This rain won’t let up.  I’m just sitting here kicking it with Kate, waiting to go home and listening to some Lenzman. :)

Turntable Nostalgia

I miss my turntables.

I never really wanted to dj.  I didn’t like mixing out at first.  I just really like loud electronic music and mixing records was a way to hear the tracks that I wanted to hear on a really loud sound-system.  When you’re a foreign kid that moves around a lot and is always new to school, you try your hardest not to do activities that make people stare at you for long periods of time.

As time went on, I joined a bunch of great crews and started to really enjoy mixing with them and learned to like bits and pieces of the whole djing culture.  Once I started graduate school, it became difficult to keep up with that lifestyle.  I worked all the time and had a ton of homework so I couldn’t feasibly justify staying out til 4am.  I barely sleep as it is and decided I would much rather go to bed than rave.  #oldpeopleproblems

Now that I don’t mix out any more, one of my favourite pastimes is long ass bedroom mix sessions.  All my stuff is at my mum’s house and I have my turntables nicely set up in my bedroom in the basement.  Before I moved to Japan, I was just a jobless offspring eating all my mum’s food and would spend my time posted up in my room, doing 4, 5+ hour mixing sessions.  I would be like “Ooh, lets do all Virus Recordings today,”  or “This feels like a Formation Records day”. 

It’s rainy out today and I really wish I could just have a marathon mix session.

I guess I’ll just listen to this mix instead. 


01 Redeyes – She Said (Vandal Ltd)
02 TaylorMcFerrin – Florasia – Redeyes Edits (Free)
03 Calibre – Let me Hold You (Signature)
04 J Daure – Redemption feat. Hanna Eve (Vandal Ltd)
05 Forren Feat Zoe K – You’re the One (Unreleased)
06 Tokyo Prose – Ventura (Samurai)
07 St : Cal – Losing Ground (Soul:r)
08 Robert Manos – Madness – Bcee Rmx (Spearhead)
09 Fluidity – Deeper Vibe (Vandal Ltd)
10 Halogenix – Her wave (Critical)
11 Random Movement – Stayed Around (Unreleased)
12 Redeyes Feat Dan Stezo – Psychonaut (Vandal Ltd)
13 Redeyes & Atlantic Connection – Cant Hide (WestBay)
14 Rosie Lowe – Me and Your Ghost – Redeyes edits (Free)
15 Colossus – The Road (Hospital)
16 DBridge – Mr. Malcontent (Exit)
17 Redeyes – Long Night (Unreleased)
18 Calibre – Run away feat Fox (Signature)
19 Forren – Sometimes (Unreleased)
20 Lukich, Tim Reaper & The Funktion – Safari at Night (Vandal Ltd)
21 M.A.Y.F.O.R.M.S – Boulevard (Vandal Ltd)
22 Ivy Lab – 20 Questions (Critical)
23 Unknow – Unknow (Unreleased)
24 Anile – Losing My Mind (Hospital)
25 AI & DBridge – Better Days (Liquid V)
26 Submorphics – Rosewood (Shogun Ltd)
27 Calibre – All the While (Signature)
28 Jazzassins – Odron (Jazzsticks)
29 Redeyes – Memory Lane (Vandal Ltd)
30 Technimatic – Music is Music (Shogun)
31 Tokyo Prose & Lenzman – Wont let me Go (Samurai)
32 Redeyes – Time For Peace (Vandal Records)
33 Redeyes – Underneath (Vandal Ltd)

Stab Stab Die

I woke up at 4am today and watched The Following and then had my usual conversation with my homie Shannon about stabbing, clown-faced murderers, killing people with a blowtorch (all The Following storylines btw) and then went for a run.

Seeing as started my morning in such a sinister manner, and it was still dark outside, I figured some dirty, moody rollers would be the way to go for my morning run soundtrack.

I listened to a Spectrasoul mix that I downloaded last month.  I don’t think I posted it.  I download new mixes pretty much everyday and eventually get around to listening to them.  This mix was kind of a showcase of all their tunes.  The highlight was that they started out their set with “Dark Hour” which is always a win in my book.  The mix wasn’t that long so I added a couple of tunes from my itunes library to make it an hour.

Some highlights.





Matrix Appreciation

There’s like 15 tracks that I listen to on the regular that are old as hell.

I ran to some Matrix jams this morning and I still vibe off how ridiculously good they are.

One could say I’m stuck in the olden days and I’m totally OK with that.  I just have so many awesome memories of raving back then, so I cherish all those tracks from that time period.

I still listen to new stuff but that’s while I’m grading, lesson planning, and being a boring old lady, not hugging the speakers. ;)


This one’s not to shabby either. :)

Too Gangsta

Started my morining run completely wildin’ out.  I definitely remember going nuts to this at raves.  That long ass intro and those drums.  Yasss!

BCee Promo Mix

Man, I used to stan so hard for BCee and Spearhead.  I’m sure they still do a ton of stuff but since I’m rubbish at keeping up with the ins and outs of the dnb industry, I really have no clue what they’ve been up to.  I’m happy to see this mix.

Here’s a good old Spearhead flashback.  Not really a big Netsky fan but I’ve always liked this tune.


Currently listening to this gem as I try my best to avoid the urge to nap on the couch in my office.  No classes to teach til April when the new school year starts.  Must be productive!

I actually have a schedule that I made for myself today so I think there’s hope for me yet.  :)


Memory Lane

I have no shame.  I totally walk and dance in the street, all the time.  There are many times that I’m listening to a mix and feel like I just “have to” (dramatic much?) bust a move.  The people of Togane already think I’m weird so I figure I might as well just go full throttle. :P

I was dancing to Origin Unknown’s “31 seconds” also known as “Long Dark Tunnel” but officially known as “Valley of the Shadows” the other day and was thinking fondly of my first record purchases.

My first foray into buying records I bought 3 tracks.  “Valley of the Shadows” (a used copy that I was shocked and appalled that somebody was getting rid of.  I was late to the party and didn’t start buying records til ’97, so I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to own it, so thank you whoever you are that let it go.)  Roni Size’s “It’s Jazzy,” and Conquering Lion’s “Code Red.”  I matched beats (badly) with those 3 records for ages until I could scrounge up enough money to go back to the record store and buy more.

I decided to have a little nostalgia party with these three tunes the other day.  Good memories.



The Kanji Sessions

I’m sitting here practicing my Kanji.  Not like the whole Japanese language, more like just my bloody address.  I had to get Kate to come to the post office with me just so I could send some money home because the form requires that I write my address in Kanji in one of the spaces.  Kate is nice and does these things willingly, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one day she just wilded out and was like “No bitch!”  LOL.

Anyway, it’s actually coming along nicely.  There’s one character that looks extra janky but this S.P.Y. mix is giving me the motivation to keep doing it over and over, and over, and over again, until it looks like it’s supposed to.

Bee tee dubs, this mix is not new.  I know you’re not surprised.  The homie Seb has been telling me to listen to it for ages and I only got round to doing it now and it didn’t disappoint.  I had kinda gone off S.P.Y. for a bit but this mix is def. the S.P.Y. that I like. :)

01 // S.P.Y – By Your Side [Spearhead Records]
02 // Nu:Logic – Everlasting Days [Hospital Records]
03 // Calibre – Second Sun [Signature Records]
04 // S.P.Y – Seconds to Midnight [Hospital Records]
05 // Submotion Orchestra – All Yours (S.P.Y Remix) [Hospital Records]
06 // S.P.Y – Cold Harsh Air (feat. Total Science & Grimm) [Hospital Records]
07 // S.P.Y – One Last Quest [Hospital Records]
08 // S.P.Y – Gangsta V.I.P (feat. Total Science) [Shogun Audio]
09 // Delilah – Go (S.P.Y Remix) [UKF]
10 // S.P.Y – Surface (feat. Kasra) (VIP II Remix) [Critical]
11 // Logistics – Colour Wheel [Hospital Records]
12 // Matrix & Fierce – Climate (Cause 4 Concern Remix) [Metro]
13 // Ulterior Motive – Sideways [Metalheadz]
14 // Quadrant – Scandal [Computer Integrated Audio]
15 // Eastcolors – Dreams (feat. Messy MC) [White Label]
16 // S.P.Y – Whoonga (feat. Total Science) (Chroma Remix) [White Label]
17 // S.P.Y – Stand Alone (feat. DRS) [Hospital Records]
18 // Dub Phizix – Bounce [SenkaSonic]
19 // Clarity of Lies – Hell’s Gate (feat. T Man) [Samurai Music]
20 // Bredren – Mechanica [Demand Records]
21 // S.P.Y – Step & Flow [Hospital Records]
22 // S.P.Y – BRSTL Hardcore [White Label]
23 // DJ Hazard – Time Tripping [Playaz]
24 // Little Dragon – Underbart (S.P.Y Remix) [White Label]
25 // Digital & Spirit – Phantom Force (Fracture Remix) [Phantom Audio]
26 // S.P.Y – Rise Again (feat. Suku) [Hospital Records]
27 // Digital – Deadline (S.P.Y VIP) [White Label]
28 // S.P.Y – Hammer In My Heart (feat. Diane Charlemagne) [Hospital Records]
29 // S.P.Y – Manicured Reality (feat. Lowqui) [Hospital Records]
30 // Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants (S.P.Y remix) [White Label]
31 // S.P.Y – Mystic Sunset (feat. Marky) (S.P.Y VIP) [White Label]
32 // S.P.Y – Warrior Dub [White Label]
33 // S.P.Y – Brooklyn Dub [Hospital Records]
34 // A-Sides – Moment In Time (feat. MC Fats) (S.P.Y Remix) [U Understand Me Music]
35 // S.P.Y – Riding the Void [Hospital]
36 // Ed Rush & Optical – Medicine (Matrix Remix) [Virus Recordings]
37 // Future Cut – 20/20 (Future Cut VIP) [White Label]
38 // Dimitri Vegas – Body Talk (S.P.Y Remix) [3Beat]
39 // Hazard – Bricks Dont Roll [Playaz]
40 // Ed Rush & Optical – Pacman (Upbeats Remix) [Drum&BassArena]
41 // Noisia – Stamp Out [Vision Recordings]
42 // Technimatic – Intersection [SGN:LTD]
43 // dBridge – True Romance (VIP Remix) [Metalheadz Platinum]
44 // Dr Meaker – Fighter (Unreal VIP Remix) [V Recordings]
45 // Enei – Get Low [Critical Music]
46 // Icicle – Dreadnaught (feat. SP:MC) [Shogun Audio]
47 // Voltage – Out of this World (feat. Ella Sopp) [Smokin Riddims]
48 // A Break in the Storm – Temptations [Symmetry]
49 // S.P.Y – Mucky Business [Hospital Records]
50 // S.P.Y – Legion (feat. Total Science) [Metalheadz]
51 // Dom & Roland – Outta Endz (VIP) [Metalheadz]