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The hypnotic & eclectic sounds of Tara Brooks have made a special impact since she picked up her first record in 2007. Her unique selections & brilliant programming captivate dance floors leaving them with an open mind & heart. She seamlessly mixes a fusion of house, electro, acid, & electronica, to funky, trippy, & soulful techno, emotional uplifting grooves, & breakbeats.

From intimate settings at legendary clubs like TV Lounge & Marble Bar (Detroit), Kater Blau, Watergate and Sisyphos (Berlin), Output (NYC), Public Works (SF), Stereo (Montreal), Space (Miami), and Flash Club (DC) to major festivals including The BPM Festival, EDC Las Vegas, Lightning In A Bottle, SXM, Rakastella, Coachella, Desert Hearts, Return to Rio, and Rainbow Serpent Festival – Shes built a worldwide following from her legendary sets at Burning Man. You can find her performing at Robot Heart, Disco Knights, Pink Mammoth, Distrikt, & Carl Cox’s Playground. She has established herself as an always-evolving experimental artist with an out-of-the-box track selection that never fails to leave her audience with an incessant lust for more.

As a Los Angeles native, Tara found her calling within the LA underground dance scene. She has since propelled her productions forward to pave a path as a respected and world-renowned artist. From “Eunoia”, her first EP on John Digweed’s iconic Bedrock label, to releases on Katermukke, Exotic Refreshment, Get Physical, Balance Music, Kindisch, and Desert Hearts Records – to name a few – her evolving productions prove her unique style is a true mirror of herself: passionate, emotional, risky, fiery, fun, & authentic.

Today, she joins us on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast (mix) in 10 words…
Funky, Soulful, Trippy, Acid House, Eclectic Journey into the Rave.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Country Classic – Ashee

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Love

Tell us about your next EP?
Special Collab with Hannes Bieger feat the lovely Cari Golden

What have you got coming up?
Breakfast of Champions SF, Ocaso Festival, Debut on Doc Martin’s label Sublevel, Ep with Hannes Bieger feat. Cari Golden, collab with The Mekanism, Remix for Ardalan, & stay tuned for tour dates we’ll announce soon

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Close your eyes, listen to the music & feel the vibrations. Rather then following the trends, find your unique sounds & magic to share with the world.

Tracklist

Turya (Original Mix) Audiojack
Bongati (Original Mix) Kristin Velvet
Give Me the Taste (Oliver Dollar & Stefan Braatz Remix)
Analyze (Original Mix) Mishell
Cadillac (Original Mix) Camilo Do Santos
Acid Love (Original Mix) The Mekanism
Let It Burn (Deetron On Fire Dub)
Woozle (Original Mix) Denney
Keep On Knocking (Original Mix) Ashee
Speed Trials on Acid feat. Dan Diamond (LF SYSTEM Extended Remix)
Back In The Dance (Extended Mix) Darius Syrossian & George Smeddles
Rendezvous feat. Raymoane (Extended Mix)
Country Classic Ashee
Dance In Tongues (Original Mix) Dave Seaman
Monsieur Reefer (Ben Sterling 3am Remix) Hold Up Ben Murphy
Big Bad Acid (Extended Mix) Ben Murphy
Ky William – Vinyl speed Pills
Seth Troxler – Sneaky Acid (Dub Mix)
Follow Me (Modbit Remix)
House of Chi – Chi Chong
Now U Do (Extended UKG Mix)
Move Your Body (Elevation) (Krystal Klear Extended Remix)

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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