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Live At Deep4Life

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Press play on Mr. Walker's club destroying set at the first DEEP4LIFE event in 2016. Turn out the lights, and turn it up! 

"Last night is how to do it! Probably one of the best nights we have ever had. Get DJs like these... who can read a crowd and play amazing deep tracks and we we'll be there every week. The difference in energy and experience last night was amazing! It was a legit destination experience and the vibe was so good - And it was all about choice of music and how great DJs can work their magic... the music kept the crowd dancing and kept the space open and flowing all night. Seriously... Thanks for a kickass night!" – Josh Williams

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1. Breathe by Ben Hoo (feat. Karen Gibson Roc)
2. Special Kinda Love by Audiowhores, Mr V
3. Love Is Free (Moon Boots Remix) by Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique
4. If Ya Fall (feat. Marissa Guzman) by Demarkus Lewis
5. Something More (Hot Toddy Percky Dub) Crazy P
6. Howsmusic by Detroit Swindle
7. Feel It by Kenny Summit
8. Watcha Gonna Do with My Lovin’ by Antonello Ferrari, Aldo Bergamasco ft. La Shonda Reese
9. Tribal Dub by David Anthony
10. Los Pueblos (Pablo Fierro Remix) by Pino Arduini & Javier Bollag
11. Mmmm by The Reaver
12. Found Love (David Morales Classic Mix) Blind Colors ft. Melonie Daniels Walker
13. Street Drums by Sahib Muhammad
14. Yeah by Siege
15. Sisy Ey 'Do It Good (Riva Starr Back To Detroit Mix) by Sísý Ey
16. Dark Shadows by Mattei & Omich, Re-Tide
17. Dancing With No Fear (Poisonous Relationship Transmix) by Holly Johnson
18. Tell Me Why (Duce's Carry On Dub) by Kathy Brown
19. Without Your Love feat. Randy Roberts (Spen & Thommy Heavy Vibes Mix) by Randy Roberts, Spencer Morales, DJ Spen, Tommy Davis
20. Love Is Right by Le Babar
21. Plus One by Local Options
22. Keep Dancin’ (Rhemi Ridin’ Dub) by Rhemi, Hanlei
23. Do You Feel Me (Christopher Ross Remix) by NYs Finest, Victor Simonelli
24. You Got Me Running (Right To Life Remix) by Andy Tee, Danny Losito
25. Dream Of The Life by Malachi
26. Too Much Information (Laolu Remix Edit) by Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
27. Je Ka Jo (Drums of Passion) by Joe Claussell
28. Pasilda (Todd Terry’s In House Mix)
29. I Love To Dance (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix) by Kleeer
30. Years Golden (Angel) by Gay Marvin
31. Break My Stride (Autocycle edit for House Of Disco) by Matthew Wilder
32. Gandalf The Party Wizard by Shit Hot Soundsystem
33. What Have You Done For Me Lately (A Cappella Version) by Janet Jackson

Hometown Heroes: Mr. Jesse Walker from Salt Lake City

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I was featured on one of my favorite stateside blogs for great dance music this week. Check out the interview and my 'Hometown Heroes' DJ mix at!

Music Is 4 Lovers, Feb. 23, 2016 –

Salt Lake City is infamous for its brawny Mormon community. Most people experience this unorthodox aspect of American life via a TV documentary or HBO’s hit drama series Big Love. But there’s more than meets the common eye.

In SLC lies a heroic figure maintaining a healthy community of house heads. Jesse Walker–or Mr. Jesse Walker to you–has been reveling in the dance music culture since the late 80′s. Surviving the generational crossover of house music, Jesse is a self-proclaimed DJ, producer, promoter, and blog editor.

Once a weekly party, Jesse transformed New City Movement into “a forward thinking blog about music, culture and life in the Intermountain West.” Here he uses the platform to spread his expertise and balloon the culture of dance music in SLC.

Having accumulated many residencies since the mid-late 90′s–one of which alongside Kaskade during their college years–Jesse Walker sustains his promoter-like qualities to this day. His newly launched party “CASSEROLE” is an every other month party where Jesse concocts a recipe full of dance-floor nutrients.

We’re always pleased to hear stories from Heroes around the world making shit happen; Mr. Jesse Walker is a unique piece of the puzzle in America’s ever-blossoming dance music culture. Enjoy his housey mix and learn more about Jesse and the SLC scene in the interview below.

Interview with Mr. Jesse Walker

How did you first get into house music? Do you remember a specific moment that inspired you?
I was well into dance music and remix culture as a teen in the late 80’s being quite obsessed with the usual suspects; Janet Jackson, Madonna, New Order, Erasure and DM… rave and electronic music followed in the blink of an eye. I was playing a lot of Orbital, Hardfloor, Warp and Twitchin’ records until one fateful night in 1994 when the club I helped promote brought Doc Martin in to destroy things properly. It was all over after that.

What’s the scene like in Salt Lake City right now? How is the city unique compared to the rest of the world?
There’s always been a respectable scene here. What’s great about it is if you want to make things happen, you just go and do it. It’s the Wild West! It might not always work, but when it does, it’s magical and appreciated by all. There’s a real sense of community and especially now, people are hungry for what’s next. I feel like a whole new crop of really amazing DJs and promoters are defining the future.

Salt Lake, Provo… Utah, (and Idaho, for that matter—where I was raised) are unlike anyplace in the world because, well… Mormons, which I was raised but haven’t been for many years. The closest corollary might be the Bible Belt or Austin, TX which is a blue dot in a sea of red. There’s such a strong cultural, religious and political presence here that it creates it’s own diverse yet unified counter-culture. Salt Lake proper is astoundingly progressive, one of the gayest cities in America! I keep saying this but it really is an amazing time to be living here. Invest now!

Do you have any residencies? If we had one week in SLC what two parties/clubs would you recommend we check out? What about two restaurants?
I usually have a trick or two up my sleeve; right now it’s my new party ‘CASSEROLE’ (hyper regional humor). But for the most part I bounce around to various clubs and parties that will have me. The more I try to slow down, the more I seem to be playing out. It’s a dream come true.

Parties? My favorites are ‘Control Room’, a Boiler Room style monthly at a great warehouse location that has similar events from several other crews quite regularly …including ones with… techno! And ‘Recess Club’, a weekly that’s been funneling good acts and drawing support.

Restaurants!!! Food scene is on the uptick. Food trucks are everywhere. Two lesser known joints I frequented this week are the East Liberty Tap House (great burgers/tacos/drinks/patio) and the new Publik Kitchen for a huge $6 breakfast.

How did your blog New City Movement come about?
The name came from a weekly I used to throw at a prohibition era Jazz club where Ryan Raddon (Kaskade) also had a hugely popular college disco night. He gave me my first residency there and remains a friend today. ‘New City’ is the title of a theoretical architecture book by the late Lebbeus Woods. I’ve always been a futurist at heart so my idea was to campaign for a better city, even if it had to start with a dream. The website has always been an extension of that, essentially a labor or love and personal documentation. I’ve recently started my own guest mix series to highlight local DJ’s that need to be heard. I love helping shed some light on any given situation.

Tell about some of your parties around SLC; like your annual Bunny Hop and newly launched Casserole party.
The Bunny Hop revolves around Easter Sunday always being the first taste of Spring and Summer in this beautiful place. It takes place at The Garage, a blue collar ‘road house’ style bar on the edge of the city with an amazing patio. It’s not uncommon to see every walk of life during this all-day party that raises thousands for our homeless youth through the Volunteers of America, Utah. An assortment of vinyl-only DJ’s play all kinds of music and it goes from bonnets and bow-ties to bikers and drag queens pretty quickly.

‘Casserole’ was something my husband came up with years ago but I never used it because it was so cheesy. These days, I’m all about accepting our heritage and owning the fuck out of it. It’s regional; it’s whimsical; and a great metaphor for making family out of what’s left in the pantry. Oh, and house music… solid grooves.

What’s on the agenda the remainder of 2016?
Working on some tracks with a talented buddy, yes! No travel planned right now, I’m saving up for a new car. If anyone wants to fly me out… have USB, will travel = friends for life!

Dream gig(s)…

The Endup (SF), Deep (LA), Glitterbox (London)  

What’s one track that always on your mind at the moment?
The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra - Step into My Life (M&M Mix by John Morales) [feat. Arthur Verocai]

Tell us about your mix.
I typically only record live mixes so this was a fun to do. Thank you! I wanted to go a bit deeper, even for me. Something going back to my early inspiration hearing mixes by Mark Farina, Marques Wyatt and Knuckles. Something you could put on at an intimate after, after party.

Drink of choice…
Fancy Free



Jimbo James

Managing Editor


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"The raw power that can exist in techno is irresistible." – SIAK

Utah's own SIAK submits NCM's 5th guest mix comprised of influential and original music. Chris is a rare and undeniable talent in the city of salt. Hear it for yourself on his debut release 'PHD' for Hel Audio out now on cassette and download.

Where are you from and how did you end up in Salt Lake City?
From age 3 to 14I was in Atlanta Georgia. From 14 to 23 I was in Columbus Ohio. I came here in '99. My parents are from here and were moving back I needed a change so I came with em.

1. Drexciya - "You Don't Know"
2. SIAK - "Master Config"
3. Cybotron - "Clear"
4. SIAK - "Rev Limiter"
5. Anthony Rother - "Simulationszeitalter"
6. SIAK - "Devil's Drink"
7. Kraftwerk - "Tour De France"
8. SIAK - "Choplifter"
9. Egyptian Lover - "Egypt Egypt"
10. SIAK - "IMBN"
11. Dynamix II - "Bass Generator"
12. Dr. Siak - "Divine Thunder Godcore"
13. Dr. Siak - "Ersatz Lover"
14. Jega - "Breakpoint Envelope"
15. Meat Beat Manifesto - "Brainwashed This Way/Zombie/That Shirt"
16. SIAK - "Hill Avenue Funk"

Which bands or artists inspired you in your formative years?
I wouldn't say bands. More like movies and music videos. Spent a lot of time watching MTV and VH1 as a kid. The first time I heard Kraftwerk's Tour De France on the movie Breakin' I lost my mind.

Other tracks from that era would include "19" by Paul Hardcastle, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" that video was the baddest.

How did you become interested in electronic/dance music and producing in general?
That is a big question that would take a minute for me to fully answer but Ill just say this. Growing up in the 80's and 90's with older siblings exposed me to a lot of music. When I started seeing movies like Beat Street, Breakin' and Breakin' 2 I realized that a lot of the songs that I heard and loved in those films weren't as much made with conventional instruments.  They were made with synthesizers. I remember thinking to myself. "I want to hear ALL of the (electronic) sounds."  That feeling has stuck with me since then. Fast forward to 2002 I purchased my first synthesizer/sequencer Korg-ER-1 that summer and fall I was jobless and hiding in my parents basement learning every bit of that instrument.

What is the origin of your production moniker SIAK?
That is a secret. Let's just say I like the way it sounds and the way the letters look together. I've come to learn that "Siak" is actually a Japanese name and also a place in Indonesia. Had no idea. Thought I made it up.

You have quite the vintage keyboard/drum machine set up which is what makes watching you so engaging. What equipment do you use for performing vs. producing and do you see yourself as more of one than the other?
The gear I use for live and studio are one and the same. From the start I never wanted to produce something in the studio that I couldn't re-create live with the same instruments. Most of the tracks (not all) I've released were rehearsed and recorded live in the studio. There are a few bits of gear I use just in the studio but that is only because they don't easily lend themselves to performing.

What is it about electro and techno on a musical level that excites you?
I like the mysterious/ sci-fi sounds of electro and the funkiness of a broken beat made by an 808. Its makes me wanna get up and dance like a robot or get on a high tech motorcycleand rip through the city... at night.

Which artists do you look up to or influence your music right now?
Drexciya (RIP James Stinson) Anything Gerald Donald related (Dopplereffekt, Der Zyklus, Arpanet etc.) Besides Kraftwerk I'd say Anthony Rother is a master of electro.

Your style seems to be quite minimal or raw, and that’s unique. Why do prefer this and how do you keep too many influences from creeping in?
Oh man I don't know that I do! Thanks. I love music that gets right to the point. In production I find that it's easy to want to include every cool sound in my tool box. The main idea and force of the song can get bogged down in doing that. Iv'e had to learn to focus on the main musical idea so that it can have maximum impact.

What is your favorite movie and why?
Too many to name but since you're making me choose one I'll say Blade Runner. I just love the whole vibe of it. The score is incredibly moving. I've seen it countless times.

What is a favorite city or country you’ve ever visited?
Detroit. Being in the birthplace of techno is humbling.

How would you describe the underground dance music scene in Utah to an outsider?
I'd say that it has more to offer than you would think. There is a lot of good things going on these days. You have Industry Night hosted by Hel Audio. Featuring the more experimental side of things. We have Boiler Room style parties by Quality Control. Those are a blast. They've got their sound system dialed. We have most of the dance music genres that you would want to hear.

What do you think could be improved?
More people! And more promoters giving little guys a chance. Artists getting their game tight. And DJs/producers having enough trust between us to constructively critique each others tracks and what not. Playing locally produced tracks in DJ sets.

Outside of music, what’s surprises you the most about living in Salt Lake City?
It's always sunny. Miller Motorsports Park. Squarewave Sound. It's fun to be close to other cool cities. Seattle, Portland, LA.

I know you ride motorcycle(s). What kind of bikes? What do you love about riding and does it influence your music in any way?
I have three bikes at the moment. I have a Yamaha R6 for pure track riding. I have an Aprilia Tuono for sex appeal and track riding. My BMW K1300GT is for getting lost in the mountains for days. Yup. Big influence on my music. A two wheeled machine that can take you from 0-60mph in a matter of a couple seconds is always inspiring.

I was told that techno legend Dave Clarke picked one of your tracks for his most recent podcast. How did that feel? How did he find out about you?

Amazing. It's quite the compliment to have a DJ/producer that big play your cute 'lil tune. A buddy of mine who runs a label and a weekly electro radio show had a good email address for him. So I just sent the download link with a subject that said "have a listen?" and hoped for the best. I got pretty lucky. I've heard he gets sent giggabytes of music from people weekly!

What can you share about the exclusive mix you've made for NCM?
It features tracks and artists that inspired me over the years mixed with new and old tracks in my catalog.


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1. Dextro "Inside the Wormhole” [Tanira]
2. Aggero "If I Could Ask" (Poison Pro Future Love Mix) [Intricate]
3. Inner Square "Made In Black" (Alexander Harris Remix) [Thunderlab]
4. Dop’q “Snorkeling In Space" (Anjei v. PP Remix) [Slowdance]
5. Andre Sobota "Morning Lust" (Microtrauma Remix) [microCastle]
6. Stephan Bodzin “Sungam" (Patrice Baumel Remix) [Systematic]
7. Guy J "Stolen Memory" [Plattenbank]
8. Metodi Hristov "The Road" [Witty]
9. Henry Saiz “Anubis" (Tentacle Remix) [Natura Sonoris]
10. Uto Karem “Reflective" (Paride Saraceni Remix) [Agile]
11. Cid Inc. “Response" [Sudbeat]
12. Gorje Hewek & Izhevski “Calinerie" [All Day I Dream]
13. Gorje Hewek & Izhevski “Calinerie" (Ambient Version) [All Day I Dream]

Where are you from and how did you end up in Salt Lake City?
I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, but made the move to Utah years back when I attended and graduated from Brigham Young.  After graduating, I shed the cocoon of Mormonism, fell in love with a boy, and began a life here in SLC.  Nowadays I’m still around because honestly, I’m falling in love with this place.

Which bands or artists inspired you when you were in high school?
Jam bands were my thing in high school—specifically Widespread Panic and Phish. I remember following Widespread around the South and I would just get completely lost in these spontaneous, lengthy psychedelic jams they would create. Looking back, those Widespread and Phish shows were my introduction to the psychedelic mindset that influences what I do today with Red Spectral. I get really nostalgic when I think back to that period in my life.

How did you become interested in music and electronic/dance music and which artists influence you today?
I have always created music in my head for as long as I can remember—but I’ve always lacked the patience and work ethic to become “trained” in any particular instrument.  In 2006, I discovered a band named STS9 that would fuse traditional jam band structure with electronics. They would use electronica created in Ableton to accentuate their live instruments and I was hooked. I went out and purchased the software and I have been addicted ever since. Today I’m influenced by the Israeli melodic techno scene that includes artists like Sahar Z, Khen, Guy J, and Guy Mantzur.  There is also a niche Russian techno scene I’ve discovered that produces a lot of slower, retro 80’s deeper house that creates a lot of nostalgia for me as someone who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s. I’ve included both styles in this mix.

What is the origin of your DJ name Red Spectral?
According to the Mayan Calendar, everyone has a specific name given to them based on their birth date and year—mine is Red Spectral Serpent. So Red Spectral is just another way to say “Cody Layton.” Which I guess begs the question, “Why the Mayan Calendar?” The Mayans predicted a major shift in collective consciousness around 2012 (not a doomsday!) and I want to be a part of that shift as humans shirk dogma, violence, and bigotry in exchange for truth, peace, and universal acceptance. Red Spectral is just an external manifestation of that desire.

What equipment do you use for DJing (or producing)?
I’ve been using Ableton for 8 years, though currently I’m trying to become proficient with Traktor so that I can jam with buddies more often. I use my APC40 for hardware and an M-Audio Fast Track Pro for sound.

Tell us about your particular style of selecting and mixing?
There is a lot of intention that goes in my selecting. Sometimes I’ll spend hours/days preparing for a mix or a live set so that I’m sure it conveys the emotions I want. If I were to describe my art form from 30,000 feet, I’m simply creating collages of sound—nothing more and nothing less.  Realizing that keeps me humble. Sometimes I hear people boast about mixing on the fly and coming up with sets and mixes spontaneously as a way to lift themselves up and put others down. For me, quality trumps quantity every time. I’d rather put together a well-thought out collage that conveys meaning, than a hot mess of jumbled tracks. I try very hard to disguise transitions to ensure the smoothest mix possible. Mixing in key is important! I wish more folks kept that in mind. It makes such a huge difference.

How would you describe the underground dance music scene in Utah to an outsider?
As some of my fellow New World crew members already know, I can talk about this subject for hours. I think Salt Lake is an incredible breeding ground for creativity in the underground.  Most outsiders equate Utah as a place where spirituality is important—yet, I have sensed many here are becoming disillusioned with religiosity. They see beautiful towering temples strategically visible from every point in the valley and instead of feeling sacredness and a longing for something greater, they see buildings that for them symbolize divisiveness, inequality, and hollow spirituality. Underground movements I’m involved in like "New World,” as well as newly-formed “Undergrowth" seek to rescue the concepts of sacredness and universal consciousness that have been hijacked and redefined by orthodoxy. For literally thousands of years, humans have been able to tap into universal consciousness using rhythm and dance, and New World and Undergrowth for me have truly recreated that sacred experience. When you attend one of their events, race, gender identity, age, and sexual orientation no longer have the same divisive meaning as the real world. They are places where you celebrate the unique manifestation of the universe that you truly are. It’s incredible, and it’s what is keeping me here in this city.

What do you think could be improved?
Intention! You obviously need capital to continue to throw events and supplement your income if that’s what you need. But when that becomes your sole focus, your project tends to disappear quickly in this city I’ve found. People here are spiritually hungry …help them reconnect to the universe through rhythm and dance and the money will follow that allows you to keep doing what you’re doing.

Outside of music, what’s surprises you the most about living here?
The resistance that is growing to the de facto theocracy we live in here in Utah is very surprising to me. When you look at the various theocracies around the world …they almost always have an incredibly vibrant counter-culture. Utah is no exception. The progressive mindset is growing here and its presence here will surprise any visitor with preconceptions that everyone in Utah is ultra-conservative.

What can you share about the exclusive mix you've made for NCM?
This is a musical journey that is a snapshot into my current internal state—it almost mimics the traditional “past-present-future” tarot card reading. The first half of the mix is nostalgic and ethereal until you reach the hallmark track of the mix—Guy J’s “Stolen Memory.”  That track, down to its essence and even its name, describes a lot of the feelings I’m experiencing at the moment. It sort of jolts you out of the ethereal state you thought you were in and reminds you of the reality you’re really in. The rest of the mix brings feelings of the future I want to cultivate and eventually experience as my reality. That’s how these mixes are with me… snapshots in time. I hope you enjoy the journey.

Jetset Discotheque from the year 2000

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The master of my first 'serious' mix CD, "Jetset Discotheque" from circa Y2K recently surfaced in a box of audio relics where it had been hiding for years. Despite the perfectionism that every DJ struggles with, I was really proud of this mix when I put it out. I even enlisted my friend Ryan Raddon (on his way to breaking out as KASKADE) to master it at his home studio during his time here in Salt Lake City. Hearing it now, "Jetset" was a blueprint for how I've been DJing ever since. Deep intros, soulful garage vocals, funky underground dubs, disco influences, acid traxx and warehouse anthems... all fill my DJ sets still today.

This disc was missing for so long that it became the touchstone inspiration for my revival 'Jetset' tour a few years ago. I had assumed it was lost forever. So, I'm excited to finally be able to archive and share this time capsule from one of the happiest times ...and places... in my life. So much appreciation for the people who were there, and have continued to support my dream through the years.

1. ‎Critical Point Feat. Vikter Duplaix, "Messages" (Mess-Apella) [MAW Records]
2. Next Evidence "Sands of Time" [Versatile]
3. Julius Papp Feat. Roger Glenn ‎"Imaginary Voyage" (Jay-J's Bumpin Dub) [Paper Recordings]
4. Ministers De-La-Funk "Believe" (Spen & Karizma Main Mix) [Defected]
5. Craig Smith "Da Groove" (The Soul Renegades After Dark Mix) [In Demand]
6. Paul Jays "Highly Superstitious" (Dino & Terry Remix 2) [Kaos]
7. Fritz Valley Project "From Year To Love" (Version One) [Transfusion]
8. DJD Pres. The Hydraulic Dogs "Shake It For Me" [Defender]
9. Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty "Chocolate Sensation" [FFRR]
10. Bob Sinclar "I Feel For You" (Original + Beatappella Mixx) [Yellow]
11.Frankie O Feat. Bobby Hardy ‎"20000 Leagues" [White]
12. Da Cuban Heelz "Keep It Steady" (Miguel Migs Transporters Mix) [Defender]
13. Blue Six "Music And Wine" (Th'Attaboy Vocal) [Naked Music]
14. Jask "Freedom" [i Records]
15. Fire Island "There But For The Grace Of God" (Joey Negro Mix) [Junior London]

Bangin' the Box at Burt's

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Even the pissing wet sky couldn't stop the good people of Salt Lake from enjoying another SLC Funk night at the Freeky Tiki Lounge last Saturday. Many, many thanks to all of you for daring to come out to this insanely fun little party we've created together. I've uploaded my (imperfect at best) live mix for headphone dance parties worldwide. Markus V. and I had a great time playing for you. It's these small room parties that I personally live for. I hope you can hear it in the music. —XO/JW


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Having no musical boundaries gives CHASEONE2 all the freedom in the world.

1. “Hold Me” Beerlover
2. “Hold it now, Hit it (Acapella)” The Beastie Boys
3. “ILYAF” Anna Of The North
4. “Only Years” Edwick John
5. “On My Mind (Acapella)” Soul IV Real
6. “Funbox Party” Copycat
7. “Can't There Be Love (Pilooski Remix)” Dee Edwards
8. “Gangsta (Cut Chemist Remix)” Tune-Yards
9. “Buggin’ (Pickster’s Trick Rubin Remix)” Justin Martin
10. “MTI (TWRK Remix)” Koreless
11. “Estrelar” Marcos Valle
12. “Laid In Full (Rakim Suite) (Qdup & Sons of Satin Re-Twerk)” Eric B & Rakim
13. “Noir” S Strong & Boogie Belgique
14. “Rich Kind Of Poverty (TREW Edit)” Sam &
15. “Soul Clap (Altered Tapes Rework)” Showbiz & AG
16. “People Everyday (Altered Tapes Rework) Arrested Development
17. “Love & Happy” Copycat
18. “The Mother We Share (Moonboots Remix)” Chvrches
19. “Burn (Leo Kalyan Remix)” Ellie Goulding
20. “Groovin’ (Nobley Nobe Edit)” The Young Rascals
21. “My Lady/The Crusaders” Daigo
22. “Raise It Up (Doc Adam Remix)” Slum Village
23. “The Rain” Oran ‘Juice’ Jones
24. “Stoop Rap (Doc Adam & Nick Bike Break)” Double Trouble
25. “Today (Bladerunners Edit)” Tom Scott & The California Dreamers
26. “ Enjoy The Ride” The Social Lovers

Where are you from, have you always lived in Utah?
I was born in Tampa Bay, Florida, then moved to Sacramento, California, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona. I moved to Salt Lake in 2000 and have moved around a bit (New York, California, New Zealand), but I always find my way back to Utah.

How and when did you become interested in music, was there a specific event or time in your life that made you want to start DJing?
I think my Dad had a lot to do with that. He introduced me to jazz and soul music at an early age. He had a killer 8-track collection we would always listen to in the car. So when I was 16 I basically stole his entire record collection and that's when I started buying records also. My friend had just bought turntables and a mixer so that's what we did everyday. When I was 17 I had finally saved up enough money to buy my own turntables and mixer, and a few months after that I bought my first sampler, an Akai S-20. Around this time is when I was introduced to Z-Trip and Radar, Pickster, Tricky-T, Dj Entrification, and Dj Element (who was a fellow high school classmate). I always loved hip hop, but I was mainly fascinated  on what was going on behind the scenes, the producer, the dj, the records they were sampling to make these songs.

Which bands or artists inspired you when you were younger?
Stevie Wonder, War, Dj Shadow, Cut Chemist, Mark Farina, Jurassic 5, Freestyle Fellowship, Fugazi, KRS One, Richard "Groove" Holmes, The Beastie Boys, Dj Premier, Z-Trip are a few that come to mind.

How did you come up with your DJ name?
This is kind of a funny story actually. So in the early-mid 2000's there were two local deejays going under the name Chaseone, myself and Chase Jensen, aka Street Jesus. It started to get confusing on flyers and the weekly newspapers after a while so I just added a 2 to my name and shortly after Chase Jensen became Street Jesus. Haha.

What do you like (or don’t like) about living in Salt Lake?
There's only one thing I don't like about Salt Lake and that's our terrible air quality in the winter months. I love the people here, the small, but incredibly talented groups of artists and musicians. Salt Lake is a true gem. It often gets overlooked by people, but for the ones that know, it's one of the best kept secrets of the west.

How would you describe the scene to an outsider?
A tight-knitted group of incredibly talented individuals, artists, bands, musicians who all pretty much know each other.

What equipment do you use for DJing (or producing) including for this mix?
For deejaying I normally play off of two Technics 1200's MKII's or two Numark TTX's, a Pioneer DJM-400 or a Rane TTM 54. For producing I've had my share of machines over the years including an Akai S-20 sampler, an Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, an MPC 1000, an MPC 500, but as of lately I enjoy using the Roland SP-404 sampler. I really enjoy analog machines if you couldn't tell. For this mix I used two Numark TTX turntables, a Pioneer DJM-400 mixer, Serato Scratchlive program, a Tascam DP-02 digital 8-track recorder.

What goals do you have for yourself when it comes to music and in life?
I have one basic motive in life and music and that is the tendency to self-actualize, to fulfill one's potential and achieve the highest level of "human-beingness" I can. Basically, I try to put my best food forward in everything I do in life.

What kinds of activities do you like to do when you’re not playing out?
I enjoy record shopping, skateboarding, reading, homework,painting, watching James Bond movies.

How would you describe your style of selecting and mixing?
I tend to be all over the place at times. I honestly have a hard time staying within the lines or genres. To me deejaying has no lines or boundaries, that's the reason I love it so much you know, you can just take it anywhere you want. I tend to play a lot of loops in my mixes also. That's where the production aspect comes into my mixing.

What is a favorite gig (or two) you've played during your DJ career?
I always have a blast playing in Phoenix with Dj Entrification, But honestly, anytime I get to play alongside my friends Godina, Sneeky Long, Finale, Flare, Matty, and you of course, will always be my favorite.

Anything else you want to share about the mix you made for NCM?
I pieced the songs together in a Psychology class last Thursday afternoon and when I got home I setup and hit record. This is a live one-take mix recorded at my house in the Avenues. It has a little bit of everything on it. After listening to it I realized it has a good spring time vibe to it. Hope you enjoy it.

We're Up All Night To Get Funky

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Main FUNK of my set from last night's SLC FUNK par-taaay. And yes, it was really, really fun. Thanks to the good people who brought the love with dancing shoes ready to burn rubber and experience the weird. Thanks also goes to Markus V. for opening the night in fine style and the all the gang running the joint (until they level the building sometime this year). Let's do it again...?

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Markus Verhaaren is an Audioflo alumn of mine going back to our downtempo nights at W. Lounge here in Salt Lake. He's a quiet, talented fellow who's been taking his DJ career to new heights since I knew him back then. After 9 years in Arizona and fresh from his weekly residencies at "AZ88" in Scottsdale and "Hanny's" in downtown Phoenix, Markus is back in Utah and in the scene.

For our first exclusive guest mix, I asked Markus to recreate the incredibly 'funky' opening set he played for the Nightmares on Wax show last month at Urban Lounge. He obliged, thankfully and with that I hope to feature more mixes like this in the years to come from a variety of excellent DJ's here in Utah and abroad.

Exclusive Supersonic DJ Set for Soundcloud Followers

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Exclusive access to my recent DJ set at SUPERSONIC SUPPERCLUB can be yours if you're following me on Soundcloud. What? Don't have an account? It's free, silly! So get one and hit me up at: (p.s. you won't see the audio file until you follow and I add you) Then, enjoy the deep n' sunny underground sound of Salt Lake City, ...very loudly I hope.

*No computers were harmed in the making of this recording.


1. I Found You / Daniel Kyo, 2. Prostokaty (Feat. Catz 'n Dogz) / Slg, 3. All About The 90s / Gilbert Le Funk, 4. Can't Keep Rhythm from a Dancer (Miguel Migs Deep Dub) / Tortured Soul, 5. Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix Instrumental) / Dauwd, 6. Players Theme / Rick Wade, 7. Spring Jamz (Jonene's Sxsw Hot Mess of Disco Gloriousness) / J. Lettow, 8. I Wanna Know (Phil Weeks Ghetto Mix) / David Glass, 9. Crystalised (Director's Cut Signature Mix) / Art Department pres. Martina Topley Bird, Mark Lanegan and Warpaint, 10. Orlando (Ooft! Dub) / CKSNL, 11. Trust (Motor City Drum Ensemble Deep Mix) / Romanthony, 12. From The Inside (Till Von Sein & Tigerskin Remix) / Chasing Kurt, 13. Don't Rain On My Parade / HearThuG, 14. Get On Up, Get On Down (Joey Negro Revibe) / Roy Ayers, 15. Groovejet (Re-Issue) / Lissat & Voltaxx vs. Marc Fisher, 16. Hallelujah (Robosonic Remix) / Kerri Chandler, 17. Candle Coast / Crackazat, 18. It's Not Enough feat. Janai / Dusky, Janai, 19. Moondancer / Denney, 20. F FOR U (Roy Davis Jr. Remix - EXCLUSIVE) / Disclosure, 21. 4000 Miles feat. DMS12 & Damon C Scott / Oscar G, 22. Back to My Roots (Original Bootleg Mix ) / Gianni Bini, 23. Always (Reagan Grey Remix) / Hackman, 24. Ministry of Love (Kevin Mckay 90s Edit) / Romanthony, 25. 'Lover Lover Lover' (Mickey Edit) / Leonard Cohen

The Jesse Walker Experience

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I'm proud to release a new mix I'm calling The Jesse Walker Experience (cheeky title) recorded at last week's Stir-Friday. This was the cherry on top of a grand birthday week and an extraordinary night on the music front. Everything just came together the way I wanted it to with my luminaries on the dancefloor in agreement. The tequila may have helped.

*Thanks to the unbelievably cool Flash n' Flare for letting me be his guest. It's always a pleasure to play with him and for my friends at Zest Kitchen & Bar.


1. Walking In The Rain / Frontera
2. Can't Wait / Claude VonStroke
3. Feel Inside / Electricano
4. How Did We (Jovonn's Deeper Deep Mix') / G.Logan
5. Worked It (6th Borough Project Remix) / Tazz
6. Towards The Seer (Andre Lodemann Remix) / Jimpster
7. Someone To Love / Adam Port
8. Elouisa (Late Nite Tuff Guy’s Just Wanna Dance Dub) / The Swiss
9. Friends Of Disco / Neighbour
10. Sensuela / Technasia
11. Song of Life (Betoko Mix) / Leftfield
12. Here's To You Mr. Robinson / The Groovers
13. Set Me Free (Seb's Dub Edit) / Seb Skalski
14. So Crazy / Husky
15. Wandering (Phonique Remix) / Frankey
16. Strandbar (Disko Version) / Todd Terje
17. I Am Somebody / Technasia
18. The Witch (The Access Remix) / Sourya, Dombrance, The Access
19. Night Air (Franky Rizardo Mash-Edit) / Jamie Woon
20. Everybody Wants Something Feat. Alex Mills (Joey Negro Strip Mix) / Joey Negro, Akabu, Alex Mills
21. Lovery (Louie Vega Dance Ritual Beats) / Kiko Navarro, Tuccillo, Amor
22. Otro Dia / Gregor Salto, KiT (Kuenta i Tambu)
23. Moment Before Dreaming (Idjut Boys Dub) / Ananda Project