Vistamix Productions, LLC, is
the music production company
of Sean McMahon, a New York
City-based DJ with more than
two decades of experience.
Sean fuses the city's diversity
into his mixes, creating unique
energy, joyous spirit, and
Styles include lounge, tribal,
deep, anthem, progressive, and
afterhours house often with
layered a cappella samples and
other tracks to enhance the
sharing of sound and spirit.
Sean McMahon began his musical journey at the age of five. He was first exposed to all things classical and learned to play various instruments ultimately culminating in finding his true identity with two turntables in 1988.
Honing his skills as a hip-hop and R&B DJ during his college years, Sean was introduced to house music. He was taken by the soulful nature of much of the early productions. Chicago Traxx, and DJs like Frankie Knuckles and Tony Humphries, along with Masters At Work, Satoshii Tomiie, and David Morales, became major influences.
In 1994, Sean pursued his desire to be a preschool teacher, and in September 2000 returned to DJing full time. He began exploring the clubs and the changes that had taken place in the dance music industry. By this time, Sean was greatly influenced by the sounds of deep house while still present in clubs like Shelter, many derivatives had developed and other DJs and producers, such as Danny Tenaglia, Peter Rauhofer, Victor Calderone, John Creamer, and Stephane K. became the driving force in a renewed exploration.
The gay circuit scene was the next sound Sean was exposed to, and he counts DJs Abel, Paulo, and Alexander, as well as the production work of Mark VDH, as key influences in this environment.
Sean has played numerous lounges and clubs in New York City; world renowned Cielo alongside Tony Moran and Pacha at Destination:Pride 2010; Moomia and Alibi as a resident DJ with Midnight Society; bar13 and RUSH for his own INDABA:DANCE party; and Lotus and Rebel. Sean's current residency is Skinny's Cantina, a lounge in Long Island City, and his previous residencies were with SHI and The Web, in Manhattan.
Sean has played several dates at the afterhours club RISE in Boston, and appeared at Score in Miami during the Winter Music Conference in 2008. On the west coast, Sean has played at The Abbey in Los Angeles, Heaven in Palm Springs, and The Endup, Beatbox, Mist Ultra Lounge, and Ponzu in San Francisco. In 2008, Sean made his international debut at Maison in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, spinning for a unique combination of gay and straight audiences.
Currently, Sean has developed his own infused style of music that brings together much of what he has heard in the many settings he has visited and played. It is a constantly evolving sound that keeps true to his roots of soulful music from the heart. Sean takes the listener on a journey with familiar, surprising, and fantastic moments giving the participants a piece of himself and providing room for others to be themselves.