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. 😂

Missing Kiki

I’m here. Traipsing here and there and doing homework in between.

As I was typing the title it made me think of that Martyn track. I still love it so much.

Finally got an ID on this track I’ve been obsessed with since January. Love me some Halogenix.

Hope everyone is good. 🥰

😐

I’m all over the place. I genuinely look like the emoji in the title bar.

I have loads to tell you, but no time to do it just this second. This is just a quick post.

I was just listening to some Random Movement and his version of Pennygiles’s Rhodes Adrift came on and got me hyped. Def one of my fave RM tunes. Such a good remix.

Also been listen to that Saikon that came out on Spearhead last year. I can’t get that vocal out of my head. Luuurve the tone to her voice.

Spring Kiki

March just flew by! I’m happy to get a little reprieve these next couple of weeks. I’m on spring break from grad school and my evening school this week and will be on break from teaching at the community college next week. Gonna go hang with my homie Shannon in San Diego for a couple of days and just kick it.

This month has had me a bit all over the place mentally. Loads to sort out with my dad’s estate… still. Grief is such a strange process. I don’t remember thinking about him this much when he was alive. It’s been a year and some change, and even though I have learned to deal with the sadness a little better, I still think about him all day, every day. I wonder what the next stage of the grieving process will bring and when it will arrive. 😔

Anyway, I’m so happy I came across SirReal again. I used to listen to his mixes all the time. He always comes with the great track selection and beautiful blends. My students at the community college have exams today, so I’m just listening to his 2021 year end mix and finishing up writing the test.

Enjoy.

Tracklist

Dogger & Mindstate – Wake You Up feat DRS
Tyrone – Misconceptions
Visages – About You feat Laville (Alix Perez Remix)
Lenzman & Redeyes – Hold Tight Girl
Makoto – Run It Back To Me feat KSR
Pola & Bryson – Wild Rises
Nymfo – Reflections feat Riya
Ivy Lab – Options
Riya, Collette Warren & Visages – Sliding Doors
BCee & Darrison – So Right (LSB Remix)
Monty – I Knew So fear Eva Mango
Calibre – Roga Funk
Disrupta & Duskee – Blue Moon
LIN000 (Satl & FD) – LIN002
Redeyes & DRS – Lost Connections
Tyrone – City Lights
Motiv & Collette Warren – Cloak & Dagger
LSB & DRS – Faded (Calibre Remix)
Alexx A-Game – Braver (Satl Remix)
Sustance & Visages – I’ll Be There
Redeyes & Lenzman – Gotta Change
HLZ – Orbit
Krust – It’s A Lot (Calibre Remix)
Pola & Bryon – Anaesthetist feat Strategy
Calibre – Wetter
FD – Lie To You feat Akemi Fox (GLXY Remix)
Pola & Bryson – Get Serious
Sustance – Virtue
Technimatic – Gravity Rising
Alix Perez – Moving On feat Liam Bailey (Break Remix)

Kiki is Hyped

I’m so sick of starting my entries with “I’m so busy..” or “I’ve got so much homework..” so instead lets talk about how much old skool jungle I’ve consumed over the past week.

That 5 hour Rinse FM/Kool FM tribute was so lovely. I listened to the whole thing. RIP Skibz.

I also just wanted to repost some classics that I could listen to forever. They never fail to get me moving and I get just as geeked as the first time I heard them. I may be swamped with work but I’ve def been raving the whole time I’ve been doing it.

Homework Kiki Redeux

I just did the longest homework assignment. It wasn’t even a paper. It pretended to be a simple assignment under the guise of “review” a blah blah blah, but include a, b, c, etc. It took about 5 hours to do. 😩

Lenzman, Submorpics and Tyrone kept me company for 2 of those 5 hours, so it wasn’t all bad. 🥰

Homework Kiki

Weekends are for homework. There’s so so so so much reading. It’s not like I forgot what graduate school was like from my first master’s. I remember it all too well. LOL. Not sure why I thought round 2 was going to be any different! 😩😩😩

I’ve been enjoying the Drum & Bass Arena podcast lately. I don’t usually listen to it. It’s a great addition to the rotation.