Groove Garden Sessions 031 – For Tim

Dustin Nantais - Groove Garden Sessions For Tim - Episode 031 - August 2012Music can mean a lot. It can represent the stages of one’s life. It can celebrate a milestone, happy or sad. It can segue to new relationships and capsulize memories.

Music has always meant a lot to Dustin Nantaisand that can be 100% attributed to the loving influence of his father Tim, who suddenly passed away earlier this month.

As you’ll read in his own words, Dustin owes his passion for all music to his dad.  It’s a beautiful story of friendship and inspiration, with this Groove Garden Sessions podcast standing as an everlasting reminder of the special bond the two will share forever.

Tim Nantais - 1950-2012My dad was the reason I got into music at all. He put me in piano lessons at age seven and gave me my first guitar at age 10. He was always so passionate about music; it’s where I get my passion today.

When I was 13 we traveled across the country listening to non-stop Tom Petty, Sting and Progressive Rock. For the last few years he would send me tracks and YouTube videos of all genres; and in the last few months he was my biggest supporter. He would always remind me when he burned my latest house tracks to CD and blasted them in his Porsche.

It was around 9pm on a Thursday when I woke from a nap with a burning desire to compile a fresh mix for my friends at Groove Garden. I was half way into programming the podcast when I received the call, and later I learned I was about three tracks in when he passed.

This mix is dedicated to the man who pushed me the most to succeed. My life-long supporter, teacher, mentor, and biggest inspiration… Tim… my father.  Rest in peace dad, Dustin.



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  1. barney says:

    1- Gravity (Andrew Bayer & James Grant Remix) – P.O.S.
    2- It’s Not Enough feat Janai (Original Mix) – Dusky, Janai
    3- Stick By This (Original Mix) – Dusky
    4- Time (King Unique Time Enough Dub Mix) – Andre Sobota
    5- Personal Space (Guy J Remix) – 16 Bit Lolitas
    6- Chasing the Sun (Matan Caspi Remix) – Mindgamers
    7- Lost Highway (Extended Mix) – Dusky
    8- No Gravity (Tom Middleton Liquitech Mix) – Paronator
    9- 22 Dollar Chorus (Original Mix) – Rodskeez
    10- No Gravity (Original Mix) – Paronator

  2. bonnie says:

    Beautiful dedication Dustin – your dad was clearly an incredible man. I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for putting this fantastic mix together to honor him and the passion you both shared. And thx to G for always supporting.