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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!
- Podcasts & Favorites @ Soundcloud
- DEPARTURE Podcasts in iTunes
Starting off on a different note courtesy of a wonderful remix of "Mary Jane" by Rick James, the most recent edition of DEPARTURE was a fun and festive evening that started off with an upbeat, lighthearted note and partied into the evening. Included are new tracks from Kimbra, Mausi, YesYou, Röyksopp & Robyn, Manics, Evvy and more! The second hour continued on with everything from a remix of The Police to the classic "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life". One of the best shows yet!
The first hour of the April 26 broadcast of DEPARTURE featured a rich list of KX 93.5 favorites like Youngblood Hawke, Phantogram, Panama Wedding, AYER, Bad Suns, and Lincoln Jesser. Part 1 of the show also features remixes by RAC, The Soundmen, Tokyo Police Club and Peter Thomas--the young producer behind the hit singles from Betty Who!
Part 2 of DEPARTURE's April 26 edition features show favorites such as The Knocks, Classixx, Tourist, The Aston Shuffle, ZHU and Ghost Beach, plus remixes from Lane 8 & French Horn Rebellion!
Be sure to catch Death House of Love's live guest mix, which immediately followed these songs, and is now available online!