The CONDUIT // 020 – John Tejada


// John Tejada //

It’s quite exciting to have the legendary Los Angeles producer/DJ John Tejada drop a mix for our series. It’s one he made exclusively for us that focuses entirely on his Palette imprint. Any Californian worth his weight in salt and of a discerning ear will tell you how much of an influence this guy’s music has had on their own. One of my favorite things about this series has been that guys even older than me are still going strong with their passion and devotion to the craft, and Tejada is a founding influence out West who has been going strong since the days of KDAY on the AM down in the Basin. My own connection to him stretches the divide between my days as a hawker of digital music with those of my vinyl selling days, but it stretches even further back to my days of living in Hollywood. Back in those days there was lots of obnoxious trance as well as hardcore, which I fully enjoyed, but Tejada was always that one guy who showed the promise of unmitigated techno and even the joys of well done drum & bass. I didn’t know him then (and barely know him now), but thought he still might be around later down the road. One reason is that he’s never wavered, nor has his label, in constancy of purpose. You can also hear that quality on Tejada’s  recent remix of Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause’s “Wolkenreise” and also on his recently announced album for Kompakt due out this summer.  In the meantime, this guy ain’t goin’ nowhere and should continue be an influence for years to come. Without further ado, we give you John Tejada.  – Sean-Michael Yoder

// Links //

// Current Releases //

Joe Babylon – I Speak Jive (John Tejada Remix) – Roundabout Sounds
John Tejada – Timeless Wavelength – Whatpeopleplay
Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause – Wolkenreise – Hidden

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  1. nice story !
    really like it, especially track at 50 min… but what the hell is it?

  2. web

     /  April 28, 2011

    Its suprise suprise .. John Tejada..

    John Tejada & Arian Leviste – Lost in thought

    from PAL048 – Live 07 on Palette Recordings

  3. Koktelero

     /  April 29, 2011

    Where is the tracklist ? does someone knows the name of the last 2 songs before the final ambient song ?

  4. Lars

     /  May 12, 2011

    Hey,is there any way to get the playlist?

  5. symbio

     /  May 12, 2011

    hey there! John provided a tracklist, here ya go!

    1. dave hughes – realization
    2. josh humphrey – p.o.l.r.
    3. dave hughes – start over
    4. dave hughes – placid
    5. john tejada – forced fiction
    …6. joh tejada & josh humphrey – assimilation
    7. john tejada & justin maxwell – 100% post-consumer
    8. justin maxwell – can you confirm it?
    9. john tejada – flight at night
    10. palette all-stars – after school special
    11. arian leviste – senioritis
    12. john tejada & arian leviste – mathemagician
    13. john tejada & arian leviste – messenger
    14. john tejada & arian leviste – lost in thought
    15. i’m not a gun – the dance

    All tracks from Palette Recordings =)

  6. Great Track list. Thanks for listing the Tracks!!!!


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