Deep Tech Los Angeles label boss Jason Trevor Miller aka Redux Saints/Placebo eFx resides in downtown Los Angeles. His home/loft serves not only as a workspace for his creativity but a destination for after-hours parties.
In May, Jason is launching a new series of live stream events called ‘DTLA Loft Parties’ aka DTLA LP and so we asked him to give us a ‘Back To Mine’ selection of tracks which anyone attending a DTLA Loft Party might expect to hear if they last all the way through to the after-hours party…
Shiba San & Tim Baresko – All I Need (Extended Mix) [DFTD]
This combination of vocal and driving bassline hits all marks, allowing for the transition from the club atmosphere to the DTLA Loft Party. Guaranteed head nodding from the groove of this track and one my favorites to drop.
Eli Brown – Guru (Original Mix) [Repopulate Mars]
When the bassline hits on this track even those with flared up haemorrhoids are guaranteed to get off their rear and dance at the DTLA Loft Party.
D.Ramirez – Open Your Eyes (Original Mix) [Toolroom]
I recall playing this record at my one of my first gigs at Miami Music Conference circa 2014. It was the first Toolroom Records release I fell in love with as I couldn’t get the vocal hook out of my head. Hoping to get permission one day from Toolroom to remix it (wink wink). This track should provide the familiarity to connect as an opening track to the DTLA Loft Partygoers.
Redux Saints – Boundaries (Made By Pete Remix) [Toolroom]
While producing the original version, I envisioned an Ibiza sunset. James Edwards aka Made By Pete took it to where I couldn’t and smashed the remix. It was really well received with multiple plays on BBC radio. If you are one of the last ones standing for the sunrise at DTLA Loft party, you are bound to hear me drop this one.
Marc Romboy – Elgur (Dosem Remix) [ Systematic Recordings]
I’m aware it’s cliché to say that Burning Man is a life changing event, however, what was eye opening was the musical experience I had at my first burn in 2016. It seemed the music available at that time was perfect for the atmosphere and vibe of my sets there. I still to this day drop my Burning Man 2016 sets at my after-hours parties. Top track being my favorite Dosem remix. I even used this track as reference track for a recent Placebo eFx release called “6AM”.
DJ Tonio – Closer, Faster, Stronger (Olivier Giacomotto Remix) [Suara]
There are producers who you know when you see their name next to track it’s going to be worth the price of admission. Olivier Giacomotto delivers every time. This track blows people away with its synth work and hooky bass hits. When I play this and someone discovers it for the first time, I know I’m doing my job as a DJ at that after-hours party.
Loco & Jam – A Pinch of Spice (Original Mix) [MB Elektronics]
First time I heard this beast was Solomun dropping it at Tomorrowland. If there ever was a track designed for a festival this one has all the required elements. It can bring some festival vibes to the afterhours party.
Placebo eFx – Give Me A Reason (Original Mix) [ Deep Tech Los Angeles]
The majority of my production today is focused on Redux Saints releases. However, if I need a change of pace I go to my roots and the massive influences of Sasha and Digweed, and Maceo Plex, with what I would say is my favorite track I have produced to date. You’ll always hear me dropping this one as we transition into a the more melodic stage of the afterhours.
Royksopp – Sordid Affair (Maceo Plex Remix)
When I started my software business in 2008, I had to change my priorities a bit from the dance floor to working massive hours a week. After that almost completely burned me out, there were several Maceo Plex tracks that brought me back into the music fold. This ‘Sordid Affair’ remix is one of those tracks and just demonstrates the creativity of electronic music. Maceo Plex has had such a positive influence on my musical career I named my Bernese Mountain Dog after him. Maceo Pup. There’s a high probability you’ll either be escalated back into space or helped to come back down when this track drops. Good chance you’ll hear this track at DTLA LP and see Maceo Pup on the dance floor.
Downtown Party Network – Space Me Out (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix) [Anjunadeep]
I used to attend BPM Festival in Mexico, and in 2015 we had Anjunadeep 07 on repeat at our place when we weren’t dancing at events. This track speaks to me on so many levels and increases my serotonin levels naturally (wonder why?) with instant goosebumps. When we start to wind it down after a long night this track always connects.
Sly & The Family Stone – Family Affair (Audio)
It’s funny to think that giving someone a hug right now is dangerous but dropping this to end the night is paying my respects to the dance floor and those who danced through the elements till the end.
We just ask everyone to embrace one another in love because we do this for the connections and emotion music brings, and what better way to do it than with a family feeling.