Indie Electro-Pop

I often get requests from clients for indie dance music which are, sad to say, hit or miss on the dance floor. The typical crowd likes to hear music they’re familiar with and if they don’t know it, you lose em. However… if you DO have some mustaches and bow ties in your crowd, nothing will please them more than getting some indie jams to “dance themselves clean”.

With this mixing sample I try to walk the line with some more mainstream indie hits. (9 songs in 8:39)

Backyard BBQ Mix

In prepping for this mix, I attended numerous outdoor soirees to get the vibe just right. Well… after hundreds of beers, brats, and etc., I’m happy to report I at least had a lot of great times.

Feel free to download this 22 song (46min) mix to kick off the playlist at your next one!



Disco Mix Sample

I created this mix of Disco-y songs that I particularly like. No disco ball necessary; just a solid internet connection.  Enjoy!

Weekend Wedding Mixes

This past weekend was filled with ambitious brides, grooms, and bridal parties who wanted a spectacle to share with their guests on their special days. This track includes a mix I created for Jenn and Phil’s Bridal Party Grand Entrance and is followed by Oren and Esther’s First Dance mix.  For the Grand Entrance they wanted to have a dance battle between the bridesmaids’ “Crazy in Love” and the groomsmen’s “Let’s Get Married”.  The dance went over really well and paved the way for the Bride and Groom’s entrance to “Now That We’ve Found Love”.  The second three song mix was for Esther and Oren’s choreographed first dance that began with a tango and finished with two fun upbeat songs that complemented their eclectic international tastes.

Funky Soultown Mix

After visiting the Echoplex’s Funky Soul Night here in LA, I decided to dig deep in my Funk and Soul roots to piece together this sample mix on the ones and twos.   Given that these are two of my favorite genres of music, I had a tough time narrowing it down before getting some help from Angie, Stevie, James, Aretha, Sam, Dave, and five Jacksons.  Enjoy!

Latin Club Vibe

Here’s an excerpt I recorded during a dance set at Mark and Liza Savary’s wedding on October 2nd, 2010. Mark had family from South America and wanted to incorporate some Latin music into their dance set that had Miami club tones, mimicking his bachelor party trip to the southern tip of Florida.

Rock n Roll Mix

“Oooooooooooo, you make the rockin world go roooooooounnd!!”  Originally debuted on RedShoe radio’s “Swap Meet”, this mix features a wide array of artists that all have one thing in common: the ability to rock your socks off.

Warning: Listening to this mix may cause your socks to be rocked off.  If this occurs, remain calm and put your socks back on.

Old Skool Dance Party Mix

DJ Swon recipe for any house party: Old skool hip-hop and a dance floor as big as the living room allows. When creating this old skool mix sample, I started with a few artists in the genre that I felt were necessary to hit, and then began to fill in the spaces with mixes and transitions that I thought would bring a similar tone and energy to a house party dance floor. This mix features DJ Kool, House of Pain, Kris Kross, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, and Naughty by Nature.

Top 40 Sample (June 2010)

After being chastised by one of the shoe’s favorite event coordinators for not playing enough Bieber, I knew I’d have to include the budding pop star when putting together this Top 40 mix sample.  Initially created for a client whose taste in music stays a cool 40 deep, I decided to share this mix sample that features such radio wave dominators as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Taio Cruz, Rihanna, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, and The Black Eyed Peas.