Memory Lane

I have no shame.  I totally walk and dance in the street, all the time.  There are many times that I’m listening to a mix and feel like I just “have to” (dramatic much?) bust a move.  The people of Togane already think I’m weird so I figure I might as well just go full throttle. 😛

I was dancing to Origin Unknown’s “31 seconds” also known as “Long Dark Tunnel” but officially known as “Valley of the Shadows” the other day and was thinking fondly of my first record purchases.

My first foray into buying records I bought 3 tracks.  “Valley of the Shadows” (a used copy that I was shocked and appalled that somebody was getting rid of.  I was late to the party and didn’t start buying records til ’97, so I was convinced I wouldn’t be able to own it, so thank you whoever you are that let it go.)  Roni Size’s “It’s Jazzy,” and Conquering Lion’s “Code Red.”  I matched beats (badly) with those 3 records for ages until I could scrounge up enough money to go back to the record store and buy more.

I decided to have a little nostalgia party with these three tunes the other day.  Good memories.

 

 

Gluttonous Kiki

Training was no joke today.  I ate for 3 hours straight.  They just kept bringing the food out cuz we obviously need to taste the menu and I continuously shoved all of it in my mouth.  I could have just taken bites but I guess I was in greedy girl mode.  The food is really good.  I’m kind of excited about this new place.

Tunes:
B-Complex feat. Diane CharlemagneRolling With The Punches

Lenzman & SwitchIce Cold Soul
I’ve been coveting this track since earlier I heard it on a Random Movement podcast back in May.  I’m glad it’s finally released.

Today’s Oldie:
Roni SizeBrut ForceFull Cycle 1996

Blu Mar TenMed School / Fabric Promo Mix Dec 2010

Tracklist

Blu Mar Ten : Believe Me (Double A remix)
Pro Luxe : Give Me Your Heart
Indivision feat. Miri : Land of the Rising Sun
Wagz : Drone
Terry Artovsky : The Rain
BCee vs. Lingby : Count The Stars
Felix K : Reklas
Data : Formless
Seba : Future Sound
Spirit : Three in One (Need for Mirrors remix)
Malsum : Wysoccan
Sabre : Peril (Stray remix)
Dillinja : The Angels Fell
Seba & Physics : Before I Can Breathe
Seba : Nostalgia
Seba : Heaven Sent
Blu Mar Ten : By The Time My Light Reaches You I’ll Be Gone (Klute remix)
Blu Mar Ten : The Conversationalist (Fink remix)

You Still Here Kiki?

Yes I’m here.  Didja miss me?  Last week was hectic.  I ended up staying home for a full week.  I got a lot of essay stuff done for my masters apps.  I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to write, but know it was cuz I was actually really busy and not just cuz I was being lazy. 🙂

Fall is upon us and it seems like my schedule keeps getting busier and busier.  I’m not complaining.  I am not a person that likes to be idle.

Last week was a good music week.  I saw Martyn in Millenium Park at the Sonar Festival which was awesome.  Falty DL and Marcel Dettmann performed at the Smart Bar after parties.  Mixed at a dnb rave.  Really good times.  Plastician is this week.  As an electronic music enthusiast, I really can’t complain much these days. 🙂

Tunes:
KubiksDo Me Wrong

Today’s Oldie:
Roni SizeAnswer BackFull Cycle 2000

SubmorphicsOctober In Serbia Prom Mix September 2010
It’s been ages since I’ve listened to a mix from my buddy Submorphics.  Downloading as I type.  Heading to the gym in a mo and will def. be working out to this one. 🙂

Tracklist

01. Jay Electronica- Victory is in my clutches (Clart remix)
02. Submorphics-Triple Crown
03. Lenzman & Submorphics- Respiration (Submorphics VIP Remix)
04. Jazz Thieves- Midnight Hour (Submorphics remix)
05. Flaco- Choose Me
06. Random Movement and Mixmaster Doc- To Create a Mood
07. Will Miles- Old Gold
08. Silent Dust- Untitled
09. NotioN and Sam KDC- Binding Line
10. Stunna- Forecast Dub
11. Eveson- Numbers
12. Mutt and Generic feat. Kevin King- The Goods
13. Submorphics- Workitout
14. Alicia Keys- Unthinkable (Lenzman Remix)

Working Girl Kiki… Finally

My weekend was all about work.  I trained at Smallbar.  I think I’m gonna like working there.  It definitely helps that I already know most of the staff there anyways.

I start my 5 week temp assignment today.  This is going to cut into my blogging time dammit. 😉  I’ll still try and post though.

Tunes:
Madmen & PoetsAbove the Rim (Naibu Remix)

Today’s Oldie:
Roni SizePhizicalV Recordings 1994

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Mix for Dnbforum.com April 2010

Tracklist

Tokyo Street Gang – Spellbound (Consequence Remix) – Dirty
ASC – Fade Away Seasons Feat Consequence – Nonplus
Spinline – Jetpack – Tactile Vinyl
Klute – Fools Love – Commercial Suicide
Calibre – Leave – ??
Eveson – Vice Point – Samurai Red Seal
MJ Cole – Sincere (Logistics Remix) – ??
Luca – Saint Bond – Samurai Red Seal
Lenzman Feat Riya – Open Page – Metalheadz
Calibre – Jungle One – Samurai Red Seal
BTK & S.P.Y – Save Me – C.I.A.
Calibre – Thrust – Samurai Red Seal
Teknik & Cern – Wasabi
Ulterior Motive – 5098 – Subtitles
Borderline – Informed – ??
Zero T & Ulterior Motive – Breach – Subtitles
Need For Mirrors – Shuttle Music – ??
Judda & Krakatoa – Solid Shout – Deepkut
Subterra – Guttermouth – ??
ASC – Lost For Words – Non Plus
Calibre – In A Dream – ??
Need For Mirrors – Sick In The Head – Footprints
Nymfo – Engraving – ??
Nymfo – Greetings Starfighter – Samurai Music
S.P.Y. & Total Science – Venus Prime – Subtitles
Calibre – Dream Of U – ??
Tokyo Prose – 2 Thirds – Samurai Red Seal
Rockwell – Full Circle – Shogun
Synkro – Letting Go (dBridge Remix) – Autonomic

Mindless Kiki

I’m bored. 😦

Today’s Oldie:
Roni Size26 Bass Full Cycle Recordings 1999

FrictionShogun Audio Podcast 4

Tracklist

01. Total Science & SPY – Above The Clouds [SHOGUN]
02. Sonic – Piano Anthem [HOSPITAL]
03. SPY – Favela [METALHEADZ]
04. Noisia & Phace – Floating Zero [INVISIBLE]
05. Nu:Tone – Hyper Hyper [HOSPITAL]
06. Noisia – Thursday [VISION]
07. Spectrasoul – ? [SHOGUN]
08. 16bit – Panic [MTA]
09. Rockwell – Full Circle [SHOGUN]
10. Break – Hot Love [?]
11. Alix Perez – Myriads VIP [NTBR]
12. DJ Die – Jelly & Ice Cream [CLEAR SKYZ]
13. DC Breaks – ?

Sze Chuan Kiki

One thing I like about Mike being in town is we always go out for good eats.  Yesterday I had the best Chinese food I’ve ever had.  Lao Sze Chuan in Chinatown is awesome.  So many options.  The menu is huge.  There are things on there that I have never even heard of before.  All the food was non greasy and really flavourful.  I will definitely go there again.

When I was in college I used to be best friends with this Chinese girl and her parents owned a Chinese restaurant in South Dakota where she was from.  I went home with her once and eating at their restaurant was wonderful.  When we ate dinner they made absolutely nothing that was actually on their menu.  There were all these entrees that I’d never seen and they were so full of great seasonings and yummy.  I guess it’s easier to keep the Americanized versions for us and keep the good good ish for themselves. 😉

Leaving tomorrow.  I will try and write while I go on my two week excursion but can’t promise that I’ll actually get to.  I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday!  Safe travels if you are going anywhere and just enjoy spending time with the people you care about.  I plan to. 🙂

Tunes:
Simplification feat. Command StrangeMelody (track is in Simplification player)
Loving the flow of this one.  I love tracks where you can just get lost in the head nod.

Today’s Oldie:
Roni Size & Dj DieAll The Crew Big UpV Recordings 1995
Drums drums drums.  Love it! Great Oldie.

BalistikAssasin Sounds Show DnB Radio 12/19/09

Tracklist

01 – Mefjus – No Choice
02 – Zeal & Litta – See You Next Tuesday
03 – Mefjus, Bowser & Kaiza – Gravitational Lensing
04 – Arsenic – Decapitator (Audio rmx)
05 – Savage Rehab – Antithing
06 – KZSS & The Colaboration – No Peace
07 – Savage Rehab – New Dawn Project (Still Dark Mix)
08 – Incident – Serial Killers
09 – Mr Explicit – Trapped Inside
10 – Kiotek – Beyond Comprehension
11 – Paul Saint Jack – Timeless (Mefjus & Bowser Rmx)
12 – Katharsys – The Chain
13 – Mefjus & Bowser – Cerberus Paws
14 – Audio – Fallout (Rollout VIP)
15 – Break – Is This What You Want VIP
16 – Die & Break – Get Some
17 – Serum & Bladerunner – Snakefist
18 – Capone – Friday
19 – Mr Explicit – Who Do I Trust
20 – Cooh & Dereck – Adrenaline
21 – Dillinja – Hard Noize
22 – Paul SG – Grey Skin (Mefjus & Bowser Rmx)
23 – Prolix feat Maldini – Hall Of Mirrors
24 – Gridlock – Know This Sound
25 – Randall & Andy C – Sound Control (Bladerunner Rmx)
26 – DJ SS – Black (Bladerunner Rmx)
27 – Explicit + Balistik – Exsistance (Explicit VIP)

Turkey Week Kiki

Had a pretty good weekend.  I feel like I got a lot of stuff done and saw a lot of people which always makes me happy.  Going home tomorrow.  I need to get my car looked at so I’m going early.  Good old Madison.  Woot.

Tunes:
NaibuTigresse (track is in Fokuz Recordings player)

Today’s Oldie:
Roni SizeHeroes (Origin Unknown Remix) – Talking Loud 1997

Soundcloud says it’s reached it’s download limit so you can’t take it with you but you can still listen.  Good stuff. 🙂
SKSInfluenza Media Podcast 16

01 – Specific – The Way It Goes (dub)
02 – Submorphics – Tears Of Sorrow (dub)
03 – S.P.Y – Alone (dub)
04 – Linden & Ben-e – Refuge (Diverse products)
05 – S.P.Y – Elite Squad (Vandal records dub)
06 – SKS & Peyo – Martyrs (Diverse products dub)
07 – Enei – The Wizard (Vandal records dub)
08 – Generic,Subtone & Sol-Id – Untitled (dub)
09 – Jubei – Stingray (Creative Source dub)
10 – Mayhem – Injection (SLR)
11 – Generic & SKS – Shades Of Black (dub)
12 – Soul Intent – I Can’t Describe (dub)
13 – Qumulus & Atmospherix – Mo Better Blues (dub)
14 – Atlantic connection – Echo Park_(Bcee remix) (Influenza media dub)
15 – Generic & Mutt feat Kevin King – Forget (dub)
16 – Redeyes & Sinistarr – Solar 9 (dub)
17 – Alix Perez – Fade Away (Shogun Audio)
18 – Redeyes – Untitled (Dub)

Hot Vinyl Mess Kiki

Lately it doesn’t seem that strange that I’m up and at ’em at the crack of dawn cuz I just wake up and get ready to go to  the gym.  Today I have to take Joia to school to help Jessica out so instead I am lying in bed typing this post as Joia watches Sponge Bob.  Hanging out with a kid at 630 in the morning is actually right up my alley cuz I can never seem to find anyone who actually wants to have conversations with me this early in the morning but Joia definitely has a lot to say.  LOL.

I’ve been listening to a lot of mixes lately.  There’s some really good ones floating around.  I’m really digging the Faironne, the new Random Movement Podcast and I’m still listening to the Quantrek.  There’s a bunch of others too but it’s just silly to list them all.

In other news, I’m in vinyl hell.  One way I’ve been combating the unemployment blues is I’ve developed a sort of schedule.  I just make sure I incorporate a bunch of stuff in my day to help time go by faster.  I don’t want to be a lazy loser just lying on the couch watching telly.  It’s not really a time schedule, it’s more of a “at some point during the day do this” schedule.  One of those things is mix for an hour or however long I decide.  This task has become harder and harder as my records are in complete disarray.  My records used to be organised.  I took an extended amount of time many years ago and came up with a pretty awesome system.  Back then I had an abundance of crates and just sorted them out that way.  Then I got this lovely record shelf from one of my friends and I was so excited the day I got it that I just started pulling shit randomly from crates and putting them on the shelf.  Now the shelf just serves as a purpose to “put records away.”  They are in no particular order and it sucks.  I can’t find a bloody thing.  I started organising them yesterday. *sigh*  It is going to take forever.  Boo. 😦

Tunes:
NetskyHold On

Ant TC1 & SurvivalFind (track is in Ant TC1 player)

Today’s Oldie:


FirefoxBuck RogersPhilly Blunt Records 1995
So simple yet wicked.  Old skool Roni Size is just awesome and Buck Rogers was one of my favourite shows as kid.  I am definitely showing my age now!!  Loves it.

Kasra Reprise Agency Podcas 16

Tracklist

Jubei – Alignment – Metalheadz
Spectrasoul – Last Attempt – Dub
Lenzman – More Than It Takes – Critical
Marcus Intalex & St Files – Lose Control – Metalheadz
Alix Perez & Spectrasoul – Forsaken – Shogun
Noisia Feat Joe 7 – Hand Gestures – Vision
Break – The Clamp – Symmetry
Break – Bassface – Shogun
Spectrasoul – Organiser – Critical
Spectrasoul – Wedgehead – Critical
Kasra – Perception – Critical
Survival – Hollow Ground – Critical
C4C – Something Else (Break Rmx) – C4C
Illskillz -Black Rabbit – Critical
Bladerunner – Mercenary – Dub
Break – Crunchy – Critical
FD, Hydro & Keza – Canopy – Critical
Alix Perez & Zero T – Suffer In Silence – Shogun
Stray – Timbre – Critical