Every so often we get the opportunity to help people in need & do something cool in the process. Back in December, DJ Mike & myself (Taiga) provided the tunes for Rescue/Revive/Rebuild, a fundraiser for the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund held at Yard’s Brewing Company in Philadelphia.
Along with food, drinks, brewery tours, and a dope raffle with fellow sponsors Luke’s Lobster, Wired 96.5, and others, we helped raise over $15,000 to help contribute to the fund. And the super cool part for me?… meeting and getting a job well-done from Wired 96.5′s own DJ Bonics (Wiz Khalifa’s Tour DJ & one of my personal favorites), who was the special guest emcee for the night. It was a great night for a great cause! Check out the pictures below for a lovely visual recap.
I (Taiga) remember helping Korneel & Laurie plan their Bear Mountain Inn wedding from Belgium where they are living. Laurie’s family were all classical musicians and were very particular about the quality & selection of tracks played during the cocktail hour & reception. Korneel’s family & friends hail from Belgium and we incorporated some “hometown” flavor during dinner & dancing. It was a super unique wedding from a music perspective and I had a lot of fun playing conductor for the day!
Welcome to the 2nd installment of my new workout music mix series titled “60 Minute Sweat Session”! Each mix will be approximately 60 minutes long and has a ~8-10 minute warm up & warm down section with the rest powering you through that peak calorie burning period. Volume 2 features some of my favorite pop, nu-disco, R&B, dance & electro remixes from the past year as well as a well timed throwback here and there. If there’s a song you want to hear in the next volume, feel free to send me requests or tweet them @remixologists! Enjoy!
And check out this video of a special listening session I held for my little boy… I think he enjoyed it!
Pharrell – Angel
Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder
Blondie – Heart of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
Daft Punk – Doin’ It Right
Bonnie McKee – American Girl
One Direction – Best Song Ever
Empire Of The Sun – Alive
Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (Breakbot Remix)
Big Boi & Kelly Rowland – Mama Told Me
P Diddy, The Game, Big Boi – Last Night (Remix)
Ellie Goulding – Lights (Josh Billings Remix)
Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home
Nicki Minaj – Va Va Voom
Kesha – Die Young
Outasight – Tonight Is The Night (Benzi & DStar Remix)
Avicii – Dear Boy (Primetyme Edit)
Calvin Harris & Example – We’ll Be Coming Back (NASA Edit)
Icona Pop – All Night (Dilemmachine & TonyTone Remix)
Britney Spears – Work B#tch (Primetyme Edit)
Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Joe Max Remix)
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs – Hey Now
Fun. – Some Nights (Scene King Remix)
Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble (Cosmic Dawn Remix)
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Van Hooft & Forever Kid Bootleg)
Usher & Will.I.Am – OMG
R. Kelly & 2 Chainz – My Story
The Weeknd – Belong To The World
DJ Colin & I (Taiga) were honored to spin White Roof Project’s Paint The Town White Fundraiser in the heart of New York City! We love helping out non-profits organizations raise awareness and serve the community.
With the drinks flowing all night, everyone had a great time as we dropped a set of fun listening music which turned into an impromptu dance party!
Today’s Fan Mail comes from my good friends Eva & Stanley! Stanley and I go back many years to the days of elementary school in our humble beginnings in Southern California. When he asked me (Taiga) if I wanted to DJ his wedding AND be a groomsman, it was a definite YES. I had a blast DJing at their fabulous Los Angeles wedding and even partook in some rounds of shots. Hey… when the groom asks a groomsman to take a shot with him, you do not say no!
Dear Simon (DJ Taiga) -
Thank you so much for coming all the way from Philly to take part in our wedding, for your excellent DJ-Manship, and last but not least, your super awesome friendship! We cannot thank you enough for all of your help, and you & Monica are welcome to crash with us anytime you’re in town. We hope to see you again soon. Until then, have a warm & toasty winter and happy holidays!