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Joining The South Florida Producer Group, and Other Stuff

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I was once (somehow) a resident DJ for a popular nightclub in my hometown for over a year. Eventually, I had to learn on my feet how to run street-team promotions. I learned the basics of social media marketing, SEO, website design, and E-Mail marketing on the fly, which all led me into the great career I'm in now. 

Around 2008-09, I helped start the "Rochester Institute of Technology EDM Club" with Ryan Gaynor aka DJ RPG(which he's still running and absolutely kicking ass with, by the way). I also did a (very) short stint as a board member in the Social Media Club of Buffalo, right before moving down to Florida. All gigs and roles that in many ways prepared me to contribute to something larger, later on.
I moved to Fort Lauderdale about 3 years ago. Over the past few months I've somehow found myself become part of the "South Florida Producer Group". I'm excited and grateful to be involved in this project. It's still in its early stages, but the p…

I'm Creating An Alias: "Ed Vedra"

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After a lot of thinking and coming up with a lot of bad ideas - I've finally come up with a DJ / Producer alias that isn't my own name. Well, kinda. The name is...

Ed Vedra.
Why Start An Alias?Puns: Well, it's a play on words and who doesn't like a pun DJ name?

Focus: I've felt that I needed to come up with an alias so that I can fully commit to crafting a brand and sticking to a style of music directly associated with it. I'm all over the place with music under 'Ed Santiago' and so using this alias will help me focus my energy into one area while I get more serious about DJ'ing and producing. 'Ed Santiago' is free to produce or DJ anything and everything, but 'Ed Vedra' will stick to a familiar and distinct sound (as described in the next section).

Ease of Recognition: I often have a hard time describing to other DJ/Producers or event owners / promoters what exactly my 'Ed Santiago' sound is. This might have prevented me in the…

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Tracklist:
Roland Clark, John Julius Knight, Eddie Thoneick, Kryder - House Music (Main Extended Mix)Krankbrother - Thank You Baby (Original Mix)Alaia & Gallo - Never Win (Original Mix)Angelo Ferreri - End Of Street (Original Club Mix)David Tort, Mark.M, Yas Cepeda, Ella Loponte - Strangers (Extended Mix)Chus & Ceballos, DJ Chus, Pablo Ceballos, Rafa Barrios - Check Tech (Original Mix)Marian Hill - Down (Franky Rizardo Extended Remix)Seamus Haji, Big Bang Theory - God's Child (Siege Remix)CamelPhat - Lizard King (Original Mix)Ron Costa - Elephant Henko (Original Mix)Santos - Burner King (Noir Edit)Nora En Pure - Convincing (Original Club Mix)Alex Kenji - Get Down (Original Club Mix)Guti - Desidia (Nic Fanciulli Remix)

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Tracklist:

Kevin Over - Hood FunkKiko Navarro - Dope HighFouk - Kill FrenzyCoeo - Mydonna (Original Mix)Angelo Ferreri - Change My Skin (Original Mix)Purple Disco Machine - Magic (Original Mix)CamelPhat & Elderbrook - Cola (Franky Rizardo Remix)Angelo Ferreri - The Rule (Dub Mix)David Penn - Yeah YeahHector Moralez - Ya DigHuxley - stillLOVENhan Solo - Jack Is Back (Original Mix)FOMO Chaka Khan Taka Boom Mark Stevens - House Of Love (Joeski Vocal Remix)Antonio Giacca - Soul Motion (Original Club Mix)Peter Brown - Funkosphere (Original Mix)

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Use hashtags #EdIsPlayingMusic or #EPMFM. Episodes up to EPMFM18 are archived episodes from previous versions of my podcast, or older one-off mixes or recorded sets. New mixes for 2017 begin at EPMFM19.

It's been a long time since I actually recorded a mix and published it. I have been messing around with live streaming a lot lately, and since I got sick of the old "ed santiago podcast" name, and I couldn't think of a good name for my live stream, i just titled it that. 

So I'm just calling my podcasts / mixes: "ed is playing music". It's equally as lame of a name, but I guess it's just more to the point and is sufficiently descriptive.

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Joining The South Florida Producer Group, and Other Stuff

I'm Creating An Alias: "Ed Vedra"

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