Welcome to the website of San Francisco DJ Jeff Stallings. I am currently not DJing live events, but please subscribe to download my newest mixed sets and download a playlist of all the sets currently on iTunes.
The terms applied to the tracks I mix —Balearic beat, chillout, down-tempo, nu-jazz and electronic lounge on the slower side; chillhouse, deep house and intelligent drum and bass (IDB) on the faster side—encompass a wide range of tempos and sounds. Click on MUSIC to listen to some recent mixes and for more information about my Podcasts.
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Music has always been in my blood and an important part of my life. My parents sent me to a piano teacher when, at only 6 years old, I could pick out tunes by ear on our old upright. But I quickly tired of the regimentation of formal instruction and moved on to other interests.
During the 1980s I started going to clubs in New York where the hardcore dancers arrived late to hear the sexy atmospheric grooves that DJs played well after sunrise. It was awe-inspiring to hear these often ethereal and always sexy songs mixed flawlessly on vinyl by extraordinarily talented DJs.
My interest in this “chillout” music bloomed in 2000 when a friend gave me a copy of a CD put out by Buddha-Bar in Paris, a club acclaimed for cutting edge grooves in a sophisticated atmosphere. I was hooked and started collecting this genre of music from all over the world.
I now have thousands of tracks that range from smooth down-tempo (80-110 beats per minute, or BPM) to a still smooth but energetic 140 BPM (what I call "chillhouse"). I can play entire sets of Latin-infused chill; darker, more soulful chill; faster, definitely danceable chill; happy-people party chill; and anything in between.
Some of my favorite artists include Urban Myth Club, Goloka, Alpha X, Ganga, Late Night Sneaky, Tosca, Cantoma, Chris Coco, Afterlife, Blank & Jones, Bliss, De-Phazz, Gotan Project, Radar, Schiller, Slackwax, Thievery Corporation, Waldeck and Zero 7. These groups define the contemporary down-tempo sound; I encourage you to buy some of their CDs.
In March of 2008 I was selected to be a resident DJ on the renown Below Zero downtempo radio show. I am fortunate to work with some of the best chillout DJs in the industry as well as with Julian Lennon, who selects our Pick of the Week. Be sure to download a podcast of our new show each Sunday evening.
Every Thursday, the amazing California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling and cocktails for visitors 21 and older. I was one of three original resident DJs for the event and continue to play on a regular basis. Click on EVENTS above for my next date at the Academy.
Stream the following sets in the player above (using the forward button to swap between them). You can download these sets (and many more) directly from my iTunes podcast page. Thanks for listening!
|To The Sea||Birthday Suite||CAS NightLife (Rock the Bike)|
|Chillout to mid-tempo||Midtempo||Dance music|
|Recorded December 5, 2009||Recorded September 2, 2009||Recorded May 13, 2010|
|Ludvig & Stelar/Signal (Ambient Mix)||Pantaea/Secret Island||Bloodhound Gang/Bad Touch|
|Urban Myth Club/Breathe||Five Seasons/Black Bride Tango||Tres Gueros/Instead You Go|
|Der Mystik/Rockin' Your World||Velvet Lounge Project/Make Me Yours||Stereo Mutants/Liyama|
|Eddie Silverton/Unclear Questions||Merge of Equals/In This World||In-Grid/You Promised Me|
|Blue Pilots Project/Reboot||Magic Waves/Play The Game||Parov Stelar/Hotel Axis|
|Genius Two/Tiger and Love||T2'n/Charly One||Joey Negro/Love Hangover|
|Joe Pacino/Amira||Window Walkers/City Speaks||Wawa/No Problem|
|Regal/The Candidate||Stargazer/Eastend||D:Fuse/Indecision feat. Blueletter|
|JP Juice/Cette Plenete||Kid Coconutz/Cinematic Grooves||Armand Van Helden/Funk Phenomena 2010|
|Tal M. Klein/Unicorn in the Garden||Chill Bros./Cafe Del Mare||White Girl Lust/Out (1AM Mix)|
|Orange Music/Take Me 2 the Sea||Minus Blue/Sweet Harmony||Gaudi/There's Enough|
|Andrew J., Kaltenecker/Melodies||Andrew J., Kaltenecker/Melodies||Pharrel Williams/ADD SUV|
|Laird and John Pickett/Ohhhh Ma Ma Ma||The Psychoflowers/60s A Go Go|
|9 Lazy 9/Train (Marden Hill Remix)||Magic Waves/Algo Nuevo|
|Grey Area/Time is the Fire||Dessert Tunes/Sad Escapes|
|Kay Project/Nightflower||Johannes Huppertz/Still|
|Lovebirds/You Give Me||Weathertunes/Sex is the Place|
DJ Jeff Stallings at California Academy of Sciences' NightLife on August 5, 2010.
The music I play at your club, venue or event can be sweet and light, dark and brooding, upbeat and lively, or anything in-between.
Upcoming and Recent Events of Note:
June 9, 2011:
California Academy of Sciences / San Francisco
My 8th NightLife event celebrates World Oceans Day.
March 6, 2011:
Below Zero / Internet-based chillout radio show
Producer Mason Rothert broadcast my chillout set Silicon Century.
December 19, 2009:
Wavecrest Music Studios / Los Angeles
Honored to play the holiday party of film composer Harry Gregson-Williams. Harry composed the music for such films as Narnia and Shrek.