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Posted in MIXES on September 13, 2011 by Keyvon

I recorded a new mix over the weekend and planned to post it today. When I woke up this morning I received the disheartening news that DJ Mehdi had passed. My new mix “Groove2Rude” has the typical Kool Ethan sound of 80’s songs next to old and new House and Hip-Hop tracks, but one of the standout tracks on the mix has got to be the new track from Carte Blanche. Carte Blanche is a collaboration between DJ Mehdi and Riton. I’ve been digging their sound since I caught them at Sonar in Barcelona last summer. I was really bummed when I missed them at HARD Summer last month, but I thought I’d just catch them the next time around.

DJ Mehdi will always be remembered as one of the most energetic DJ’s ever. I’ve seen him a handful of times and his live shows are filled to the brim with his trademark hand-clapping, dancing and constant ear-to-ear smiling. His energy was infectious. But above all he was an exceptional DJ and producer. His career highlights include all his work with Ed Banger Records and his participation as a member of Club 75. Mehdi, you will truly be missed.

If that wasn’t enough for one day, today also happens to be the 15-year anniversary of Tupac’s death. September 13th is turning out to be quite a tragic day. With all that said, please enjoy the mix. It starts off with some familiar groovy tracks then gets into some pretty hardcore dance shit. Enjoy!

Kool Ethan – Groove2Rude Mix

Groove2Rude Tracklist:
1. Edie Brickell – “What I Am”
2. Brand Nubian – “Slow Down”
3. A Tribe Called Quest – “1nce Again”
4. Mtume – “Juicy Fruit”
5. White Town – “Your Woman”
6. Etienne De Crecy – “Scratched”
7. 6th Borough Project – “Just a Memory Through The Grapevine (Leewise Remix)”
8. The Whispers – “And the Beat Goes On”
9. Miguel Migs ft. Lisa Shaw – “Lose Control”
10. Mr. Scruff – “Get a Move On”
11. Puzique – “Don’t Go”
12. Tensnake – “Something About You”
13. Duck Sauce – “Good 2 Me (Louis La Roche Edit)”
14. Modjo – “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)”
15. Carte Blanche ft. Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip – “With You”
16. Douster – “For Weirdos Only (Momma’s Boy Remix)”
17. Tiffany – “I Think We’re Alone Now”
18. Oliver Twizt – “You’re Not Alone”
19. Suzanne Vega – “Tom’s Diner (Bingo Players Bootleg)”
20. Don Rimini – “Let Me Back Up (Crookers Remix)”
21. Fedde Le Grand ft. Mr. V – “Back & Forth”
22. DJ Cabide – “My Neck, My Back”
23. Afrojack – “Frontal”
24. Cassius – “Youth Speed Trouble Cigarettes”
25. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis (Aylen Remix)”


Posted in MIXES on September 3, 2011 by Keyvon

As many of you know, I DJ under the alias Kool Ethan. What you may not have known is that I also work for photographer Kwaku Alston. He is most famous for taking some iconic photos of Barack Obama. Part of my duties for Kwaku include DJing on his photo shoots. I’ve made mixes for the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Spike Lee, and Janelle Monae. Last Monday I DJed his photo shoots for Ashton Kutcher and Nikon. I decided to record the whole 6 hour mix and am now giving you the download link so you can enjoy it yourself. It’s the perfect Soundtrack for your BBQ filled Labor Day weekend. Enjoy!

Kool Ethan – Ashton Kutcher 6 Hour Mix


Posted in MIXES on February 1, 2011 by Keyvon

We will be throwing a big party this Thursday at The Bar in Hollywood. There will be free vodka… I’m sorry, let me repeat that. FREE VODKA TIL 11! The party starts at 9:30 so come down and get drunk early and stay all night and boogie to some great tunes. You know how we do. I’ll be playing some Hip-Hop, Indie Electro, New Wave, and Nu Wave. Call it Hipster Hop night. This is the first installment of our monthly series “Sweat Box,” going down every first Thursday of the month at The Bar at Bronson. There will also be a fashion booth set up with some ill T-shirt designs. Like Keith Murray said “It’s a Party Y’all.”

And check out my latest mixtape “Favela-tech” below. It mixes some of my favorite new electro bangers with a few of the best tracks from my current obsession, Baile Funk. And of course I begin the mix by paying homage to one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES… MISS TEENA MARIE. R.I.P. LOVE!.

Kool Ethan – Favela-Tech

Teena Marie – It Must Be Magic
Eli Escobar -Love Thing Part 2 (DJ Mehdi Remix)

Sia – Clap Your Hands (Diplo Remix)
Fedde Le Grand ft. Mr. V – Back and Forth

Solid Groove – This is Sick
Major Lazer – How I Like It (Kid Kaio & Rowel Sinester Remix)

DJ Joker Da Prince of BBM – Big Booty Judy
2 Live Crew – Face Down, Ass Up
M.I.A. – Bucky Done Gun
Paty – Cavalo de Pau
Bonde Do Role – Gasolina

Dennis DJ – Jonathan II
David Guetta – Toyfriend


Posted in MIXES on January 14, 2011 by Keyvon

Australian Disco House DJ/Producer Cassian will be performing at V Lounge tonight. This is the 4th V Lounge event from the guys at Collaborative Media and Guns in the Sun. Previous parties include Classixx w/ Holy Ghost! and The Twelves w/ Grum. These parties are always fun so I’m looking forward to hear what the DJs will be bringing tonight. Cassian personally dropped of this special mix below to get everyone hyped about tonight’s festivities.


Posted in MIXES on December 15, 2010 by Keyvon

Yet another party at Bar Lubitsch. Call it an early Christmas Party. Call it an early birthday party (for me). But I want to see all of you down at Lubitsch shaking a tail feather this Thursday night. It is gonna be bonkers to say the least. Some new shit you never heard, some old shit that will make you cream your panties. In the mean time check out my latest mix below, “Discotronic.”

Kool Ethan – Discotronic

1. Spacek – How Do I Move
2. N*E*R*D – Hypnotize U
3. Chic – I Want Your Love (Todd Terje Edit)
4. Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
5. Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On
6. Breakbot ft. Irfane – Baby I’m Yours
7. Teena Marie – Lovergirl
8. Nightriders – A Love Feeling
9. Grum – Can’t Shake This Feeling
10. Mark Ronson and the Business – Somebody to Love Me


Posted in MIXES on October 21, 2010 by Keyvon

HARD Haunted Halloween
is coming next weekend to the Shrine Auditorium. This time it’s a mighty two night event headlined by Unnderworld on Halloween night. Also on the bill is Mr. Oizo, Crookers, A-trak, Bloody Beetroots, and way too many acts to name. Just check the poster in the side panel. HARD Halloween performers Busy P & Brodinski made a mix to celebrate the event. Grab your tickets now, this event will most definitely sell out.

Busy P & Brodinski HARD Haunted Mansion Mix


Posted in MIXES on October 12, 2010 by Keyvon

Kool Ethan is back! It’s been a few months since I dropped a mix on you so here’s some new new. I’ve been in the dungeon for the past week or so concocting this delightful mix of audio and visual nuggets for y’all. If you want to take a look inside my head this is what you get. But I gotta warn you there’s some crazy shit in there. The music video above consists of some random gatherings of shit I love that from my childhood as well as some new pop culture references like the origin of “Kool Ethan.” It is the perfect companion to my new mix “Electrofied.” Below I have the Soundcloud wave so you can stream or download the audio part of the mix. And I have every track available for download below as well. Would love to hear some feedback on the video and the mix itself. Enjoy!


Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses

Art of Noise – Moments in Love (Caspa Remix)

Sunday Girl – Four Floors (Diplo Remix)

Drop the Lime – Sex Sax (Bart B More Remix)

Stacey Q – Two of Hearts

D.I.M. & Tai – Lyposuct

Kelis – Fourth of July (Calvin Harris Remix)

Debbie Deb – Lookout Weekend

Stromae – Alors on Danse

Gyptian – Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)

Boris Dlugisch – Bangkok

Robyn – Don’t ****** Tell Me What to Do