DJ Carl Michaels Presents: 10 Tracks for Weird Winter Moods

Every month, Gayborhood DJ Carl Michaels puts together a mix especially for G Philly.

dj carl michaels music for weird winter moods

Winter has me in a strange mood, so I have been digging in to the crates (well, my hard drive) for a pretty wide variety of stuff. Some of it is twisted and haunting, some of it epic, some happy, and some just plain dirty. It’s not all new — that’s not how I decide what I am going to play. But it has to be well-produced and upfront, and not the same stuff you hear all over.

You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos below.

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LISTEN: Rena and Drootrax Release “Jealous”

Rena Drootrax Jealous

Rena has done it again with another sexy, super-danceable song that’s full of Gayborhood philebrities.

“Jealous” — her newest collaborative effort with DJ Drootrax — is a fun, sassy club anthem that will hopefully start making the rounds at local dance spots. The video was directed by Harry Paris at Voyeur. It’s a pot de crème of queer freakiness that will wet whatever your wild may be. “My body’s on, and my nails are tight/ This mug is beat and I run the night,” Rena coos as she flaunts her burlesque skills in a diamond brazier and thong.

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LISTEN: Rena Releases “Cocaine Pillow Fight”

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Over the past few months, local drag and burlesque performer Rena has released some pretty solid music tracks. In August she dropped “Better Than That,” a sexy collaboration with local gay DJs Javascript and Drootrax. The most recent — and my personal favorite — “Cocaine Pillow Fight,” was released in early-December. The video is pretty fab, too. It finds Rena licking lolli’s surrounded by lava lamps. It offers a voyeuristic sneak peek into the private lives of girls.

See the video and read our quick Q&A with Rena after the jump »