Mix: Café Mix Rendered
This was a mix I put together 30 minutes before an audition for a weekly gig at a coffee shop in Encinitas, California. It was completely improvised in one pass, exported and played on head phones for the café manager.
She liked what I selected and I got the gig that day.
For the next few months, I’d come in every Sunday afternoon to dj mellow music for old hippies, sun-tanned surfers, high school kids, families and gradparents, yoga teachers and just about any other local that would come in for a comfy couch and decent coffee.
This piece also gave me my start performing in and around San Diego, as it was from this café that i found a place to practice my craft with no stress and an eventual invitation to come and play at San Diego’s KAVA LOUNGE.
This is a meaningful mix for me of some of my favorite artist that typified the weekly.
Big ups to:
- Kristie at KAVA LOUNGE: for hosting me and many other cool events at Kava (http://www.kavalounge.com)
- Marsha (many late nights sweeping and dancing E Street as we closed up for the day!)
- Krystina Grammatique: for providing and encouraging many great tracks
- Katie Rast: luuuuuv (and countless adventures and geek sessions)