Hols Kiki 🦃

Yikes! Everything is coming up so quickly!

Finally got a much needed reprieve from all the grad school work. Going to my bro’s in New Jersey for Thanksgiving.

Looking forward to just stuffing my face and spending time with the fam.

Have a great Thanksgiving! 🍗🍗🍗

This Artificial Intelligence mix is so good.

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Thesis & Kiki

Dang! This semester is kicking my behind.

I’m hanging in there…. barely. Very much looking forward to Thanksgiving so I can have a break.

Received some bad news about my father’s estate. Can’t believe we’re coming up on 2 years and this person is still causing all this trouble. I can’t even imagine what it will be like when I get to grieve my dad properly.

I am happy I am going to Sierra Leone for Christmas. I know we say our loved ones are always with us, and I do believe he is, to some extent. I just feel like his energy will be stronger in his resting place. That’s his home. I have a hard time with him not being buried in a place I can go visit regularly.

It’s crazy that there’s only 6 more until the end of the year. 😐

Lenzman and Submorphics played this Calibre on the most recent Echobox Radio show and I forgot how much I love this tune. Gonna have to put it in rotation for a bit. 🥰

Currently listening to some Redeyes and reading research articles.

Toodles for now.

A Wrinkle in Time Kiki

I’m up early. I’m going to SD this weekend for my friend Shannon’s wedding. She is genuinely one of my favourite people ever and I’m happy to get a much needed break to go celebrate with her. But, I’ve got heaps to do, so I can actually enjoy my weekend.

I was writing a lesson plan and the Alix Perez remix of “About You” came on, and I immediately was vibin’. I forgot how good that track is! I got that nose wrinkle going as that bassline kicked in. 🥰

The other day at work they were doing some marketing videos for our socials and they were interviewing all the teachers and asked the question, “What is something your students would probably find surprising about you?” I said without a doubt that I regularly rave to drum and bass at 6am. 😂

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It’s my birthday today. 46.

I didn’t have to work today, so that’s nice.

It’s the small things that make me feel sad. I always looked forward to my dad’s bday calls. He was always so excited for me. 💟

These in-between birthdays aren’t that eventful. When I hit 50, then I’ll woop it up.

I’m going out for a nice meal with two of my friends tonight. Good company and a piece of cake is enough for me these days. 🥰

Currently listening to some En:vy and Particle.

Welp Kiki

It only took 4 semesters, but I’m finally overwhelmed. Same old story — too much to do; not enough time. It probably has to do with the fact that I had to start writing my thesis this semester. 😭

Anyway, Doing homework and listening to some tunes.

Laborious Kiki

Spending my Labor Day Weekend doing homework, what else is new? 🙃

I’m listening to Atlantic Connection. I’ve always been a huge Atlantic Connection fan. I don’t know if he was gone for a bit or I just wasn’t aware of tunes he’s been doing over the last couple of years… the latter is more likely. We know I am late as shit about finding out about new dnb tunes. 😂 Regardless, I’m always happy to listen to his stuff.

Two of my AC faves.

This tune always reminds me of my friend Judy. My Chicago dnb days were A1. 🤩
This is the EP that came out in April that I’m listening to.

Hope everyone is enjoying their 3 day weekend. 🥰

Momiji Kiki

I’m not too bothered by there being no seasons in SoCal. I am so grateful that I don’t deal with snow anymore that I’m ok with that trade. I do love fall though. It would be nice if I could just go on a “Momijigari” like they do in Japan. Momijigari is going on an autumnal jaunt to see the fall leaves.

Doing homework. Listening to some Smote. I used to be OBSESSED with this one tune of his on Innerground from back in the day. More than happy to jump back on the Smote train. 😊

I also listened to this mix while I was at the gym this morning. Not only do I love Zero T’s tunes, but I also really love him as a dj. His sets are just so good. 🥰

He plays Break’s Squash remix towards the end. That remix really is amazing. Still got it on repeat!

Fall into Kiki

Boo. Summer is over. Fall semester starts tomorrow. Not having a proper summer holiday made these past 3 months just speed by!

Fall is my favourite season. I didn’t get a summer holiday, but I do have 2 weddings coming up. I will be travelling for them and they are the weddings of 2 of my favourite people, so that should be fun.

Listening to this Disrupta mix from a couple of months ago and trying to get myself organized for the new semester.

Toodles.

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