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Sometimes 'No' Can Lead To 'Yes!' (Hopefully) 

OKAY, guys... so I didn't get selected for the @EDMDriveIn opening set opportunity.  I was a little bummed when I didn't see my name on the list.  But, I know that you only lose when you DO NOT submit.  That's the whole thing with competitions... you have no idea what or if the judges are even looking for anything.  Is it large amount of followers?  Specific music genre?  A certain look?  Who knows!  It's usually not off of skill, haha!  I say that because I knew some other well known DJs in San Antonio who also got passed up.  Sometimes that's just how it is.

So what next... Do I mope and feel depressed about the missed opportunity?  Absolutely not!  I took the time after the competition to complete my next EP "Skinny Dip" which will release in August.  I'm also realigning my marketing plan to better fit different revenue streams.  This recent 'No' has provided me more drive to continue honing in my craft as an artist and creator. 

I'm very excited about the future and I have faith that I will succeed in this industry.  Good things are coming because the hard work is happening :)

- DJ UNPROTECTED -

Mix Submission For San Antonio's @EDMDriveIn Event  

San Antonio is having an event called @EDMDriveIn.  I reached out about getting an opening slot and it turns out they decided to offer a compeition for local DJs to 'fight' for a spot.  So I did it!  I crammed 15 songs into this 30 minutes and offered up 2 originals and 2 mashups to personalize this mix a little bit more.  I hope you like it!

 

New Mix! You Don't Want To Miss This #TOTW 

I lead off this mix by playing one of the fan favorites off of my EP which is a track titled 'Giving Up'.  It leads off this mix, but mainly because I hope people dig the track and then go check out the amazing music video!

Track of the week (#TOTW): @ 40:30 Eli Brown - Desire

 

 

New Mix - Laced Radio #48 

Here's the latest mix!  Filled with some of my favorite House, Tech House, and Future House jams of the week.  The last track is one of my favorites.  Who doesn't love those two ladies? :)

 


 

 

Club Quarantine Live - 6 April 2020 

Here is a recording of my live mix from Club Quarantine, sponsored by the Aztec Nation Facebook page.  This mix is filled with Techno, Tech House, and some mash-ups with Red Hot Chili Peppers and ACDC.  High energy and bass!

This mix is being offered exclusively to my subscribers on Mixcloud... you can access it: Click here!

Stay safe, be healthy, and #STAYHOME !

 

 

-DJ UNPROTECTED-

Thank You Guys! This Is Just For You 

It can be trying times for some people with the COVID-19 pandemic that's occuring around the world.  The music industry has taken a hit for sure... for both the artist and consumer.  But, I've found a way that we can all win!  Even tho I've had some gigs cancelled, I wanted to offer an opportunity to continue to share music with you.  I'm offering the opportunity to become a subscriber to exclusive mixes on my Mixcloud account.

What does this mean?  Well, you will ALWAYS get the Laced Radio show every week.  That is 100% free and my gift to you.  With a SELECT membership on Mixcloud I'm offering some exclusive benefits, to include exclusive mixes.  These mixes will come from my archived crates... some vinyl and mp3 classics from my favorite times of 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.  These mixes will include tracks that you wish you heard more of during the "Flashback at Noon" on your favorite radio station. 

Ask yourself... When was the last time you heard, What Is Love by Haddaway?  It's one of my favorites... and it's an example of what I will add to my exclusive mixes.

Your subscription on Mixcloud means a lot to me, and all of the producers/artists/composers of the content that I play in my sets.  Everyone wins.  You can sign up on my profile.  No pressure tho, like I said... Laced Radio will always be available to you.  Be safe, be healthy... and thank you!

Subscribe Here!

-DJ UNPROTECTED-

Making A Debut At Nebula in San Antonio, Texas 

I have my first debut for the electronic music show called, Nebula.  It is hosted by this talented artist and DJ, Chuy.  The crew of DJs that show up to this event have unmatched talent and passion for electronic music.  Ambient, house, techno, and electro, will fill the air waves of the Web House building.  I'm pumped to get in this line up.  I'm previewing some new music, too.  I hope to see you there :)

- DJ UNPROTECTED -

2019 Coming To A Close 

I've played my last live gig with some awesome DJs this week!  I've been DJing for these hOUR Sessions since May and I can tell, it really is an amazing treat.  I can free my soul and play the sweetest house music.  The crowd is filled with DJs and #EDMFamily.  It is a blessing to be able to perform at this venue and event.

 

I'll be back it in 2020.  If you're in San Antonio and love EDM... you gotta check this night out!

 

New DJ Mix - Out Now!! 

Here's the new mix!

  A couple of times a month I get an opportunity in San Antonio, Texas, to play some sweet house music.  It's an open format opportunity and I set myself free with house music.  I put this mix together with some favorite tracks that I've enjoyed playing the past few months.  I hope you enjoy it!  2019 has been awesome.

#lacedradio

- DJ UNPROTECTED -

 

2019 - I'm Not Done Yet! 

IMPORTANT DATES:

hOUR Session DJ Set @ Webhouse (San Antonio) - September 25

Producing audio for "Unrestricted With Ryan Johnson" Podcast *release*- September 30

The Greatest Halloween Party - October 26

Christmas House Album *release* - November 29

Summer Is Off To A Great Start! 

I had an amazing event this past weekend.  I played music that had a healthy mix of house and 'ratchet'.  It was beautiful and I had so much fun.  The cops shut us down right at 10PM (yeah, thanks Grand Hyatt!).  But it was a great event anyway.  I love what I do and am excited to get back into the nightlife! Stay happy, my friends.  :)

What I Love About Summer 

Summer is such an exciting time of the year!  You can go out and be comfortable in a T-Shirt without having lug around a jacket when you're in the club.  You can also always find something to do before the sun sets for the evening.  Here's a quick short list on why I love Summer:

  • New music is released from the world's Top DJs
  • Swim trunks are the new khakis
  • White jeans are back in
  • And finally... DRIVE IN MOVIES!

Oh, and I almost forgot about the best out there:  Rooftop parties!  My goals is to land a rooftop gig this summer.  Playing great music under the stars and sharing the night with a bunch of party-goers.  Ahhhh, I can feel the fun now.

Let's party this Summer together :)

-DJ UNPROTECTED-

Goodbye 2018!  

2018 was a great year for music. Here's my wrap up of favorite tracks that I've enjoyed blasting thru speakers over the past 12 months.  Enjoy!

 

 

New Controller Carry Bag... YES! 

So there I was... the guy rolling up to a DJ gig with his controller wrapped in a thick blanket.  Well, that HAD to change.  I've finally purchased the Roland DJ-505 Carry Bag and will now be rolling in style (and safely) to my DJ gigs.  Check out my review and thoughts in this video:

 

Laced Radio Video! 

Here's a fly on the wall view of how it goes down.  Some DJs auto mix, and some do not.  I like to keep it organic!  Should I do these videos more often?