I dont know how, I dont know why, but all I can say is I am beyond grateful. Thank you Basscoast for having me. This festival changed my life 3 years ago and every day since then I have dreamed of playing it. Been deep at work for a brand new live hardware set. Looking forward to unleashing this one on a proper sound system. Xo for life.
Do everything you do at 110% or don't bother doing it.
I have the incredible pleasure of having an all vinyl mix featured on the Deeptakt records podcast series. A total dub techno journey. So unbelievably grateful to have a mix put out by someone other than myself, and that someone is Deeptakt records, a label run by Narcotic303, a huge name in the land of dub techno. Bless up ya dub mon.
And the Raven, never fitting, still is sitting, still is sitting.
Well, it was actually live quite some time ago. Head over to www.techno-safari.com to peep the new site. The premise is ment to be, all canadian artists, all vinyl selections, but its proving difficult to get folks to put mixes together. BUT! There are two hot mixes up on the site thus far. Enjoy.
Yesterday you thought somewhere around 40,000 thoughts. Now try and recall 10 of those thoughts that were of any sort of significance.
A few snaps from a roll I started in what looks like September! Wow. 4 months to finish a roll. Jesus..... Need to get back into the rhythm of shooting more. Most definitely happy with a few of these though.
You are the sum of the 5 people you hold in highest regard.
It's 5 am. My sleep patterns have been slightly off kilter. Been achieving undeniably deep sleep for that of about 4 hours, then wide awake. The lesson learned, is any sort of desirable sleep will not again be attainable. Get out of bed Joel. Today I thought a hot shower would make feel relaxed and induce the desire to once again hit the pillow, but as you can probably guess as your reading this it only activated my brain, specifically it ignited the thought of music and that ponderous question of why?
Why do we spend so much time, energy, and love pursuing, enjoying, and creating music?
My conclusion is this. It is all about the moment. It gives us the privilege of submersing ourselves completely in a moment. In a world where our mind can be 100 different places at once, music can easily provide the opportunity, as a listener and creator, to be completely absorb by what happening right then and there. Your brain completely removed from the general clutter of your thoughts only to produce an emotion that is so incredibly real and true to that moment.
Put yourself on the dance floor, surrounded by great people, amazing atmosphere, and a tune comes on, that fucking tune that creates that feeling, that feeling where you think, is even happening right now. Your so in moment it barely feels real. But the reality is, that's what living in the moment is, being there and present to what is being presented to you in that instant. You aren't thinking about your bills, upcoming doctor appointment or even where you next meal is coming from, unless of course you smoked a big doobie before listening in on the music, in which case you might be half into the music and half entertaining thoughts of what might be in the fridge.
When you are mixing records, or producing music, riding that creative trance, nothing else exists, the creative energy defies time, and even the mind. You are only concerned with the creative state, and anything that doesn't encourage, or induce you in the deepest of inventive states is left behind. Its those moments that make us feel whole. Whether your mixing records in front of hundreds of people, or at home alone, making beats on a drum machine, the feeling is similar. Lost, in the music, the moment.
There something so engaging, and fulfilling about feeling presence within the music, which is why i think we gravitate to it so heavily, its an addiction, a total escape, an aid to keep the mind at bay. We all know, hours, days, months, years will be lost in the musical moments, where time is irrelevant. That is the dream. A world where time itself, the past and the future is completely irrelevant, and all that life has to offer you is the moment. Embrace that shit.