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Oh boy, oh boy, another Monday has arrived.

You must be asking, “How can I make it through today?” and, in fact, I am thinking the same thing and haven’t the slightest idea. I can, however, leave you with this song to put some pep in your step. It always manages to bring a smile to my face and also leaves me wanting to play Galaxian. Even if it doesn’t you can watching the video over and over to kill some time.

I know I’ll always be here.

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The Detroit House scene lost a legend today. I am so sad that Aaron Carl has passed. He loved his fans so much- so much so that he has been using networking sites and other multimedia means to explain his recent health problems.

Obviously, I followed Aaron’s various networking trails and his last post to the world web wide as of Tuesday was  “Finished the bone marrow biopsy. Ouch! Now I’m preparing for the lymph node removal. Surgery, here I come!”

I hoped for the best and I was sad when I saw my newsfeed flood with messages to Aaron in the afterlife. I had never been able to see him perform and I am sad I never will. I was able to watch his life from a distance with his constant posts, pictures and messages to his fans and it was obvious he was a kind, kind soul. Many will miss him.

His soul and music has and will continue to inspire me and other fans as We Are Revolutionizing the Movement of Techno and House.

Your legend will live on forever, Aaron Carl. Much love.

Aaron Carl doing what he did best

The Twelves will be playing a free show tonight at a local club- AW YEAAAA.  They are a relatively new DJ duo, formed in 2005, hailing from Rio de Janerio. They can be classified as electroclash or electropop. They generally improvise during live shows blending keyboards, drum machines, mash-ups and remixing on the fly. Take a listen.

Damn, tonight can’t come soon enough!

I was super bummed I missed EDC this year. It is always a magical summer massive and this year included DJ’s I have yet to see such as the Swedish House Mafia, MSTRKRFT & Wolfgang Gartner. EDC weekend came and went and then the articles appeared. Over 100 people taken to the hopsital and over 200 injured (most articles cite 1 death by overdose)- in a span of two days…that doesn’t seem very PLUR to me. The majority of these injuries were a result of people being selfish and inconsiderate by attempting to “beat the system” and get into the venue for free. Way to go, ASSHOLES. Since when is ANYTHING free anymore. Last year we went VIP for EDC, which saved us from the terrifying general admission line from the prior year. I had never been pushed around or torn apart from my friends (mind you we were holding on to each other) so much- I was even more shocked at the fact it was at a massive. I saw many unsuspecting victims get tickets stolen out of their hand and then pushed away as the thief charged through the main gate. I thought it was a supposed gathering of love and life and music…hmm…somebody didn’t get the memo or I misread mine.

Meanwhile, in Germany the 21st annual Love Parade just took place with about 1 million in attendance. Much to my dismay (and lack of surprise due to current trends) 100 people were injured in a stampede and 19 claimed dead. Even more disturbing, the DJ’s were told to continue playing as the stampeding took place. What the F- is going on?

Overcrowding seems to be a key issue here, so thank you greedy promoters for fueling this fire. I am not placing the blame entirely on them, but it is (or so I thought) common knowledge that if you have a large crowd of anxious people in a small space things are more likely to go awry. You get a handful of disrespectful people pushing and shoving it will naturally cause a chain reaction, thus making anxious people even more rambunctious. Even people in mosh pits help each other when they fall- just keep that in mind. Maybe I am just being a cranky old lady, but it disturbs me that so many people were hurt or killed during events promoting LOVE and PEACE. I know stampedes can happen at any given event, but come on ravers, get it together, where is the PLUR?!

I could continue my rant, but I’ll keep the peace and end it. Just remember, at any event, to be respectful and don’t push or shove. We are all in the same crowded area waiting for the same show. Naturally, we would like to make it to the show in one piece.

I must confess, my summer soundtrack is a 6 year old release, but I’m still loving it. Kerrier District, an alias of one of my favorite DJ’s Luke Vibert, is considered an acid funk revival. I also think the infectious beats are disco infused- think Herb Alpert meets acid house.

Take a listen for yourself, here is one of my favorite tracks (also a big fan of Illogan & Yesco).


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