The plethora of beatmakers, producers and DJs in Dallas are bussin' the local music scene wide open. We here at the Observer wanted to showcase that talent through bi-weekly mix's made by the best in the business. So stream, download and share the mix with your friends. Relive the weekend and prepare for the next with the official, Observer Mix.
We should all be thankful JT Donaldson came back to his native Dallas. Donaldson moved to Chicago in the '98 to hone his DJ skills and start a career in production. Since his return to the local music scene a few years ago, Donaldson has been working hard to expand Dallasites' musical pallets. For the past few months he has worked under his newest business venture, Lower Echelon in collaboration with Circuit 12 with Wax Addicts, an all-vinyl night of music that brought together the best Dallas DJs. His newest gig finds him at Beauty Bar for TUE, a free weekly musical soiree featuring unique global jams. He passed along this mix to preview the new residency -- listen below.
What to Expect: A chill, weekend warm-up that will make Monday morning feel more like Friday night.
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1. Bondax - All Inside 2. K'Bonus - Dance Baby Dance (Joash Remix) 3. Slakh The Beatchild - Living For The Rush 4. Bonobo - Ten Tigers 5. 6th Sense - Both Nice (Instrumental) 6. French Kiwi Juice - Lying Together (oh baby) 7. Parallel Dance Ensemnle - Juices 8. Maylee Todd - I Can't Stand It 9. Slum Village - Players (DJ A1 Dilla House Breaks) 10. Mono/Poly - Needs Deodorant 11. Oddisee - When Everything Changed 12. Pop & Eye - Blow Me Down 13. Onra - Perfect(ed) Match 14. Pollyn - Other Side (Nosaj Thing Remix) 15. Taylor McFerrin - Place In My Heart feat. Ryat 16. DJ Koze featuring Caribou - Track I.D. Anyone? 17. Todd Terje - Bonysh 18. Milosh - Leaving Samui 19. Les Sins - Grinding 20. Herbert - You Saw It All (DJ Koze Remix) 21. Mount Kimbie - Made To Stray 22. Disclosure - White Noise (Hudson Mohawke remix)