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.
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. 😂
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.
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!
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. 😍
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. 🥰
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