To introduce yourself, who are you and how would you describe your music?
Well, my name is Jake Goldsmith, I’m originally from El Paso, Texas, but now reside in Phoenix, Arizona where I put on a semi-regular party with a few friends under the Rebel Disco and formerly Push Push monikers. We’ve hosted artists from across the globe like, Tensnake, Psychemagik, Daniel Avery, Bicep, Tim Sweeney, Eric ‘Dr. Dunks’ Duncan, Jacques Renault, Roman Flugel, Waze & Odyssey, Joakim, Classixx, Justin Miller, and DJ Kaos, to name a few. I would say the sound or vibe we try to showcase is sort of a classic American club sound.
Could you tell us a bit about Rebel Disco and how it all started?
Actually, it sort of started as a joke, well the name at least. We wanted to do parties, but didn’t have a flag to fly, so we just started tossing around a few names and most of it was just silly, and I guess the RD thing just sorta stuck. The events started to pick up steam eventually, and we grew by adding a few more guys to the crew. Now we’ve got a media guy, a couple of DJ’s, friends working on music, and still doing events with talent we are excited about; there’s even the idea of pushing this thing out a bit further in some way.
Are there any upcoming Rebel Disco parties in the future?
Sure, yeah, we’ve got a lot in the pipeline. We are very much looking forward to our Spring/Summer line up which if all goes well will bring The Black Madonna, Magic Touch, HNNY, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Suzanne Kraft & Young Marco,Midnight Magic, and one we are all really looking forward to, Move D (fingers crossed).
Tell us a bit about the Mixtape you’ve put together.
Sure. With this mix, I wanted to give your readers something a bit different than the other mixes on your blog. I took this one into deeper territory, but sprinkled in some disco vibes for good measure. I’m pleased with the result, I hope you and your readers can dig it as well. Thanks for the opportunity!