#Curated - Aesthetic

Happy Independence Day! Go, America, Go! Do yo' Dance!

So I was going back and forth a lot about what kind of playlist to release today. Should I do a typical BBQ playlist for 4th of July or maybe I should release something that has nothing to do with America's day? I decided to release something with a bit more kick than Top 40 but without ignoring what today represents.

This week's playlist is focused on the post-internet genre, Vapourwave. The Vapourwave genre, and those surrounding it, is social commentary on capitalist ideals by looping old upbeat, glitchy, nostalgic, and atmospheric muzak. I am drawn to this art form because of its satirical and ironic nature.

If you want to learn more, follow the rabbit hole below:

Luke Joachim

DJ CoolHand, New York, New York

CoolHand is a DJ/Producer like no other.  His roots are in Oakland, California, where fresh diverse sets, smooth fades, and crisp cuts are required. He is one of the few young DJs who truly started by lugging turntables, digging for vinyl, collecting old crates at radio stations, and blasting home speakers at various events. By the end of high school, he was spinning regularly at night clubs in San Francisco.

When CoolHand moved to New Orleans, he started by spinning Fridays at the “#1 college bar in the nation” (USA Today), touring with international artists, and performing at industry leading festivals like A3C and SXSW.

His sets are spontaneous and interactive because CoolHand vibes with the party and depends on the energy in the room for his selections. His mixes include multiple genres, remixes, key blending, wordplay, and creative concepts. Whether he is playing for an exclusive event or packed arena, come ready to feel the groove like you never have before.

For more information, please visit: djcoolhand.com