Happy birthday Nina. I still listen to Nina Simone on regular basis so it was a treat to find this!
Felix da Housecat is going to be coming out with new material for the 1st time in four year. Details at his site, where you can also sign up for the e-mail when it releases. www.theefelixdahousecat.com
Reading Juan MacLean’s blog today I notice he hasn’t updated it since November. His last entry is intense remember his friend, Jerry Fuchs. when I do listen to mixes I’m always going through any media that I can find. Today his final line touched me because of where I am today. I have had several people close to me pass away & there is that missing them, just to hear their voice one more time that drives me crazy. Then of course we all have people that not a single day goes by & we think of think of them.
There are particular tracks that always bring someone’s character and face to my mind. I suppose that is why I have such favorite songs because I remember that person, that time and what I used to be like. While reading his blog, while listening to this mix made me just think about all the times I’ve been in some gross warehouse dancing with people I barely knew then as time passed we all became family.
I got turned onto Deep Heads late in 2012 but I’ve loved so much of tracks on their soundcloud page – that I even started following Deep Heads on youtube.com It’s not just one label or not artist – it’s a group & is very deep and various forms. Love this mix. Not too often do I LIKE having a voice through out a mix but I felt like I was in deep head school. It was great to hear about the tracks being played & I’ve found a couple of new artists that I like.
Nostaligic day today & ran across a lot of downtempo however this mix stood out. Kastle is has a deep soulful sound that really brought me where I need to be mentally to endure this past week. Totally beautiful. The intro was a reading of Plato’s Symposium – which is the reason the phrase “soul mates” is even around. Wow, it set the entire pace for this mix. I personally do not believe in soul mates being forever or even as long as both live but more of for that time in each person’s life. Either way my brain rattled on thinking about my personal relationships & letting go while having a steady bass line throughout the ethereal tracks. My favorite part is how this mix is a “mixtape series dedicated to coffee, the universe and love.” That’s all my favorite stuff.