Ambient.Breaks|Chilled.Dub|Ethereal.Funk+Guitars = Melodic IDM & shoegazer post-rock get together, and invite their friends.
Hi! I'm DJ Greg Rose (also known as Greg Retro in some of my musical projects).
I have a background in radio, and was a part-time club dj in San Francisco (ambient/chill/techhouse/microhouse) before moving to the Phoenix area for my job in 2009.
In addition, my musical partner Amy C (the other A2G co-conspiritor and the "A" of "A2G") and I form an ambient-ish sound collage project called distantHum, along with our mutual friend and soundgear guru AndyLama.
I own 8000+ cds (not burns), as well as ~1500 pieces of vinyl (albums and 12" singles). The sound of A2G is a good representation of about 2/3's of my musical tastes, and I'm hoping to open another stream which might tackle some of that remaining third.
While it appears that a live server is not in the cards for the near future, the additional storage space that L365 has recently granted has made it much easier to maintain a fresher sound on A2G - currently I have over 90 hours of music rotating at one time. I am still hoping to eventually input all of my music into a playlist generator, which would generate an even better sounding mix of music with fewer repeats.
I hope A2G is enjoyable and exposes you to some great music that you would NEVER hear on traditional broadcast stations. For those electronic-heads listening, I hope that you gain a healthy respect for (or at least less fear for) guitars. For those indie-rock folks, I hope the stream opens you up to a world where electronics can be warm and inviting. A2G is only in the IDM genre because I play a lot of IDM - those of you that complain to me that I don't play all IDM... That's the POINT! A2G is supposed to spread across many genres - it's more about finding a specific sound or quality in music... and not necessarily about only playing one genre.
Nonetheless, please drop me a line if you have suggestions, criticisms or requests.
I'd love to hear from you!