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.

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. 🥰

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. 😂

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)