Next up in our Last DJ Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is Jason Trevor Miller (a.k.a. Redux Saints)
We caught up with the Los Angeles-based DJ/producer/Deep Tech label boss and asked him to look back on his final set before clubs and festivals shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
When and where was your last DJ gig?
Jason Trevor Miller: It was at a warehouse party celebrating the release of my Control Your Body EP on Slightly Sizzled Records in Downtown Los Angeles in January.
How did it go?
It went very well and, in my mind, was a proper celebration for my first single track to chart on the Beatport Top 100 Tech House.
What was your mindset going into it? Where had you played previously?
I had just returned from San Diego from my New Year’s performance, and the mindset for this gig was to saturate the dance floor with thick beats and keep the dance floor populated.
Did any tracks, in particular, go over especially well during that gig?
Yes, my second track on the release called “Everything’s Fine” seemed to be properly programmed with the time and peak of my set.
What is your best memory from that gig?
Smiles on the dance floor.
Everyone can’t wait for clubs and festivals to begin again. What do you miss most about DJing? How are you keeping your skills sharp?
I miss meeting new people across the globe along with the connections that come from them.
We started a monthly live stream called Deep Tech Loft Party that started in June, so I have the opportunity to DJ live at least once a month. I’ve also been dropping mixes on a few radio shows which helps me keep in touch with the freshest music. Our next live stream event is on August 14.
A lot of DJs have been doing live streams and working on tracks. What have you been working on during the lockdown? How can fans support you right now?
I’ve been producing a lot. Net results are signings with Low Ceiling, Incorrect, Hood Politics, and, of course, my label, Deep Tech Los Angeles Records. There was a steep learning curve on the logistics to get our live stream streaming correctly across multiple platforms using several cameras, so we spent a lot of time researching.
I’m very happy with how my most recent track on Low Ceiling called “Gonna Be Alright” is being received. I have my second release with Low Ceiling landing on August 21 called “Do Your Thang.”
We’ve tried to stay the course by releasing tracks on Deep Tech Los Angeles Records and are excited about our upcoming EP release from Charles D.
Any last words on your last gig?
It’s crazy to think that it was seven months ago and there’s no frackin’ idea when the next gig will be!