Jan 15, 2014
A mainstay of the Portland and Seattle scenes since the late 90's, Pacific Northwest native Trevor Vichas has entertained audiences with his mesmerising blend of house, garage, and techno meets jazz, disco, and hip hop; warm rolling basslines, hypnotic chord progressions, and soulful vocals that speak with a message of love. It’s a sound showcased here on his Gangstercast as Trevor explains, “This mix represents me as an artist in how I move though various house sounds creating a forward moving mix that keeps you shaking that ass and guessing what I am going to play next. The mix is on the deeper soulful of house that I play.”
“The process for choosing the tracks to make my Gangstercast took a few days. When I selected the tracks for this mix, the thought in mind was to play timeless music. I started with a pile of some of my new favorite tracks from the last couple of years, some classic tunes that I love to play, and some of my selected production work that I am personally in love with. After that it took a couple of long sessions to weed out some tracks and add some others in. I had about 80 tracks laid out to play and what got mixed in the first two hours was my final mix.”
Since completing his first tracks in 2008, Trevor’s productions have appeared in the playlists of heavy-hitters such as Mark Farina, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, Iz & Diz, Phil Weeks, Hector Morales and DJ Heather. Labels including Robsoul, Flatpack, Phobic and countless others have all commissioned Trevor for original music and remixes.
The names above will leave you in no doubt that Trevor Vishas is a bonafide House Gangster! He comments, “The house gangster movement to me is about being down for house 110% all day everyday. I have seen a lot of people coming in and out of house music, and then play whatever is a trending to get a gig. It really boils down to being dedicated to house music for life, not giving up and being true to house music! House music is very much a spiritual thing to me. Whether I am listening, playing or working in the studio on beats, there is a feeling that emanates from me when house is involved. It has become a way of life to me and I am able to express my inner most feeling though the music I play and produce.”
“Damn it feels good to be a gangster.”