Someone upstairs must know that I’ve got loads of drafts and rewrites in my future, cuz the barrage of nonstop mixes is the only thing keep me afloat. I can zone out and write as long as I have dnb to keep me company.
I still have my list of tracks I’m digging to share. No time to write a long post tho.
Hi hi hi hi hi! I’ve been trying to update for a month. I hate it when people make being busy their personality trait, but for realz I’ve been swamped!
This is my last semester of this second masters. I’ll be done in May. Even though it’s been running me ragged, I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve learned so much and the program really has been wonderful. Great instructors and excellent guidance throughout. I’m working on my thesis and final instructional product. I complain about this often, but I really would love an extra 3 hours in the day. It would make my life so much easier!
A lot happening with my dad’s estate… still. That’s all I’ll say for now. There are so many good tunes to discuss, I don’t want to make this post too depressing.💕
The best news to report – I’m going to Tulum for the Locus event!! I can’t remember if I posted about it before or not.
A little backstory. I’ve been trying to go to Sun and Bass forever, and I do mean forever. I met Stefano back in like 2006 or so when he was in Illinois for a work training. He was stuck out in the middle of nowhere, so A-Sides hit me up and was like – Yo rescue him! LOL. Me and Stunna showed him a good time over that weekend and he was like “Come to this event I do in Sardinia!” and I was like “I’m coming!!!” — I never went. 😂
Stunna went though, and like everyone who goes, talked about how amazing it is and how I have to go. I’ve enviously streamed the mixes and scrolled through everyone’s pics every year. As much of a dnb fan as I am, I just can’t drop that much money on a dnb holiday. From this side of the pond, it’s pretty pricey and I travel enough to know how the dollars start racking up. With flight, accommodations and spending money, it’s just never been feasible for me.
The idea of enjoying my fave music in a beautiful location and having a proper hols at the same time gets more and more enticing as I age. I loved deejaying when I did it, but it honestly was never a huge aspiration of mine. I fell into it, enjoyed it while I did it and kept it moving. Through and through, I’ve always just been a massive fan of the music and just want to listen, dance and feel the bass in my chest.
Anyway, last year Submorphics told me about some event they were doing in Tulum. He was playing. It sounded like fun, but was too short notice for me to sort myself out. I’ve been to Tulum before and really loved it. So I promised myself, if they did it again the next year, I would most def go.
I made this plan for myself. It wasn’t a secret or anything, I just didn’t advertise it since I didn’t care if anyone I knew was going or not. It’s a graduation present from me to me. Then everything started to unfold serendipitously. My friend Alley Cat is playing. My old dnb homies from Chicago, Dan and Lisa, are going. A bunch of other people I know are going too. I’m excited!
It’s going to be an enjoyable event. I am so burnt out from work and school. The break can’t come soon enough!
This post is entirely too long. I’ll write a couple more.
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.
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.
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
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? 🥰