and i continue to be a prolific blogger, haha. whyyyyyyyyy can’t i get this together.
as i’m sure you can imagine, a lot has happened since i last wrote. a ton of shows were seen, shows that include EDC (such a fantastic festival), Steve Angello at XS in Vegas (twice), two Wonderlands (Nocturnal, and the Bay Area version of Beyond), and Cosmic Gate at Ruby Skye (excellent set and light show!). my running list of concerts and festivals attended is growing exponentially, and fortunately so has my crew. folk from college, co-workers, roommates, and friends of friends, connected over the electronic music love, have ventured to a number of these festivals and shows together. it is so nice to FINALLY have people – great friends and new faces – to go to these shows with! so much better than having to roll up to a club by my lonesome, which i refused to do when i was 19 and simply had to do after i graduated.
anyway, i don’t know what i’ll do with this blog still, especially since i can’t seem to update it regularly. i really should force blogging into a habit. maybe i can challenge myself and find some scrap discipline to attack it. something like whatever i can write in 30 minutes before bed, I publish. or maybe i make it one of those morning habits i recently read about (apparently people who have their own personal rituals in the morning tend to be more successful than others in the workplace). i’ll work on that, but for now, i am posting this throwback song here:
this morning, some entity on facebook posted a live set from steve angello and sebastian ingrosso from 2005. it definitely caught my attention, as a lot of the house from 2004-2005 is what originally appealed to me and subsequently prompted me to discover more music within the genre. anyway, the very first song on the mixcloud stream was very familiar upon first listen. as the song unfolded, i remembered it being one i discovered via imeem waaaay back in college, and upon looking at the setlist (praise mixcloud for that!), i realized it was a dub remix by ian carey. i love ian carey for his remixes and his roots – he’s a Maryland boy! – and the above was one of the first remixes of his that i’d ever heard. the following is a remix i happened upon about a month ago on spotify, and it features the amazing vocalist amanda wilson:
that reminds me, i need to continue the series of divas/divos posts, the one i was trying to start with the nadia ali posts. right now though, it’s time to go clean my room or find some energy-spending activity that will send me to bed. on that note, i leave you with a bonus ian carey remix, another one that i looooved and somehow haven’t listened to in ages.
til next time.