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Brian Holst brings you DEPARTURE, Southern California's longest electronic & dance radio program, every Saturday night from 7:00 - 11:00 P.M.  DEPARTURE, however, is much more than a show featuring music you’d hear at a club or a rave -- in fact, depending upon your idea of club music, you'll seldom find any of it during the show's 4 hours.


DEPARTURE embraces the modern world of dance music and brings it to the FM dial when no one else in the area will, just as KX 93.5 does with alt/indie rock.  With the progression of technology & the internet, a new pool of creative minds have access to every tool they need to make music from home.  They're creating original works, remixes & re-envisioned classics that blur genre lines and make "dance music" accessible to most everyone.  After all, isn't that the point of dance music: to let everyone have fun, and dance?


That's where DEPARTURE steps in.  Tune in or stream each week for catchy remixes of KX 93.5 fare such as Parachute, Two Door Cinema Club, Bon Iver & Passion Pit.  You'll also hear upbeat remixes from classic names & other genres, such as: James Brown, Simon & Garfunkel, Nina Simone, Fleetwood Mac, the Beastie Boys, TLC, A Tribe Called Quest & even Flo Rida.  They're sprinkled in amongst some of the hottest up-and-coming electronic & electropop artists, as well as the occasional remix of mainstream pop songs.  In the final hour, the show also features some more traditional dance music, such as electro & progressive house.


The new soundtrack to your Saturday nights has arrived.  Discover what listeners from around the world are tuning in to enjoy when you take your DEPARTURE each week... live, or through the weekly podcasts.


Having trouble playing or downloading a podcast from the website?  Desire a higher-quality music stream?  Want a peek into music I like, as I discover it?


I've used the music website SoundCloud to create an alternate site for listeners who are fellow audiophiles, and prefer their music at a higher bit rate (kbps).  If you want to download the show, however, this site & the iTunes Music Store (linked below) are the places to be.

While visiting my SoundCloud page, you'll also be able to see songs I've reposted and favorited from various artists, DJs & remixers--some of whom are very likely to make it on the show in the near future.

I've used SoundCloud's sharing functionality to give you access to recent episodes on this very page, but for the complete DEPARTURE catalog and some of my favorite songs, check out the link below!

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DEPARTURE Podcasts in iTunes

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DEPARTURE on KX 93.5 FM

2 weeks ago
4/9/14, 2:00pm

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DEPARTURE Podcasts: April 5, 2014 - Hours 3 & 4

The April 5th episode of DEPARTURE was possibly the finest edition yet of the show on KX 93.5, with its 4 hours of energy ebbing & flowing as California's current heat wave was just beginning to warm things up.

The back half of this episode are two of my favorite hours on-air in a while, as I aired brand-new remixes from the likes of Aeroplane, Bixel Boys, AMTRAC, The Chainsmokers, Keljet, Claptone, Yolanda Be Cool and many more! These hours also feature music from DEPARTURE favorites like The Ashton Shuffle, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Russ Chjimes, Le Youth, Alex Metric and others.

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2 weeks ago
4/9/14, 6:00am

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DEPARTURE Podcast: April 5, 2014 - Hours 1 & 2

The April 5th episode of DEPARTURE was possibly the finest edition yet of the show on KX 93.5, with its 4 hours of energy ebbing & flowing as California's current heat wave was just beginning to warm things up.

These first 2 hours contain remixes of the likes of the Temptations, Queen & U2, along with a disco re-imagination of a Prince song. You'll also find current hits from names like SOHN, Tensnake, Kelis & Tourist, plus remixes from DEPARTURE favorites like WMNSTUDIES, Funk LeBlanc, Chordashian, Touch Tone & Branded James.

Also: hear the final version of "Fast Train" from VIBES, which they premiered to the world during their October 12 live in-studio performance on DEPARTURE, and is now available online!

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2 weeks ago
4/4/14, 11:00am

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DEPARTURE Presents: In-Studio Interview with Branded James

Following his live mix, Branded James, accompanied by Young Steezie, joined me for 8 minutes of lively & energetic banter about pretty much anything & everything: Branded James' current feelings about trends in electronic music, his future plans, why remixers seemingly post content in waves, hearing things in songs, Southern California's comical inability to handle any amount of precipitation, and much more.

An upbeat and entertaining discussion not to be missed, and my favorite KX 93.5 interview to date!

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