On the Rocks 3.15

On The Rocks Vol. 3
Eggshells (Feat. Lianne La Havas) – Aqualung
Pilgrim (MS MR Remix) – MØ
Your Love (Feat. N* Grandjean) – The Avener
Heartbreak Reputation (Drop Out Orchestra Remix) – Dublin Aunts
Planetary Passion (Feat. Culturgen) – Bondeye
Live Those Days Tonight – Friendly Fires
World Don’t Shine – Southern
Ohio – honeyhoney
No Diggity – Chet Faker
Woman In Love – The Bluetones

Frank Sinatra blares from the portable Bush radio sitting atop a small table next to a pool lounge chair. Johnnie Walker Blue with skies to match, this is Beverly Hills in the 1950’s. But, it’s also Beverly Hills in 2015, as preserved by the Avalon Hotel – Beverly Hills, CA.

Built in 1948, the hotel became the residence of Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Today, in true old Hollywood spirit, it’s the frequent residence of our adored clients and team members. This is where we meet Jason Karcut, our favorite hotel staffer and this month’s guest DJ.

“A guy walks into a bar and requests a copy of the playlist that he’s hearing. Each playlist that I’ve curated for the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills has easily over 1,000 songs on it, plus they’re only on the hotel’s iPod. There isn’t some master on my computer at home. How the hell do you share something like that? Beats the hell outta me. So then he asks if I could do a playlist for his works’ website. Sure, I can do that. Only ten songs? WTF?! Difficult. I knew I wanted to have The Woman In Love cover on there, but also knew that I couldn’t do a COVERS PLAYLIST, because someone already beat me to the punch. The song I was digging the most at the time was PLANETARY PASSION, so I knew I wanted that on there. Those were my building blocks. I figured that the new Aqualung song would be a great way to start it off, and now just had to link the tunes. This is what I did.”