Rubbish Weather

I’m so over this crap weather.  Come on sun!  Fortunately, this fab installment of the Human Elements Podcast, is keeping me in good spirits. 😍

Tracklist
1. SATL & Malaky – Lovin’ U
2. Random Movement – Life Is Permanent
3. Nothing Matters (DJ Marky Remix)
4. A Sides & Makoto – Hurt My Soul
5. Addiction & Villem – Makes Me Feel Fine
6. A Sides – This Is Your Time (Break Remix)
7. TI – Shot Down
8. Madcap – Rain
9. Serum – Skeleton Key
10. Dave Owen – Hydro Soul
11. Bungle – Cocooned
12. Hugh Hardie – Reflection
13. Danny Wheeler x Paul SG – Start A Fire
14. Dorian – Breeze
15. S.P.Y – Alone In The Dark
16. Hugh Hardie – Emerald City feat. Pola Bryson

Um… How Is It June 18???

I’ve been meaning to update for a minute and time seems to just keep running laps around me.

Going home to America soon.  Super excited to see my family and friends and go to Mollie and Sam’s wedding.

I’ll write a better post later.  I’m in the midst of making review sheets and writing tests for the end of the first term.

When I get that done I’ll be ready to blab endlessly like I usually do.

Test writing soundtrack = A Sides & Makoto

DnB in Tokyo

I don’t feel like an old lady and I also don’t have issues with aging but it is quite interesting to think about my greatest dnb memories and realise that some of them happened like 20 odd years ago.

I do entertain the idea of venturing to Tokyo to go and bob my head to some of the dnb nights there, but as I was saying to my buddy Submorphics yesterday, I kinda have just reached the point where I would like to do that with just my friends.  I really don’t have the desire anymore to make new friends and go rave with them. I want to rave with the ones I already have.  Does that make me a horrible person?  LOL.

I’m sitting here grading really bad grammar and listening to a dope Eastside Sessions.  Japanese students aren’t really taught to express their feelings that much during classes, especially in their writing.  A lot of their curriculum caters to the tests they will need to take to get into university.  Kate and I try to incorporate this in our lessons a lot.  We have seen amazing results and I get so excited about it, but the beginning stages of laying the groundwork are brutal.

Bad grammar is funny for like the first hour and then afterwards you just want to throw the papers across the room.  I do know that it’s worth it though.  I’ve seen the results.  Our seniors wrote these amazing heartfelt essays about how they felt about embarking on the next chapter of their lives and I was so proud.  We asked them not to use their electronic dictionaries, and if you teach Japanese students, you know what a big deal this is.  Nobody did.  It was lovely.  I definitely got all emo as I was reading them.

So back to my current situation.  We had the first years write a 10 entry winter journal over winter break.  It’s one of the first assignments on this journey to free-writing and it’s ridden with horrible sentences filled with dictionary words that I know the kids don’t understand.  I’m spending most of my time trying to decipher what the hell they are talking about and it’s doing my head in.

Fortunately this Eastside Sessions is helping keep me sane.  I wish I knew that A-Sides was in Tokyo cuz that’s a friend I definitely would risk being tired the next day while teaching class and trek out to see.  🙂 I’m sure it was a good night too!  I didn’t make a big announcement when I moved to Japan so a lot of people think I’m still in Chicago.  Oh well, I told him he def has to let me know next time!  In the mean time I hope you enjoy this 2 hour sesh as much as I did.


 

Kiki Raises The White Flag

I admit defeat.  Graduate school is officially the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.  I still am enjoying what I’m learning but dang, there’s so much work and it really is becoming a bit overwhelming.  Don’t worry I’m not gonna get all emo.  I’m hanging in there.  I can’t wait til this semester is over though.

Some good dnb shows come up in the Chi so that’s at least something to look forward to.

Always good to see A Sides.  He never disappoints. ❤

The following week Calculon will be back throwing down at Smart Bar.  Love Calculon too.  Will be an awesome distraction to hang out with the dnb homies and listen to some good tunes as finals approach.  If you are in town make sure to come hang out.  You know there are good times to be had!

Tunes:
BreakTryin
Been loving this one for a minute.  Nice vocal.

Command Strange & Intelligent MannersMore Than You Know

T.E.E.D. GardenCalibre Remix
I know sometimes I get a bit Calibre happy on the tunes but this one is so pretty I had to post it.

Today’s Oldie:
MatrixCan’t StopMetro Recordings 2002
Old dnb rocks my world.  Love this tune.

Sevin – 1xtra Guest Mix
I just recently started hearing Sevin tracks.  I’m officially a fan.  Loved this mini guest mix on 1xtra.  You’ve prolly already heard it but I’m posting it anyways. 🙂

Tracklist

01 // Penny Giles — Au Revoir Blackbird! [Good looking]
02 // Imagery — Flying Trapeze [dub]
03 // Sevin — Tonight [Rubik]
04 // Mr Joseph — Wondeful Feelin [Liquid V]
05 // Random Movement — Heard it in my head [Rubik]
06 // Flaco — Northstar [Rubik]
07 // Jaybee — Dry Air [Instinct Audio]
08 // Sevin — Really old computer [Soul Deep]
09 // Penny Giles — Momentary Switch [Dub]
10 // Sevin — Lost in translation [Stepping forward]
11 // Sevin — No Wonder [Prestige]
12 // Sevin — Monday Blues [Soul Deep]
13 // Fugees — Fu-gee-la (DnB Bootleg)

Aged Kiki

Yep, it’s my bday.  Another year older.  Wiser?  Maybe. 😉  School is school, work is work.  Same ‘ol, same ‘ol.  I am getting used to my ridiculous routine of work, study, work, study though so I don’t really have much to complain about.  I’m gonna hang with my buddies tonight and enjoy the bday.  Hopefully I get a chance to write again soon.
xoxo

Tunes:
Komatic – Rectified

Submatic – Love Your Time

Pro LuxeMy Hands Are Wings Again

Loz ContrerasSienta

A SidesDOA Mix October 2011
3 hour mix from A Sides??  Yes please.  You have to go to the page to download the mix.  Read the interview and then scroll to the bottom for the link.  🙂

Tracklist

1. Kemistry – Goldie
2. Renegade Snares (Foul Play Remix) – Omni Trio
3. Black – Bangin Tunes 3
4. Terrorist – Ray Keith
5. Must Feel – Cool Hand Flex
6. Flammable (Cloud 9 Remix) – Johnny Jungle
7. Being With You – Foul Play
8. It’s A Jazz Thing (Ladies Mix) – Roni SIze & DJ Die
9. Music Box – Roni SIze & DJ Die
10. Dub Plate – Ray Keith
11. Return To Atlantis – LTJ Bukem
12. Breakin Free – Slipmatt
13. Warp Drive – DJ Crystl
14. Space Funk – Digital
15. Watch Out – D’Cruze
16. Dark Stranger (Origin Unknown Remix) – Boogie Times Tribe
17. Dubplate (Original) – What’s My Code
18. Hit Man – Marvelous Cain
19. Set Speed – DJ Krust
20. Remember The Roller – Dr S Gachet
21. Champion Sound – Q Project
22. Presha III – Studio Pressure
23. Babylon – Undercover Agent
24. Your Sound – J Majik
25. Jump MK II – Studio Pressure
26. Drone – Dom & Roland
27. Soul In Motion – DJ Krust
28. Metropolis – Adam F
29. Just A Vision – Marcus Intalex
30. Human Nature – Makoto & Specialist
31. Back 4 More – Influx Datum
32. Make It Tonight – Hi Contrast
33. Plastic Soul – Shy FX
34. Deep – Nu Tone
35. Piper – Johny L
36. Side Winder – Photek
37. Together – Logistics
38. Space Invaderz (J Majik Remix) – Hatiras
39. Mistical Dub – M.I.S.T
40. Bring It On – Keaton & Hive
41. Friday – Dillinja
42. Bloodshed – S.P.Y
43. Cutslo (Explicit Remix) – Ed Rush & Optical
44. Forms – C.A.B.L.E
45. Waterboard – Optiv
46. Garbage Man – Calibre
47. Some Things Never Change – Dj Lynx
48. Miryad – Fierce & Survival
49. Did You Forget – TC
50. Dreams Of Life & Death – dRamatic & dbAudio
51. Circles (dRamatic & dbAudio Remix) – Adam F
52. Return To The Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y Remix) – LTJ Bukem
53. One DJ – A Sides
54. One DJ VIP – A Sides
55. Jelly & Ice Cream – DJ Die
56. Borderline – Fierce & S.P.Y
57. Real Badman – Evil Quest
58. Banther Herd – Drum Cypha
59. Rodigan – Mr Joseph
60. Patience VIP – Jubei
61. Innocent – Serum
62. Why They Wanna Keep Us Down – Serum & David Boomah
63. Touch Me – Cyantific
64. Special Dedication (Sigma Remix) – Top Cat
65. Waste Gash – Mutated Forms
66. Insecticide – Gridlok
67. Feedback – Fierce & Vicious Circle
68. Shake Down – Dub Phizix
69. Leviathan – NRanges & Uberman
70. Ugly Ducking – Calibre
71. Ultranova – Marky & S.P.Y
72. Clipper Man – Calibre
73. Temperature’s Rising (FT MC Fats) – A Sides
74. Monster – Original SIn
75. Tap Ho – TC
76. Levels – Crystal Clear & Stapleton
77. Touching Cloth – Twisted Individual
78. Fortress (VIP Mix) – DBR
79. The Editor – Dub Phizix
80. Fury – Fierce & S.P.Y
81. Skylark – Vicious Circle & Nocturnal
82. Being With You (Digital Hunters & Insight Remix) – Foul Play
83. Epic – Mikal
84. I’ll Be Gone (Ft David Boomah) – Acuna

Winter Carnival Kiki

It’s snowing out but it’s actually kind of pretty.  It obviously won’t be pretty tomorrow when it’s all slushy and dirty but in the meantime I’ll just pretend I’m at a winter carnival.  🙂

Tunes:
Makoto & A SidesHot Rock (track is in Makoto player)
Been loving this one for a hot minute.  Dope tune.

Eveson – Marley (track is in player)
Nice happy track.  ❤

Today’s Oldie:
Total ScienceSquashAdvanced Recordings 2005
Always awesome.  This track never stops being good.

Big BudSoundtrax 4 Life Bassdriven 01/28/10

Tracklist

01. Electrosoul System – To My Galaxy (Makoto Remix) [KOSMOS]
02. Blade, dRamatic & dbAudio – ?
03. dRamatic & dbAudio – Subtle Shaking [GOOD LOOKING]
04. Eveson – Found a Groove [LIQUID V]
05. Big Bud – Ladies and Blues [SOUNdTRAX]
06. Edward Oberon – Paradise [CREATIVE SOURCE]
07. Atlantic Connection – Bad a Man [WESTBAY]
08. Utah Jazz – Money’s One Thing [GOOD LOOKING]
09. Greg Packer – Stay [N/A]
10. Bachelors of Science – Ice Dance (Lenzman Remix) [HORIZONS]
11. ?
12. Redeyes – Brothers [FUTURE RETRO]
13. Mutt feat. Kevin King – Thinking [SOUNdTRAX]
14. Sobersoul – To Love [SYNC:SAPHIR]

Brown Leaves Kiki

Wait… there’s no brown leaves on my street.  LOL.  Fall is here.  I kinda miss having a back garden sometimes.  It’s nice to witness that part of the change of the seasons.  I definitely don’t miss having to rake them up though.

This weekend was definitely the rowdiest I’ve gotten in a while… and when I say rowdy I don’t mean I got wasted and out of control cuz i don’t do that anymore.  I just stayed out real late and danced.  Geez, I’m obviously a geriatric when staying out late and dancing equals rowdiness.  😉  The Skream show was really fun.  Murderbot’s set was ridiculously awesome.  I really enjoyed it.

Klute is this week.  I always look forward to a Klute set.  He is just a really good dj.  Can’t ask for more than that.

Tunes:
A Sides – Butterflies MJ Tribute (track is in player)
This track is lovely.  So pretty.  Perfect tribute track.  Nice one A Sides!

Today’s Oldie:
DkaySerenadeBrigand Music 2005
Not that old, but still a dope tune.

Zero T is another person where I just like listening to his mixes.  Haven’t listened to this one yet but I’m sure it won’t disappoint.  I’m downloading it now. 🙂
Zero TFabric Live Promo Mix

Tracklist

01. Zero T – Cheap Intro (CIA)
02. Rasheed – Charade [Grooverider Remix] (White)
03. Alix Perez v Zero T – The Ladders (White)
04. Calibre + ST:Files – Devil Inside (White)
05. Ulterior Motive – Glued (White)
06. Spectrasoul – Guardian (Metalheadz Dub)
07. All Thieves – Stars [Zero T Remix] (White)
08. Rockwell v Zero T – Bone Structure (White)
09. Slam – Positive Education [Zero T Remix] (White)
10. Alix Perez – Myriads (Shogun Dub)
11. Halogenix – 5 By-Dub (White)
12. Shanie – What Way To Turn [Dillinja Remix] (Cyba)
13. Zero T + Bailey – Wasp Factory (White)
14. Spectrasoul – Mimic (Subtitles Dub)
15. Raiden + Khanage – King Stays King (Offkey Dub)
16. Optical – Slip Thru (Virus)
17. Derrick May – Strings Of Life [Remix] (White)
18. Dwele – I Think I Love You [Remix] (White)
19. Goldie – True Strings (Metalheadz)
20. Floating Points – K+G Beat (White)
21. Sabre + Alix Perez – Have It Your Way (Critica Dub)
22. Unit Souled – Missing Time ‘jam session’ (White)

Chicago Kiki

I’m back in Chi.  I had a pretty awesome time at home in Madison.  My niece is out of control cute.  Went to the African Festival with the fam and also hung out with some old high school buddies.  I’m 32 now but it’s definitely funny to hang out with people that have known you since you were 13 that you don’t see all the time.  You tend to resort back to high school days.  Good times.

Summer is coming to an end.  My goal is to have a job by October.  If it happens sooner, awesome.  I have never applied for so many jobs in my life.  Come on people.  I’m cool.  Hire me. 😉

Tunes:
LogisticsPlatinum
I guess Logistics has a new LP coming out.  I listened to the tracks. (If you click on the Platinum link it goes to the Chemical Records deck where you can hear the other tracks that are getting released on the vinyl version)  *shrugs* They’re ok.  I do like this one though.  I like Murderation as well.

Today’s Oldie:
LogisticsMillionaireInnerground Records 2004
Might as well do a Logistics oldie too. 🙂

A SidesMixcloud Session August 2009

Tracklist

01. Winter Sun – Break
02. Forgetter Nights – Explicit
03. Conversations – Mutt Ft Kevin King
04. Chain Reaction – Die & Photek
05. Killing Time (Break Remix) – Noah D Ft Einstein
06. Go For Yours – Serum
07. The Clamp – Break
08. Eden Prime – Drum Cypha
09. Snake Fist VIP – Serum & Bladerunner
10. Mercenary Dub – Bladerunner
11. Insignia – SpectraSoul
12. Sequential Circuit – D.Kay & Rawfull
13. Warriors – Serum & Bladerunner
14. The Execution (Serum Remix) – Spinback & Gwange
15. Broken (Sigma Remix) – Mclean
16. Hi Top (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) – Sigma
17. Trident – Sato, Jubei & Treez
18. Nosher (Marky & S.P.Y Remix) – Total Science
19. Sorority Sleepover – Twisted Individual
20. Steady – Gridlok
21. Scrap Yard Dog – Heist
22. Cream Soda – Dan Miracle
23. High & Low – Lenzman & Redeyes
24. Evelyne (Worriesome) – Mutt
25. 3 Times Dope – Sappo
26. Remote Da Force – Digital & Lutin
27. Gutter Life – Serum
28. Slum Dub – S.P.Y
29. Down the Line (Break Remix) – Alix Perez & Fats

Slumdog Kiki

I watched Slumdog Millionaire last night.  If you’re looking for something to watch definitely see this.  I am a big fan of that British show Skins and Anwar was one of my favourite characters so it was nice to see Dev Patel in this movie.  The little boy that played the younger version of Dev’s character was absolutely adorable.  Awesome movie.

More snow.  Boo.  I told you I bought a shovel for my car so I guess I am more or less prepared to dig my car out at all times, doesn’t mean I’m happy about it though.  😉

Tunes:
A Sides feat. DeeizmJust Be (track is in the A Sides player)

Simplification – Love Forever (track is in player)

Today’s Oldie:
Shimon & Andy CBody RockRam Records 2001
I remember everyone had mixed feelings about this track.  I liked it.  I kinda liked it more stand alone than in the mix though.

ImplexDrum n Bass RU Podcast 13

Tracklist

01. Polar – Mind of a Killer
02. Seba and Lenk feat Robert Manos – 16 Stories
03. MACC and 0=0 – Bridge Over Broken Water
04. Nucleus and Paradox – Soul Message
05. Hi-Lar – Back On Trip (LXC Rmx)
06. Amit – Dirt Box
07. Dissident and Cyberworm – Freud’s imaginary friend
08. Martsman – Trueschool Drumkit Wonder
09. ASC and Mav – Retract
10. Graphic feat Beans – I Am Metal
11. Instra Mental – Hunter
12. Abstract Elements – Throb
13. Polar – End of the Story
14. Teebee – Stolen Documents (Polar Remix)
15. Polar – Another Time
16. Pieter K – Numina
17. Commix – Underwater Scene
18. Bop – Phantasmagoria
19. Dissident and Bop – Somnambula

Bizzy Bee

Remember Bizzy B? Remember Joker? I do have one Joker record that I actually refuse to part with. Something about Money Hoes and Clothes. LOL. I don’t remember the exact title but I know that the sleeve is grey.

This post will have to be short and sweet.  I’m super busy. My boss isn’t going to be here tomorrow and he says if I get all the work he left me done, I can leave early tomorrow, which would be dope.  Right now the amount of work I have to do will not be allowing any leaving early to be happening, so I’m trudging away.

Tunes:

Decem – Tearing You (track is in the player)

Today’s Oldie: A-Sides feat. MC FatsWhat You Don’t KnowEastside Records 2003 I like this record a lot. I’m gonna have to dig it out again.

Listened to this at work already. It’s from earlier this month. Good listen.

Soundtrax4Life – Big Bud – Bassdrive – Special Guest Electrosoul System

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