In Los Angeles, short attention spans are as common as mom and pop shops. On the contrary finding music to vibe to is even worse, so when we opened Rebel Presents: Smoke N Mirrors we were weary but after giving it a spin we were fans. Jai Rebel glides the listener through recent club bangers as well as tracks that crossover. The great mix of Maybach Music Group and TDE is a nice touch, showcasing the DJ’s skill at balancing frequencies behind the one’s and two’s. After having got his start in the dirty south, penning for the likes of T-Pain, Rebel decided to move out west where he has commissioned tracks for P.Diddy as well as hosting a residency at Hyde Lounge Sunset on Friday nights. While not a focusing his attention to the day to day aspects of remixing tracks, producing for other artists, and collaborating with executives but Jai also runs his indie label Free Party with an emphasis based on musical freedom.