Dance music has inspired everything from movies to art, but one of the things we rarely hear about is books. In comes ‘LOVE HERTZ,’ as what’s described as “a romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist heavily inspired by dance music culture.” In the story of a struggling DJ that lives in the shadow of his more successful and accomplished older brother, we find Taj Das, who like many others is constantly in search of love and always seems to be just out of his reach.
After tanking his debut performance, Taj decides to work on a track and falls asleep on his keyboard. When he wakes up, he hears a sound coming in at a mysterious and powerful frequency. What follows is a series of unexpected sexually charged encounters centered around him playing his beats and exploring the mystery as he unravels how this unexpected discovery forever changes his life.
Love Hertz Synopsis:
Taj Das, a struggling DJ in his 20’s, searches for love, but it’s far beyond his reach.
Taj lives in the shadow of his accomplished older brother and his friend, a popular local DJ. Taj’s father disapproves of his life choices and wants him to pursue a more practical career. Taj and his father butt heads about his future, and their relationship becomes more contentious as Taj faces an ultimatum without much time to prove his father wrong.
After a terrible debut performance, Taj retreats home. That night, while working on a new beat, he falls asleep on his synthesizer keyboard and wakes to a strange sound emanating a mysterious frequency that would dramatically change Taj’s life. Following a series of unexpected sexually charged encounters, the frequency’s irresistible power to attract women cannot be denied. Taj layers this sound over his beats and his career takes off, seemingly overnight!
At Taj’s first successful performance, he has a brief but mesmerizing encounter with a woman named Janet who leaves a lasting impression, and they keep in touch. With every triumphant show, Taj becomes more in demand. However, as his fame grows, so does the debauchery. Jealousy brews within Taj’s friend, Skyler D, the hot local DJ who is now eclipsed by the success of his once hapless friend. Taj’s ego spirals out of control and his musical discovery soon becomes his biggest obstacle. Taj’s meteoric rise and meaningless romantic encounters have left him feeling lonelier than ever. The only glimmer of light is his growing connection with Janet.
Before Taj’s biggest show, a disastrous event drives him off course, and his journey leads him to a surprising realization. With this newfound success, will Taj ever find true and meaningful love?
Taj reaches heights he could never have dreamed of, but even with great fame and power, Love Hertz.
‘LOVE HERTZ’ was written by Aaron Mostow, Kevin Flores, & Rodolfo Tagle III.
Aaron is a creative enthusiast, driven by his passion for storytelling, who studied at the College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California in 2000 with a focus on creative writing, music technology, and music business. However, his college education was cut short in 2002, when Aaron was in a near-fatal car accident that landed him in jail. Waiting on the decision of his release, he prayed and promised to pursue his art if given the chance. All charges were dropped and he was released, dedicating his life to art and creativity.
Kevin Flores is an East Los Angeles native who is a recording engineer, hip-hop producer, writer, and most importantly, a father and husband. He is a first-generation American in an Ecuadorian household whose love of writing can be traced back to
his childhood, writing scripts in class at a young age. His passion and musical gifts led him to an exciting career working alongside many esteemed artists, producing under the moniker, Kev Da Khemist, and also owns a recording studio in Alhambra, CA. While attending Musicians Institute, an acquaintance introduced Kevin to fellow co-writer of LOVE HERTZ, Aaron Mostow, and together, they began creating music, which resulted in an incredible friendship. Years later, Kevin met co-writer Rodolfo Tagle III through Aaron.