Friday, 17 February 2017

Islands

Today was Peachy and I's annual meet up. 

Peachy is one of those friends who gets it. I'm blessed to have such a beautiful person in my life. She's one of my main examples of not having to have known each other years, nor even know most things about, but when you're together it clicks. No need or time for idol chit chat to cure any silences, no filler-convo. All meaningful, all relevant, all heartfelt and all perfect. Perfectly timed and perfectly executed. Plus we eat cake and drink tea. 

We may see each other only twice a year, but just knowing she's out there existing makes my happiness more complete. 

V.Lucky. 

Join Peachy on her blog here.


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Today I Rise - Inspirational poem

I'm not normally one to endorse 'woman power' as I feel forcing the issue does nothing for equality, in fact quite the opposite sometimes, but this poem got me. It is empowering to either gender, a reminder of your potential, influence and worth. Enjoy.x

Today I Rise from Blaze of Grace on Vimeo.

Wiley & Devlin - Bring Them all / Holy Grime

Two insanely good lyricists of our day


Friday, 4 November 2016

Bonobo is back with a new single

Simon Green is back once again and to say I'm excited is an understatement.

I absolutely love Bonobo, up there with my favourites, he generally provides warm melodies partnered with garage-y beats with this new one supplying the expected goods as per.

'Kerala' is the first single taken from his album 'Migration' due in Jan '17, the video meditates on a pretty deep subject whilst being as hypnotic as his video for Cirrus.

Enjoy it as much as I have x

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The greatest speech ever made. RELEVANT

The first time I heard/watched this speech which is a piece from a film named 'The Dictator', acted by Charlie Chaplin, I cried. That kind of overwhelmed with hope kind of crying, the kind of crying which, for just one second, reminds you of your natural human oneness, your true potential. 

That kind of hope that gets chipped away by doubt and distraction and routine each day, that kind of hope that is replaced by the false belief that there is nothing we can do to improve this current situation in the world. I'm not saying I live in poverty and I'm not ungrateful enough to realise that I am in an incredible fortunate position sat here with my electricity and warmth and clean water but, do you ever just think, things really should be easier than this? 

This speech is beautiful, Moving. I hope it evokes a sense of what I feel each time I watch it, cos it makes me feel alive and when I feel alive I feel unstoppable.x

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

#MusicMondays: Eone6 & NinthDelta UKBMix 029



Providing a bit of variety, for this week's non-Monday Music Monday I wanted to highlight this superb mix from my talented other half, NinthDelta and his partner in crime, Eone6.

Compiled earlier this year, the guys slaved over the decks for hours on end putting together a lovely little mix for UK Bass Music. Featuring the likes of Robert Hood, Hodge and my personal favourite from the Dub Techno scene, Rhythm & Sound. The movement in this set makes it a perfect commuting, chilling or getting ready for a night out accompaniment.

Enjoy with me x

and for more, follow him on Mixcloud & Twitter

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

House hunting

Why is the income vs rent ratio in London an actual joke?! that's a rhetorical question, because for those of you who don't live in London you may not know that to get a habitable, non disease-infested, pokey little One bedroom flat in or around zones 3-4 in London you are looking at spending no less than £1,000 pcm. That's not including bills.

Crazy, right?

If you're a couple, it's affordable, sure, but as a single person you're generally confined to a House share which, by the way, I've seen a double ROOM advertised at £1,200 pcm whilst searching. And no outside space!

I'm searching inside myself to try and turn this unrealistic situation into a positive, as you know you're not going to get anything in life unless you believe it's realistic at least, so, I am on the hunt, preferably for a decent sized studio or 1 bedroom property with some form of outside space or ground floor at least (for the smoker visitors)- will consider house shares too (with sane, cool people) for around £800 pcm in SW london pref Brixton and the surrounding areas.I'm clean and tidy, I own a SNES, I love music and am not a fan of TV. The hunt is on.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

The journey continues...

For most of my adult life, at least as long as I can remember I've had this strong attraction to the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu high up in the mountains in Cusco, Peru, South America. I didn't know anything about it apart from seeing beautiful images and developed a knowing that one day I would love to experience it. It's been on my Google doc-based bucket list for quite some time now.

We have these dreams, these wishes that you say 'one day' about, don't we? Then life kinda swirls us up into the routine that our Western culture programs into us and we either forget about these 'dreams' or we keep them in the 'one day' pile stuck behind our mounds of distractive escapism and binge-filled weekends and I have become so conscious over the years of not wanting to stagnate, you know, I'm not saying we can't enjoy those routines, the comfort they provide has a lot of use, especially in certain periods of life but I just can't help thinking that the majority of our life-parts just kind of happen. we just... fall into them, unconsciously, and then one day, if we're lucky, we wake up and think, 'is this really what I want? Is this really making me happy?' and once we ask that question it changes everything. why? Because by asking that question it brings the current situation into the conscious forefront of our mind and that gives us the power of choice.

Choice is such a powerful thing. So powerful, yet people overlook it, or they think they don't have a choice in their current situation, their future, their career, their friends etc. etc. When we realise we have choice, that's when we can really start to make a difference to ourselves and our reality. 

My boyfriend and I have just booked flights to Peru. Life started getting a bit stagnant.

oh. and a 5 day Ayahuasca retreat too. We're only on this Earth once, right? 


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Flowdan Horror Show Style on SBTV

the debut single from Flowdan's forthcoming album, Disaster Piece is out now. We've been working on this album for a long time, so pumped we can finally start letting it off

have a listen and a watch




Monday, 6 June 2016

#MusicMondays: Hot Chip - Need You Now



I've never really paid too much attention to Hot Chip but since I heard this playing on Rinse FM quite a few months back and subsequently 'Shazamed' it, I've revisited it time and time again, so thought, if I love it, then plenty of you will too, so here it is.

 The female vocal has an old school sound to it which I love, real nostalgia but brought up to date with modern synths accompanied with a melancholic and warming vocal which sort of hugs you on those rainy English days. Love it. 



Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Feeling Lost...

Lost. That's the exact, to the point description of how I've been feeling for the past 12 months, void of passion, lacking direction and I have generally become a stranger to myself. A few years back I would have been described as 'incredibly driven', an individual who knew what she wanted and would work hard to obtain whatever goals I had placed on my to do list. I knew where I was going and even though I didn't know exactly how to get there I was comfortably confident that the path would open up before me should I work hard enough in right areas and remain focused just as it always did.

I was

Even just using the word 'was', the past tense, hurts my heart a bit because it's a reminder that I am no longer that way. Not for now at least. 

The left-sided brain of mine tells me that this simply will not and cannot continue forever, that it's a mere 'transition stage', I'm growing, I've turned 30, I'm developing. The right-side of my grey matter is screaming with uncomfort, full of creativity waiting to emerge but with no known output. It's like I have two sides living in the same head, in-fighting, and I can accurately describe it as outright exhausting. 

I have become the type of person who I would previously seek help from me, I would inject them with positivity and uplifting quotes, with stories of how, no matter how down you feel, there is always, always something good to focus on. But now I understand, I know there is so much good in this world, so many great things in my life, yet for some reason, to focus on them seems almost impossible. Doctor's would perhaps label me as 'Depressed' and sure, if a label is what's necessary for me to be understood then I'll go with that for now but I refuse to be defined by this current state of mind I am experiencing. I am not my thoughts. I am determined to fully understand why I am where I am right now, and with understanding comes acceptance. Acceptance of my current state will enable me to grow. I know it, I just don't know how to live it right now. 

I will not allow this to conquer me. I am a product of my previous thoughts and choices so I guess the first step is to become more conscious of my thoughts again, my life will be in my control once more. 

xx


Monday, 11 April 2016

Lee Scratch Perry - "Never blame anyone in your life..."


NEVER BLAME ANYONE IN YOUR LIFE. GOOD PEOPLE GIVE YOU HAPPINESS. BAD PEOPLE GIVE YOU EXPERIENCE. THE WORST PEOPLE GIVE YOU A LESSON AND THE BEST PEOPLE GIVE YOU MEMORIES. SO EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON AND ONE DAY EVERYTHING WILL MAKE PERFECT SENSE.
WHEN YOU BLAME OTHERS, YOU GIVE UP YOUR POWER TO CHANGE.
YOUR LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OUT OF IT, IT'S AN ECHO, WHAT YOU SEND OUT, COMES BACK TO YOU !!!!!!!!


xx