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DJ Services

PLEASE NOTE: I WILL NOT BE PROVIDING DJ SERVICES AT LEAST THROUGH THE SPRING OF 2021 OWING TO CONCERNS REGARDING COVID-19, AS WELL AS TO THE FACT THAT ALL OF MY DJ RECORDS ARE 2400+ MILES AWAY FROM WHERE I'M STATIONED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Dustin DJing

Before I adopted the name for all my other side hustles, Golden Feelings was a DJ service. I started the company in 2015, with a lot of vinyl records ands a slogan: "LET US PROVIDE THE VIBES". I'd been DJing parties, bars, wedding, and charity events for many years before this.

My specialty is soul, funk, and rock & roll on 45 rpm singles, with a healthy smattering of jazz for good measure. Nearly everything I play is still on original vinyl records (though I do bring digital backups, especially for situations where requests are likely).

If you want recent top 40 hits or nonstop electronic dance music, I'm unlikely to be a great fit for your event... my knowledge in those areas drops off sharply around 2004 or so, and i'm in no rush to rectify that. That said, I'm available for all manner of events and venues, and have done tons of weddings, anniversary celebrations, and company parties, not to mention sock hops, cocktail nights, and benefit events. I'm an old hand at "feeling the room", and I do my level best to work with each client's budget. shoot me an email for pricing and availability!

Dustin DJing (polaroid)

RECENT CLIENTS INCLUDE:
KEYS LOUNGE | HEY LOVE | BEECH ST. PARLOR | XPORT BAR & LOUNGE AT THE PORTER HOTEL | THE DUNIWAY, A HILTON HOTEL | THE SOCIETY HOTEL | SEE EYEWEAR | BENT IMAGE LAB | THE LAST WORD | THE BAR AT 327 BRAUN CT. | MOTT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL | ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

I have also spent a great deal of time as a radio personality for freeform/community radio stations, starting with WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor, MI, and more recently as a guest host on both Freeform Portland and XRAY.FM. To the right (below on mobile) are some archival recordings of 'Rutabaga Pie', a regular show I hosted on Freeform Portland for a few seasons which largely centered around classic jazz and soul. I've also thrown in a couple other homemade mixes and the like, for good measure.

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Music

From 2014 until May of 2020, I recorded and performed improvised psychedelic music under the name SKIN LIES. Though I've made music publicly since 2000, this is the first music in which I routinely took pride, and very little of it has aged poorly to my ears. If you know me at all, you know that that's not saying nothing.

As Skin Lies, I've had the good fortune to tour with Willis Earl Beal and Fred Thomas, and perform with a litany of amazing musicians including Benoît Pioulard (with whom I also released a split single on my short-lived label, IMPERMANENT PROJECTS), Tyvek, The Tenses, Masma Dream World, Shades, Matthew Nelson, Fletcher Tucker, Fountainsun, Dragging An Ox Through Water, Byron Westbrook, The Fur Coats, and many others.

Skin Lies

As implied earlier, I retired the name Skin Lies in May of 2020. Henceforth, any music I release or perform live will be presented under the name Golden Feelings. My goal going forward is to make this music ever more consciousness-expanding and soul-revealing.