DJ Blick in residence at Samana
VAIL – Hailing from San Francisco, DJ Peter Blick said the key to attracting girls to the dance floor is “white label remixes.” The key to keeping them there? Solid mixing, Blick said.”White label remixes are familiar songs or pieces of songs, sometimes acapellas, that are taken into the studio and remixed on top of a house or breakbeat,” Blick said. “The belief that the white label remixes attract women to the dance floor is that generally they like to dance to songs they know. As a house and breakbeat deejay, I can play these songs that they know, but it is in a different format.”DJ Blick knows a lot about the turntable art form. He’s been mixing CDs since ’97 and hitting the wheels of steel since ’99. He will spend just about a week performing at Samana in Vail Village, promising an eclectic theme of music each night. He said deejaying is all about reading the crowd and not being selfish. “Make the crowd happy,” Blick said. “Have fun with the mixing and enjoy the energy you get back from the crowd.”
Blick’s inspiration has always sprouted out from the music, and he’s motivated when he experiences exceptional performers.”There is too much good music out there to only play and support specific genres. Have an open mind and keep the crowds refreshed,” said Blick.Blick’s album collection includes house (funky, progressive, tech), breakbeat (funky and Nu skool), techno (deep and dreamy), dub, downtempo, hiphop, atmospheric drum and bass, funk, ’70s, ’80s, rock and mashups. Always keeping his door open to new music, DJ Blick has recently played with deejays Lorin Bassnectar, Laird, Jon Nedza, Ivy and also Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Particle, Burning Spear, Hamsa Lila, Kinky, Disco Biscuits, North Mississippi Allstars and Toots and the Maytals. For more information on the performance, call Samana lounge at 376-3433.
Spinnin’ set listToday and Saturday – Motown, hiphop, rock, mashups, funk, old skool, house and breakbeat remix madness.Sunday – Retro, ’80s, remixes, mashups. Starting with old skool, ending with the current blockrocking beats heard around the world.
Monday – The Outer Dimensions Party, featuring dub, reggae, dancehall, downtempo, world beat, latin and hip-hop Tuesday – Peoplewatch Party, featuring some of the best house, breakbeat and techno- heavily influenced by the sounds of San Francisco, London, Paris and Ibiza. DJ Blick’spersonal pick of the week.Vail, Colorado