Let DJ TRADEMARX Jumpstart Your Weekend With His New Indie-Indebted Mix.
Anyone who's even paid the slightest amount of attention to Dallas' ever-expanding DJ scene over the last five-plus years surely recognizes DJ TRADEMARX.
The dude's tough to miss.
For starters, he's like nine feet tall. Beyond the superficial, though, the man born CJ DeMarx is also a permanent fixture in area clubs, manning the decks at such dancefloor destinations as Beauty Bar when he's not throwing his own after-hours bashes as he and his close pal and fellow DJ We Are Dark Clouds did somewhat notoriously this past summer.
His next couple of weeks are especially busy, too.
Tonight On Saturday night, he'll be spinning at what looks to be quite the high-class affair at The W Hotel's Living Room Hotel. And, next week, he'll be reuniting with his old Billingham's Defense System crew (also featuring area DJs Genova and T0MMYL33J0N3Z) for the fifth annual Fall in Love at Fallout event, which DeMarx helped launch at his former home base of Fallout Lounge. Now that Fallout has closed, the Friday, February 8, party will be held just up the street in Expo Park at Sandaga 813.
Still, you can expect that pre-Valentine's Day bash to retain its old charm and vibe, which in DeMarx's case almost always means a healthy mix of indie favorites and hyper-current electronic cuts.
In advance of his busy upcoming schedule, though, DeMarx kindly passed along to us the below mix, which finds him right in his wheelhouse, offering up a platter of classic indie tracks that only get fresher as the mix gets deeper.
“I started out this mixtape thinking of the indie music that got me into all of the different electronic genres I listen to now,” DeMarx says. “So I set out to melt the past and present in to one. I probably could have named it 'Before You Were a Hipster.'”
Sounds about right. Pretty great, too, actually.
Download the mix here.
Story of a Foundation Tracklisting:
1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight by The Postal Service
2. Silk (Cosmic Kids Remix) by Giselle
3. Primadonna (Evian Christ Remix) by Marina & the Diamonds
4. Keep The Streets (MaJiKer's BPM Remix) by Fever Ray
5. Playboy by Hot Chip
6. 04 Running by Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX
7. Dyke March 2001 by Le Tigre
8. (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix) by Dntel
9. With You (Danny Daze 5AM Mix) by Flight Facilities
10. Love Like A Sunset (Shuttle Remix) by Phoenix
11. Acid 8000 by Fatboy Slim
12. Kickin It by Green Velvet & Harvard Bass
13. 212 (feat. Lazy Jay) by Azealia Banks
14. ONE MORE TRAP ((SERAFINTM TRAP REMIX)) Daft Punk
15. 40 Thieves by Paper Diamond
16. Primadonna (Evian Christ Remix) by Marina & the Diamonds
17. Primadonna (Walden Remix) by Marina & The Diamonds