Since 1989 Myxzlplix has been the one constant in the ever-shifting landscape of the San Diego DJ scene. Starting out with backyard parties in gang-held neighborhoods, and going on to publish a ‘zine about Alternative/Industrial Dance & early House & Techno, Myxzlplix soon became one of the names most associated with the nascent San Diego outlaw rave scene. While music stagnated in the sailor-filled clubs at the beach and barely existed in the early days of San Diego’s Gaslamp district, Myxzlplix and his peers took the party to thousands every weekend in the naked desert, “borrowed” parking lots and under-construction warehouses. As the electronic dance movement peaked in the 90s, Myxzlplix was finally welcomed into the clubs as an ambassador to the underground vibe. Starting with his legendary stint at the longest and most popular weekly event “Hedonism” at Rich’s (a landmark nightclub in the city’s gay neighborhood), Myxzlplix has played nearly every dance floor in San Diego county. Not one year has gone by since 1994 where Myxzlplix was not in residency at one or more nightclubs. His presence became so ubiquitous that an alias was crafted; “Moody Rudy”, to give him greater freedom to explore sounds that his fans wouldn’t normally expect from him including hip-hop, neo-soul & more. Since the 90s a balancing act of writing for industry magazines, reporting his chart selections to Billboard Magazine & Giant Step and running a multi-media company has occupied the space between DJ’ing and producing; for himself and established artists, worldwide. His latest out-of-booth experience plunged him into co-hosting and handling marketing and radio operations for the internationally syndicated Global Subdivisions Radio Show™, where he showcased the talents of globally known DJs & producers making noise in the always-connected digital world. Now, he’s much more studio focused and committed to crafting his signature sound while remaining open to the current spectrum of house – techno. Current releases on Imune, Sunclock, Evoked and Sound Vessel prove that with more productions and “remyxes” on the way, Myxzlplix is ready to conquer more. Official Website: Myxzlplix.com
“For me, Techniche has provided a platform that allows me to not just expand my boundaries, but explore the darker side of Techno and House music or pretty much anything that brings a lot of energy to the dance floor. I know when I see a crowd or even just a couple of people getting as excited as I am about the music I’m playing, that’s what motivates me, that’s really what inspires me to keep trying to push the limits not only as a DJ, but as an artist and musician as well.”
Growing up in a musical family, John Vilotti was embedded with harmonic tendencies early on when he learned to play the piano as a kid. Mostly self taught, he realized he was drawn to the melancholy styles of classical composers such as Bruckner, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven just to name a few. He began writing and composing music of his own but as he grew older, his pursuits in music fell to the side with school and work becoming a priority. Then, in his early twenties, he was exposed to techno, house & other forms of electronic music that re-ignited his urge to produce and be involved with music again. He quickly developed an obsession with the darker, melodic styles of house and techno with a nostalgic passion that took him back to the classical soundtrack of his childhood. Conventional thinking would have many saying the genres are worlds apart, but John will quickly argue with anybody that there are more similarities between the two, and that both electronic and classical music explore the full range of human emotions. He believes that in either context a single composition or track can enable a listener to go on a journey that other music styles fail to evoke. To John, electronic music is just a modern version of classical music using the advent of technology. It is this acute musical understanding where he continues to pursue his passion for music as a young, but formidable DJ where he’s proven to be a leader in San Diego’s underdeveloped techno scene. Even within a modest time span, John has garnered attention from both the local scene and established veterans throughout Southern California’s electronic music community. With a monthly residency at San Diego’s Tech-House & Techno event – Techniche, plus key guest appearances at a growing number of venues and events, John Vilotti has become a modern conductor for electronic music’s new compositions. Official Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/johnvilotti
Josh Taylor has been performing at clubs and local underground events in San Diego since 2002, and is currently working as A&R and label manager with Mark Pledger’s record label, Melodika Music. He has been holding down his long time residency of 8 years at Air Conditioned Lounge for an event originally called “Breezy Umbrellas,” now known as “Breezy Bliss.” Josh also holds a local DJ residency with legendary trance night LUCENT, as well as with leading techno crews DIVINITY & TECHNICHE!
Over the past 7 years, Josh has performed many times in Ibiza, including multiple nights at Viva Ibiza, Club Tropi, Ibiza Trance Bar, Club Tropicana and Kanya Beach Hotel. In 2016, Josh played gigs in Ibiza with the IBIZA TRANCE FAMILY, as well as pre-parties for Connect Ibiza and Cream at Amnesia Ibiza. He also opened for John O’Callaghan and closed out after Bryan Kearney (two majorly influential people on Josh’s Sound.)
His guest appearances include Exchange LA Gallery alongside other rising talent, and a few major festivals with the likes of Simon Patterson, Will Atkinson, Kayu & Albert (20 year anniversary tour), Solarstone, Manual De la Saux, John 00 Flemming, Indecent Noise, Airwave, Johnny Yono, Casey Rasch and much more. In 2017, Josh also got to play alongside Paul Van Dyk, Mark Pledger, Woodyvan Eyden, Jase Thirlwall, Amos & Riot, Fady & Mina, M.i.k.e. Push, Coming Soon, Sneijder, Jay Lumen, and Gardens of God.
Josh Taylor is a fixture in San Diego’s dance music community, and is on a mission to bring proper Techno and Trance vibes wherever he goes. His sets are sure to get the blood flowing and the energy will light the dance floor on fire. While Trance is his main sound, don’t be surprised to also hear quality Techno, Tech House, and Progressive influences in his set. He is a force to be reckoned with and you will not go home disappointed! Explore and enjoy the sounds of Josh Taylor!