Milwaukee to Los Angeles, Sethinbetween talks about his journey through sound

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I met the homie Seth David a few years ago DJing with his good friend and musical teammate Mike Rende. Together, they were playing awesome events at Summerfest and packing clubs like Site1A and The Miramar as the electronic duo RCKT PWR. Once success started coming their way, management decided that a move to Los Angeles could be amazing for their future. In their new city they got the chance to work with the electronic artist Elephante and play some sick shows on the West Coast. Then of course a major event happened across the globe, Covid-19.

The pandemic put a damper on a lot of things for RCKT PWR, but it never stifled their confidence or drive to keep creating. Through the disruption of this pandemic, Seth chose to not only continue working on electronic music, but he picked up an old love along the way, rap. In my interview I sit down with Seth to talk about his transition from dubstep to rap, his musical influences along the way, and the latest project as Sethinbetween called Meadowood.

Interview with Sethinbetween

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Milwaukee’s DJ Bizzon wrote a book on mastering the art of DJing

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There is a buzz in our community about a cool guy who wrote a book on the basics of DJing. That cool guy is 88Nine’s Tyrone Miller aka DJ Bizzon. When I heard that Bizzon wrote a step-by-step guide on the basics of DJing called “DJ Method,” I was excited! To add that it was published by “The World’s largest source for music publications” Hal Leonard. It’s just wild!

Being a DJ and a supporter of Bizzon, I had to purchase the book for myself. The prospect of future DJs having on hand and visual support in DJing the correct way is really awesome for the future of our community. In our recorded interview below, I got the chance to sit down with Bizzon to talk with him about his musical journey, family and how the book came to be. You can find that below, plus archived episodes of In The Mix and an updated Spotify playlist for your daily needs.

Interview with DJ Bizzon

DJ Bizzon plays “Yams” most of the week on his Twitch page (check out the schedule), but tune into him and Jordan “Madhatter” Lee as my special guest DJs for this Saturday’s show.

If you missed the show last week, check out talented Lady D (Chicago) and MomaSé (Bogotá, Columbia). Follow us on our Mixcloud page and check back with us next week for our guest mix from Canada’s DJ/Producer/Label Owner, Hatiras.

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In The Mix celebrated some of the most legendary voices in dance music

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

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Last weekend I took a deep dive into the archives for some of dance music’s most legendary voices. From Martha Wash to Crystal Waters, these amazing women set the path for what house music and several other genres would become today. Narrowing it down to just one hour was such a difficult task. There were so many releases to choose from throughout the decades, but I decided to go with my personal favorites.

Playlist – DJ Kenny Perez

“Every Body, Every Body” – Black Box ft Martha Wash
“Forget Me Nots” – Patrice Rushen
“Big Fun” – Inner City
“Gotta Love for You” – Jomanda
“100% Pure Love” – Crystal Waters
“Show Me Love” – Robin S
“Gyspy Women” – Crystal Waters
“Finally” – CeCe Peniston
“Do You Love What You Feel” – Rufus & Chaka Khan
“Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer
“Good Life” – Inner City
“The Loft” – Riva Starr & Dajae
Beautiful People (Under Ground Network Remix – Barbara Tucker
“Deep Inside” – Hardrive
“I Get Lifted” – Barbara Tucker
“We Can Make It” – Cajemere, Dajae, Oliver $
“Keep Pushin’ On” (Mousse T cut up) – Inaya Day
“Haven’t You Heard” – Patrice Rushen
“MacArthur Park” – Donna Summer
“I’m Every Woman” – Chaka Khan

Past Episodes

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Staying in this NYE? 88Nine DJs have your playlist covered.

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2020 is almost behind us, and we’re throwing a party on the air this New Year’s Eve!

Join us for the “In The Mix: New Year’s Eve Mixtape,” an uninterrupted 8-hour dance party, featuring 88Nine DJs with special guests Gemini Gilly and Devast8.

Here’s the lineup:

6 p.m. – Dori Zori
7 p.m. – Bizzon
8 p.m. – Moses
9 p.m. – DJ Gemini Gilly
10 p.m. – Madhatter
11 p.m. – DJ Kenny Perez
12 a.m. – Devast8
1 a.m. – Tarik Moody

Tune in to 88.9 FM in Milwaukee, stream from the player above or download our mobile app.

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DJ Claude VonStroke joins Kenny Perez on ‘In The Mix’

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

2020 has been a year to forget, yes, but it’s also been a time of reflection and creativity. One thing that is undeniable during this moment in history is the art of expression through music. Whether it’s Avenue Beat’s “Lowkey Fk 2020” or Beyonce’s “Black Parade,” music is playing an integral part in getting us through the Summer days and nights. For my show, “In The Mix,” we’ve loudly spread our wings not only to continue to have new Milwaukee DJs hit our airwaves but to make room for the major talent across the globe.

In previous months we’ve had fine mixes from Ninja Tune’s Jayda G, who is celebrating the success of an amazing EP, “Both of Us/Are You Down.” Salt Cathedral, whom I’ve had the luxury of meeting and interviewing at the Los Dells Festival in the Summer of 2019. They’ve finally dropped their debut album, “Carisma.” And who can forget the legendary Jorge Jaramillo of the 2002 Billboard-charting duo Who Da Funk with a comeback mix that I will cherish for years to come.

We continued this musical journey on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, with the coolest DJ/producer/label owner in the game, Claude VonStroke of Dirtybird records. Claude and the Dirtybird crew are no strangers to the city of Milwaukee. They have played countless venues across Wisconsin and have rocked many crowds. I first got to experience Claude get down when he opened up for Disclosure in Madison. That’s still one of my favorite experiences at a music venue to date, besides my opening up for Diplo on the Summerfest grounds of course. It may or may not be a coincidence that both artists Claude and Disclosure released new projects on the same day, but was honored to have him as a guest. Below is the set from the man himself, along with my intro set and several others that have been my guests this past month. Enjoy and please share!

Shauna Regan Claude VonStroke. Photo credit: Shauna Regan

Premiered by Danny Howard on Beats 1, “Raggadagga” is a beast — a driving and relentless attention-grabber from the first note, with a vocal chant that puts you in the middle of a tribal gathering. Fun and quirky, totally unique, it captures the weird out there dance floor mayhem that has underpinned the Dirtybird sound since day one. If “Raggadagga” is the beast, then “How I Make You Feel” is the beauty — a warm and intimate deep house track filled with layers and emotions.

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Discovering new talent on In The Mix

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

DJ Collin Oliver

According to Brooklyn Fire Records label owner and legendary DJ Tommie Sunshine, New York-based DJ/producer Collin Oliver has been described as “a musical threat from Long Island with a long and winding road ahead of him.” With support from his family, Collin began his journey at the young age of 12. I met Collin and his Manager (Father) Jay during an event Tommie Sunshine was headlining at Site1A. After my interview with Tommie and hanging out with the Olivers’ at a fun afterset, my discussion with Jay and Collin about music and production, gave me every indication that they were all the way in and prepared to take on the world together. Collin, now 16, is ready to break through with his latest single, “Help Me,” released on Brooklyn Fire Records. I am confident that the industry will start taking notice of this talented young man. It was my honor to host this wise beyond his years DJ on In The Mix.

DJ Brotha Z

DJ Brotha Z is an awesome young DJ out of the city of Milwaukee. I met Zech a couple of years ago during an outdoor Reagan High School function that invited new and returning students to join an after-school club. The program I managed was Reagans’ DJ Club. I found out that Zech was alumn from the DJ club and was also a recent Reagan High School graduate now attending college and UW-Parkside. At Parkside he DJs the Volleyball and Basketball games in addition to cool events on campus. The highlight of his career so far was when he got the chance to open up a packed house with a friend and fellow DJ, Mando at the Mirimar Theatre. I hope being on 88Nine was as fulfilling my homie. Thank you and please enjoy the mix.

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Six DJs bring much needed beats to In The Mix

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

The stay-at-home order, while keeping us all safe and healthy, is taking it’s toll on a lot of us in the music industry. On ‘In The Mix’ we decided to go to a four hour format on Saturdays to help DJs cope with the stress of not being able to play at a club or bar. DJs such as myself, despite the loss of gigs, still crave performing for an audience whether it’s 50 or 5,000 people. It’s why a lot of us are turning to live streaming and submitting mixes to mix shows during this unprecedented health crisis. My show is no exception to this rule. Most of the DJs who have performed on ‘In The Mix,’ in the previous weeks, have been first time guests. DJs Chan, Xovi, Goose, Chomper, John Stuart and Ronco dug deep to bring you a show that will get your blood flowing. So dance to the music, support them by following them on their social media and most importantly, stay safe.

CHAN | Photo by Pablo
Chomper | Photo by Ernie Reyes
John Stuart | Love Amplified
Ronco | Photo by Abby Acken
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In The Mix brings us diverse talent every Saturday

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

If the stay-at-home order has taught me anything, it’s taught me to love more and reach out to everyone and anyone that is like minded and loves music. I am having as much fun as I can setting up the these line-ups every week for our revamped four hour mix show. So much so, that I forgot to post last weeks episode to our website! Where do I begin? In the previous two weeks we’ve hosted six wonderful DJs from many different backgrounds, musical styles and diverse locations.

Let me start off with a mix I took much pride in performing. The set boasted new music from Elderbrook, Diplo, Wax Motif and a new song from Mark Knight, The Melodie Men & Laura Davie called ‘If It’s Love.’ Recently hundreds of fans and house music lovers took to social media and recorded themselves dancing and singing along with the track. It’s an awesome reminder of the power music has during such turbulent times in our world. #staysafe #stayhome

DJ Merow | Photo by Edo Landwehr

This was DJ Merow’s first time on In the Mix and she did not disappoint. I actually discovered Merow while watching the Mixmash Records Quarantine Livestream with Laidback Luke. All the opening acts on the bill had to enter a competition to get placed on the line-up, and she was one of the winners that got that chance. She is also a really good producer and just dropped a track called ‘Breathe‘ with Henri Victory. This young phenom rocked the 88Nine airwaves with some boomin’ tracks and hard hittin’ bass!

Moses | Photo by Kelsey Lawson

I love the homies, Moses and Tista! Their musical selection is like no other DJs in the city. They have the biggest spirit and come up with fun ideas for cool events in Milwaukee. They created Non Pop!, an event housed at Site1A and This Is It! (We all hope to be back after the stay-at-home is lifted). During the events you would find visuals by the amazing VJ Brye, special guest DJs, along side Lisza Battikha and other fine muralist and painters creating amazing art pieces throughout the evening. Oh, and we can’t forget that each night money is raised for a local non-profit. For now, you can catch them playing 5 p.m. shows Wednesdays on IG Live at Non Pop!

Nona AKA Phox is one of the most talented DJs to hit the club scene in city of Milwaukee’s in the past few years. In just a short amount of time she has honor playing venues and festivals all over the Midwest such as Minneapolis, Chicago and Madison to name a few. In this mix she brought the club to the airwaves and we hope to hear more of it soon.

Captain | Photo by Weekend Natives at Site1A

Captain is an awesome dude and just loves to play good music. I first saw John open a show at Site1A (for the life of me I can’t remember the headliner), but he starting the evening off at 9:30 p.m. In the industry that’s the time when your wait staff and bartenders are still setting up for customers. I was floored by the amount of passion and warmth Captain put forth during that time slot and any show for that matter. It’s actually a testament to how much he loves being a DJ. His actions behind the booth serve as model on how you get your night started.

DJ Purple

Tha Duke of House AKA DJ Purple is such a generous human. He lends his uplifting house sounds to Vocalo 91.1 FM, Chicago, here on 88Nine and abroad in the U.K. and Italy where he continues his higher education. Although Reginald is safe and comfortable back home in Chicago at the moment, he is eager to get back to Rome when things get better in our world. Enjoy all of our amazing mixes and stay safe.

Playlists can be found embedded in the DJ mixes on Mixcloud

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Latin vibes and jackin’ grooves from Alex Peace on In The Mix

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

Since In The Mix has gone to a four hour format, I’d like to take less time typing out my thoughts and give you an opportunity to have more listening time with these fabulous DJs. But first we danced to some really cool tracks from Vassy & ONEDUO, Elderbrook, Rufus Du Sol and more.

Alex Peace | Pic by Goyk Photo

Alex Peace is a true mixmaster and producer from the city of Chicago. He is the co-owner of the famed record label called Tru Musica. On March 28, 2020 Alex dropped off an exclusive Latin, tribal, Afro-infused house mix for us at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Be sure to check out Trumusica.com for their latest #TruCast, amazing artists, and Tru merchandise.

Jonn Hawley | Photo by Weekend Natives at Site 1A

Jonn Hawley is Midwest veteran DJ and producer who has been creating house, tech and jackin’ grooves for his label Soul Fuel Recordings for well over a decade. He’s also remixed music for several labels such as, Chillin’, King Street and more. Check out of few of his releases on Traxsource.

T Dizzle | Photo by Weekend Natives at Site 1A

Many people don’t know this, but T Dizzle is a Nurse by day and an amazing DJ by night. During this quarantine, she took the little time she had for music and created a liquid Drum N Bass mix. Dizzle, I love you for what you are doing right now, thank you! #staysafe #everydayhero

Playlists available on the Mixcloud Links!

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Nothing will interrupt our flow!

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Every Saturday evening we set the vibe for the city of Milwaukee from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. We mix up the hottest sounds from the electronic dance music scene. In The Mix with DJ Kenny Perez prides itself on bringing to the forefront some of Milwaukee’s most talented DJs and producers as guests on the show.

Stream the mixes below and follow me on all social media @djkennyperez.

I’m going to keep this short and sweet! Last weekend In The Mix went from a two-hour format, to a four-hour format almost overnight. With most of our local DJs out of work completely or suffering income cuts because of the quarantine, we decided to open up our airwaves for additional programming. Our hope is that this may help relieve some anxiety and stress that many of us are facing. Since the format change, the response has been amazing! DJs from all over the city and Midwest are reaching out and excited to play for our audience. If you are a DJ wanting to submit a set, follow the submission guideline and happy mixing.

Saturday we had the amazing Annalog who came off her two-year hiatus from DJing completely, Riptide for the first time igniting the airwaves with some fresh house and bass, plus the veteran Luke Warm dropped a chill set that can be used for any relaxing occasion. We also unveiled a new show intro created by the homie Alex Peace of Tru Musica! Tune in this Saturday where we will be bringing more new music and mixes from special guests Alex Peace, Jonn Hawley and T Dizzle. So while you wait for Saturday evening, stream the mixes below, follow, share and spread the word.

Riptide | Photo by Navewav

Playlists can be found on the DJs’ Mixcloud links!

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