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Alex Harrington

FRESH Sessions this month features a guest mix from JFDiscord, aka Jeremy Ferguson.

JFDiscord offers up a deeper, slightly darker side of dance, while managing to create a unique yet familiar sound. Jeremy works with an eclectic mix of music, ranging from metal to deep house: Thanks to his mixing skills and his keen ear, he can marry various styles effortlessly.

I have been following JFDiscord for quite some time. Our music scene in the valley has had its ups and downs, yet he has been a mainstay. We DJs can sometimes get stuck inside certain genres—but Jeremy has no boundaries and can play almost anything. If you have not had the pleasure of seeing him live, make sure you give him a follow on SoundCloud (soundcloud.com/jfdiscord) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/JFDiscord1) so you can catch one of his gigs. You won’t regret it.

Check out his Independent-exclusive mix below!

As for me: I have a quite a few shows coming up in July. In addition to my Friday-night “Mischief” residency at Toucans Tiki Lounge in Palm Springs, I will be playing at the Desert AIDS Project’s Seventh Annual Mid-Summer Dance Party at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club on Friday, July 25. The event will feature sets from myself and Femme A (aka Annie Flores), as well as a special performance by Cameron Neilson of X Factor fame.

Tickets are on sale now at desertaidsproject.thankyou4caring.org/danceparty.

  • Inphasia, “So Warm” (Christian Cambas Remix)
  • Alen Milivojevic, “Slut Machine” (Original Mix)
  • Mario Ranieri, “Freude am Leben” (Balthazar and Jackrock Remix)
  • Kostas Maskalides, “Sodom” (Kardinal and Lowkey Remix)
  • Justin Schumacher, “Resist” (Sutter Cane Remix)
  • Lluis Ribalta, “Belial” (Original Mix)
  • Andrea Roma vs. Balthazar and Jackrock, “Yamato” (Original Mix)
  • DK8, “Murder Was the Bass” (Chris Liebing Remix)
  • Spiros Kaloumenos, “Second Skin” (Original Mix)
  • Siva Six, “Intha Ren” (Christian Cambas Remix)
  • Christian Cambas, “Increase the Grease” (Original Mix)
  • Andre Walter and Stigmata, “Big Rip” (Original Mix)
  • Kardinal and Lowkey, “The Sentinel” (Original Mix)

I am excited to bring you the second entry in my summer Poolside Vibes series!

These Poolside Vibes mixes are meant to offer a backdrop for the events of your summer. It’s no secret that the pool is the place to be once the hot weather hits us. Last month, I introduced you to my brand of pool-themed sounds to help you both heat up and cool off.

Vol. 2 continues that trend and takes you deeper into the sounds of summer. Enjoy this mix, and share it with those you love.

Catch me this month at The Hood Bar and Pizza on June 5 for locals night; at Schmidy’s Tavern on June 21 for The Beer Goddess’ 6-Pack Anniversary Party (more on that elsewhere in the issue); and at Francesca’s Summer Music Festival at The Gardens on El Paseo on June 27!

More dates will be announced, so follow me on Twitter at @allnightshoes. I hope to see you out there!

  • Glen Check, “The Coast” (Glen Check Summer Remix)
  • Lovebirds featuring Lisa Shaw, “Holdin On” (Lovebirds 808ies Matrix Edit)
  • The Alexanders featuring Anna Lunoe, “Don’t Miss”
  • Alexander and The Supertraxxe, “Only a Feeling”
  • Katy B, “Still” (Billion Remix)
  • 50 Cent, “Straight to the Bank” (R0se Remix)
  • Indeep, “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” (LeMarquis Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Do It Baby”
  • Lorde, “Tennis Court” (Flume Remix)

The summer weather has arrived, and with it comes the close to another “season” in our valley.

Poolside is the best place to be over the next few months, so I thought I would debut some of my new track selections. I have been immersing myself in more chilled-out, deeper dance music, with elements that can take the listener to distant places. This month, I have provided a perfect audio backdrop to your summer festivities. Chill out with this FRESH Sessions mix at your next pool party or tanning session, and enjoy the hot cuts and deep grooves.

I will be playing at the Coachella Valley Brewery, 30640 Gunther St.m in Thousand Palms, on Saturday, May 3, at the Beer and Bruises fundraiser for the Coachella Valley Derby Girls! The event goes from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes all kinds of fun stuff. Come have a beer, and support some local awesomeness! Follow me at www.facebook.com/ansofficial for more gig info.

Here’s the May track list. Scroll down to listen, and enjoy!

  • CFCF, “Invitation to Love”
  • AIMES, “Keep on Movin’”
  • Kartell, “Two Step” (Original Mix)
  • The Players Union, “Barry and Marvin”
  • Patrick Baker, “Control”
  • Soho808, “Get Up Disco”
  • Moon Boots, “Got Somebody”
  • Irish Steph (featuring Eleven), “Crush” (Eumig and Chinon Remix)
  • Perseus, “Running Back to You”
  • Crayon featuring KLP, “Give You Up” (Darius Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Out of Time”

Our big April Music Issue will start hitting newsstands next week—and to celebrate, we're releasing April's Coachella-themed FRESH Sessions mix a bit early!

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been around since 1999, and has grown—massively—ever since. This year’s lineup features a diverse collection of performers from all over the world. To celebrate the festival, for this month’s FRESH Sessions, I've compiled a set of tracks that includes some music by up-and-coming artists at the festival, as well as songs by some more well-known acts.

I like Coachella because it showcases a wide variety of performers and genres. Everything from indie rock to trance is represented under various tents, all with an atmosphere that is electric. While the festival has lost a bit of its local element, unfortunately, it still seems to carry a strong sense of culture and creativity.

As for my appearances in April: Watch my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ansofficial) for an updated list of gigs—but make sure you don’t miss the Pre-Coachella Warehouse Party, at Coachella Valley Brewing Co. (30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms), starting at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 5. Tickets are $35, and that includes four CV Brewing Co. beers, lots of music, live art and tons more. Get your tickets now at brownpapertickets.com!

In the meantime, here’s the April FRESH Sessions. Enjoy—and watch out for a surprise!

  • Chromeo featuring Toro Y Moi, “Come Alive”
  • Duck Sauce, “Barbara Streisand”
  • Anna Lunoe and Touch Sensitive, “Real Talk”
  • Flight Facilities featuring Elizabeth Rose, “I Didn't Believe”
  • Chromeo, “Bonafied Lovin’”
  • DJ Topsider, “Mast (Yale x Classixx)”
  • Anna Lunoe “Up and Down”
  • Alf Alpha x All Night Shoes, “Deep End”
  • Justin Timberlake, “Suit and Tie” (Aeroplane Remix)
  • Flume featuring Chet Faker, “Left Alone”

Welcome to the March edition of FRESH Sessions!

I want to thank Ivanna Love (aka Cici Ochoa) for stepping in last month with her selection of tracks. There are more guest mixes on the way!

I am always looking to evolve and share the best tracks I can find, often featuring local talent. This month, I've featured a track from Coachella Valley favorite Pedro Le Bass. You can find his music via at soundcloud.com/pedrolebass.

Follow me on Facebook for an up-to-date list of shows. I'll be at Clinic Bar Lounge on Friday, March 7, and toward the end of the month, on Friday, March 28, I am part of the lineup for the NestEggg Food Bank Benefit Show at Bar, 340 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. (The show was organized by my friend Brian Blueskye, of the Independent!)

The March FRESH Mix is embedded below. Enjoy!

  • Basement Love, “Boy”
  • Toro y Moi, “Harm in Change”
  • Yuksek featuring Amanda Blank, “Extraball” (Tobasko Remix)
  • Colby O’Donis, “State of Mind” (Pedro Le Bass’ Pharmacy Remix)
  • Framewerk, “Electric Religion” (Original Mix)
  • Ks French, “Ain’t Nobody” (Ks French Re-edit)
  • Kant, “Love Like This” (Original Mix)
  • All Night Shoes, “So Far Away”

Thanks for checking out another FRESH Sessions installment!

To keep things FRESH, I will be bringing in various local DJs to guest mix throughout the year. This month, we are featuring our first FRESH Sessions guest DJ!

Ivanna Love aka, Cici Ochoa, is a local who has been in the scene for some time now. Ivanna’s style is eclectic; in just one set, you’ll most likely hear tracks from several different genres. She keeps it upbeat; she keeps it fun; she keeps it FRESH. Ivanna is an inspiration with her positive attitude and impressive tastemaker skills.

This month’s mix offers a perfect example of the vibe that Ivanna Love brings. She’s a great person who creates great music. So without further ado, I present to you Ivanna Love’s FRESH Sessions, which you can enjoy below.

Oh, and don’t forget to catch my Cosmic Disco House Party, starting at 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, at Clinic Bar and Lounge, 188 S. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs. There’s no cover!

  • Lusine, “Lucky”
  • Aimlo, “Understand (I Love You)”
  • Maya Jane Coles, “Something in the Air”
  • Kartell, “Sierra”
  • Simian Mobile Disco, “Everyday”
  • Sharam Jey, “Here I Come”
  • Alf Alpha, “Planet Rock” (Remix)
  • Franz Ferdinand, “Evil Eye” (Alan Braxe Remix)
  • Cut Copy, “Saturdays”
  • Hot Natured, “Reverse Skydiving”
  • Ed Ed, “Mulackritze” (Oliver $ Remix)
  • Crazibiza, “Keep It Comin”

Mixed by Ivanna Love; mastered by All Night Shoes.

It’s a new year, so it’s time to give my monthly mix a FRESH new look.

FRESH Sessions will feature not just my own mixes each month; I also plan on collaborating more with other local artists. I’ve always craved some type of outlet to distribute my music here in the Coachella Valley—my home. I always wondered how to get my music out to people—a difficult task for many artists. Well, FRESH Sessions will provide an outlet for such musicians and artists. For you, our readers/listeners, FRESH Sessions will allow you to discover new music while learning about the talent we have in the valley.

This month’s mix is about feeling good! What better way to start the new year than with a mix of uplifting and soulful tracks that can turn your day around? These aren’t your typical dance tracks … they’re deeper! Wonder what that means? Give it a listen, and find out for yourself.

Also: I’m offering Independent listeners a free download of my new single! Head to soundcloud.com/allnightshoes/need-u-dub to get it.

Enjoy!

  • Just Kiddin, “Time, Space and Honey”
  • Bit Funk, “Soul Satisfaction” (Club Mix)
  • Mitzi, “Falling”
  • The Swiss, “Elouisa” (Original Mix)
  • Edwin Van Cleef, “Two as One”
  • Azari and III, “Lost in Time” (Blende Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Need U” (Dub Mix)
  • Anna Lunoe, “Up and Down”

Another month, another FRESH Mix!

This is the third edition of the FRESH Mix—and, of course, the last of 2013. I want thank everyone who has been following the FRESH Mix. I am passionate about sharing the music I love with people. I also want to thank the Coachella Valley Independent for being brave enough to host this feature!

Ok, that's enough. Let's get to the music!

This month’s FRESH Mix is focused on a deeper style of music. Not all electronic music features massive synthesizer lines and giant bass kicks. In fact, some has a sound that can best be described as "chilled out." I personally enjoy deep house, because it can easily blend with other styles, such as my favorite—disco!

The final track is a remix from local Coachella Valley DJ/producer A_Onceler, aka 20-year-old Aaron Rodea. While he's still finding his style, Aaron has already done a handful of mixes that show off his skills. I asked him to remix my track "Like This" for my debut album, Slow Emotion, and he did not disappoint.

I look forward to rocking out with you all in 2014! Thank you—and as always, the best is yet to come.

Enjoy this mix, embedded below. Enjoy!

  • Deepjack and Room4Space, “Right Here” (Original Mix)
  • Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith, “La La La” (Oliver Nelson and Tobtok Remix)
  • JBAG, “Mogadisco” (Original Mix)
  • Just Kiddin, “The One” (Original Mix)
  • Bit Funk, “It Ain’t Easy”
  • Quinten 909 and Rob Black, “No One Like You”
  • Fare Soldi, “Frum Frum” (Original Mix)
  • Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E, “Need U (100%)” (Amtrac Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Like This” (A_Onceler Remix)

It’s no secret: Disco is back! A genre long mocked has returned with a new face.

I have been a fan of disco since I was a kid. The Bee Gees, Electric Light Orchestra, Chic—I could go on and on. These acts were the top ticket in town for a good part of the ’70s and early ’80s. Of course, some of us may remember a night when a certain baseball team burned disco records, calling it the death of disco.

Fast forward to 2013, and disco has returned to Top 40 radio via acts including Bruno Mars and Daft Punk. The Coachella Valley fell into “disco fever” this year with Splash House, a disco- and dance-themed pool-party festival.

This month’s FRESH Mix is dedicated to disco with some familiar tracks, some new ones, and some you’ve probably never heard. Use this mix at your next house party—and turn up the heat!

Also, don’t forget to catch my “Cosmic Disco” dance party hosted at Clinic Bar and Lounge in Palm Springs on the second Saturday of each month!

Enjoy the FRESH Mix below!

  • Michael Jackson, “Rock With You” (Baptiste Remix)
  • CHVRCHES, “The Mother We Share” (Moon Boots Remix)
  • Stevie Wonder, “Superstition” (Dilemmachine Remix)
  • Funk LeBlanc Featuring T’mar, “Hold On, We’re Goin’ Home” (Drake Cover)
  • Fergie, “Glamorous” (Baptiste Remix)
  • Husky, “Step Back” (Figgy Remix)
  • Just Kiddin’, “Feelin’ Better”
  • Anoraak, “Made-Up” (Les Loups Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Last Summer” (Album Version)

Welcome to the first FRESH Monthly Mix with All Night Shoes!

FRESH is a live mix of music curated by me, All Night Shoes, aka Alex Harrington. Each month, I will be featuring the best music in the dance/indie/electronic scene—both locally and globally.

I draw influence from artists all over the world, and discover amazing music daily. Being a DJ and producer, I find that sharing great music is rewarding and exciting. My goal in the months to come is to introduce you to all kinds of new artists and new sounds.

This month’s theme is “Summer After-Party.” The hottest season is coming to the end, and the tracks I’ve featured are perfect for chilling out with friends—or getting close to someone you love. I enjoy tracks that take me for a ride, and feel like a journey. I’ve packed this mix with big beats, deep vibes and just enough funk to make you want to dance.

You can hear all these tracks and more when I play the Coachella Valley Independent Release Party, hosted at Clinic Bar and Lounge, on Wednesday, Oct. 16! Stay FRESH and enjoy!

Enjoy the fresh mix below!

  • Chris Malinchak, “So Into You”
  • Aimlo, “UH OHHH”
  • Anna Paul, “Cold Heart” (produced by Vanilla)
  • Miguel, “Adorn” (Oliver Nelson Remix)
  • Patrick Baker, “Blissed Out” (Club Edit)
  • Cyclist featuring Maiko Watson, “Shine”
  • Breakbot, “Easy Fraction” (Yaaman Remix)
  • All Night Shoes, “Like This”
  • Disclosure, “You and Me” (Pat Lok “Homies Wear” Remix)

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