December

So far December has been wonderful.  I’m pretty sure I’m just super excited to go home on Thursday, so I’m unnecessarily geeked about everything.

I somehow managed to talk my 85 year old dad through fixing the internet on his new computer and video chatting with me.  I was so proud of him and it was so awesome to see his face.  Technology is cool yo.  So that was awesome.

Next I went to the Human Elements night on Saturday.  Makoto, Velocity, Tokyo Prose, Akira, Dx, Aya… Everyone was amazing.  I don’t use this phrase, but for real, that gave me life.  LOL.

I listen to drum n bass every day.  Here, I listen to it in my headphones at work or and have little speakers in my apartment.  They have dnb nights in Tokyo and I don’t go because I don’t lead that life anymore where I can just stay out all night and party and roll up to work like it was nothing.

But hallelujah, this night was on a Saturday.  I danced for 5 hours.  The venue was nice and intimate with loads of people dancing and good sound.  I had so much fun.  So much good music.

I felt like it gave me a boost.  My life here is not even anywhere close to the life I lead in the States.   And I’m not really that bothered by that, but the one thing I do miss terribly, is not having regular access to go listen to dnb with other peeps who are as crazy about it as I am.

This is one of my fave Makoto tunes. ❤ (Besides Golden Girl of course. :P)

 

Speechless Kiki

I seem to have found a good time to write my entries.  The only problem is that doing them the second I wake up means that I have no good banter.  LOL.  I’m just groggy as hell and can only focus on what mix is gonna help me get my morning activities done.  🙂

Tunes:
LynxChess Funk

Today’s Oldie:
Dj KrustJazz NoteV Recordings 1994

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Podcast 2

Tracklist

Bliss N Tumble – Lethal But Steady (Optical Remix)
Heavy 1 & Makoto – Water Line – ??
Mad Rabbit feat Mia S – Ground Zero – ??
Panic Girls – Blue Lights (dBridge Remix)
Calibre – ??
Lynx – Chess Funk – Detail
Spirit – Juggernaut – Inneractive
Spirit – 3 In 1 (Need For Mirrors Remix) – Inneractive
Ulterior Motive – Frozen Sky – Reinforced
Tokyo Prose – LPK Sound – Samurai Red Seal
Genotype & Shortcut – Broken Toe – ??
Eastcolours – Acidized – ??
Menace – The Crooked – ??
Future Cut – 20/20 (Future Cut Remix) – TOV
Shortcut – Anaconda – ??
Icicle feat SP:MC – Dreadnaught – Shogun Audio
Jubei & Vicious Circle – Cloak & Dagger – Critical
Marcus Intalex – Wacky Races – Soul:R / 21
Mad Rabbit – Mob Justice – ??
Dub Phizix – Out There – Ingredients
Heavy 1 – Rimless Puzzle – ??
Marcus Intalex – Electric Synthphony – ??
Madrabbit & Shortcut – Radiation – ??
Soul Intent – Fuzz Face – ??
3 Way – Sgt General – Dope Dragon
Anile & Dakosa – Settle The Score – ??
Cern & Teknik – Wasabi – Project 51
Nymfo – Sideways In Time – CIA
Tokyo Prose – Missing Out Missing In – ??

Scarf, Hats, Boots, Coats & Kiki

Today is extra brrr.  I am dressed accordingly.  I don’t play when it comes to keeping warm.

Everyone needs Samurai Music in their lives.  I’m geeked that they started doing a podcast. 🙂
Dj PreshaSamurai Music Podcast #1

Tracklist

01. Calibre – Even If [Signature Dub]
02. Calibre – No Reply [Signature Dub]
03. Need For Mirrors – Scar Tissue [Samurai Red Seal Dub]
04. FD – Stack [Critical Dub]
05. Calibre – Broken [Signature Dub]
06. Need For Mirros – Def Tone [Samurai Red Seal Dub]
07. Lenzman ft Cliff – Lose You (VIP) [CIA DK Dub]
08. Siren & Fierce – Throwlight [Siren Dub]
09. Tokyo Prose – Saving Grace [Samurai Red Seal Dub]
10. Calibre – All You Got [Signature Dub]
11. Enei, Eastcolors & Noel – Cracker [Critical Dub]
12. Break – Too Much [Symmetry Dub]
13. Eastcolors – Hard Rock Cafe [Free]
14. ASC & Vaccine – Machines [Samurai Red Seal Dub]
15. Vicious Circle & Nocturnal — Last Chance Saloon [Commercial Suicide]
16. Break & Spectrasoul – Martyr [Symmetry Dub]
17. ASC – Bleep Test [Samurai Red Seal Dub]
18. Nu:Logic – Relentless [Hospital Dub]
19. Calibre – Gone Away [Signature Dub]

Disoriented Kiki

Everything’s a blur these days.  I thought it was the 17th all day yesterday and then realised I was 3 days behind.  I’m super busy but it’s a good busy.  I had no transition.  I went from not working for a year to working 5 days a week.  I’m very much relishing in my days off and attempting to catch up on sleep.

Tunes:
NymfoGreetings Starfighter (track is in Samurai Music player)

Today’s Oldie:
Shy FXSimple TingsSOUR 1995

NetskyAnnie Mac Mini Mix June 2010

Tracklist

Netsky – Memory Lane
> London Elektricity – Just One Second (Apex remix)
> Netsky – Come Back Home
Nu:tone – Missing Link
> Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Cyantific remix)
> Netsky – Iron heart
Netsky – The magic russian bottle
> Netsky – Escape
S.P.Y. – Sunship
Netsky – Rise & Shine
> Magical Gravity – Best Of Friends
Netsky – Mellow
> Netsky – Lost in this world
> Logistics – The trip
Netsky – I refuse
> Miike Snow – Black & Blue (Netsky remix)
Netsky – Secret agent
> Netsky – Eyes Closed
Netsky – Prisma
> Netsky – Moving with you (VIP mix)
> Lenzman – Open page
> Dj Die & Interface – Bright Lights (Rollers mix)
Brookes Brothers – Last Night
> Netsky – Everyday
> Brooklyn – With All My Heart
Netsky – Starlight
> Culture Shock – Bad Red
> Nu:tone & Logistics – Bleeper
Netsky – Pirate Bay
Million Stylez – Miss Fatty (Drum & Bass remix)
B-Complex – Beautiful Lies (VIP mix)
Nu:tone – Beliefs
Swedish House Maffia – One (Netsky remix)
Netsky – Can’t hold on
> Netsky – Tomorrow’s another dub

Blackhawks Kiki

So the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and I got pretty much no sleep last night.  I live on a busy main street and all I could hear were fireworks and people screaming all night.  Is it normal for people to let off fireworks all the time when something big happens or does that only happen in Chicago??  Anyways congrats to the Blackhawks.

World Cup time is finally here.  Starting tomorrow I will be a fixture at Smallbar Division for pretty much all the games.  If you’re in Chi, come watch a game or two and have a beer. 🙂

Still in the midst of working on grad school application stuff.  Nothing too exciting too report.

Tunes:
BCee – Guilty (track is in player)

Today’s Oldie:
CarlitoMusic Is My LifeDefunked 2004

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Guest Mix for Knowledge Mag
I listened to this already.  Awesome.  Presha never disappoints.

Tracklist

  1. Luca – Short Second – Samurai Red Seal
  2. Luca – Four Dee – Samurai Red Seal
  3. Klute – Will You Still Love Me – Commercial Suicide
  4. Nether – True Believer (Marcus Intalex Remix) – DSM
  5. Eveson – Deeper Green – Samurai Red Seal
  6. Tokyo Prose – Knucklehead – Samurai Red Seal
  7. Calibre – Don’t Want Your Love – Samurai Red Seal
  8. Marcus Intalex – Stark 13
  9. DJ Lee, Total Science, & S.P.Y. – Useless – Atlas
  10. Dose – FWR – Samurai Music
  11. Trei & Dose – The Other Part Of Me (Chris.Su Remix) – Samurai
  12. Trei – Ghostwriter – ??
  13. Luca – Eastern Highway (Tokyo Prose Remix) – Samurai Red Seal
  14. Tokyo Prose – Rose Without Rain – Samurai Red Seal
  15. Spectrasoul & D Bridge – Glimpse – Shogun Audio
  16. Luca – Saint Bond – Samurai Red Seal
  17. Edward Oberon – Museo Dub – Channel 82
  18. Digital – Weatherman – Autonomic
  19. Nymfo – Sidewise In Time
  20. Nymfo – Greetings Starfighter – Samurai Music
  21. Need For Mirrors – Def Tone – Samurai Red Seal
  22. Dose & Menace – Down The Hatch
  23. Vicious Circle & Jubei – Deliberate – Critical
  24. Nymfo & Menace – Drunk Funk
  25. Soul Intent – Point Pleasant – Samurai Music
  26. Need For Mirrors – Scar Tissue – Samurai Red Seal

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

Airport Kiki

Early morning.  Leaving Jersey.  All packed just waiting for everyone else to get their ish together.  Figured I’d squeeze in a quick post.  Good times with the fam.

Tokyo ProseSamurai Music Bassdrive March 2010
Already listened to this.  Loved it.  Really good mix. 🙂

Tracklist

Calibre – Judgement Day feat DRS [Samurai Red Seal]
FD, Hydro & Keza – Canopy [Critical]
ASC & Method One – Deadlock [???]
Tokyo Prose – Rose Without Rain [Samurai Red Seal]
System – The Divers Dream [Warm Communications]
Lenzman – Flamethrower [Soul:r]
Ben E – Shallow [Deepsoulmusic]
Dan Habarnam – Radio Hanoi [Sonorous]
Calibre – Steptoe [Signature]
Insight – Cicada Rock [Commercial Suicide]
NotioN & Nusense – The End of Hope [Broken Audio]
Nymfo – Greetings Starfighter [Samurai Music]
Soul Intent – Be Strong [Samurai Music]
Marky & S.P.Y – Time Moves On [Digital Soundboy]
War – Shapeshifter [Broken Audio]
HLZ – After Dark Feat Fats [???]
FD & Keza – Cougars [CIA]
Lenzman – Fade Away (feat Jo-s) [Soul:r]
Luca – Canal City [???]
Nether – Form Is Emptiness [???]
Spectrasoul – Bygones [Shogun]
Sinistarr – Anorak (Lynx Remix) [Nu Directions]
Marky & S.P.Y – Riff Raff [Digital Soundboy]
Anile – Orthodox [Cylon]
Genotype – A Sign Of Madness [Broken Audio]
Nymfo – 8 Band [Samurai Music]
Nphonix & Enei – MZK [Deepsoulmusic]
FD & Script – White Horse [CIA]
AI & dBridge – 3’s a Crowd [V Recordings]
Calibre – Silence [Signature]
Tokyo Prose – All You Want [Samurai Red Seal]

Boo Snow

So much for nice weather.  It was a tease.  I seriously have the winter blues.  I need sun STAT!

Tunes:
Paul SG feat BladeMiss Patterson

Today’s Oldie:
KluteSurvivalCertificate 18 Records 1995

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Radio Bassdrive February 2010

Tracklist

Eveson – A Broken Soul – ??
Pearson Sound – Higher – Darkestral Excursions
Jubei – The Take – ??
Atom – Everything – ??
Hybris – The Cleaner – Critical
Klute – Def Yewie – Music For Prophet Lp
Nymfo – Invisible Heating – ?
Total Science – Skinz – Shogun Audio
Calibre – Thirst Dub – ??
Switch – Lightworks – ??
Calibre & St Files – Devil Inside – Footprints
Nymfo And Cern – ??
Klute – Strange Dinner – Music For Prophet Lp
Insight – Dread America – Commercial Suicide
S.P.Y. – Legacy – Innerground
Nymfo – Energy Source – Som Music
Klute – Black Pony – Music For Prophet Lp
Outfit – New York City Vip – ?
Escher – Cymbal Runner – ??
Ulterior Motive & Fd – Dol – ??
Klute – Knowing How To Get There – Music For Prophet
Insight – Alien Nation – ??
Skeptical – Cold One – Ingredients
Spinline – Radioactive – Shogun Limited
Bop – Tears Of A Metaphysician (Lynx & Hellrazor Remix) – Med School
Jubei – See Through You – ??
Need For Mirrors – Swallow – ??
Mindscape – Vibrations – Commercial Suicide
Dom & Roland – Aliens – ?

Popstar Kiki

Shit.  Unemployment is finally getting to me.  I need to get out of my house.  Lame.  Even writing about it gets me annoyed so this rant will have to end here.

I can’t stop listening to that Giant – Drumstick VIP track. Such a party wobble track.  ❤   I know I’m late on it but you know I don’t really keep up with dubstep as much as I do dnb.  That Emalkay mix is still on repeat in my car.  Loves it.  Did you know that Enei is part of Giant?  I didn’t.

I’ve been listening to everything.  Dnb, dubstep, pop, rap, whatever switches up the tempo to my boring day.  I’m currently listening to Cheryl Cole as i type this.  Yes I’m aware that i should prolly keep that piece of info to myself but I’ll never deny my love for pop music.  NEVAAAHHH. Mwahahaha.  I still even have my Bros album on vinyl.  Gimme me a break, I grew up in London, I will listen to pop music for the rest of my life.  Girls Aloud what what! 😉

Tunes:
Jubei & Phobia – Cooper’s Dream (track is in both players)

Alix Perez feat. Peven Everett and SpectrasoulForsaken
I’m still listening to the Alix Perez album 1984.  So awesome.  I can’t get this track out of my head.  It’s a Chicago vocalist on the track.  Woot.  Big up Peven.

The Upbeats feat. Kemo – Carousel (track is in both players)

Today’s Oldie:
Wax DoctorKid CappriceMetalheadz 1994

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Bassdrive Show November 09

Tracklist

Joe Syntax – In Lifeforce
Abstract Elements – Abysmal Depth – Exit
Consequence – Long Lies – Exit
Omar Feat Estelle – Lay It Down / Triad Remix (Instrumental) – Phunk Fiction
Atom – Untitled – Prestige Music
Felix K – Recognition – 31 Records
Spinline – Jetpack – ???
Calibre – Thrust – ??
M.I.S.T. – Entropy – Soul:R
D Bridge – 5th Floor – Exit
Calibre – Easy Glide – ??
Calibre – Rose – ??
Sabre – Marvel – Critical
Commix – Justified (Spectrasoul Remix) – Metalheadz
Break – Late Drop – Critical
Break – Crunchy – Critical
Icicle – Cold Fear – Shogun Audio
Nymfo & Cern – Proton Pack – ??
Calibre – Dont Want Your Love – ??
Luca – Canal City – ??
ASC – After Hours – ??
Spinline – Drop Out – ??
Sabre & Ulterior Motive – Barefoot – Critical
Dom & Roland – Odd Job – DRP
System – Voices – Exit
Breakage – Foundation – Digital Soundboy
BTK – Things I Do – Hardware
Sato – Turning Point – Ingredients
d Bridge & Instra:Mental – Detroid – NonPlus+
Icicle – Cause – Shogun Audio
Calibre – In A Dream – ??

Emeril Lagasse + Betty Crocker = Kiki

Unemployment has helped me hone my chef skills.  Not only do I eat yummy dinners on a regular basis but i also bake desserts up the wazoo.  I’m sure I’d make someone a good wife someday.

I made dinner with Jessica yesterday and we both commented on how happy we are that we are not college students anymore.  I’m sure there are college students who eat well and make fancy dinners but I was definitely not one of them.  I remember eating a lot of candy, which is kinda odd cuz I really don’t eat it that much anymore.  When I say a lot I mean a daily visit to the corner shop to by not one but at least 3 different kinds, Twix, Almond Joy, Kit Kat etc and that would suffice as some sort of meal.  I also ate a lot of Pasta Roni and Wendy’s.  I’m not knocking any of those items.  I’m just saying that after spending the time and the money to eat awesome food I am ok with not visiting that chapter of my life again. 😉

Tunes:
Brooklyn – Sidelined (track is in player)

Command Strange – My Baby’s So Sweet (track is in player)

Today’s Oldie:
Cause 4 ConcernLucaCause 4 Concern Limited 2001

Dj PreshaSamurai Music Radio Bassdrive October 2009

Consequence – Lime Green – Exit
Rockwell – Stay Calm – Critical
Scuba – Tense (D Bridge Remix) – ??
Doc Scott – Swarm – Metalheadz
?? – ??
Boom Boom Satellites – Dub Me Crazy (Optical Remix)
Jubei – Carbon – Metalheadz
FD, Keza & Hydro – No Remorse – Critical
FD & Keza – Cougars – CIA Deep Kut
Soul Intent – Point Pleasant – ??
Nymfo – Greetings Starfighter – ??
Jubei feat dBridge – Patience – Metalheadz
Spinline – Irreverse – Dispatch
Nether – Beating Me – 31 Records
S.P.Y. – The Boy Who Cried Wolf – 31 Records
??? -???
Dillinja – Warrior Jazz – Metalheadz
Ed Rush – Sabotage – Metalheadz
Consequence – A Man & A Woman – Exit
Soul Intent – Synthetic – ??
FD, Keza & Hydro – Canopy – Critical
Calibre – Rooftops – ??
Jubei & S.P.Y. – Project 1 – Metalheadz
Zero T & Mosus – Videodrome – ?
Rockwell & Zero T – Bone Structure – Critical
Consequence feat dBridge – Life Is Timing – Exit
Redeyes – Oh Please – ??
Cern & Dabs – Insight – ??
MJ Cole – Sincere (MIST Remix) – Talkin Loud