DJ Pelau x Poet and/the Bench
Mixtape 1: Home / Day
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Welcome to the first Mixtape in our on-going new music series: DJ Pelau x Poet and/the Bench! We’ve joined forces with Marlon Regis, aka DJ Pelau, a New York-based DJ, writer, and curator originally from Trinidad. Marlon’s aim with music is to first connect to people, with an unwillingness to limit himself to one particular genre or social scene. For that matter, expect a wide variety, but always with soul. Read more about our inspiration for Home.We are so excited to showcase Marlon's music curation talents as a free streaming, non-commercial gift of good vibes– bringing you his soulful grooves, to transport you to moments that allow you to sink in, escape and connect.
Playing music during COVID helped nurture us through the challenges and we figured we weren't alone. We wanted to celebrate how music brings us the feels and also brings us together. We chose Home as our first mixtape theme. Home. The “sense of place” that comes from identity–personal, cultural and place identity we prescribe to of a real or imagined state of harmony and centeredness. Both the security of physical shelter and the security that exists outside the physical. A safe place to retreat / to nurture / to create / to love / to belong. Home can be both memory and future imagining. A state of mind. As he was curating songs for Home, Marlon noticed vibe shifts. “I’m thinking of daytime and nighttime theme version(s). HOME is so dif, in the day vs night,” he said. So, stay tuned for the Night mixtape next month. Enjoy getting to know more about Marlon Regis' Caribbean heritage, soulful vibes and groovy beats––and playing our music mixes to transport you. Read the mixtape inspiration for Home / Day on our blog.