This week I have been cultivating a new style in my producing and been working non-stop on a new track. It’s called “A Way” and it’s a mixture of hard Electrance bass with uplifting male rock vocals. The more time I am able to dedicate toward that, the more blissful I feel. It’s been a good week 🙂
I’m playing a show tomorrow night at Florentine Gardens in Hollywood. The theme is “Final Fantasy”. I always loved the games and I feel excited to be spinning at this event! Cos-raves (cosplay raves) are a new craze in Los Angeles (I am not sure if the term is being used elsewhere but I wouldn’t be surprised). This is my favorite new type of event! Dress up like your favorite character from the theme and enjoy an evening of House, Electro, Trance…. show off your costume and pretend you’re actually a part of the video game while dancing, meeting new people and experiencing a taste of the Hollywood night life! I’m sharing the stage with 2 underground legends: Jason Blakemore and Thee-o. I have spun with both of them on several other occasions, but it’s always an honor.
Things have changed a lot since I first started going to raves. I remember my first time. Electric Popsicle 2006 in San Francisco. I fell in love with raves at first sight. I had finally found a place where I belonged. I found a place where I could go and listen to high-energy music, become uplifted, feel like I was a part of something larger than myself. Feeling connected to the music, opening up to new horizons, being kind to strangers and treating everyone with Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. Everyone treated everyone else like a friend. In those days, in that city (San Francisco), I really felt the PLUR. It WAS real. Complete strangers would hug each other and exchange home made jewelry. People would help each other have a good time and stay safe. Everyone was embracing something new: Electronic Music. It was paradise. For me, raving was always a spiritual experience (And still is). Of course, EDM has become much more mainstream recently. I am not sure how I feel about that, but I guess we should embrace change, right! Being more mainstream means more people are listening to it. Hopefully EDM and Trance especially can help bring more people peace of mind, upliftment and a sense of togetherness. I just hope that we can all remember the true meaning of PLUR and keep it alive, no matter how much the scene changes! *Sigh** **dreamy foggy flashback** The thing is, I still feel the same excitement and magic about the music as I did back then ¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Even more so.