honesty - “or once there was this dj who had it all figured (or so he thought)…”
last november, a regular at my lounge sessions asked if i would work a choice of theirs into a mix, to which i ‘coolly’ replied, “sure, if it flows well, a good dj can mix pretty much anything”; an open invitation to chaos.
the following session, Leticia (who is probably blushing from her new-found fame) brought me a cdr and said, “here it is, see what you can do with that”,
“it’s not pop, or some kind of heavy rock, grunge, right?”, (surprised, people rarely follow thru)
“no”, she said “listen.”
so with the sun rising through my window, there i was, listening to Claude Debussy, trying to figure out how to spin classic piano with modern electronica, future soul and broken beat.
life throws us curves, what the experience teaches you is what makes them valid; how you get beyond your habitual poses and make an emotional and/or spiritual connection.
i realized i virtually only loop beatz, not melodies; i dig ambient, but i never play it, or contemporary jazz for that matter… so even though my sound is pretty unusual, for Brazil anyways, i had pretty much stopped challenging myself.
so here’s to the challenges that make life the amazing journey it’s meant to be.
v. big thanx to AheadPR, Tokyo Dawn and a number of individual artists for promos, e um beijo especial, L.
e-nuff chat, crank up the volume and chill…
0:00:00 - King Britt - Feathers Fall Heavy (artist promo)
0:02:26 - Gypsykind - Room 126 featuring Amelia (Tokyo Dawn)
0:04:45 - Moodorama - Never Mind (artist promo)
0:08:45 - Positive Flow - The Quest parts 1 & 2 featuring Tesia Rolle (Tokyo Dawn)
0:13:12 - The Rurals - Hermosa Blues featuring Irantzu (AheadPR)
0:17:35 - Wendy & Lisa - Sweet Suite (King Britt remix) (artist promo)
insert: Mysterysa outra (AheadPR)
0:22:55 - Mathon - Via Mala (Pe Lang’s How To Open A Mountain remix) (AheadPR)
0:23:58 - Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune interpreted by Alexis Weissenberg (gift)
0:28:31 - Trancemicsoul & Jaidene Veda - My Skin, Nice Day (Kafele remix) (AheadPR)
0:32:44 - Lisa Shaw - Matter Of Time
0:35:25 - Whitney Houston & ButInTheWeekend - It’s Not Right (artist promo)
0:39:58 - Wehkah & Lisa Preston - Love Attack (Monsieur Greg remix) (artist promo)
insert: Love Attack (Bagel’s Shake Your Soul mix) (artist promo)
0:43:53 - Calvin Waddy Jr - Control Points (artist promo)
0:45:59 - Jaidene Veda - Stay, Ode To London (Veda Nu Jazz Vocal) (AheadPR)
0:49:41 - Big In Malta - Of Quiet Birds Circling In Flight (AheadPR)
0:53:09 - Ramon Tejada - Sand Can’t Tell Time
insert: Hosanna Sophia Littlebird - piano interlude (AheadPR)
0:54:31 - SoulAvenue - Like Love
0:59:29 - Cocoared - Rise featuring Dioana Gayle (artist promo)
1:02:32 - Julie Dexter - The Plan
1:06:03 - Portformat - Bitter Sweet featuring Eagle Nebula & Trezure Empire (Tokyo Dawn)
1:09:15 - Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen - Visions Dub (AheadPR)
sample: Armchair General - Radio Silence (artist promo)
1:11:38 - Larissa Kapp - You
1:15:36 - Trentemoller - The Forest
1:17:39 - Sanytch - Instead Of Rain (artist promo)
1:22:00 - Rumi Solveig - So Far Away (Apple Q Mix)
1:25:27 - Qmusse - Balada Triste
- future soul