HELLO my name is Trent, and I'm here to help you deal with all that silence you're hearing.

Let's create the perfect sound for your 


Events

The music at your
  • wedding
  • product launch
  • Quinceañera

should be amazing. We'll sculpt an exacting playlist to hit just the right notes you need to take your event to the next level. 

Sounds for Spaces

Audio is around us all the time now. I can help you bring any kind of sound to your
  • restaurant
  • boat
  • garden
  • installation

even if sound has never been there before. 

Production Services

  • Radio:
  • Podcasts:
  • Live sound:

you've got ideas, and they've got ears. Let's bring the two together as efficiently and effectively as possible. 


Wed Mar 21



NORTHERN ALLSTARS vs HARDINO - DON’T STOP BELIEVING vs IT GIRL / How much in the world is purer than the intent of this mix of songs? Since I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by the concepts expressed in this track, I’ll just make a short list of things I’m impressed with here and hope you can help me connect some of the dots.

- “Midnight Train” recontextualized as rave drug reference
- Boy or girl singing? Is this concept a Steve Perry reference?
- Sample clearance for guitar solo or complete re-record?
- The generic rave build owes a lot to Journey anyway
- Now Americans have the wherewithal to create mix CDs called “Clubland Smashed”
- Might make your uncle’s entree into rave scene
- This will be many teens’ first exposure to these lyrics
- "Hold On To That Feeling" also recontextualized
- Repetitive lyrics not too far from standard vocal trance anyway
- The “It Girl” comes just as you were about to stop believin’


 

Sun Mar 18



SKY FERREIRA - LOST IN MY BEDROOM / Sky Ferreira occupies much the same space that Hermione Granger does in my psyche, only she has a lot more hard techno production going on all around her, which makes her dangerous for people like me. Not in a stalkery/jailbat kind of way (yet) but in a Downton Abbey / Hunger Games sort of way, which is maybe probably the best way to show your dedication to a serialized artist catalog, as most serious money-concerned chanteuses seem to be these days. The half-Portuguese, half-Angeleno heart killer has left her native LA for NYC at the same age I did. I await her permanent return with an open mind and an open heart.


Tue Feb 21



HIGH CONTRAST - THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER / High Contrast has very quickly become one of my very very favorite music guys in the whole world, and his label Hospital Records has very quickly become one of my very favorite things in the entire universe. It has always been hard for me to directly express the ecstasy (doink) one simple, gentle raver experiences through music in a non-disgusting way, and most of the people involved in Hospital do it every day for a living! Can you imagine such a job? Like all real real clever artists in 2012 they have also figured out a way to make shitloads of money off of their releases through a tightly-woven ecosystem: unmissable weekly podcasts, a breathtakingly-paced release schedule (that seems to be 100% leak-proof), endlessly fascinating/sold out/independently-wrought parties, and most importantly, a refreshingly simple take on what music should be in peoples’ lives: a constantly powerful force for fun and emotional workout. If this is what it’s like inside the hospital I don’t wanna be well! Make sure to check out some sick early remixes from High Contrast of Missy Elliott, White Stripes, Kanye, and especially his very cute “drum n’ bass / surf” remix of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”

 

Sat Dec 24



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NOW That's What I Call 2012

DJ TRENT - NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL 2012 / This one is kind of nasty, a lot of Ibizan-American beats, starting off with a Youtube prophet and Britney and Ke$ha + Nicki and ending up with Skeeter Davis, making pit stops at the corner of Gucci Way and Kavinsky place and later E-40th Ave and U2nd Streets.  It will keep your party raging until you will wish you hadn’t raged at all in the first place.  It also features new technology developed specifically for 2012 called “JUMP TO RIHANNA.” If you’re not feeling the music, simply skip to the next chapter on your iPhone iPod iTunes whatever to go to the next Rihanna song in the mix, because everyone loves Rihanna.  This M4A download is called “NOW That’s What I Call 2012” and it’s also available at djtrent.com/mixtapes.  It is probably good at the gym.


 

Sat Dec 24



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We Found Warmth in a Home Place

DJ TRENT - WE FOUND WARMTH IN A HOMEY PLACE / I made you something for Xmas, Hannukah, whatever, Christian New Years.  It’s not much but at least it’s something, way less than you deserve for sure, It’s a mixtape made for those holiday moments, or whenever, really, you can play it in mixed company/scenery.  It starts with Dolly Parton and ends with Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey, checking in with Aaliyah and Todd Rundgren along the way, a four hour journey for everyone to digest to after the 5th course happened and it’s called “We Found Warmth In A Homey Place.” More mixtapes + full download always here. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!


Fri Dec 16



Endless Annihilation of the Plastic Now

ENDLESS ANNIHILATION OF THE PLASTIC NOW / NEW three-hour mixtape about the present.  To download, and for lots more mixtapes (including one about PRESENTS) you can always go here.

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Thu Feb 2

HELLO PODCAST 001 // Sun’s Getting Colder / Hello and welcome to a brand-new music venture / broadcast opportunity from DJ Trent called HELLO PODCAST. Very high-quality (style AND bitrate, LOL) enhanced shows tell you what you are listening to as it gets mind-squeezed into another song from a different dimension. Please listen, SUBSCRIBE, love, and learn learn about new music (DIE ANTWOORD + Wiley + Frederic Robinson) and old music (Willow Smith Dubstep Remix + Arpeggiator Paul McCartney + Sky Ferreira dn'b rmx) at and reblog. HELLO PODCAST


 

Fri Dec 30



KATYVERSE / “Katyverse” is the first of a series of 36 x 36" archival prints that will look great on your wall and will remind you what’s important in life.  This is the “soft launch.” Order here.


Mon Dec 5

FIAT Production Station at Fader Fort CMJ 2011

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Relevent Partners asked me to design a workstation where visitors to the Fader Fort could produce their own beats using actual FIAT parts to control the sound: hammer out a beat on the drum pad, use the steering wheel to add effects, hit the gas or brakes to layer in synth instruments as headlights flashed along to the sound.  Creations were uploaded to Soundcloud and shared with the producers’ friends online.  Served up in less than a week!  Fabrication work by Bednark Studios, hardware programming by Matt Davis, Scott Peterman, and Liza Stark, production by Sachar Mathias.

 

Wed Mar 21



NORTHERN ALLSTARS vs HARDINO - DON’T STOP BELIEVING vs IT GIRL / How much in the world is purer than the intent of this mix of songs? Since I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed by the concepts expressed in this track, I’ll just make a short list of things I’m impressed with here and hope you can help me connect some of the dots.

- “Midnight Train” recontextualized as rave drug reference
- Boy or girl singing? Is this concept a Steve Perry reference?
- Sample clearance for guitar solo or complete re-record?
- The generic rave build owes a lot to Journey anyway
- Now Americans have the wherewithal to create mix CDs called “Clubland Smashed”
- Might make your uncle’s entree into rave scene
- This will be many teens’ first exposure to these lyrics
- "Hold On To That Feeling" also recontextualized
- Repetitive lyrics not too far from standard vocal trance anyway
- The “It Girl” comes just as you were about to stop believin’


 

Tue Feb 21



HIGH CONTRAST - THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER / High Contrast has very quickly become one of my very very favorite music guys in the whole world, and his label Hospital Records has very quickly become one of my very favorite things in the entire universe. It has always been hard for me to directly express the ecstasy (doink) one simple, gentle raver experiences through music in a non-disgusting way, and most of the people involved in Hospital do it every day for a living! Can you imagine such a job? Like all real real clever artists in 2012 they have also figured out a way to make shitloads of money off of their releases through a tightly-woven ecosystem: unmissable weekly podcasts, a breathtakingly-paced release schedule (that seems to be 100% leak-proof), endlessly fascinating/sold out/independently-wrought parties, and most importantly, a refreshingly simple take on what music should be in peoples’ lives: a constantly powerful force for fun and emotional workout. If this is what it’s like inside the hospital I don’t wanna be well! Make sure to check out some sick early remixes from High Contrast of Missy Elliott, White Stripes, Kanye, and especially his very cute “drum n’ bass / surf” remix of M.I.A.’s “Born Free.”


Sat Feb 18



KATY PERRY - LAST FRIDAY NIGHT (T.G.I.F.) - JOHN MONKMAN & JOHNSON SOMERSET REMIX / Did you know that my favorite genre of music is “remix?” I have known it, inside, for a long time, but never fully acknowledged it to myself, especially to Tumbler, until I heard this song. Remixes are important. Remixes bring a song to you many months or even years after you originally knelt at its altar in a form that comes at you subtly (if it’s done well). Sometimes, there’s no hint of the original at the genesis of the remix, and as you detect familiarity mixed in slowly over the course of a few bars, your heart starts to melt and your eyes get blurry but you are not sure why. It’s like you have tasted the slightest hint of Purr in the air but you don’t even know what Purr is. Then, as a pre-verb of blissful proportions brings itself into aural view, a smile comes to your brain, and then…only then, after the brain smile…do you realize what is going on, and you fall in love all over again, and that is what music is for, and that is why remix is my favorite genre of music: it lets you do it again.

 

Coming Soon


sounds for spaces

Multi-channel systems design

Do you have a space you'd like to fill with different types of sound?  Maybe it's a dance performance that calls for more than just a simple CD playback.  Maybe it's an art installation that requires specific audio in specific locations at specific times.  Or maybe it's just your living room, where your cat is sick of not having surround sound.  Whatever the task may be, we can work together to make it sound great and get it done efficiently.

Anywhere broadcasting

Just because you're getting married in Brooklyn doesn't mean great-great-second-cousin Jean can't be there with you: let's broadcast your event on the internet so that everyone in the world can see and hear.  I've spent years coming up with new ways to send sounds to faraway places, so let's make it a reality for your event.

Consulting

Do you have a vision of having your son's favorite band at his 10th birthday party, but aren't sure if your gazebo can handle all that equipment?  I'll help you decide what's possible in your space and what might be the best way to get it done.

Rentals

Sometimes, you just need a PA.  Or a mixer.  Or some microphones.  Or a bunch of weird cables.  If you're in the Los Angeles area, I'll hook you up - get in touch for an equipment list and pricing.

events

Weddings

It's my job to give you, your family, and friends an unforgettable night of music.  And I LOVE my job.  You have enough to worry about in planning your wedding - let the music be the fun part. We'll get anyone old enough to toddle moving to music from every age and influence.

Corporate

Your company has an identity you've worked hard to develop.  Make sure the music at your next product launch, client conference, or retreat keeps your audience in tune with that identity.  We'll sculpt an exacting playlist to hit just the right emotional notes you need to take your event to its most impactful level.

Parties for Children of All Ages

Whether or not there's a special occasion, it's imperative that everyone feels fun with the music at a party.  I'll watch the crowd and figure out what they want to hear next.  I don't believe there's any such thing as a guilty pleasure and I ALWAYS take requests.

production services

Radio

The best stories in the world are told over the airwaves. I've brought ideas to fruition at local, national, and international public, commercial, and community radio outlets for more than ten years.  Whether it's an arts and culture story, a music show, or direction for a talk show, I've got you covered, always keeping the audience first in mind.

Podcasts

You've got stuff to say.  They've got ears. Let's put the two together through the magic of podcasting!  I've produced some of the most widely listened-to podcasts on iTunes, and I can help you get yours started or taken to the next level quickly and (almost) painlessly, from helping you choose the right gear to finding out how to get more people listening.

Live / Studio engineering

If you need to make your band sound great, I'll set up the mics and ride the faders for you, in any environment, whether it's in a cornfield or a fancy broadcast facility.

Contact

Email:

Phone: (646) 325-9167

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Clients + Friends

Production

Events

Podcasts

Etc