Tag Archives: New Year

Goodbye Dating: I Don’t Want You, I Want Me, Myself & I

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I could sit here and write some overly-dramatic rant that nobody really cares about, yet I’d prefer to keep things short (yeah right, who am I kidding,) sweet, and oh so to the point. Trust me, there is a point here…one that is very RAW.

ThinkSoul25It’s 2014 and more than ever this year, I’m on my Wonder Woman mode. This 6ft Amazonian is putting things in gear to live the life she wants.

This year, I’m truly keeping calm and loving me, myself, and I. With graduate school (MA in Design) on my horizon, a new body (workout routine 5-7 days a week is paying off,) and a raw new look on relationships, I’m just totally in the mode of doing me. If it’s not about myself, my career, my dreams, my looks, or my satisfaction, then I don’t want to waste precious breath on it.

You see, in 2013 I tried really hard to put others before, specifically men that thought I was into, but then after careful consideration realized they just weren’t for me. Whether they lacked an ambitious career drive or lacking in the physical department (looks,  fitness, etc,) I just decided that in 2014 I won’t settle for lames. Continue reading Goodbye Dating: I Don’t Want You, I Want Me, Myself & I

Defected Radio | Sam Divine Take Over – Guest Mix MK

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Hey hey house junkies, ready to kick off the New Year? Whether you plan on housing it up all night at the hottest nightclub or throwing a nice lil’ shindig, be sure to kick off the year with some of the best house cuts from 2013.

I’ve got so many favorite tracks that I’m bumpin’ right now, and in Defected Radio’s latest episode, DJ Sam Divine takes over & plays a wiicked set of all my favorite tracks.

Starting off with Mike Mago’s “The Show,” this is a stellar mix that also includes an incredible guest mix from MK.

Happy housing:

Tracklisting via soundcloud:

TRACKLISTING DEC 30TH

Mike Mago – The Show – BMKLTSCH
Josh Butler – I Got a Feeling (Pleasurekraft Edit) – Kraftek
Dusky – Vanishing Point – Naked Naked
Huxley – Boxclever – 2020
Bicep – Satisfy – Feel My Bicep
Tube & Berger – Set It Off – Kittball
MOST RATED TRACK
Secondcity – I Wanna Feel

ALBUM OF THE WEEK – Breach – DJ Kicks
Detroit Swindle – Break Up – Heist Recordings

G.Logan – How Did We Get Here – Defected
Flashmob – Brickhouse (La Flouq Edit) – Flashmob Recordings
Eats Everything – Evil Tram – Pets Recordings
Russ Chimes – Turn me Out (Justin Jay Remix) – Deconstruction
Yousef – I See (Shadowchild Remix) – Defected

FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE
Kings Of Tomorrow – Finally – Defected

GUEST MIX – MK @ Defected Heads Up Party (Horse & Groom)

FINAL CUT
Richy Ahmed feat Kevin Knapp – The Drums – Hot Creations

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Deep Disco | M.A.N.D.Y. – ‘Warming Up 2014′ Mix

Berlin-based production duo M.A.N.D.Y. are warming up for 2014 with an infectious deep disco & house mix.

Jam-packed with some heavy disco vibes, this is a wiicked eclectic mix to zone out to.

Give it a listen:

2013: Reaching The Height of Creativity

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I hope that everyone’s New Year is off to a great start! Mine for the most part has been sort of dull, considering that I was sick for the past two days and didn’t even go to work yesterday. But fret not, I’m feeling quite better now and being sick has given me the time to think of a bunch of ideas for 2013. Crazy how it works, being sick forces your brain to sit still and allow new thoughts to come alive.

2012 was a horrible year. I mean the only real good things that happened were graduating college, moving to Los Angeles, and getting a job my second week here. Aside from that, 2012 was filled with drama, financial stress, and some unwanted heartbreak that I don’t even dare speak of; the past is the past. 2013 has got to be a better year, and I’m hoping that it will be a year in which my creativity flourishes.

Right now, perhaps because my daily life consist of a chill 9 to 5, my brain is on fire with so many creative ideas. First off, going to Amoeba last Friday changed my life. If you live in Los Angeles, and you’re a music junkie, then you already know how awesome Amoeba is. The coolest record store I’ve ever stepped foot in and sadly I didn’t get enough time to enjoy it the way I wanted to (I was on a date…) As for the date, eh I think I wasted my time. Yet another guy who barely knows how to communicate and just falls out of touch. I need someone who can spark my creativity and serenade me with musical eargasms, so he doesn’t fit the bill. Oh well, single, 21, and living in Los Angeles. Sounds pretty good if I may so so myself.

Being single and in a new city has given me this drive to create, create, and create. I’m hungry to start doing some projects and I want this year to be jam packed with ideas. 2012 gave me the chance to fall deeper in love with house, but I also neglected my love for actually producing music, fashion, and film. So this year I want ThinkSoul25 to be not only an awesome blog with great readers as yourselves, but I want it to be a space where I can show my art, my videos, my music, and debut a clothing line. Yeah, I’ve got a lot of ideas in my mind.

Of course, I’m not going to share all of these ideas at once, but I just want to inspire my creative brothas and sistahs out there that 2013 should be the year you reach the height of creativity. And when you think you’ve reached that height, push yourself even further into organic innovation that speaks to the masses. The job of an artist is never done, even when the masterpieces line the musuems and runways of the world. We must keep creating until our soul bleeds for mercy. And even then, we must get a blood transfusion in the form of creative inspiration from likeminded individuals, and keep the creativity pumping.

NYE Fashion | The Hilarious-Awkward-Kind-of-Cool Flashy Disco Tuxedo Jacket

NYE is right around the corner! I still have no idea what the heck I’m doing, and I really have no idea what I’m going to wear either. But I must say the men out there have a lot of options to pick from this year, including this hilarious yet kind of cool flashy Disco Tuxedo Jacket.

Maybe it’s just the hilarious print ads for the jacket, but there is something that is sort of cool about it. Question is, if a guy walked up to me wearing this, would I talk to him? The answer is yes, I would marry that man. He must have a boss-awesome personality to be that daring to wear a Flashy Disco Tuxedo Jacket. Oh and if has the matching pants, wow, sign me up for a date! LOL Mr. Personality :)

P.S. There is more disco themed items. And in general, this clothing line, Betabrand, has a lot of awesome cool clothes work checking out.

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Awesomesauce | New Years End: BioShock Infinite Short Film

I never played the first BioShock in it’s entirety, but I always thought the game had an interesting plot, as well as graphics. I try my best as a gamer to stay aware of what’s coming out, so I like to keep my pulse all things gaming related.

Well one of the latest things I found was a pretty awesome live-action video called New Years End: BioShock Infinite Short Film. The short film takes place prior to the events in BioShock 1 and 2. I don’t know much about BioShock 1 or 2, but I will say the video was very cool. It made me actually want to maybe check out BioShock, especially the new one.

Watch the short film below.

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