Messina Music - October edition - Jamie Lane’s Drift Mix

OCTOBER MIX // MM016

Messina music has had another short hiatus, but it's back for the October edition. This latest mix will be played in-stores from now, and can listen to it on the Gelato Messina SoundCloud.

Jamie Lane, a gelato fanatic and uber-talented creative, has combined his passions to put together an eccentric mix of deep house cuts for your Fri-yay night Messina fix. Known for pushing the envelope of electro-pop music, Jamie has gone up and down the east coast spreading pure vibrations, performing with local heroes like Running Touch and at your favourite NYE music festival. When he’s not creating, he’s cleverly curating, sculpting the highs and lows of a pulsing set. Last time he physically DJ’d wasFalls Fest, so inspired by the memories of festivals, fireworks and.. dancing, Jamie has created the “Drift” Mix which he calls “a thickshake of minimalism, sticky grooves and euphoria.”

Jamie will be performing this mix live this Friday 16th October to really get you thirsty. Follow him to get notified when he goes live and see how loud your iPhone speakers can go.

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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