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!

Podcasts & Favorites @ Soundcloud
DEPARTURE Podcasts in iTunes



7 months ago
3/22/15, 4:00pm

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Peking Duk Interview

Brian welcomes Adam and Reuben, better known as Peking Duk, to the KX 93.5 studio. We discuss their latest singles, "High" with Nicole Millar and "Take Me Over" with SAFIA--and then we dig into the Aussie music scene with candid insights on bands like Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Gossling and many more!
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9 months ago
1/11/15, 3:00pm

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DEPARTURE on KX 93.5: January 10, 2015

With another slate of brand-new jams for 2015, this DEPARTURE took place on a rainy evening in Laguna Beach and started off on a moody note as the energy was slowly cranked up over the course of the opening 30 minutes. Not to be missed!
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9 months ago
1/7/15, 3:00pm

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DEPARTURE on KX 93.5: January 3, 2015

The first DEPARTURE of 2015 was filled with brand-new tunes from the likes of Sam Sure, Hayden James, George Maple, Clean Bandit and more. Plus, hear show favorites like The Chainsmokers and Bit Funk remixing KX 93.5 artists like Josef Salvat, Wild Cub, and others!



Josef Salvat, "Open Season (The Chainsmokers Remix)"
George Maple, "Talk Talk"
Hayden James, "Something About You"
Clean Bandit, "Stronger"
Wild Cub, "Thunder Clatter (Bit Funk Remix)"
Years and Years, "Breathe" (Blu Cantrell Cover)
Sam Sure, "Hunger"
BenZel, "Touch (feat. Ryn Weaver)"
La Plage, "Rendez Vouz (Saint Pepsi)"
Sam Padrul, "Offbeat"
Ekkah, "Last Chance To Dance"
Paces feat. YOUTH, "On My Mind (POOLCLVB Remix)"
Pat Lok, "Could Be Mine (feat. Patrick Baker)"
Charli XCX, "Break The Rules"
Born Cages, "Rolling Down The Hill (Glastrophobie Remix)"


Paramore, "Ain't It Fun (Kasum Remix)"
Embody feat. A*M*E, "Give Me Your Love"
Frankmusik, "Confusion Girl (Russ Chimes Remix)"
La+ch, "Hi-Life"
Sons of Maria, "Soon Enough (Me & My Toothbrush Remix)"
Mike Mago feat. Dragonette, "Outline (Zoo Station Remix)"
Donna Summer, "Bad Girls (Gigamesh Remix)"
Young Summer, "Lave Your Love (Justin Faust Remix)"
Wolfgang Gartner, "Unholy (AMTRAC Remix)"
Röyksopp, "Save Me (feat. Susanne Sundfør)"
Sun City, "Paralyse"
Glass Animals, "Pools (Roosevelt Remix)"
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