Eye Mix Ear, EXE, or EME… has been a dream of mine for quite some time now. The idea came about as I starred blankly at my friends spotify account playing music at his house party, without any visuals, the TV was just boring. I had it in my mind after seeing DJ’s hold back over the years in playing what they really wanted to play just to appeal to the common crowd, and wanted to give them the opportunity to plan their own mix, play what they wanted to hear and promote themselves as such. After all Skrillex didn’t become who he is by playing Bon Jovi to a bar going crowd. So there you have it… EyeMixEar was created and designed to share tastes, talents, and vision, but mainly just to replace that boring spotify layout with something more visceral. A short live mix that you could download, share, play, stream, whatever you want — even remix — and let it be what it is.
This most recent EyeMixEar has a story to it, one that may be funny to me, but I’ll save you the details and just get down with it.
I was first introduced to the Dirtyphonics Endless Summer mix after driving for 10 hours straight and attempting to take my crack a passenger seat slumberland. As I laid on the subwoofer a terrible sensation came over me. I wanted to cut visuals to the mix as it coarse through my every cell. So two days, and some odd hours later, and Eyelumenaughty and I decked out the house we were staying at with projectors, VJ happiness, and over all excitement. Since then there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t woken up with some part of this mix still ringing in my mind.
And so, I present to you the first EyeMixEar of the new year. Here’s to 2015 being an eventful one in your life as well.