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.