I promise I am still alive. I’ve just been super busy. Posts coming soon! Sorry for the holdup
This morning, my life resembled the opening scene of a romantic comedy set in NYC. I woke up, took my dog for a walk, then proceeded to leave the house to run a few errands. Humidity and clumsiness got the best of me, leaving me with spilt coffee on my dress, a sweaty face, and frizzy hair. On top of that, I missed the train because my metro card was out of money and I needed a refill at the last second. Oh, and my headphones broke.
All in all, it’s been one of those nutty days, which means that French pseudo punk is always the best fix (Right?)
Anyway, here’s a kinda old song but one that’s still fun. Enjoy, and have a Happy Friday:
Stuck in the Sound – It’s Friday
– Retail DJ
Lately, I’ve been in a bit of a funk – albeit, not an emotional one. Every party I’ve received an invite for or every mix I’ve come across on soundcloud and other sites/blogs just hasn’t done anything for me. I’ve felt a lack of excitement for almost any and all nightlife-related activities. Some call it boredom, but I call it burnout.
Nevertheless, there is always a mix that comes along that stands out. One that makes me to dance. One that stands up to my 10-play test. One that never gets old. This time around, it’s the house-heavy mix for Exploited Records by Cocolores.
It’s the 13th podcast for Exploited, and while some say that might be the sign of a curse, I see it as nothing but luck. This mix is incredible, right from the beginning to the very last second, and with its upbeat tone, perfect for summer. The Coco boys entitled the mix “Turn Off the Dark,” and for good reason, as it just exudes light.
But off course, I couldn’t let you just listen to it. I wanted you to have some bright visuals too! It’s rainy here in NYC today, and for those of you going out tonight, I had a feeling you’d need a little extra motivation. So there you have it, folks. Take a moment to press play and get dressed to this!
Cocolores – Exploited Records Podcast No. 13
(click to play; visit the Exploited Records podbean page to download)
tracklist (below) after the jump
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The title accurately describes exactly what I have been as of late! Delinquent on posts, emails, follow-up calls, all of it – bad girl, indeed! I have good excuses, though – one of them being life – so I’m not *that* much of a bad girl. Nevertheless, to appease you all as a plea for forgiveness for my negligence, I bring you a sick live mix by way of French Fries. He played at the Boiling Room recently and the results made me wish I had a time machine and a ticket to the UK so I could have been there to get in on the action. With few parties here that are keeping me interested and engaged, I have a feeling that international exploits might be the next step, and living vicariously through the mixes might just be the next best thing for now.
This mix does something musically different, turning garage music into jazz and adding in house samples over dubstep-esque heaviness. Magically, it all works. Have a listen for yourself:
(click to play / subscribe to the Boiler Room podcast to download)
*bonus: visit the Boiler Room to see the video of the full set!
tracklist after the jump