Bright and Early Kiki

I’m living a very disciplined life these days. I’m a procrastinator so this is soooo not my wheelhouse. LOL. I’m diggin’ it though. It makes me feel organized. I just have a lot to get done, so I actually can’t afford to procrastinate.

Don’t know how I missed this Alix Perez mix. It says it’s 2 months old. Stellar as usual. 😍

Onward & Upward Kiki

I know it’s annoying when people always talk about how busy there are, so I won’t whinge about it.

I’m just trying to get myself sorted to head to London for 6 weeks. I need to go sort out our house and tie up some loose ends with my father’s estate.

The homie Submorphics will be playing in London while I’m there, so I’m definitely excited to have a mini Chicago Reunion with him and Kathy. âĪ

Currently listening to his end of summer mix.

Desert Wedding Kiki

I went to not one, but two desert weddings! One in Taos and one in Joshua Tree. Did some sightseeing, drank some tiki drinks and lost money at the casino. Not a lot though because I’m aware of what rubbish luck I have and only allotted myself a very small amount of money. 😂

Both weddings were lovely and I’m so happy for my friends. I had to do a shit ton of work just to be able to go, but it was worth it. I’m back and spending the day winding down in preparation to go back to work.

Listening to a little Lenzman.

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That emoji is my current mental state. I’m not sad, I’m just trying to make it through the day. I think since I booked my ticket and know that I’ll be headed to London soon, anxiety wants to kick it with me all damn day and I’m like “Okay, I guess you can come.”

Anyway, I’m listening to a Bank mix and lesson planning and he played this amazing oldie.

I haven’t listened to this track in ages. Such a lovely tune. Hope you enjoy hearing it as much as I did.

SKG, Vektah – Humdrum
Zero T, Need For Mirrors – Liar Liar
Satl – Never Far
Krust – It’s A Lot (Calibre Rmx)
GEST – Shame
Dustkey – Over the Moon
Dunk – Electric Lady
Ink, Loxy – Skitzaphonic
Sustance, Visages – I’ll Be There
Lupo – Retrograde
Black Barrel – I Love You
GEST – Deja Vu
Artsea – Finding Solace
Black Barrel – Bad Trip
Conrad Subs – Tape Packs and Speaker Stacks
Benny Page, Skibadee – Ride
Finnadrift – Vibin At The Track
Dylan, Ink – Need You (Calibre Rmx)
Kojo, Pola & Bryson – Closer to Home
Low:r – Love Hearts
Makoto, Ruth Royall – New Love
Satl – Give Up
Zero T, Aaliyah Espirit – Something Got Me
Joliliffe – Between The Spaces
Operate, Duskee, Degs – Diamonds
Satl – Takeshi
Synkro – Gagaku (Frederic Robinson Rmx)
Echo Brown – Block Work (VIP)
Mystific – Morally Alive
Mystic, Confusious – Like This
Artsea – Path to Never
Tokyo Prose, Satl – Hazards
Drs, Satl – Beautiful Struggle
Fixate – Hold That Thought
Influx Datum – Dayz of Glory
Dub FX – Run (Random Movement Rmx)
dBridge – Inner Disbelief
Commix – Trojan
Bungle – Northern Dub
Break – Time After Time
Bachelors of Science – The Ice Dance (Lenzman Rmx)
Air.K, Cephei – Desire (Break Rmx)
Goldie – Truth (Zero T Rmx)
Mutt – The Motions
SpectraSoul – Silence (Feat. LSB)
Rowpieces – Sweetish
Phase 2 – Kiana
Monika – Freedom
Legion & Logam – When Stars Fall
Kredit – Coincidence
Krakota, Urbandawn – Laguna
Kasper – Scorsese
Halogenix – Shank
FD – Top 2 Bottom
Dustkey, Petroll – Blow Fire
dRamatic, Command Strange – Try To Understand (L-Side Rmx)
Carl Matthes, Tyler Straub – Avani

Kiki Homework

So now not only do I need soundtracks to lesson plan to, I also need them to do my homework.

Currently listening to Calibre Shelflife Six. I didn’t give this a proper listen when it came out last year. Gonna zone out and write this paper.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Alley Cat & Kiki

I met Alley Cat about 12 years ago or so. I had heard of her in her SF days and always thought she was such a bad ass. She came to dj in Chicago when I lived there and we became homies. She’s an awesome multi-hyphenate helping to do amazing things for women in music, and you can read all about her here.

I’m glad she posted the SoundCloud link to this mix cuz she did recently so I can share it with you.

Enjoy.

Discombobulated Kiki

You know when you have too much stuff going on so you just kind of mentally check out and hope it all goes ok… No? Just me? 😂

I’ve got a lot of stuff going on and I’m definitely all over the place. The only thing keeping me on track is that I’m one of those annoying “put everything in my calendar” people. Shout out to my Google Calendar for letting me know where to be and what to do.

I had been putting a lot of stuff on hold because I wasn’t able to physically do anything due to COVID restrictions. Now the restrictions that had been stopping me have been lifted and shit’s got to get done, which makes me sad, breaks my heart all over again and causes me great anxiety.

I know everything will be sorted. I’ve got a great family and friends around me who are helping me. In the meantime though, I’ll just keep trudging along and hope I don’t let too much shit slip through the cracks.

Currently up way too early and listening to Pola & Bryson.

Gritty Kiki

I was listening to some mix the other day and there was a dnb track on it that wasn’t a liquid tune, and I had no idea what sub category it would come under, so I couldn’t even attempt to look for it and there was no tracklist. I love the idea of not classifying anything and having it come under a huge umbrella, but at the same time it makes it more difficult to find what you like. Is there a category called “extremely gritty and growly with a melancholy melody? Is that still considered liquid? 😂

When I started listening to jungle/dnb I was all about the harder the better. I used to call the category I liked “Angry White Boy DNB”. I remember playing the Minnesota State Fair at like 10am and just blasting the noisiest, loudest dnb and having parents walk by with their kids and be like WTF. Don’t worry by the afternoon the intended crowd was there. I was booked to play a 4 hour set for 3 days. The first 2 hours were rough because no ravers were trying to show up to the state fair at 10am, but they were there in the afternoon and it was fun.

Anyways, Dillinja’s Hard Noize showed up on my Spotify daily mix and I love it so much. I’ve brought it up on my blog many a time because it brings me so much joy. I think the original is the best. Haven’t really been much of a fan of any of the remixes. What a great tune.

There’s this Monty tune that he played on that mix with him and Redeyes that I’m hoping comes out soon. In the meantime, you know me, forever listening to old dnb tunes that came out ages ago with a sprinkle of newer stuff when I try to hang with the cool kids.

This post is just verbal vomit and mad disjointed because I’m avoiding lesson planning and thinking random dnb thoughts.

Currently listening to some In:Most and Ruth Royal and pretending I’m on a tropical island, instead of at my desk making a handout.