August 29th, 2012: New chart on Beatport and new mix on GDD

In preparation for our gig that we are so incredibly excited for, we have put up a Beatport chart of our recent favorites. You can definitely catch these tracks at our Avalon gig on Friday August 31st. As well, we have recorded a new mix for Gotta Dance Dirty. Click here to check it out.

April 13th, 2012: New gigs Announced

Social Cues have 2 new nights to announce: June 1st and June 30th, both at Avalon in Hollywood. Please watch here or the Social Cues Facebook fan page for updates.

March 31st, 2012: New website launched

Today we're excited to launch our new website, designed by the talented Victor Beltran ( We invite you to take a moment to read up on who we are, browse some photos, listen to our latest mixes and check out our listing of gigs.

March 13th, 2012: New gig announced

Social Cues will be playing Saturday, March 31st in the Honey Lounge at Avalon in Hollywood. We will be playing from 9:30PM - 2AM. Sander Van Doorn, and our good friend, Torin Shmitt, will be playing in the main room.

January 19th, 2012: Catch Social Cues on DI.FM & ETN.FM

LA based producer/dj Torin Schmitt will feature Social Cues new mix on his show, Weekly Windup. It will air on January 26th on the DI.FM tech house channel and again on ETN.FM's house channel on March 6th. If you love it or miss it, you can listen to it anytime at

May we buy you a drink?

Better yet, Social Cues will give you a soundtrack. The genesis of this LA duo lies in those late night hours after the club, when many a DJ is known to geek out in endless conversation about music. Comprised of Ed Duffy and Alex Khadiwala, Social Cues began as a project for two friends and experienced DJs to raid each other's record collections. Now, with a foundation of house music and elements of disco, funk, and techno, this pair works over a deck to concoct a melodic, human set of tunes, related by genre but not defined by it.

Hardly new to dance music, both Ed and Alex had some formative moments with 90s electronica. For Ed, it was coming across Underworld's "Dubnobasswithmyheadman," while still a kid in small-town Minnesota. Alex, meanwhile, discovered Portishead's "Sour Times" on a late night music video program on public television in Denver and became entranced.

These tunes and early experiences are merely jumping off points for what has become a passion (and at times an obsession) for each half of Social Cues. According to Alex, Ed is a veritable database of trivia points that support his passion. Ed says that Alex's urge to share his musical discoveries and pure enthusiasm reminds him of why he started DJing in the first place.

Of course, loving music and knowing about it aren't enough... Social Cues is always conscious of being mood and scene appropriate with a tad of sophistication. Oh, and they're impossibly polite.

Now, how about that drink?

August 2012 Mixtape
Since the inception of Gotta Dance Dirty in 2008, its risen to a large collective of lovers of proper electronic dance music. We were grateful for the opportunity to record a mix for their website. And we were very happy with our result...

May 2012 Mixtape
Prepared for our friends at who help provide scaffolding to LA's underground dance music scene.

January 2012 Mixtape
Recorded for Torin's Weekend Windup on's tech house channel. This mix starts off with some deep tech house and builds to the darker techno of Gesaffelstein with some of our favorite tunes of 2011 by Julio Bashmore and Benoit & Sergio in the mix.

April 2011 Mixtape
Our first recorded mix, done for James Talk & Ridney's Extra Dry. A mix of house and tech house with tracks from Lazaro Casanova, Trentemoller & Marc Romboy.