Bay Area Beats: DJ Atish on the art of mixing

May 7, 2013

The chemistry between people on a dance floor and the DJ mixing for them is not something to take lightly. The DJ is like a combination of artist, entertainer, and performer – taking the crowd on a musical journey.

"When you see the energy that’s being created by the performer on stage, I think that permeates onto the dance floor in a very very strong way," says Atish Mehta. He's a computer programmer in Silicon Valley by day and DJ Atish in his spare time. He spins what he calls "melodic deep house." 

DJ Atish recently spoke with KALW'S Martina Castro about his approach to DJ-ing, and what goes into making a good mix. He says it's about way more than just pressing play. It's an art form.

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To hear more from DJ Atish, visit his Soundcloud page.