Messina Music – iso edition. Copernicus Sunjay's cosmic mix is here to guide you through these uncertain times as the penultimate vinyl selector.

You’ll hear his mix in-stores from now in, and can listen to it on the Gelato Messina SoundCloud. Artwork credit Tea Jurisic.

MAY'S MIX // MM014

Pocket's Chocovid Chip Mix

Here’s a little blurb Declan wrote about May's iso mix...

"Pocket has long been our friend and somewhat of an electronic guru for us here at Messina. Having been a stalwart of the electronic music scene in Australia for years, he's now residing in downtown LA and has recently become a self styled musical iso-shaman. His cosmic influence has been guiding many of us through these uncertain times as the penultimate vinyl selector known as 'Copernicus Sunjay'. With his urban disco therapy sessions and accompanying guided vibrational tuition (streamed live from his home in LA), it's fair to say the planet is a better place with this man in it. He’s very kindly delivered the next mix in the Messina Music series and we think youse are gunna love it..
for more -
www.facebook.com/pocketmixes"

What's the story with Messina Music?

If you didn't already know, allow us to indulge in a little back story about the music you'll hear at Messina stores. Messina is owned by four partners - Nick Palumbo, Danny Palumbo, Donato Toce and Declan Lee. Declan is our 'brand custodian' and now heads up Messina marketing, but back in the day he was actually a DJ and Festival Promoter. In the early days, when there was only one store in Darlinghurst, he started meticulously curating DJ mixes and playlists specifically for Messina. And although the idea of curated playlists is pretty common these days (especially with streaming services and their amazing algorithms), back then it took a bit more time and a bit more effort to dig, download, and compile. It was all the music he loved, music that made you dance, and music that created an experience beyond the cup or cone. Thankfully it stuck, and it's now a signature part of any Messina trip. If you’re a Messina regular, you’ll no doubt recognise some of the mixes.

We always get loads of people asking us about the playlists and mixes we play in store. It's nice to hear compliments about the music we curate and to know that people are discerning enough to notice. The truth is, it's a self-indulgent selection of mixes and tracks curated by a DJ that once was, but now isn’t.. i.e. Declan.

About 5 years ago we dabbled in starting Messina Music again - we started off well, but like most things, life got in the way and the last mix we uploaded was a longggg time ago. Anyway, Messina Music is back. We'll be bringing you a new DJ mix by a bunch of hand picked selectors every month, throughout the year.

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