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DJ mixes of new and vintage electronic dance music. Home to DJ Shannon Shalako.
||Shannon Shalako – Beach Break||In June of 2014, my friends Markus and Marie were married on a beach of the Costa del Sol near Marbella, Spain. This mix was played after the ceremony and before dinner, while we lounged under palm trees with champagne and canapés and gazed out on the Me||6/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Phoenix Landing 15th Anniversary Boat Cruise||Here is the complete and continuous recording of the event, with sets by Peter Bailey, Chuck Caseroc, Shannon Shalako, and Randy Deshais. This is a bonus post to Shannon Shalako – Live in Boston 2011, where you can find my individual set from the night,||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Shalako – Live in Boston 2011||This is the story of how I came to be a resident DJ at The Phoenix Landing, an unassuming Irish pub across the river from Boston, USA, and of an epic night on the water had by nearly 300 music lovers this past Independence Eve. In 1996 I was a college stu||7/6/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Shalako – Live in NYC 2011||Five years ago I had the good fortune of playing a blissful outdoor party in the majestic garden of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It was was a balmy Summer evenin||6/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Shalako – Back To Work||I started working on this mix back in March but abandoned it after many unsatisfactory attempts. Then during a recent practice session I opened the incomplete playlist and a 60 minute journey came together exactly as I’d envisioned. After a couple o||11/6/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Armand – Rise, Vol. 1||This is the story of how I got into dance music. I’ve always been a fan of electronic music in general. When I was ten my favorite artists were Brian Eno, Thomas Dolby, Devo, Laurie Anderson, and Jean Michel Jarre (probably the most influential arti||9/30/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Osheen – Trance #7||Osheen was rocking dancefloors when the rest were kicking the slats. When rave came to the north-east USA in the early 90’s, Osh was already an area veteran and quickly became known as New England’s chief house rocker. His style was jacking, c||7/23/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||M Gee – Yellow||Two DJs synonymous with the New England rave scene in the early- to mid-nineties were 333 and M Gee. British brothers, Paul and Mark Slater were regulars on the A-list East Coast club/rave circuit and held a residency upstairs at the original Loft on Stan||5/15/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Dante – Tribal||At some point in late 1993 or early 1994 I returned home to Santa Cruz for a visit. During this trip I went to a rave in San Francisco that Dante was playing at; I’m pretty sure it was an event thrown by Wicked. The venue was an indoor/outdoor space||4/13/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Onionz – Sweetmix||A real gem here from Onionz; circa 1992. Some of my favorite early techno and trance jams pitched way down and blended with that mysterious element which made young Onionz so magic. A common phrase uttered by DJs and trainspotters in the early 90’s||3/18/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Garth – Live @ Vision||In late 1992 or early 1993 an offer appeared on a rave mailing list I was subscribed to (probably NEraves) for a five tape collection of recordings from a party in San Francisco called Vision. I don’t know exactly where or when this event was held,||3/13/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Markus Mehta – El Tintero 004||The fourth episode of El Tintero comes from our collaborator in this project, Markus Mehta, head of Munich-based Electronic Soul. Markus, tell us about this mix… Getting this months mix together wasn’t the easiest task. I had so many great rec||3/5/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeno – Live @ Wonderland||Wonderland was one of the Boston area’s first large raves. KC & The Sunrise Gang held “Deep” in Portland, ME, the weekend before and there was a lot of excitement that a scene was developing and we were all part of something special||2/27/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tin Tin & Bob Bentley – Live @ Blue||Though several promoters had been throwing smaller events in New England for about a year by this time, it was in the first months of 1993 that things really took off for the New England scene. Events got larger and more frequent. KC’s “Deep&#||2/21/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Shalako – El Tintero 003||I’m a little late with my mix for the third episode of El Tintero. I’ve been digesting a lot of music lately and had a tough time deciding which direction to go. Very happy with the result; I think it’s worth the wait (I know you’v||2/14/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Markus Mehta – El Tintero 002||The second episode of El Tintero comes from our collaborator in this project, Markus Mehta, head of Munich-based Electronic Soul. His mix was recorded live during a gig at the Ampere Club in Munich in late October 2008. Back Story While on vacation in Spa||1/19/2009||Free||View In iTunes|
||Shannon Shalako – El Tintero 001||While on vacation in Spain in September 2008 Shannon Shalako lost a hand of cards for which he bet he would do a dj mix every month for a year. His friend Markus Mehta, of Electronic Soul, bet the same on the next hand and also lost. So they decided to do||12/27/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
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I've been going to the Phoenix since 1996. This is the Mecca of Trance, House, Progressive, Drum & Bass etc etc etc. The 15th Anniversary of Phoenix boat cruise was a real tribal gathering of sorts. The gathering of some of Boston's Godfathers of House was an amazing experience. My thanks to all the DJ's & organizers for a unforgettable night.