I love the city, but I hate it. On a Saturday morning, I don’t want to hear the sounds of cars whizzing by, strangers shuffling on the sidewalk, and the sounds of construction workers building another monster in the sky.
The silence of the countryside and the mountains is something I miss, and when I listen to Fort Romeau’s “‘Jetée’” I found myself drifting to that distant serenity.
Growing up in Colorado, I grew accustomed to the sounds of nature. Denver could bring the ruckus, but Colorado Springs was often tranquil; for the most part. The serenity of standing on top of Pikes Peak and hearing the sound of the wind breezing by, is a moment in my life I’ll always remember. Days like those are ones I feign for. I wish I could escape to a quieter space in life. But in DC, it’s hard to find that tranquility.
Searching for an oasis is a desire I’ve yet to fulfill. But hopefully with the next few years I’ll discover a place I can truly call home. Somewhere quiet, yet accessible to a large metropolitan. I don’t think living off the grid work for me: Starbucks must be in the vicinity.
Back in April, I had the pleasure of introducing you to the deep house sounds of French producer, Sebb Aston. He’s basically this really cool French guy who now lives in Malaga, Spain, and he produces deep house music. But don’t be mistaken, he isn’t just a house music junkie. He’s still got roots in hip-hop production too.
Now, his brand new EP Gotta Be is OUT NOW! It’s jam-packed with a variety of deep house hits that will have you swaying from left to right, or better yet, chilling out and boppin’ your head to the intoxicating beats.
Show some love to Sebb Aston and get this EP! Trust me, it’s delicious!
Friday is here, and as the warm weather decides whether or not it wants to stay in the DMV, I find myself daydreaming of a tropical retreat. I’d love to teleport to a distant land where the palm trees are gently swaying in the breeze, where the lovers toss around on the sands, and where the nights are filled with late night drives in a random direction.
In search of that adrenaline rush of tropical seduction, RÜFÜS new single “Desert Night” gives me that sensual vibe of escapism. This is a perfect track for a night of sultry stargazing next to your slice of perfection: Soulmate, lover, a friend you hold close…closer than close.
Last Friday, I did my weekly ritual of heading down to DC for Red Fridays @ U Street Music Hall. Normally I roll by myself, then a few of my buddies show up and we dance like crazy. And if they don’t accompany me, then I dance by myself and have a blast.
But last Friday I bought a friend with me…someone who’s never gone house dancing before.
If you’ve never gone house dancing, let alone house dancing with me, then you are in for a wild night of non-stop dancing. I don’t stop. I dance all night. I laugh. I twerk. I salsa. I get sweaty. I sweat. Oh, and I sweat. Clothes dripping wet from hours of cardio. But as long as I’ve got some water and some good music, then I’m straight. But if the DJ of the night decides to tease my ears with some deep x jackin’ house, then I’m going to loose all control.
And I did. At the last minute on Friday, right when I proceeded to call it quits around 2:25am (after 3+ hours dancing non-stop,) the DJ, Sam “The Man” Burns, dropped Bicep’s “Vision of Love” and I tore it up! Well, let’s just say my skirt was riding high, and I was jumping up in the air, doing a lil’ house footwork, and getting super sweaty. But according to the guy I was with, something about me dancing and being so energetic is sexy, perhaps exciting; house music does something to me. I don’t know what it is, but I like it.
I was ecstatic to end the night dancing to Bicep, and it made me think of how infectious deep house and jackin’ house is. When that beat is jackin and punching your body, you’ve got to just jack your body: left, right, up, down, and all around.
Does house music move you? Does it make you shift into a euphoric high? Maybe, maybe not. But one thing I know for sure is that deep and jackin’ house are hard to resist: Dancing is not an option, you must shake yo rump!
Check out “Vision of Love” and fall in love with Bicep’s Boiler Room Mix. Hands down, one of the best Boiler room mixes!
San-Francisco-based house producer, Lane 8, has released yet another dope rework of a classic hit. This time, the producer takes Do Or Die’s classic “P.L.M.A.Y.” and it gives it a groovy house touch.
When it comes to reworking the classics, I must salute Lane 8. He’s got mad skills!
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I’ve been distant from ThinkSoul25 the past few days, due to several things.
No.1: I moved to Annapolis and finally got internet today.
No.2: Working in DC takes up my days, but I love what I get to do at my job.
No.3: I met an amazing well-educated guy from DC and we’ve been inseparable.
So hello, and sorry. Sorry for not having the chance to share with you my musical diggs and my random musings. But, now I’m here, and right now I’m really craving some summertime disco, pop, and house.
Last summer, even in the midst of life’s turmoils, I had an exceptional summer exploring DC, going to house events, dating around, and letting the summer breeze move to and fro. And this summer, I want to have an epic time of late-night dancing in flashy outfits, exploring the city with this great guy I’m intoxicated by, and I want to use this summer to become a DC fashionista, or maybe even a socialite!
Socialite? Most likely not, but a girl can dream, can’t she?
This summer is going to be the time of my life. I’m 22, college-educated, snagged my first cool paid-internship in DC, and I’m on a networking frenzy. So, let’s kick things off right by hitting up the beach next weekend. Let me get my playlist ready.
So, I’m just writing this little blurb to let you know why I’ve been distant, but baby…I’m back!
We’ve had a few gloomy days off and on, but by far the weather in the DMV has been superb. Not disgustingly hot (mid-summer is the worse) and not too breezy. I say, the weather, for the most part, has been just right. And with good weather comes parties! But the best type of party, especially in DC, is the rooftop party.
Whether it’s a big soiree or an intimate gathering amongst friends, rooftop parties in DC are the best! Sexy and ultra beautiful people taking a break from their stressful government/corporate jobs, and sitting back relaxing to the sounds of house.
Rooftop is a mix for socializing, flirting, dancing, and daydreaming. Get your sexy on with a selection of house personally selected by Johnny Fontana. I’m telling you guys, he deserves a residency in DC. He brings that Miami flavor and international house vibes that this city is craving. Trust me DC, we need him!
ThinkSoul25 Radio | Week 3 | Rooftop