• September 6th, 2014
DJ Paolo Va Spring 2014
Hands Up To The Stars Mix
"Stretching his hands up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet." Jeremy Bentham - Philosopher and Activist quoted this 200 years ago. It's hard today to even think about what the world was like back in those times - before internet, before television, before telephones. Our reach today is beyond what anyone could have imagined back then, but the flowers are still here unchanged - if we take the time to look.
This year most of my time has been spent out of the studio and with the flowers at my feet. It couldn't have been a better year. For all the stargazers out there and those on their way to the stars...take some time for those flowers on the way. The stars will still be there when you look up....
Until next time,
• October 26th, 2013
DJ Paolo Va Halloween 13 Mix
Sept/Oct Halloween 13 Mix
BOO! It's that time of year again! My favorite holiday and my favorite mix every year!
Special thanks to Luca Sebastian, for sending me the absolutely BEAST track, Come to Die...
Perfect for this month's mix with an insane drop you have to hear!
To all my ghouls and goblins, hope you all enjoy!
Peace, DJ Paolo Va
• October 6th, 2013
End of Summer Mix 2013
So what happened? I think I blinked and we are now getting ready for Halloween again!
This month's podcast celebrates getting through one more summer and getting back to our routines.
For those lucky enough to have joined me at Tomorrowland, we were able to eek out one more fantastic summer weekend in the hills of Chattahoochee, Georgia! Incredible sets by Nicky Romero, Sander van Doorn, and Carnage. Already planning on making this part of my music festival rotation next year!
Special shout out to the Saudi contingent - go Juventus! And congrats to long time EDM friend Monica on your engagement! All the best, DJ Paolo Va
• July 4th, 2013
Summertime Sadness Mix
Summertime sadness. An obvious oxymoron for most, but for some - summer is the toughest part of the year.
Summertime can mean saying goodbye to many old and familiar friends.
It is a brief pause before the Fall brings new challenges, higher hurdles and reminds us just how short these breaks we get really are.
This month's podcast has all of those feelings rolled into it. From the comfort of "Like Home" by Nicky Romero to the relief that Audien and Michael S. bring to "Leaving you", there's a roller coaster of feelings that summer seems ready to deliver.
And of course, I get to put my own spin on this journey! Enjoy the ride. Peace, DJ Va.
• May 21st, 2013
If I Lose Myself Mix
Ultra Music Festival year # 15, omg! Where has the time gone?
Ultra defines EDM and the EDM movement over the last decade and a half. It also defines my March every year.
It has become so much more than just a routine or tradition...Ultra is my yearly renewal.
Those of you that have listened to any of my podcasts will recognize my tag line "get ready to lose yourself in the music, one more time".
After 15 years of losing myself every year - in the music, in the Miami heat and in the amazing crowd - this year it all became clear...
it really is only through losing myself that I have found myself.
When you find yourself looking for direction in your own life, don't give in to the anxious, worried and sometimes desperate world around you.
Put on your headphones and get ready to lose yourself in the music, one more time. I'll be your guide along the way!
You see, unless you are lost - you can never really be found now can you?
• March 21st, 2013
Love or Obsession Mix?
Feb is all about love...or so we think. Most of the times what we think is love is just an obsession.
Obsessions pass with each coming year, but love was always there and will always be there.
Take time this year to ask yourself that one question on Valentines Day. Is it really love? That will make all the difference...
If you need some time to figure it out, then you probably know what the real answer is!
• February 17th, 2013
What Does Tomorrow Bring?
New Year's Club Mix
Every new year brings us new opportunity. A chance to refocus and grow. A chance to become better than the year before.
The problem is where do we begin??
One day at a time. One step at a time. No hurry, but I have no doubt this will be a monumental year.
Let this be the year that we focus on the "small things" everyday...the details, the specific conversations, the little gestures, the moments of the day.
What will tomorrow bring?? I can't answer that. But this year let's not miss today worrying about it.
This may not be an easy thing to do for some, but I'm sure we'll all be better for even trying.
For the times that I start to get off track, it will be easy for me to get back on course...
all I have to do is put the headphones back on, and lose myself in the music one more time.
• February 9th, 2013
Some Nights Mix
One of the biggest releases in mainstream music in 2012 was Some Nights by Fun.
Every time i hear that song it makes me ask myself... What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
and just like the song: Most nights, I don't know anymore....
That's what makes music so powerful. It moves our body, it gets in our mind, it leads the spirit.
Even if you don't hear from me for a while you'll know where I always will go back to... to putting on my headphones and losing myself in the music - one more time.
• November 14th, 2012
Forever Young Mix
Music is the key! It is the lost Fountain of Youth that has been long searched for, but was right here all along!
For those that have followed my music over the years you have seen glimpses of old mixed with the new.
Flashbacks of the past, woven into the current reality. While the list of genres continues to grow every year,
the way the music moves you is still the same - whether its Motown or dub step or vocal trance.
The years may pass, but the music remains frozen in its time, and we are brought back to that place in time every time we listen.
When ever I get to feeling my years, I just put on my headphones and lose myself in the music - one more time.
• July 12th, 2012
Suddenly Summer Club Mix
Where does the time go? I was just posting the December 2011 podcast - and here we are already...suddenly summer.
It's amazing how fast the pace of life has gotten. If you need a reminder, just check out any of the stores at your local mall...they're already putting up their back-to-school displays!
Before it's gone, find yourself some time for your own self this summer! For me, it's easy. All i have to do is put on my headphones, turn up the volume, and lose myself in the music - one more time.