offbeat jon gilman

Offbeat is a music collective out of Boston, MA started by our good friend Shikhar Saxena and his crew of dance music aficionados. If you looked at the dance music scene in Boston less than five years ago, things were a bit lacking. Being a smaller market, big name DJs would only come to Boston during weekday nights, choosing to play in bigger markets like NYC or Washington D.C. on the weekends when the demand and paydays were higher. Thanks in huge part to Shikhar and his dedication to GOOD dance music, Boston now has no shortage of opportunities to go out and enjoy some of dance music’s best DJs, as well as local New England-based acts. Of course, Shikhar can’t take all the credit, but if you’re at all plugged into the dance scene in Boston you probably know his name.

At Offbeat we aim to be the proponents of house music and our mission is to bring it to the masses or those that dare to explore! This is a group of music enthusiasts designing a business to support their passion in life, which is, the dissemination of all creative and radical sounds, that have been explored and curated by the team members of the Offbeat family. We aim to create a vibrant community of DJ’s, both experienced and just breaking into the scene, and provide them with the necessary tools to develop into well rounded artists and provide opportunities for them to display their skills to the masses.

Every week or so the Offbeat team releases a new mix from someone in their network, to help that artist show his/her stuff and gain some recognition. As of today 61 episodes have aired and I am grateful to Shikhar for giving me the opportunity to submit my mix for two hours of what I consider quality House music. These are the tunes I’m currently feeling, 35 of them to be exact, mixed together in a way that will keep your head nodding and body moving. I picked some songs that are within the G-House realm, the Nu-Disco area, some House that is a bit more chill while some House that truly bumps speakers.

If you’re reading this and based within the San Francisco/Bay Area and you like what you hear, give me a shout as I’m always looking for opportunities to spin live. Let me know what you think of the mix!

*Tracklist after jump*

*Special thanks to Wil Trahan for assistance in the final mix down*

Tracklist:
Claptone – No Eyes ft. Jaw (Just Kiddin Remix)
Just Kiddin – Thinking About It (Get To Know Futureboogie Remix)
Waze & Odyssey – Everything You’re Made Of
Jelly For the Babies – In Front of Me (5prite Remix)
Wild Culture – The Tide
Sharam Jey & Sirus Hood – Picture Picture
Claptone – The Music Got Me
Croatia Squad – What Can U Do
Robosonic – Worst Love
Kolombo – Throw Your Hands
Platinum Doug – Brown Sugar
The Beatangers – My Game
Moon Boots – Whatever You Need
Kant Vs. MK – Ey Yo
Style Of Eye & Tom Staar – After Dark (Vanilla Ace Remix)
Mat.Joe & Kevin Knapp – Keep It Rough
Ayla – Wish I Was (Tapesh Remix)
Dom Dolla – Love Like This
Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Zhu Remix)
Genghis Clan & Bot – Roff
Nora En Pure – True (Mark Lower Remix)
Ferreck Dawn & Redondo – Love Too Deep
Volkoder & Antonio Eudi – That Bass
Gene Farris – Move Your Body
Vanilla Ace – I’m Hot
Claude VonStroke – CaliFuture
Man Without a Clue – Wreck Your Body
Mason – Papapapa
Rene Amesz – Like It Deep
Ballast – For Club Use
Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Yam Nor ABCDeep Free Remix)
Sirus Hood – Walk 4 Me
Uff Legere – Like This
Housse De Racket – Chateau (Country Club Remix)
EDX – Remember House