I hope everyone's been making the most of the summer and bearing through the heat! Jenny and I have been getting out weekly for swimming all around a lot of the best springs and swimming holes in Central Texas - Blue Hole, Krause Springs, Hamilton Pool, etc. You've gotta get to some of these if you haven't been!
There's been lots of great daytime parties and nighttime shows too. Here are a couple of great ones this weekend for fans of house, techno, tech-house, and just plain great dance music. ; )
First up, the kick off party for House Addict Fridays @ Nuvola Bar w/ me (Paco) and DJ Mark Denim! We're very excited about this one - Some of you know Nuvola Bar from its previous life as Canvas. Nuvola (on 5th between Congress and Brazos next to Kingdom) has a great lay out, and now, with a new owner and a new promotions team that's looking to really support House Music on Friday nights, there's a lot of potential for great things in the future! This Friday, we're bringing in extra speakers and bass horns just to ensure that the sound is right for the dancefloor and for all the music lovers. Come early to support and to take advantage of the $2 wells before 11. Also, $3 domestics all night long.
We're running a little lottery to encourage people to spread the word about this new night. For a chance to win a $40 drink tab for Friday night, RSVP on the facebook event page and hit "I like it" on the Do512 page, then hit me back to let me know you've done it. Feel free to tell your friends too! Friday, we will literally draw a name from a hat and we'll hit you up to let you know if you're the winner! All in the name of getting the word out and supporting your scene. It takes a community! ; )
And on Sunday, bas_mrkt is on the Lanai rooftop once again! This time, we'll be starting a little later due to the summer heat, but be sure to come at 7 pm when the doors open or shortly after to soak up the deep and soulful, positive sunset vibes from me. As usual, there's a full roster of funky, talented DJs on the lineup. It's been great watching this night really blow up each month!
Here's the lineup for this one : )
Paco- The Family / Sunset Sessions / HUMP!
DJ Jonene - electricaveanueatx / Stompy - Atx via SF
Mexican from Mars-hypersonic
And to get you ready for another edition of bas_mrkt, here's a link to the last hour of my 3-hour live mix from the last bas_mrkt. It was hot out there and you can feel it in these musical selections - Deep, tech, soulful and afro house with tracks from Move D, Moodymanc, Christo, Osunlade, Sasse, Musaria, Office Gossip, and more...
Stream and check the tracklisting here. If you'd like a free 320 kbps download of the mix, just hit me back and I'll send you the private link. : )
Finally, be sure to check the links below for all the sites I'm on. I've been a lot more active on this blog, so subscribe for regular updates on music and events, and other related info on our culture! Or, come find me on twitter. And of course, plenty of free music for streaming or downloading on my podomatic page, my soundcloud page and the bas_mrkt mixcloud page.
Hope to see you this weekend on the dancefloor!