1. For anyone who didn’t read any of the promo/information materials, can you give us a brief overview of what Electric Candy Couture is? Electric Candy Couture is my line of glowing & light-up wearable art. I laser cut and engrave acrylic components, and use stainless steel chains and rings to make jewelry, accessories, and costumes. I’m a huge fan of ancient mythology and lore, so I’ve poured a lot of that inspiration into my work, blending old world aesthetics with modern materials. The pieces fuse neon with Neolithic, to evoke an incredible other-worldliness. Two of my most popular pieces: I’ve designed Egyptian-style shoulder armor that lights up, and valkyrie-inspired halter tops that look like shimmering rainbow feathers. When people wear my stuff, jaws hit the floor all around them. It transports people into a fantasy. There’s nothing out there quite like it.
FACT Mag has done a sweet round-up of some of the best tools you can get on the internet right now for zero dollars. Highlights include Partycloud (mixing straight from Soundcloud), BPM Counter (does what it says on the tin), and the DJ Pro Decks. These tools officially relieve you of the excuse that you don’t have any money so you can’t get started learning how to mix/spin/dj. Your New Year’s Resolution just became infinitely more doable. You’re welcome. (via FACT)
It’s this reminder that, the going will get rough at times. It makes most people walk. Grit your teeth. Get up. You got this.
It really does seem that there’s a moment when the whole world is asleep, and it is usually around 3 AM. To feel that in the mind is very tough. Much love to those surrounded by darkness.
For your holiday week, whether it’s Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day (or something I missed that I’ll probably get angry emails for not mentioning), celebrate with a two pack of liquid drum & bass mixes straight from the internets to your sound holes. There’s no real in-app playlist, but it’s also a massive free download, so grab the mix here. The mix features several new tracks from Keeno & the first new tune by London Elektricity in THREE YEARS. Recognize & get down.
Maduk has been on my radar for most of 2013, and the competence they brought to mixing this shows why. There’s a serious amount of liquid d&b independent of hospital records as well. It’s a solid review of the tunes of the year, with a few of the highlights coming from Hybrid Minds, Feint, Metrik, Stan SB & Rameses B. If you don’t know who any of those artists are, and you’re into drum & bass, you’ve got some homework to do. Can’t wait to see what 2014 brings for the boom-tch.
Just in case you needed something that vaguely qualifies as Christmas music, Johnny Lectro has got you covered. This amusing electro-swing/polka track will keep the whole family moving while you warm up them Christmas vittles (or wait for Chinese delivery, you know, same thing). If that doesn’t serve up enough merryment, TheFatRat has pushed out another hour of supremely groovy, fast-paced & excellently produced mix goodness. TheFatRat is one of my favorite things about the LA area right now, and I can’t wait to see them live.
Enjoy both, have a wonderful Wednesday, may your Christmas be merry, your Kwanzaa wonderful, your Boxing Day bountiful & your New Year’s Sunny & Bright. And of course, if you celebrated Festivus on Monday, I hope there were many airings of grievances and you succeeded in all of your feats of strength.
Just in case you needed some good news for the holidays, the Ministry of Sound is happy to oblige. On December 19th, the Mayor of London intervened and apparently a deal has been worked out to allow the Ministry of Sound to remain open even while the surroundings are under development. The world banded together to #saveourclub and it seems to have worked. Celebrate, you did something internets! (via Ministry of Sound)