There was a time when I tried to hide from my love of Techno and House music. I came up in it, most likely learned how to produce because of it. In the last ten years I’ve attended Detroit’s famous Electronic Music Festival a handful of times. The best part is always being with my crew, no doubt. But there’s something else to it, a sudden tickle of the stomach, as if I’m nervous or too excited. I get so damn happy when I hear the music. So much so that it feels like there’s a soft grip on my neck throughout the festival, guiding me to the places I can boogie down. Or its just my boy Logan telling me we’re bouncing. Anyway, all my guys are producers, and DJs. I can’t begin to express how proud I am to see they’re still doing their thing, and they’re really good at it.
Make it Fit from Salt Lake City, Utah is one of those friends. And he’s releasing new DJ mixes regularly that you need to hear. Not to mention playing out like a monster, and sticking largely to his ever growing vinyl collection. Which, in todays standard of “auto sync” should be widely appreciated. And I have to admit, he’s one of my favorite DJs to date. He really plays a unique deck, especially when you see him live. He’s always cutting into his tracks to find all the meat for his mixes, but he makes the sounds blend quick, and thats the gem of his technique. Total stud on the decks, dance floors a different story. LOL!
You can catch Make It Fit’s monthly residency at one of Salt Lake’s Dopest venues, The Red Door. Go to his Soundcloud for more bump.
Chicago Producer, and DJ, Adam Stolz just released his new mix, Building Impressions. If you’re into House or Techno music it doesn’t get much better than my boys taste in Dance Music. I’m currently working on a new album with him under the name Hot Butter Lunch. The recordings sound so dope. Hopefully we release later this year. Stay way tuned!
Special thanks to Ellen Epley for the photograph, I highly recommend visiting elleneply.com to see her other work. She captures the moment really well and her subjects never seem to force anything for the camera. I kept getting the sense that these photos snapped themselves, just by the way her collection sits naturally. I chose this particular photo b/c I felt it speaks to what we’re trying to do on Acres. The site is about people forming this community together. The feeling I get from the image is this acceptance to explore something new, to let your guard down and do something. The girl in the photo looks right at you, and for me it suggests purity, and the liberty to change course in life, even if it’s for a moment. There’s no doubt, that I tried to mimic the overall impression the weather had been leaving on me lately, with volume one. It’s not too hot or cold, its upbeat and chill at the same time. I think this mix has enough edge to keep you awake while also giving you the atmosphere to chill on the porch. Spring time is without a doubt one of my favorite times of the year. I was really excited to add these groups to my collection this last month. They’re all really amazing musical acts that offer up something special. Don’t forget to Download the mix for free, and take it with you wherever you are, and wherever you go. Lastly, thanks to the Artists who have submitted their voices for the Acres, Discovering You tag line. Keep sending them in, I think they really sound nice in the mix.
Sleep Party People “Chin”
Beaches Beaches “Got Feel”
Tea Leigh & Luke Reed “Rivers Of Love”
Sean Bones “Here Now”
Mountain Range “Evelyn(e)”
Bear Cubs “Cascade”
Everything Sleeps “Hold Me Down”
Jonas K.P. “You, I, Us”
Matt FX “Breezy”
~ Ryan Boos