A brand new mix from DJ DNA is your antidote to the holiday hustle. A little bit psychedelic, a tad bit experimental, and a lotta bit chill vibes—our December playlist will make you want to kick back, put those feet up, and reggae your heart out 'til the sun goes down. Happy Holidays!
Cover art is by graphic artist extraordinaire Joshua Minnich
This is the 35th volume of our monthly Beats & Burn series, a collaboration with Portland's local, independent radio station XRAY.fm.
Playlist by DJ DNA
ABOUT THE MIX
My basic goal with this mix was to compile some pop tracks I could imagine playing as background in a retail environment, though in some alternate reality where the normal history and economic realities of the music industry had been bent and flipped; bringing together tracks that, though all created around roughly the same period, happened in different parts of the world and in different levels and corners of a then-sprawling global music industry, tracks that would have most likely not ended up playing next to each other at the time.
ABOUT THE MIXER
DJ DNA splits time between selling groceries, selling records, and playing records around town and on XRAY FM Tuesday nights from 10-11pm, with a show called San Remo 1985. Having contributed over 200 (mostly) live vinyl mixes under the San Remo 1985 format since XRAY’s debut, DNA will be switching it up in the near future with a brand new show in the pipeline (same day and time)… stay tuned!
Cover Art by Joshua Minnich
ABOUT THE ARTIST | joshuaminnich.com | @
Joshua is an illustrator living in Portland, Oregon after a recent move from his home state of Ohio. He has been full-time freelance since 2010 and specializes in illustration and hand-lettering with a focus on branding, label and packaging design. His work is inspired by nature, as well as design and typography from the late 1800’s - 1940’s. He collects old packaging and labels to surround himself with inspiration and interprets the inspiration from these items in a new, yet timeless approach.