Temperatures are rising, we’re peeling off clothing layer by layer which can mean only one thing, summer is here.
From Memorial Day until Labor Day, the flames on the grills are sizzling hot, the ‘Gin & Juice’ is flowing and the celebrations are happening nightly. The summer months are when everybody feels alive and every morning they’re blaming it on the alcohol.
Summer playlists are very important which is why I search high and low for new DJs to spin me into a frenzy. My latest DJ playlist add is Joe Pacheco.
His sound is a unique blend. It’s a sound that mixes the beaches of Miami and the concrete jungle of New York. As a former circuit boy who’s traveled around the world, I have met and heard a shit-load of DJs. But depending on the location, region, and demographics, some DJs, not all, don’t cater to the entire audience.
New Yorkers at a circuit party are always looking for deep tribal sounds and hardcore house vocals mixed with cunty tracks and when I’ve traveled to other countries or across the United States the mixture of regions is lost. I was disappointed most of the time.
Impressively, DJ Joe Pacheco is someone who gets it. He knows how to mix the sounds of both coasts and in addition gives us a global vibe that strikes our soul. Listening to a handful of his Soundcloud mixes, I was transported to Miami, New York, and then to London all in one set. It’s rare to find a DJ who can do that.
No surprise to me, but DJ Joe Pacheco won second place in the White Party contest and since then has been gaining a lot of momentum. He is definitely a DJ we’ll be listening to this summer.
Here are a few of our favorites.