This week’s download comes from DJ and producer Valida and her EP Mixed Signals. You have seven days to download the track “On Fire.”
From the press release:
There is a Bosnian saying, “Whatever and whomever you do on New Year’s Eve sets the stage for the following year.” On December 31st, 2019 BC (Before Covid) Bosnian born, LA-based Valida decided to stay in and play with her new music software sequencer Ableton. When she turned in at 4am, it was 2020, and the bones and beat structure to Do It Again, the first single off her Mixed Signals EP (Sept 21 via HRMNX/Create Music Group) were completed.
A freeform DJ who has helmed some of LA’s most beloved parties, a remixer, a KCRW radio host, and a live music event producer, it took a global pandemic for Valida to finally carve out some time for her creative project. For most of 2020 Valida was cocooned in her Venice home studio completing Mixed Signals, a genre-hopping EP with a resonant and universal throughline: the desire to connect, via cosmic gateways, steady grooves and filtered synth tapestries. Do It Again is a spacewave dream – complete with sci-fi soundbytes and visuals from a childhood nostalgia trip; On Fire is a daytime disco mood future classic; and title track Mixed Signals is an homage to Valida’s dusty house music roots.
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