I missed out on this last year and was terribly upset about it in spite of having still caught him three times last year (Ultra in Miami, VELD in Toronto, and New City Gas in Montreal). I probably shouldn’t be so selfish, but I heard his Redux tour on Soundcloud and it was exactly the Kaskade I had heard and knew about from before.
Redux isn’t about Animals & Turn Me Down- it’s about It’s You It’s Me, and I couldn’t be more excited.
A year ago, I commemorated the ten-year anniversary of my album, “It’s You, It’s Me” by dreaming big of a stripped-down possibility called Redux. The inspiration for Redux was simplicity. My intention: to play small clubs, and for all who participated to be taken back a decade, when it was all…
One of my bragging rights is having been at ASOT600Miami during Ultra 2013. It’s one of those events that solidified trance in my books, and it was definitely worth losing my 8gb memory card over (hey security guard who confiscated it, I see you).
BUT, after learning Armin played as GAIA tonight I can’t help but feel jealous that I wasn’t there for this. Who knows when he’ll play as GAIA again? Maybe never? Ugh.
If like me you were unfortunately unable to be there or watch the livestream, here you go.
GAIA - A State Of Trance 650 - Live At Ultra Music Festival 2014 In Miami
Playlist: 01. ID - ID (Intro Edit) 02. Gaia - Stellar 03. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - Humming The Lights 04. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - Tuvan 05. Armin van Buuren - Communication (Faruk Sabanci Remix) 06. Armin van Buuren - Precious (Mike Saint-Jules Remix) 07. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - Empire Of Hearts 08. Jorn van Deynhoven - New Horizons (Mark Sixma Remix) 09. Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz - The Expedition (A State of Trance 600 Anthem) 10. Armin van Buuren - Blue Fear (Orjan Nilsen Remix) 11. Armin van Buuren - Orbion 12. Armin van Buuren pres. Gaia - J’ai Envie De Toi 13. Armin van Buuren - Pulsar 14. Wiegel Meirmans Snitker - Nova Zembla (Armin van Buuren Remix) 15. Frans Bak - The Killing (Armin van Buuren Remix) 16. Gaia - Aisha 17. Sasha Carassi & Mikael Jonasson vs. Gaia - Status Excessu Void (Armin van Buuren Mashup) 18. Armin van Buuren - Serenity
You know how excited you are when a present arrives in a big box wrapped up in a huge pretty bow? Well, this wedding will sort of give you the same big grin. So yes, we are ridiculously happy today! It seems only fitting that we feel that way because of this modern fairytale thatÂ Nicolai…
Pao & Tia were my batch mates in Ateneo and they were here over the past two weeks as part of their honeymoon trip. It was so nice to hang out with school mates! Just being around Ateneans, making jokes about ligawan, landian, and lasingan. Talk about being homesick…
But anyway, check out the photos of their wedding here, their Catholic ceremony here, and the video of both their weddings here.
So happy for you guys, and hopefully you come back in the summer time!
Last January I was in Enrique’s car and as were stuck in traffic along Gil Puyat, (what’s new) Royals came on.
"I love this song", he said. I was pretty embarrassed not to know whose song it was so I waited for it to finish and for the radio DJ to announce the artist.
"Ahh," I thought. "So THIS is Lorde."
I guess living in my tiny EDM bubble had made me a little oblivious to all the other genres of music that had been swirling around the world, and I have to say that I did miss listening to other music.
It took me two months and an announcement that she was partnering up with MAC to finally YouTube search her video.
Her smokey eye was great and her hair was gorgeous, but what I was super excited about was that she was wearing a freaking t-shirt.
Just last week I had a conversation with one of my clients about how I felt this was the year I might have to stop buying t-shirts. “I’m 27”, I said. “I feel like my wardrobe has to grow up a bit.” I’m a sucker for statement t-shirts and $9.99 men’s t-shirts from Urban Outfitters that I cut up for my summer festivals. My client Tori shook her head and disagreed with me. “You’re never too old for t-shirts, what are you talking about? Personally, blouses never look good on me so I’ll wear t-shirts forever.”
Tori is currently in school for fashion design, so if she says I can wear t-shirts 4lyf, I will take that as a commandment. Doesn’t matter that she’s 20 and I’m actually 10 years older than Lorde and I’ll be dressing like them, right?
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For those of us who remember biting into a warm doughnut, fresh from the stovetop, or for the younger generation who might be experiencing that decadent confectionary for the first time
Sarah Nicole Prickett has this to say about baking:
“ I now think of committed bakers as martyrs, spending hours as patient and measured as vengeance just to make something that melts on the tongue in a hot sec, and which, the faster you swallow it, the happier they seem. Certainly I had a little of my mother in me. Maybe I wanted a talent with which to impress the other sex. In any case, my best advice from lived experience is this: All time spent baking is better spent learning to give excellent blowjobs. Both practices are delicious, messy, endearing, and saleable to tourists, but the latter doubles as praxis, say, if you decide to become anarchically slutty, and plus, is lots more lucrative.”
This past Sunday, the LA Times ran an article which was essentially an inflammatory pummeling of the EDM scene. It painted a picture of “Ecstasy-fueled underground” raves, bumped up into the mainstream, leaving a trail of dead, drug-addled kids being picked up by the “…coroner’s wagon rolling…
I haven’t used this in ages, but if anything could smoke me out of my tree stump, it would be this.
“Done right, the weekend is a two-day-but-endless-feeling dreamy Theatre of the Absurd, and as such justifies itself as a sanctioned, pre-packaged Fun Time. Like, you can’t really argue with “weekend.”— Kate Carraway in her article ‘Girls and the Weekend’.