Free Time Kiki

No homework to do. No work to catch up on. Who am I? Free time is amazing isn’t it? 😂

Decided to have a quick mix session before I go to my friend April’s birthday dinner. I just played all old High Contrast. That era of dnb was a-one. 🥰

Morning Mood

Summer semester is over! Hallelujah!

Lesson planning and listening to some Bank. 😊

Dan Guidance – Overdrive (Random Movement Rmx)
L-Side – Point of View
Evasion, Conman – Circle
Dunk – Drunk (Zero Zero Rmx)
NC-17 – Jugular (Creatures Rmx)
Bungle – Parallels
Messiah – Losing Your Love
1991, Empara MI – We All Need Somone
Silence Groove – Care More
Maykors, Neekir – Fly Away
Edan, Berrow – Wooden Rainbow
A-Sides, King Kapisi – Step 2 The Fire
DJ Hybrid, Trez – Comeback (Trex Rmx)
NC-17 – Carte Blanch (Myth Rmx)
NC-17 – Deep Blue (Myth Rmx)
Random Movement, Kasper – Tomato Bisque
Ben Soundscape – It’s All Music
Maykors, Neekir – Simplest
Random Movement – Modelo Fumunda
Silence Groove – Cheeky Growler
Submorphics – Lucinda
Random Movement – Booty Shake, Booty Quake
LSB – Bell Tune
Bcee – Not by Sight
Random Movement – Dooky Boogs
Submorphics, Satl – Dawn of Rebirth
Tatora – FWM
Trex, T>1 – Spirit Level
Dawn Wall – Fears
A-Sides – Fall
DLR – Squeeks
Qant – Amnesie
DLR – Don’t Come Too Close
Molecular – Figure It Out
Alix Perez, Verbz, Mr Slipz – The Rain
Bcee – If I Had To Die For Someone
Operon – Got No Trouble
Phil Tangent – Querencia
Submophics – Shadow Red
Piano Jazz – LSB
Bluefootal – Journey To The Valley of Nothingness
Dustkey – Keep Yourself Warm
Stunna, Indivision – The Red Son
In:Most – Her
FD – Heaven & Earth –
Donnie Dubson – Assemble
Calculon – Premonition
Calibre, High Contrast – The Other Side
Will Miles – West Grace
Utah Jazz – Runaway (Nu:Tone Rmx)
Unknown – Best I Ever Had (Bootleg)
Un-Cut – Midnight
Technimatic – Gravity Reading

NQ & Kiki

This is reaching dangerous Eminem “Stan” territory now.😂

Seriously though, the latest North Quarter Echobox Radio episode they posted the other day is so good. I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🥰

100m-Dash Kiki

I’m 45 and still constantly surprised by how fast time flies. You would think I’d be used to it by now.

August starts on Monday. My dad’s birthday is on the 8th. It’s already been a year and 8 months since he passed. I think about him daily. There are still so many annoyances affecting the closure of his estate, which sucks, but I’ve unlocked a new level of processing those feelings with the help of therapy, so that’s good. Having him buried in another country is difficult for me. I would like to be able to visit him whenever I want, so I’m very much looking forward to going to Sierra Leone this December and getting to do that.

This summer has just been busy. Loads of work ish and summer semester of grad school. I’m finishing up my 3rd semester of a 5 semester program. I’m enjoying it. It’s definitely a different experience when it’s your 2nd master’s.

So much good dnb this summer! 🥰🥰🥰 Here’s some tunes I’ve been loving:

Submorphics. He’s not only my friend, but I’m also a massive fan. We’ve been friends for about 18 years now and I still listen to his tunes on the regular.

More North Quarter selections. What can I say, their catalogue is just my vibe. 😊 Love this FD EP.

I’ve also been listening to a lot of Tyrone. I’m late to the Tyrone party. Totally wasn’t familiar with him. His tunes just always show up in my Spotify daily mix. I stan. Good stuff. 😍

Now & Forever Kiki

Summer is just speeding on. I saw Lenzman a couple of weeks ago and it was so so dope. I love being able to go out and see dnb again. I had such a good time.

I was listening to Calibre’s remix of Klute’s Now, Always, Forever on the walk home from the bar, and man, that Calibre era had such a chokehold on me. Such a great remix.

My school moved, so I’ve been busy with that. Still kicking it. Still missing my dad. Still slaving over grad school homework. Still listening to a ridiculous amount of dnb. 😊

Hope you all are well.

I really enjoyed this month’s BankBeats. 🥰

Enjoy!

Total Science – Squash (Break Rmx)
Command Stranbe – Krusty Fingers
FD – Double Dribble
Halftone – Camouflage
Lens – Feels Like
nCamargo – Cherished
Pandora – Let Me See
High Contrast – Passon (BOP Rmx)
DuoScience – Dawns
Phaction, Stormae – What you Need
Mountain, Kojo – I’m Free (Hugh Hardie Rmx)
Mino Forms – Late Funk
Shodan – Infused
MELONYX – Energy (Zero T Rmx)
Motiv – Jupiter
FD – Sails
Berth, Hiraeth – Loved and Lost
Duoscience – Lucidity
Random Movement – Get the Funk Otta This Room
Phaction – Revelation Sequence
Bungle – Segment
Bredren – Grim Reaper
Dave Owen, Terraform – Sweet Love
High Contrast – Return of Forever (Camo and Crooked Rmx)
Syncline – The Big Easy
Random Movement – Still Aint Changed (Ben Soundscape Rmx)
Centrik – Beloved (Phaction Rmx)
Halftone – Maneuvers
Bungle- Tunnels
Command Strange, Cnof – Blossom
Dash – Dopamine Drums
In:Most – Domino Effect
NC:17 – Out of Sight
High Contrast – Make It Tonight (VIP)
Dave Owen, Terraform – Nautlilus
Monument Banks – An Evening With
Motiv – Out of Air
Fishy, Viewer – Around the Globe
Viewer – How It Feels
Tatora – PR8LMZ
High Contrast – Expose (AI Rmx)
Rizzle – Run To You
Pyxis, Melinki, Oktae – Your Sunshine
TZ – Native
Viewer – Thank You
TZ, Edlan – Blue Water
Dave Owen, Terraform – CrossRhodes
High Contrast – Music is Everything (Pola & Bryson Rmx)
Audioholic – Bottlerockets
Acen – Trip to the Moon (Danny Byrd Rmx)
hyroglifics – Bay City Ballers
Ivy Lab – 20 Questions
Marcus Intalex – Temperance
Nu:Tone – Beatnik
Satl – Turn Me On (Feat. Command Strange)
Break – Love So True
Hugh Hardie, Silence Groove – City Soul
Machinedrum – Backseat Ho

Summertide Kiki

And just like that it’s June.

I survived my second semester of grad school. This second go is a little more difficult as I’m working in my career, and the last time I was just working in a bar. I am enjoying it though.

Still dealing with issues from beneficiaries and my father’s estate. It’s been a year and a half since he passed. I really will be happy when it’s over and I can just grieve and memorialize him in peace.

Getting some work done and listening to this Askel & Elere mix.

Tracklist

01. Necrotype – Mabel (Silent Dust Remix) [Modern Conveniences]
02. Askel & Elere – Better Time [Soulvent]
03. Majestim – Departure [Glitch Audio]
04. Calibre – Existing [31]
05. Framer & Dava – Closer To You [Transparent Audio]
06. Halogenix – Don’t You Know [Critical]
07. Naibu – Tigresse [Fokuz]
08. Askel & Elere ft. Degs – 42 (Circumference Remix) [Soulvent]
09. Mineral – Aural Destination [Straight Up Breakbeat]
10. Silent Dust – 1959 (Calibre Remix) [none60]
11. Unglued ft. Esther Durin – Way Back When (Halogenix Remix) [Hospital]
12. Seba – Crockett [Secret Operations]
13. Seba – Painted Skies (Eastcolors Remix) [not on label]
14. ID
15. Dedman – Looking Back [Rebel Music]
16. Phaction ft. Stormae – What U Need [Fokuz]
17. Loxy & Resound – Leagues Deep (AM94 Remix) [Absys]
18. Phil Tangent – Querencia [Fokuz]
19. Komatic – Seasons Sleep [Rubik]
20. Askel & Elere x Winslow – Taking Forever [Soulvent]
21. ID
22. Crate Classics & Catching Cairo – Ghost Mode (In:Most Remix) [Soulvent]
23. ID
24. Mitekiss – FromU [Hospital]
25. Degs – Still Messed Up [Hospital]
26. Horde – Airframe [Onyx]
27. Logistics – Murderation [Hospital]
28. Askel & Elere x Unglued ft. PAV4N – Off Angle [Soulvent]

End of Semester Keeks

Greg played at RESPECT yesterday. Great set as always. We were laughing because funnily enough I’ve probably seen him more than I’ve seen most of my friends, due to pandemic isolation of course. He’s been back to California a couple of times, and we saw each other when I was in London too. Always a pleasure.

It was nice to go hear some good dnb. I love the sound in Station 1640. It really makes going to go listen to dnb a delightful experience.

It’s the end of the semester. I’m doing grades, writing final exams, doing my own final assignments for school and still listening to Zero T because I’m so here for this Kilburn vibe. I guess The North Quarter has a show on Rinse FM now? 🥰

Enjoy.

Another One Kiki

And just like that, another year goes by.

Chin Chin to 14 years! This is a blog I try to delete regularly, but it continues to be a much needed gift of catharsis for my poor addled brain.

I went to bed at 8:15 pm on a Friday night. Looks like AARP will have a new member sooner than later. 😂

Now it’s 3:12 am and I’m up and wide awake, doing my homework and listening to tunes.

I already listened to the new Zero T album and now I’ve moved on to a little Artificial Intelligence.

Fingers crossed I fall back asleep easily.

Content Chaos Kiki

My life is def chaotic at the moment. I’m somewhat content though, so it’s not as stressful as it could be.

This semester will be done in a couple of weeks. My program requires that I do a summer semester, but I’ll still get a two week break, which I’m very much looking forward to.

Shows are back in full force! The Xcellerated lineup this weekend tho… 😮

Getting all my work done early so I can go and proper enjoy myself. Totally thought my eyes were deceiving me when I first saw the flyer. I’ve seen Zero T, Artificial Intelligence and Commix before, but not Redeyes. We know how I love my French dnb.

Very excited to just go listen to great music and dance. 🥰

Up early doing aforementioned work and listening to some Zero T. So many bangers. That Groove Theory tune at the end! 🔥🔥🔥

Don’t mind me, just up raving and doing homework at 3:45 am on a Tuesday. 😂